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  1. Factors governing risk of cougar attacks on humans

    Contributor(s):: Mattson, D., Logan, K., Sweanor, L.

  2. Good fences make good neighbors: implementation of electric fencing for establishing effective livestock-protection dogs

    Contributor(s):: Gehring, T. M., VerCauteren, K. C., Cellar, A. C.

  3. Refinement of biomarker pentosidine methodology for use on aging birds

    Contributor(s):: Cooey, C. K., Fallo, J. A., Avery, M. L., Anderson, J. T., Falkenstei, E. A., Klandorf, H.

  4. Survival and harvest characteristics of giant Canada geese in eastern South Dakota, 2000-2004

    Contributor(s):: Dieter, C. D., Gleason, J. S., Andersoi, B. J., Vaa, S., Mammenga, P. W.

  5. Relationships between dog ownership and physical activity in postmenopausal women

    Contributor(s):: Garcia, D. O., Wertheim, B. C., Manson, J. E., Chlebowski, R. T., Volpe, S. L., Howard, B. V., Stefanick, M. L., Thomson, C. A.

  6. Cats abandonment versus adoptionAbandono de gatos versus adocao

    Contributor(s):: Pinheiro, A. G., Alves, N. D., Andrade Neto, D., Lima, J. L. A. de, Rodrigues, A. M. B., Silva, F. B.

    This study was conducted to determine the pattern and factors affecting of cat abandonment and adoption in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that most of the respondents' cats were abandoned prior to being adopted. Other cats were obtained as gifts, purchased or adopted...

  7. Maintenance energy requirements of odor detection, explosive detection and human detection working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Mullis, R. A., Witzel, A. L., Price, J.

    Despite their important role in security, little is known about the energy requirements of working dogs such as odor, explosive and human detection dogs. Previous researchers have evaluated the energy requirements of individual canine breeds as well as dogs in exercise roles such as sprint...

  8. Health problems and risk factors associated with long haul transport of horses in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Padalino, B., Hall, E., Raidal, S., Celi, P., Knight, P., Jeffcott, L., Muscatello, G.

    Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic losses. However; statistics on horse transport are limited and epidemiological data on transport related diseases are available only for horses transported to abattoirs for slaughter. This study...

  9. [The influence of minority sociolinguistic context on home support for seniors in a rural devitalized area: the case of Acadieville New Brunswick]

    | Contributor(s):: Simard, M., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Villalon, L., Gould, O., Ethier, S., Gibbons, C.

  10. Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.

  11. Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care

    | Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.

  12. Predictors of cardiovascular events and mortality in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program pilot project

    | Contributor(s):: Siegel, D., Kuller, L., Lazarus, N. B., Black, D., Feigal, D., Hughes, G., Schoenberger, J. A., Hulley, S. B.

  13. Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.

    We studied effects of therapeutic riding on the development of children with autism. Experiments in walking is appropriate for assessing the coordination of movement and for following the changes. We found that therapeutic riding should be considered as a new form of rehabilitation. Twenty-six...

  14. Welfare outcomes for 3- and 6-month-old beef calves in a tropical environment castrated surgically or by applying rubber rings

    | Contributor(s):: Petherick, J. C., Small, A. H., Reid, D. J., Colditz, I. G., Ferguson, D. M.

    Castration of cattle using rubber rings is becoming increasingly popular due to the perceived ease of the procedure and greater operator safety when compared with surgical castration. Few comparative studies have investigated the effects of different castration methods and calf age on welfare...

  15. Assessment of severity and progression of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome using the CAnine DEmentia Scale (CADES)

    | Contributor(s):: Madari, A., Farbakova, J., Katina, S., Smolek, T., Novak, P., Weissova, T., Novak, M., Zilka, N.

    Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) represents a group of symptoms related to the aging of the canine brain. These changes ultimately lead to a decline of memory function and learning abilities, alteration of social interaction, impairment of normal housetraining, changes in sleep-wake cycle and...

  16. Daily animal exposure and children's biological concepts

    | Contributor(s):: Geerdts, M. S., Van de Walle, G. A., LoBue, V.

  17. Farm animal welfare and children: a preliminary study building an attitude scale and evaluating an intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Lakestani, N., Aguirre, V., Orihuela, A.

    Children are future consumers; they will impact future animal welfare standards. This pilot study evaluated a nonhuman animal welfare education program, building a farm animal attitude questionnaire for 8- to 10-year-old children. The educational material focused on the behaviors and needs of...

  18. Assessing companion dog behavior in a social setting

    | Contributor(s):: Roth, Lina S. V., Jensen, Per

  19. Pets as mediators of therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Corson, S. A., Corson, E. O.

  20. The effects of horse riding simulation exercise on muscle activation and limits of stability in the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, S. G., Lee, J. H.