Nebraska's endangered species, part 6: Threatened and endangered mammals
Reports | Contributor(s): Patricia W. Freeman
Species discussed include:black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes)Black-tailed prairie dogSouthern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans)Eastern plains pocket mouseEastern plains harvest mouseLong-legged myotis (Myotis volans)Fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes pahasapesis)Townsend's big-eared bats...
Of elephants and embryos: A proposed framework for legal personhood
Reports | Contributor(s): Jessica Berg
Of feral cats and pet cats
Reports | Contributor(s): Bruce A. Vojak
Early last summer an article in our local newspaper caught my eye. Some well-deserved visibility was given to my friend, Dick Warner (Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences), for the findings arising from his study of ferali and pet cats. Dick and his colleagues...
On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship
Reports | Contributor(s): Bernadette Earley, Mickael Mazurek, Margaret Murray, Daniel J. Prendiville
On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship. Study 1. Animal welfare index (AWI): an on-farm survey of beef suckler farms in Ireland. Study 2. Investigation and specificity of behavioural fear responses...
One Environment, One Health
Reports | Contributor(s): Margaret Baker, Sienna Cipriano, Madeline Clark, Kelli Green, Hope Hemme, Jessica Horn, Jenna Jenkins, Brooke Jindra, Valerie Kesterson, Ashley Maher, Colleene Marriott, Joshua Poore, Kelly Schnoor, Chelsea Taylor
Nebraska’s place as an international agricultural epicenter is important for feeding a hungry world, but the work that makes that position possible is truly incredible. Thanks to research conducted at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln by many of the world’s finest scientists,...
Passie voor paarden : een onderzoek naar de belevingswereld en het informatiezoekgedrag van paardenliefhebbers in Nederland
Reports | Contributor(s): Elvi van Wijk-Jansen, Kathalijne Visser-Riedstra, Jos Verstegen, Harry Kortstee
Op basis van een korte inventarisatie van beschikbare gegevens, diepte-interviews met mensen met een brede blik op de paardensector en een internet-enquête onder paardenliefhebbers, is onderzoek gedaan naar de belevingswereld, het informatiezoekgedrag en de kennis en praktijk van...
Pesticide use and toxicology in relation, to wildlife: Organophosphorus and carbamate compounds
Reports | Contributor(s): Gregory J. Smith
The use of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides has increased markedly during the past two decades. Currently, more than 100 different organophosphorus and carbamate chemicals are registered as the active ingredients in thousands of different pesticide products in the United States. More...
Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress
Reports | Contributor(s): Margot L. Wiscovitch
Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...
Pet-Keeping in American Material Culture and Identity Formation
Reports | Contributor(s): Heather Frigiola
Companion animals are a unique and complex part of American culture. They are frequently regarded as family members, yet legally they are considered property and are often obtained with an exchanged of money. As with other consumer goods, pets are culturally imbued with symbolism and are used by...
Pets and the Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond
In April 2003, PAWSitive InterAction held its second annual educational summit — “Think PAWSitive! 2003: Pets and The Aging” — in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore current scientific thinking about the important role pets play in the lives of people as they grow older. With 76...
Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...
Practitioner Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding the Role Animals Play in Human Health
Reports | Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath
Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of animals in improving patient outcomes, such as their ability to improve cardiovascular health or alleviate depression symptoms. However, little research has been done to evaluate the beliefs of practitioners about the role that animals can...
Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature
Reports | Contributor(s): Rhiana Kohl
Since the inception of canine training programs in correctional facilities during the 1980s, evidence of effectiveness has been unexplored, leaving the questions of correctional staff and researchers alike unanswered. Systematic research exploring the long term effects of such programming has...
Promoting Social Competence among Low-Income Urban Appalachian Adolescents
Reports | Contributor(s): Fred C. Hoeweler
Proper Use of Sulfonamides in Market Show Animals
Reports | Contributor(s): Floron C. Faries, Virginia Fajt
When administering a drug to a show animal, the owner is responsible for ensuring that there will be no drug residues in the animal's urine when it is tested at a show. Sulfonamides are of special concern because, even when they are administered correctly and the proper withdrawal times are...
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...
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...
Recommendations by the National District Attorneys Association Task Force on the Use of Therapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings
Allie Phillips has chaired the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Task Force on the Use ofTherapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings. The Task Force supports the inclusion of trained and registeredanimals that offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims , and the guidelines outlined in...
Reinforcing Marine Conservation Messages: Case Study at the Houston Zoo
Reports | Contributor(s): Heather L. Crane
The Houston Zoo has been involved in conservation efforts worldwide for many years. However, in 2015, the Houston Zoo pledged to make conservation its priority and improve upon the existing conservation programs. In 2015, the Houston Zoo developed partnerships with 28 conservation organizations...
Reintroduction of the Chinese tiger
Reports | Contributor(s): Urs Breitenmoser, Ron Tilson, Philip Nyhus