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All creatures great and minute: a public policy primer for companion animal zoonoses
Contributor(s):: Reaser, J. K., Clark, E. E., Jr., Meyers, N. M.
Approximately 63% of US households have at least one pet, a large percentage of which are considered family members. Pet owners can derive substantial physical and psychological benefits from interaction with companion animals. However, pet ownership is not without risks; zoonotic diseases are...
Allogrooming in cattle: relationships between social preferences, feeding displacements and social dominance
Contributor(s):: Val-Laillet, D., Guesdon, V., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Passille, A. M. de, Rushen, J.
The aim of this study was to describe the allogrooming behaviour of group-housed lactating cows (Bos taurus) as it relates to social dominance, friendship, parity and level of feeding competition. We measured the socio-negative (displacements at the feeder and in the lying stalls) and...
Alternative husbandry systems for veal calves
Contributor(s):: Webster, A. J. F., Saville, C.
American Association of Equine Practitioners
The AAEP is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to equine veterinary medicine and is a leading medical authority on the health and welfare of the horse. From pleasure horses to elite equine athletes, the AAEP and its nearly 10,000 members work to raise the standard of...
American Pet Association
The American Pet Association was founded in 1991. The initial goal, to which we remain committed to this day, is to provide education and services that result in more humane treatment of companion animals in the homes and back yards of the average American.
An analysis of animal-based versus resource-based comments in official animal welfare inspection reports from organic and conventional farms in Sweden
Contributor(s):: Keeling, L. J.
This study analysed the free use of phrases related to animal-based and resource-based measures of animal welfare in Swedish state animal welfare inspection reports on conventional (C) and organic (O) farms. From 244 reports by 35 inspectors, 88 were analysed as matched pairs of C and O farms...
An analysis of spatial leadership in a small field in a small flock of sheep
Contributor(s):: Arnold, G. W.
An animal-assisted therapy intervention with female inmates
Contributor(s):: Jasperson, R. A.
An epidemiological study of public and animal health consequences of pet ownership in a disaster: The January 1997 flood of Yuba County, California
Contributor(s):: Heath, Sebastian Eugen
An epizootic of rabies in Maryland, 1982-84
Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M., Felser, S. R., Glickman, L. T.
Racoon rabies was first recorded in peninsular Florida in 1947 (McLean, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1971, 123, 680-81). Other states of the USA reported only sporadic cases until the 1960s when the incidence increased and it spread into mainland Florida and Georgia. Spread progressed...
An evaluation of a pet ownership education program for school children
Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Hall, M. J., Hay, M.
Children aged 5 to 6 years are disproportionately susceptible to dog bite attacks relative to the adult population and there is a need to provide them with well-validated education programs to teach correct behaviour when interacting with dogs. The main aim of this study was to assess the...
An evaluation of phenol methylcarbamates as taste aversion producing agents in caged blackbirds
Contributor(s):: Gustavson, C. R., Holzer, G. A., Gustavson, J. C., Vakoch, D. L.
An Examination of an Iconic Trap-Neuter-Return Program: The Newburyport, Massachusetts Case Study
Contributor(s):: David D. Spehar, Peter J. Wolf
Local communities in the United States are commonly responsible for selecting the most appropriate method of managing free-roaming cats. Lethal management has been widely utilized for generations, but the use of trap–neuter–return (TNR) has grown in recent decades. Despite expanded...
An Investigation into the Relationship between Owner Knowledge, Diet, and Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus)
Contributor(s):: Rosemary Norman, Alison P. Wills
An Investigation of Racing Performance and Whip Use by Jockeys in Thoroughbred Races
Contributor(s):: David Evans, Paul McGreevy
Concerns have been expressed concerning animal-welfare issues associated with whip use during Thoroughbred races. However, there have been no studies of relationships between performance and use of whips in Thoroughbred racing. Our aim was to describe whip use and the horses' performance...
An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.
An investigation of the effect of environmental enrichment and space allowance on the behaviour and production of growing pigs
Contributor(s):: Beattie, V. E., Walker, N., Sneddon, I. A.
Newly weaned 6-week-old pigs in groups of 6 littermates were placed in enriched environments with a floor space allowance of 0.5, 1.1, 1.7 or 2.3 msuperscript 2/pig (treatments 1-4, respectively). Treatment 5 was identical to treatment 4, except for the absence of enriching elements which...
An Investigation of the Relationship of Wound Infection and Exposure to Household Pets: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Rhodora Neu
Statement of Problem In most industrialized countries, pets are becoming a big part in households engaging and sharing human lifestyles. In fact, it is estimated that 14%-62% of pet owners allow their dogs and cats on their beds. However, pets can also carry and transmit pathogens to people...
An overview of types of aggressive behaviour in dogs and methods of treatment
Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K.
In 223 cases of dogs presented to a specialist behavioural clinic in Brisbane, Australia, 87 (39
Analysis of factors influencing animal welfare, animal health & performance of dairy cows in loose housing with cubicles
Contributor(s):: Mulleder, C., Waiblinger, S., Troxler, J.
A study investigated a random sample of 80 dairy herds of 21-80 Simmental cows during the winter months of 2002 and 2003 in Lower and Upper Austria. An assessment was made of buildings and fittings, feeding, behaviour and interaction of cows and personnel, and welfare in terms of lameness and...