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  1. A survey of wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa: is there a need for improved management?

    Contributor(s):: Wimberger, K., Downs, C. T., Boyes, R. S.

    The focus of wildlife rehabilitation is the survival of the individual animal, often leading to rehabilitators being in conflict with government wildlife officials, who regulate the industry and whose focus is on the security of entire wildlife communities. In South Africa, wildlife...

  2. Annual intake trends of a large urban animal rehabilitation centre in South Africa: a case study

    Contributor(s):: Wimberger, K., Downs, C. T.

    Each year, worldwide, large numbers of wild animals are taken to rehabilitation centres for treatment, care and release. Although analysis of intake records may provide valuable insight into the threats and impacts to wildlife, there are few such published reports. Four years of intake records...

  3. Habituation, capture and relocation of Sykes monkeys ( Cercopithecus mitis albotorquatus ) on the coast of Kenya

    Contributor(s):: Moinde, N. N., Suleman, M. A., Higashi, H., Hau, J.

    The objective of this project was to collect scientific data to assist in the development of guidelines for the humane relocation of threatened and endangered arboreal non-human primate species. A troop of 31 Lowland Sykes monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albotorquatus) was habituated to fruit bait...

  4. Individual and group behavioural reactions of small delphinids to remote biopsy sampling

    Contributor(s):: Kiszka, J. J., Simon-Bouhet, B., Charlier, F., Pusineri, C., Ridoux, V.

    Biopsy sampling is an effective technique for collecting cetacean skin and blubber samples for various biological studies. However, determining the impact of this research practice is important, as it may vary between sites, species and equipment used. We examined the short-term behavioural...

  5. Observer reliability for working equine welfare assessment: problems with high prevalences of certain results

    Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Pritchard, J. C., Whay, H. R.

    Welfare issues relevant to equids working in developing countries may differ greatly to those of sport and companion equids in developed countries. In this study, we test the observer reliability of a working equine welfare assessment, demonstrating how prevalence of certain observations reduces...

  6. Repeatability of a skin tent test for dehydration in working horses and donkeys

    Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Barr, A. R. S., Whay, H. R.

    Dehydration is a serious welfare issue for equines working in developing countries. Risk factors such as high ambient temperature, heavy workload and poor water availability are exacerbated by the traditional belief that provision of water to working animals will reduce their strength or cause...

  7. The husbandry, welfare and health of captive African civets ( Vivera civetica ) in western Ethiopa

    Contributor(s):: Tolosa, T., Regassa, F.

    A study was carried out during the period from September 2001 to August 2002 in Jimma zone, western Ethiopia to evaluate the husbandry and health of captive African civets (Vivera civetica). Wild civets were found in the wild in all 13 of the districts in the zone, although traditional...

  8. Welfare assessment of working donkeys: assessment of the impact of an animal healthcare project in West Kenya

    Contributor(s):: Leeb, C., Henstridge, C., Dewhurst, K., Bazeley, K.

    Development agencies and animal welfare charities try to improve the health and welfare of livestock in the developing world by educating owners and providing health care. The impact assessment of these projects relies mainly upon input-related parameters (eg number of animals treated or...

  9. Welfare implications of the night shooting of wild impala ( Aepyceros melampus )

    Contributor(s):: Lewis, A. R., Pinchin, A. M., Kestin, S. C.

  10. Flathead mullet and its status of exception in Moorish society (Mauritania) game for Imragen fishermen, meat for pastoralists

    Contributor(s):: Boulay, Sebastien

  11. Ras al-cam and Achoura Two meat-eating feasts in Tunisia

    Contributor(s):: Trabelsi-Bacha, Hamida

  12. The crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata L., 1758, in Italy

    Contributor(s):: Masseti, Marco, Albarella, Umberto, Mazzorin, Jacopo De Grossi

  13. The Gamo hideworkers of southwestern Ethiopia and Cross-Cultural Comparisons

    Contributor(s):: Arthur, Kathryn J. Weedman