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  1. Aggressive behavior of dogs kept as companion animals: classification and influence of sex, reproductive status and breed

    Data were obtained from a total of 245 cases of aggressive-behavior problems in dogs kept as companion animals. Aggression involved barking, growling and biting behavior. For each case, a home visit of one to several hours yielded a description of the sequences of aggressive behavior and the...

  2. Animal welfare and its assessment in zoos

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    The zoo community considers animal welfare to be a matter of great importance. The EC Zoos Directive (1999/22/EC) provides that animals must be accommodated under conditions which aim to satisfy the biological and conservation requirements of the individual species and, in the UK, the Secretary...

  3. Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...

  4. Comparison of nicarbazin absorption in chickens, mallards, and Canada geese

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Nicarbazin (NCZ), a coccidiostat commonly used in the poultry industry, causes reduced hatchability and egg quality in layer hens at a concentration of 125 ppm (8.4 mg/kg) in the feed. Although this effect is undesirable in the poultry industry, NCZ could provide a useful wildlife contraception...

  5. Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...

  6. Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities

    Journal Articles

    Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...

  7. Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    [House Report 110-901][From the U.S. Government Printing Office]This bill makes it illegal to possess, ship, transport, purchase, sell, deliver, or receive any horse with the intent that it be slaughtered for human consumption. The bill also makes it illegal to engage in the above conduct with...

  8. Public law 110–22

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.

  9. Public law 110–22

    Government Documents

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.

  10. Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004),...

  11. The Animal Welfare Act: An overview

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to protect certain animals from inhumane treatment and neglect. Congress passed the AWA in 1966 in response to public concern regarding stolen pets used in laboratory research. Since 1966, the AWA has been...

  12. The horse protection act

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The HPA is a Federal law that prohibits horses subjected to a practice called soring from participating in shows, sales, exhibitions, or auctions. The HPA...

  13. "A gentle work horse would come in right handy": animals in Ozark agroecology

    Journal Articles

    Agricultural scientists now acknowledge the wisdom and practicality behind traditional (agro)ecological knowledge (TEK). Integration of TEK into contemporary organic agricultural systems is complicated, however, by the fact that agronomists, social scientists, and extension agents began...

  14. "A little Chanticleer" (sex in psychoanalysis: contributions to psychoanalysis

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  15. "Bark parks" - a study on interdog aggression in a limited-control environment

    Journal Articles

    As limited-control dog parks become more popular, concerns arise about whether these parks encourage interdog aggression. Systematic observations made at 1 park in Indianapolis, USA over 72 h (between 1600 and 1830 h, 3-5 times a week) across 8 months (between March and November 2001) found that...

  16. "Bark parks" - a study on interdog aggression in a limited-control environment

    Journal Articles

    As limited-control dog parks become more popular, concerns arise about whether these parks encourage interdog aggression. Systematic observations made at 1 park in Indianapolis, USA over 72 h (between 1600 and 1830 h, 3-5 times a week) across 8 months (between March and November 2001) found that...

  17. "Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program

    Journal Articles

    Community and family violence are endemic in Guatemala. We evaluated the effectiveness of a horse-handling program to reduce violent attitudes and aggressive behavior. Eighteen community members who worked with horses in their daily lives (16 men, 2 women, ages 15 to 58) participated in four...

  18. "Buddhist compassion" and "animal abuse" in Thailand's Tiger Temple

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  19. "Cruelty": some thoughts concerning education

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  20. "Don't bring me a dog...I'll just keep it": understanding unplanned dog acquisitions amongst a sample of dog owners attending canine health and welfare community events in the United Kingdom

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)