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  1. Endangered Species Bulletin, December 2004


    In this issue:4 The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center6 Reaching Out to “Save our Snakes”8 Eider Journey10 Slowing the Flow12 Creative Partners, Creative Solutions14 Teaching the Children: A Hawaiian Tradition16 All it Takes is a Little Mussel18 Bird Watchers Flock to Michigan20 The Year of the...

  2. Fisheries Monitoring at Mel Price Lock & Dam: May 2005 – June 2006 Department

    Reports | Contributor(s): Nathan Caswell (editor)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway System (UMR-IWW) Navigation Study was completed in September 2004 after more than 14 years of intensive study and evaluation of the navigation improvement and ecological restoration needs for the UMR-IWW system for...

  3. Winter Ridge HA Wild Horse Gather and Removal Plan


    The Winter Ridge HA encompasses approximately 46,500 acres of public and private land, within Grand and Uintah Counties in Utah. The HA is approximately 90 miles south of Vernal, Utah. The BLM has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with the...

  4. 2000 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report


    Cow/CalfAge of Calf at Weaning of Spring-Calving Beef Cows and the Effect on Production EconomicsSupplementing Metabolizable Protein to Yearling Heifers Grazing Winter RangeRefinement of the MGA/PGF Synchronization Program for Heifers Using a 19-Day PGF InjectionReplacement Heifer Development...

  5. Evaluation of wetlands created with effluent from a swine concentrated animal feeding operation using mallard sentinels: implications for McMurtrey National Wildlife Refuge

    Reports | Contributor(s): Matthew S. Schwarz, Christina D. Lydick

    Previous work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified nutrients, elemental contaminants, algal toxins, bacterial pathogens, and hormones as contaminants of concern (COCs) associated with wetlands created from the secondary effluent of a large swine concentrated animal feeding operation....

  6. Metal concentrations in blood from an adult bald eagle nesting at Clinton Reservoir in Kansas

    Reports | Contributor(s): George T. Allen

    Concentrations of metals in blood from an adult male bald eagle nesting at Clinton Reservoir in eastern Kansas in 1991 were analyzed by induction coupled plasma emission spectroscopy without preconcentration.Because there are very limited data on background levels of most metals in bald eagle...

  7. Coordinated spring survey of mid-continent sandhill cranes


    The aerial transect portion of the coordinated spring survey of mid-continent sandhill cranes was conducted on 23 March in Nebraska's Platte and North Platte River valleys. The 2005 photo corrected aerial estimate was 491,900 birds. Outside the traditional aerial transect portion, observers...

  8. Calcium and other ions in blood and skeleton of Nicaraguan fresh-water shark

    Reports | Contributor(s): Marshall R. Urist

    The bull shark, Carcharhinus lellcas, employing archaic but effective means of regulating the physical-chemical composition of its body fluids, thrives in tropical fresh-water rivers and lakes. The ionic strength of the serum and the concentrations of total solutes, calcium, urea, and other ions...

  9. Bulletin No. 302 - Nutritional inadequacy of beet molasses rations for swine


    The feeding of large amounts of beet molasses to young hogs causes a condition that is characterized by a wobbly gait, and that is frequently fatal. Hog raisers have apparently recognized this condition for a number of years, since a number of farmers have reported it in their animals. Some...

  10. Mapping and investigation of novel candidate genes for fatness, growth, and feed intake in the pig

    Reports | Contributor(s): K. S. Kim, M. Malek, E. Grindflek, S. Marklund, Max F. Rothschild

    Five new candidate genes for fatness, growth, and feed intake traits were studied. The genes were chosen based on their presumed biological action for a given trait of interest. A molecular genetics polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphisms (PCR-RFLP) approach was used...

  11. Public health confronts the chicken, the hamster, and the goat

    Reports | Contributor(s): W. John Pape

    John Pape is an Epidemiologist with the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. This slide-show presents facts and images relating to Zoonoses: diseases of animals transmissible to humans under natural conditions. The characteristics of...

  12. All the lizards stand and say "Yes Yes Yes" : the element of play in legal actions against animals and inanimate objects

    Reports | Contributor(s): Anna Pervukhin

    Legal actions against non-humans (whether animals or objects) were once widespread. They were viewed seriously and undoubtedly served important social functions. This article considers the possibility that some of these actions may have been playful as well. Certain aspects of legal actions...

  13. Climate affects calf birth weights and calving difficulty

    Reports | Contributor(s): Gene H. Deutscher, Dave Colburn, Rex Davis

    A six-year study was conducted to investigate effects of winter temperatures on two-year-old cows (n=285) and their subsequent calf birth weights and calving difficulty in the spring. The winter of 1992-93 (coldest) was 11 degrees F colder than the winter of 1994-95 (warmest). The coldest winter...

  14. A.A.E (Animal Assisted Education)

    Reports | Contributor(s): Mari Nakajima, Masakazu Sugawara

    Contents:Animal assisted education in Junior High SchoolAnimal assisted therapyAnimal assisted activity

  15. Using topics in animal science as a platform to teach bioethics to university honors program students

    Reports | Contributor(s): Curtis R. Youngs

    A seminar course was developed using topics in animal science as a platform for teaching bioethics to university honors program students. The seminar course was structured to provide students with an introduction to major ethical theories (e.g., ethical relativism, utilitarianism), followed by an...

  16. Prudent use of antibiotics in companion animals

    Reports | Contributor(s): Katherine Irwin, David R. Smith, Grasso M. Ebako, Steve Ensley, Dicky D. Griffin, Arden Wohlers

    Antibiotics are used to improve animal health and performance. You, as the animal owner or caregiver, make important decisions about how antibiotics are finally used in companion animals. Antibiotics should be used prudently to ensure they are effective and will continue to benefit man and...

  17. A scientific look at the human-animal bond

    Reports | Contributor(s): PAWSitive InterAction

  18. Animals, rights and property: the (un)attachment of pets in Israeli law

    Reports | Contributor(s): Pablo Lerner

  19. How much is the doggie in the window- valuation for a lost pet

    Reports | Contributor(s): David S. Favre

  20. Of elephants and embryos: A proposed framework for legal personhood

    Reports | Contributor(s): Jessica Berg