Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Fanglin Chao
The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...
An Interdisciplinary Approach of Animal Assisted Therapy for the Special Needs Children
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Victor Chitic
The study investigates the dynamic of verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of Animal Assisted Therapy for children with special needs, using ethological and sociometrical methods (i.e. focal individual sampling, ethogram and sequential behavior analysis). The study followed the...
The literature of veterinary and animal sciences on the CAB Abstracts Databases: a description and evaluative appraisal of CAB Interational's VETCD and BEASTCD CD-ROM products
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Tamera P. Lee, Paul J. Bredderman
CAB International has created specialty subsets of its CAB Abstracts database for release as new SPECTRUM CD-ROM products. Two of these bibliographic products cover all of veterinary sciences and agricultural animal sciences. VETCD contains all the bibliographic records in Index Veterinarius,...
Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Temple Grandin
Fear is a very strong stressor, and the highly variable results of handling and transportation studies are likely to be due to different levels of psychological stress. Psychological stress is fear stress. Some examples are restraint, contact with people, or exposure to novelty. In many...
Human-coyote (Canis latrans) interaction in Canadian urban parks and green space: Preliminary findings from a media-content analysis
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn
The coyote (Canis latrans) is a highly adaptable apex carnivore that provides a critical ecological function in urban ecosystems. Habituation of coyotes results in behavioural changes which can lead to human-wildlife conflict. Understanding human awareness, values and attitudes towards coyotes,...
A natural cure for the pet fish problem: feature emergence as classificatory composition
Conference Papers | 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
Conference Papers | 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
Conference Papers | 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
Conference Papers | 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
Conference Papers | 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...
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...
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.