A natural cure for the pet fish problem: feature emergence as classificatory composition
Contributor(s): Chris Thornton
Where do emergent features come from? This has long been an intriguing puzzle. The concept of pet fish illustrates the difficulty. Most people expect pet fish to live in bowls, even though this is not something either pets or fish normally do. The inference that pet fish have the feature of...
WOOF: Rin Tin Tin and the Hero Dogs
Contributor(s): Amos St. Germain
Susan Orlean’s recent book on the phenomenon of Rin Tin Tin has rekindled this author’s interest in “Rinty” and our fascination with animal heroes, particularly dogs. How does Rinty work as a hero? What does Rinty tell us about ourselves?
Exploring interspecies sensemaking: dog tracking and multispecies ethnography
Contributor(s): Clara Mancini, Janet van der Linden, Jon Bryan, Andrew Stuart
The domestic use of tracking technology with pets is on the rise, yet is under-researched. We investigate how tracking practices reconfigure human-dog relationships changing both humans and dogs. We question the sensemaking mechanisms by which both humans and dogs engage in context-based...
Representations of laboratory animals in popular media forms
Contributor(s): Alison Moore
Attitudes to animals are in part formed through engagement with popular culture and therefore we should pay attention to the potential of this domain for shaping animal lives. But can popular culture really do anything for the ‘laboratory’ animal? This paper explores the persistent...
"I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users
Contributor(s): Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch
The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...
ÉTICA E BEM-ESTAR EM ANIMAIS SILVESTRES
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): M.A.B. de Oliveira
This paper discusses the conservation of non-human promate species.
ENSINO DE BEM-ESTAR ANIMAL NOS CURSOS DE MEDICINA
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): C.F.M. Molento
It is essential today that veterinarians and animal scientists learnanimal welfare basic concepts and their main applications. The objective of thisreview is to reflect on issues related to animal welfare teaching, with emphasisin the Brazilian context, discussing the challenges and...
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): C.B. Faraco
ABSTRACT - In this presentation, some aspects of the human-animalrelationship and its articulation with Veterinary have been discussed. It is anattempt to encourage the dialogue between this science and the new areaknown as Anthrozoology, since they are intrinsically connected by commonthemes and...
Regulating dogs, goats, companions and their humans 1898-1998: modern to post-modern pets?
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Fiona Borthwick
Franklin and White (2001) present the results of a content analysis on animal-related stories in the Tasmanian newspaper, The Mercury, over the period 1949-1998. The research was designed to test the thesis presented in Franklin's (1999) earlier publication. In summary, Franklin (1999) links the...
Noisy, smelly, dirty dogs: a sensorial autoethnography of living with dogs
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Fiona Borthwick
There are many accounts of the current strong connection between dogs and some humans. These accounts imply or pre-suppose a strong social-sensual relation between dogs and their humans. In a highly visualised culture how is this social-sensual relation mediated? What role does olfaction play?...
The whooping crane crossfostering experiment: the role of animal damage control
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Roderick C. Drewien, Stephen H. Bouffard, Desmond D. Call, Richard A. Wonacott
Predator losses of endangered species in reintroduction programs are unacceptable because of the scarcity of the species and the major commitment of staff time and funds. When the whooping crane (Grus americana) cross-fostering experiment (experiment) at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Grays...
The role of bait manipulation in the delivery of oral rabies vaccine to skunks
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Stacie J. Robinson, Susan M. Jojola, Kurt C. VerCauteren
The majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control each year occur in wildlife including skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes, and coyotes. Currently, oral rabies vaccination campaigns are employed to immunize coyotes, foxes, and raccoons. Though skunks are vectors of 6 rabies...
Computer assisted extension program on ground squirrel control
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Terrell P. Salmon, Donald L. Lancaster, Leanne Lasarow
Computers have become common place in virtually all phases of agriculture. Most individuals have access to microcomputers and the once apparent intimidation about using them is rapidly disappearing. Because of increased availability and public acceptance, it's no surprise that many Extension...
An evaluation of breakaway snares for use in coyote control
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Robert L. Phillips, F. Sherman Blom, Richard E. Johnson
Seven types of breakaway snares were evaluated for breaking strength and variability using a universal testing machine. Maximum tension before breakage for individual snares ranged from 142 to 486 pounds. Sheet metal locks which ripped out, and S-hooks which straightened, provided the least...
Biotechnology – harnessing an exciting new tool for beef production
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Burke Healey
As ranchers and cattle breeders we are entering what may well be the most exciting decade of our era. A new tool has been unleashed. That tool is biotechnology. Yes, the future is here. All we have to do is harness this amazing breakthrough.
Opening comments and extension's role in Nebraska
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Leo E. Lucas
I would like to echo Dr. Massengale's comments in welcoming you to Nebraska. We are pleased to have you here. Nebraska is a major agricultural state. Ninety-seven percent of the land is privately owned and most of i t isin agricultural production of one type or another. Nebraska ranks fifth in...
The treatment of accidental anticoagulant toxicity in the canine
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): James G. Miller
Anticoagulant poisoning is only one of several causes of hemorrhage in dogs. Hemophilia,von Willebrand's disease, liver diseases, and infections are cited as additional causes of hemorrhage. The duration of anticoagulant activity determines the treatment protocol. The half-life of warfarin is 19...
Robots as dogs?: children's interactions with the robotic dog AIBO and a live australian shepherd
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Melson, Gail F., Peter H. Kahn, Jr., Beck, Alan M., Friedman, Batya, Roberts, Trace, Garrett, Erik
Response to coyote predation on pets
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Dorinda Pulliam
An urban coyote (Canis latrans) management program was initiated in Austin, Texas in January 2005 to address citizen’s concerns that coyotes were becoming aggressive towards humans. Although preserving public safety is the fundamental foundation for the program, concomitant program objectives...
The mechanical control of bushpig, Potamochoreus porcus, in Zimbabwe
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Michael La Grange
Bushpig, Potamocheorus porcus, occurring naturally in the high rainfall areas of Zimbabwe, have become a major threat to maize producers in the country. Traditional means of control including hunting have been unsuccessful in keeping the numbers to a tolerable level owing to the secretive and...