A bioeconomic model for the optimization of local canine rabies control
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aaron Anderson, Johann Kotzé, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Brody Hatch, Chris Slootmaker, Anne Conan, Darryn Knobel, Louis H. Nel
We present a new modeling tool that can be used to maximize the impact of canine rabies management resources that are available at the local level. The model is accessible through a web-based interface that allows for flexibility in the management strategies that can be investigated. Rabies...
Hogares sin animales
Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira
Aquí es donde mi trabajo diverge completamente de lo que se llama activismo de la Edad de Piedra o causa animal. Lea y entienda:
Exploring Collaborations between Veterinarians & Rescues/Shelters
Theses | Contributor(s): Jacquie Cobb
A survey of private practice veterinarians in the Chicago area was conducted in an effort to pinpoint what constitutes a positive relationship between a veterinarian and a rescue group or shelter. The following research questions guided this project: From the perspective of veterinarians, what...
First Evidence of Natural SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Domestic Rabbits
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matthieu Fritz, Daphné de Riols de Fonclare, Déborah Garcia, Stéphanie Beurlet, Pierre Becquart, Serge G. Rosolen, Alexandra Briend-Marchal, Eric M. Leroy
We tested 144 pet rabbits sampled in France between November 2020 and June 2021 for antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by microsphere immunoassay. We reported the first evidence of a natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in rabbits with a low observed...
Public Investment in Animal Protection Work: Data from Manitoba, Canada
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kendra Coulter, Brittany Campbell
There is a dearth of research on animal cruelty investigations policy and work, despite its importance for protecting animals from illegal forms of cruelty. This study provides baseline data about the approach used in Manitoba, one of the only Canadian provinces where animal protection is...
Pain and Emotion in Fishes – Fish Welfare Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Culum Brown, Catherine Dorey
Scientists have built a significant body of research that shows that fishes display all the features commonly associated with intelligence in mammals, and that they experience stress, fear and pain. These findings have significant ramifications for animal welfare legislation, an area from which...
Blind Trading: A Literature Review of Research Addressing the Welfare of Ball Pythons in the Exotic Pet Trade
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jennah Green, Emma Coulthard, David Megson, John Norrey, Laura Norrey, Jennifer K. Rowntree, Jodie Bates, Becky Dharmpaul, Mark Auliya, Neil D’Cruze
Extensive numbers of Ball pythons are caught, bred, traded and subsequently kept in captivity across the world as part of the exotic pet industry. Despite their widespread availability as pets, relatively little is known about the potential welfare challenges affecting them. We reviewed the...
Understanding the Attitudes of Communities to the Social, Economic, and Cultural Importance of Working Donkeys in Rural, Peri-urban, and Urban Areas of Ethiopia
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martha Geiger, Jo Hockenhull, Henry Buller, Gebre Tefera Engida, Mulugeta Getachew, Faith Adelaide Burden, Helen Rebecca Whay
Working donkeys (Equus africanus asinus) are vital to the development and support of people’s livelihoods in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas of Ethiopia. However, despite their critical role in providing transport, food security, and income generation to some of the poorest and most...
Opinions towards Companion Animals and Their Welfare: A Survey of Croatian Veterinary Students
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tomislav Mikuš, Mario Ostović, Ivana Sabolek, Kristina Matković, Željko Pavičić, Ornella Mikuš, Željka Mesić
This survey was the first one investigating opinions of veterinary students in Croatia towards companion animals and their welfare, with special reference to dogs and cats as the most popular companion animals in the European Union. The study included students of all six years of the integrated...
Greyhounds and Racing Industry Participants: A Look at the New South Wales Greyhound Racing Community
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Justine Groizard
Subsequent to the exposure of live baiting and animal cruelty within the NSW greyhound racing industry in 2015, a public debate emerged about animal welfare, oppression and exploitation. It resulted in a community outcry, an inquiry into live baiting and animal welfare within the industry and a...
In-Person Caretaker Visits Disrupt Ongoing Discomfort Behavior in Hospitalized Equine Orthopedic Surgical Patients
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Catherine Torcivia, Sue McDonnell
Horses have evolved to show little indication of discomfort or disability when in the presence of potential predators, including humans. This natural characteristic complicates the recognition of pain in equine patients. It has been our clinical impression that, whenever a person is present,...
Qualitative Research for One Health: From Methodological Principles to Impactful Applications
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chris Degeling, Melanie Rock
The One Health concept has inspired a rich vein of applied research and scholarly reflection over the past decade, yet with little influence from qualitative methodologists. With this overview, we describe the underpinning assumptions, purposes, and potential pitfalls of data collection...
The Management of Cow Shelters (Gaushalas) in India, Including the Attitudes of Shelter Managers to Cow Welfare
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Arvind Sharma, Catherine Schuetze, Clive J.C. Phillips
Gaushala management is a specialized profession requiring particular skills relating to the management of cow shelters or gaushalas, which are traditional and ancient Indian institutions that shelter old, unproductive and abandoned cows, The 1800 registered cow shelters in India have managers...
The impact of an introductory animal handling course on undergraduate students who lack previous livestock handling experience
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jennifer M Bundy, Jodi A Sterle, Anna K Johnson, Gregory T Krahn
A majority of animal science undergraduates have limited livestock handling experience when they come to college. To address this issue, a course based on livestock handling, safety and welfare was implemented in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. This study aimed to 1)...
Animal Welfare in Predator Control: Lessons from Land and Sea. How the Management of Terrestrial and Marine Mammals Impacts Wild Animal Welfare in Human–Wildlife Conflict Scenarios in Europe
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laetitia Nunny
The control of predators, on land and in the sea, is a complex topic. Both marine and terrestrial mammal predators come into conflict with humans in Europe in many ways and yet their situations are rarely compared. Areas of conflict include the predation of livestock and farmed fish, and the...
Capture Myopathy and Stress Cardiomyopathy in a Live-Stranded Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus) in Rehabilitation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nakita Câmara, Eva Sierra, Antonio Fernández, Manuel Arbelo, Yara Bernaldo de Quirós, Marina Arregui, Francesco Consoli, Pedro Herráez
Capture myopathy (CM) is described in wild animals as a metabolic syndrome resulting from the extreme stress suffered during and after capture, handling, restraint, and transport. Although CM has been characterized in many species of cetaceans, descriptions of cardiac injury—an important...
Fetching Interactive Dog Occupier (FIDO)
Theses | Contributor(s): Hannah Katherine Brown, Rebecca Ruth Renner, Michael Ezra Goldman, Domenic James Mucci, Harry Atwood Lanphear, Gregory F. Shannon
Dogs require exercise and play to stimulate them both mentally and physically, frequently through the game of “fetch”. However, physically disabled dog owners may lack the strength or endurance to play with their pets. We developed a prototype for an autonomous fetching...
The elephant (head) in the room: A critical look at trophy hunting
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chelsea Batavia, Michael Paul Nelson, Chris T. Darimont, Paul C. Paquet, William J. Ripple, Arian D. Wallach
Trophy hunting has occupied a prominent position in recent scholarly literature and popular media. In the scientific conservation literature, researchers are generally supportive of or sympathetic to its usage as a source of monetary support for conservation. Although authors at times...
Veterinary Practices, Reactions and Laws: Analyzing the Difference in Rural and Urban Practices
Theses | Contributor(s): Daniel Jude
A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the College of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Morehead State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts by Daniel Jude on June, 23rd 2015
Horses Failed to Learn from Humans by Observation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maria Vilain Rørvang, Tina Bach Nielsen, Janne Winther Christensen
Animals can acquire new behavior through both individual and social learning. Several studies have investigated horses’ ability to utilize inter-species (human demonstrator) social learning with conflicting results. In this study, we repeat a previous study, which found that horses had...