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  1. Expanding on current methods employed for investigating pet food stability

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Jayne Learey

    The Australian petfood sector continues to grow due to the 'humanisation' of pets. Ingredients added to petfood have the potential to degrade to harmful products making detection important. In this research various analytical methods were adapted to improve detection of products found...

  2. Helado para perros. Postre para mascotas : desarrollado bajo los parámetros actuales de nutrición y palatabilidad canina

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Jorge Eliecer Rodríguez Ordoñez

    La relación entre perros y humanos ha evolucionado ampliamente, esto ha generado un fenó-meno de antropomorfización que hace que asumamos actitudes frente a los animales como si és-tos fueran seres humanos. Entre otros inconvenientes, esto ocasiona que los animales se...

  3. Gastrointestinal parasite risk in dog parks in the Lisbon area

    | Contributor(s):: Ana Maria Nogueira Ferreira

    Dog parks may pose a risk for the transmission of parasitic zoonotic agents via the faeces and soil contact. This is the first study to investigate gastrointestinal infections in park-attending dogs in Lisbon. The research was carried out under the frame of a field study including both...

  4. The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Nils Norman Nilsson

    The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...

  5. Wolves in human-dominated landscapes of Northwestern Iberian Peninsula

    | Contributor(s):: Luis Llaneza Rodriguez

    This thesis has focused on the study of different aspects of wolf (Canis lupus) ecology to try explain its presence and persistence in human-dominated landscapes. We analyzed factors affecting the presence of the wolf in relation to the availability of food, landscape features and human...

  6. Expenditure tendencies of pet owner: influence of pet utilities

    | Contributor(s):: Chung-Hui Tu

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  7. 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...

  8. A two pan feeding trial with companion dogs: considerations for future testing

    | Contributor(s):: Jodi C. Vondran

    Palatability of pet foods is judged by the use of animals in colonies. Pet food manufacturers would like to understand how palatable a food is compared to another food. This generally is accomplished by a two pan test where a pet has the opportunity to freely choose between two foods. Preference...

  9. An investigation into the feeding behaviour and diet selection of the domestic horse

    | Contributor(s):: Marie Clare Cairns

    This study sought to investigate feeding behaviour and diet selection of horses exposed to concentrate feed of differing flavours and nutrient contents in different situations. Firstly behaviour was studied in a simple choice test. The results showed that when thehorses have no previous...

  10. The influence of human behaviors in the increased prevalence of overweight dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Nora J. Nealon, Julie M. Fagan

    An increasing number of dogs are falling into the overweight and obese categories, paralleling the rise in obesity over the past few decades in people. This suggests that dogs, which interact closely with people, have been influenced by our sedentary lifestyles, over-sized portions and diets high...

  11. Nutritionism and the making of modern pet food

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Wrye

    This dissertation considers the creation of nutritionally 'complete and balanced' commercial pet foods. Specifically, I am concerned with understanding the conditions that made it possible for pet animals to consume commercially-manufactured pet foods exclusively. I argue that...

  12. A Study of the Nutritional Effect of Grains in the Diet of a Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Kristyn M. Souliere

    The present study was designed to address the prevalence of the lack of knowledge for what owners are feeding their dogs, and to determine if grain should be within the diet. It was hypothesized that a bag of feed containing protein at no specific level, with a low level of grain will be more...

  13. Deconstructing the Regulatory Facade: Why Confused Consumers Feed their Pets Ring Dings and Krispy Kremes

    | Contributor(s):: Justine S. Patrick

    Americans own more than 130 million cats and dogs and spend over $12 billion per year on commercial pet foods. The commercial pet food industry faces minimal substantive regulation, despite navigating several layers of regulation from various groups including the FDA, the American Association of...

  14. Viewing Non-Human Animals Morally: How Should we Approach our Relationship with Non-Human Animals and what are Potential Policy Changes we can Make?

    | Contributor(s):: Tracy Maria Williams, John Lysaker (adviser)

    When thinking about non-human animals, people either take the rights perspective or the welfare perspective. I argue that a newer school of thought, known as the new welfarist position, is the best way of thinking about non-human animals because it seeks to phase out the use of non-human animals...

  15. Behavioral ecology of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) with respect to insectivory at Fongoli, Senegal

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Lynn Bogart, Jill D. Pruetz (adviser)

    In this dissertation I examine the behavioral ecology of savanna chimpanzees in Senegal. I test hypotheses related to the effects of the environment on the diet of the chimpanzees at Fongoli, concentrating on their insectivory specifically. Fongoli is the hottest and driest site in which...

  16. Role of abiotic factors on the development and life history of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

    | Contributor(s):: Leslie Holmes

    Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) has been found to successfully reduce manure in confined animal feeding operations of poultry, swine and bovine. In equatorial climates, H. illucens is active year round, however, in more temperate climates they are only active during the warmer...

  17. Reproductive diseases of dairy cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Christina Suzanne Tortosa, Edwin Jaster (adviser)

    The efficiency of today's dairy has increased due to the growing number of cows per herd and the production of pounds of milk per cow. Increased milk production however has resulted in a reduction of conception rates causing a loss of income for the dairy producer since the dairy industry relies...

  18. Fish oil and barley supplementation in diets for adult dogs: effects on lipid and protein metabolism, nutrient digestibility, fecal quality. and postprandial glycemia

    | Contributor(s):: Maria Regina Cattai de Godoy, David L. Harmon (adviser)

    Obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disorder encountered in small animal medicine. Problems related with obesity are the higher incidence of morbidity and mortality. Nutritional and physical activity interventions have been common strategies employed; however, they have shown low compliance...

  19. The physical and emotional benefits of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Holli Marie Tietjen, Geoffrey Fosgate (adviser)

    Elderly people are at high risk for conditions associated with inactivity, and lack of motivation is an important factor contributing to this inactivity. It is believed that a dog can provide the necessary motivation to get a senior citizen up and moving because it needs attention as well as...