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  1. A Wild Look at Dentistry | Charles Dyer | TEDxTAMU

    Contributor(s):: Charles Dyer

    Animals need dentists too. However, animal dentistry poses a whole new set of challenges. Whether its lions or tigers, Charles Dyer wants to open a window into his exotic practice.Charles E. Dyer, IV DDS MS PC is a native of Beaumont, Texas, where his father practices Pediatric dentistry. After...

  2. Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study

    Contributor(s):: Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza

    This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...

  3. ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?

    Contributor(s):: Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills

    There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...

  4. Equine Welfare during Exercise: An Evaluation of Breathing, Breathlessness and Bridles

    Contributor(s):: David J Mellor, Ngaio J Beausoleil

    Horses engaged in strenuous exercise display physiological responses that approach the upper functional limits of key organ systems, in particular their cardiorespiratory systems. Maximum athletic performance is therefore vulnerable to factors that diminish these functional capacities, and such...

  5. A National Census of Birth Weight in Purebred Dogs in Italy

    Contributor(s):: Debora Groppetti, Alessandro Pecile, Clara Palestrini, Stefano P Marelli, Patrizia Boracchi

    Despite increasing professionalism in dog breeding, the physiological range of birth weight in this species remains unclear. Low birth weight can predispose to neonatal mortality and growth deficiencies in humans. To date, the influence of the morphotype on birth weight has never been studied in...

  6. Hunters' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Wildlife Disease in Ohio

    Contributor(s):: Pallavi Oruganti

     Ethnographic research is critical to understanding the human dimensions of wildlife diseases and management, as it allows us to understand the potential social contributors of disease transmission in specific populations. Hunters play a significant role in the ecology of wildlife disease...

  7. The Everything Dog Site

    Thank you for visiting theeverythingdogsite.com! We love dogs and wanted to create an outlet for our passion, so we decided to create this website in 2015. Our vision for this website is quite straightforward:Promote responsible dog ownershipTo provide the best and most up to date...

  8. Intake Procedures in Colorado Animal Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Anna Fagre, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Rebeca Ruch-Gallie

    The purpose of this study was to describe intake procedures in Colorado animal shelters, compare infectious disease screening protocols in shelters taking in animals from out-of-state to shelters only accepting animals from Colorado, and analyze perceived risk of diseases in Colorado by...

  9. Exploration Feeding and Higher Space Allocation Improve Welfare of Growing-Finishing Pigs

    Contributor(s):: Herman M Vermeer, Nienke CPMM Dirx-Kuijken, Marc BM Bracke

    Lack of environmental enrichment and high stocking densities in growing-finishing pigs can lead to adverse social behaviors directed to pen mates, resulting in skin lesions, lameness, and tail biting. The objective of the study was to improve animal welfare and prevent biting behavior in an...

  10. Pregnant Sheep in a Farm Environment Did Not Develop Anaemia

    Contributor(s):: Gabrielle C. Musk, Amanda James, Matthew W. Kemp, Sara Ritchie, Andrew Ritchie, Michael Laurence

    The aim of this study was to document the haematological profile of pregnant ewes throughout gestation. Sheep were divided into three groups (n = 8 per group): non-pregnant, singleton, or twin pregnancy. Blood samples were collected every 14 days from day 55 of gestation for haemoglobin...

  11. A Decade of Progress toward Ending the Intensive Confinement of Farm Animals in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Sara Shields, Paul Shapiro, Andrew Rowan

    In this paper, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) farm animal protection work over the preceding decade is described from the perspective of the organization. Prior to 2002, there were few legal protections for animals on the farm, and in 2005, a new campaign at the HSUS began to...

  12. Environmental Enrichment in Kennelled Pit Bull Terriers (Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Jenna Kiddie, Anna Bodymore, Alex Dittrich

    Although social enrichment can be considered beneficial in helping dogs cope with the kennel environment, when taking individual needs into account, it places a large demand on the carers and may not be appropriate in under-resourced kennels. Some kennels are also designed in such a way that...

  13. Stakeholder Perceptions of Welfare Issues and Indicators for Extensively Managed Sheep in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Amanda K Doughty, Grahame J Coleman, Geoff N Hinch, Rebecca E Doyle

    An online survey was designed to form the basis of a framework for the welfare assessment of extensively managed sheep in Australia. The survey focused on welfare compromise and useful welfare indicators. A total of 952 people completed the survey in its entirety, representing four stakeholder...

  14. Does a 4–6 Week Shoeing Interval Promote Optimal Foot Balance in the Working Equine?

    Contributor(s):: Kirsty Lesniak, Jane Williams, Kerry Kuznik, Peter Douglas

    Variation in equine hoof conformation between farriery interventions lacks research, despite associations with distal limb injuries. This study aimed to determine linear and angular hoof variations pre- and post-farriery within a four to six week shoeing/trimming interval. Seventeen hoof and...

  15. Building the road to a regional zoonoses strategy: A survey of zoonoses programmes in the Americas

    Contributor(s):: Melody J Maxwell, Mary H Freire de Carvalho, Armando E Hoet, Marco AN Vigilato, Julio C Pompei, Ottorino Cosivi, Victor J Del Rio Vilas, Patrick Butaye (editor)

    In recent years, global public health security has been threatened by zoonotic disease emergence as exemplified by outbreaks of H5N1 and H1N1 influenza, SARS, and most recently Ebola and Zika. Additionally, endemic zoonoses, such as rabies, burden countries year after year, placing demands on...

  16. Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation

    Contributor(s):: Kyle Hutson

    This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...

  17. Veterinarian communication and its impact on dog and cat owners' satisfaction with care, trust, compliance and the veterinary care a pet receives

    Contributor(s):: Roy Spigelman

    This explorative study aims to investigate how veterinarian communication and veterinarian-owner relations influence dog and cat owner satisfaction, trust, compliance and the amount of veterinary care a pet receives. It also briefly explores owners’ general knowledge about their dog or cat,...

  18. New trends in feline breeding : (Literature review)

    Contributor(s):: Daniela Jasmin Busse

    A responsible breeder will first assure that all the environmental circumstances are given for his cats to live in a healthy, stress free environment, with the substantial care he can provide them. He will have good knowledge of his breeds and their genetic beckground and adjust his breeding...

  19. The handling of stray dogs in Norway and Hungary : The operation of Budadogs

    Contributor(s):: Caroline Holtet

    Many countries in Europe have so called stray dogs,Hungary is one of them. Norway does not have a problem with stray dogs due to a well function society, strict animal welfare law and generally high standard of living, so the term “stray dog” is not in use in Norway. The aim of my...

  20. Importation of Stray Dogs from Hungary and Romania to Norway

    Contributor(s):: Julie Jahren Holter

    The aim of this thesis was to highlight the different factors playing a part in the discussion of importation of stray dogs to Norway. Several aspects of the discussion have been mentioned. It has been proved that an increasing number of stray dogs are being imported, especially after the new...