Population Structure Analysis of the Border Collie Dog Breed in Hungary
| Contributor(s):: Virág Ács, Árpád Bokor, István Nagy
Pedigree data of the Border Collie dog breed were collected in Hungary to examine genetic diversity within the breed and its different lines. The database was based on available herd books dating from the development of the breed (in the late 1800s) to the present day. The constructed pedigree...
Andrew Nicholas Rowan
The Role of Dog Population Management in Rabies Elimination—A Review of Current Approaches and Future Opportunities
| Contributor(s):: Louise H. Taylor, Ryan M. Wallace, Deepashree Balaram, Joann M. Lindenmayer, Douglas C. Eckery, Beryl Mutonono-Watkiss, Ellie Parravani, Louis H. Nel
Free-roaming dogs and rabies transmission are integrally linked across many low-income countries, and large unmanaged dog populations can be daunting to rabies control program planners. Dog population management (DPM) is a multifaceted concept that aims to improve the health and well-being of...
Using a dog demography field study to inform the development of an agent-based computer simulation. Evaluating owned dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Luz Maria Kisiel
This thesis evaluates the potential effects of different dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico. First, a cross-sectional study was conducted to characterize dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Approximately 65% of the households...
Humans act against the natural process of breeder selection: A modern sickness for animal populations?
| Contributor(s):: Javier Balbontin, Vincenzo Penteriani, Miguel Ferrer
We present a new idea about the possible effects of human-induced mortality on different age cohorts (i.e., breeders vs. juveniles) in long-lived animals. Our hypothesis is based on Curio's idea on the effect of natural selective processes on cohorts to explain age-related increases in...
Nov 15 2016
National Council on Pet Population & Society of Animal Welfare Administrators 2016 Research Symposium - "Solid, Stretched or Broken?: the Human-Animal Bond"
Population dynamics and management of free-roaming cats
| Contributor(s):: Paige McGee Hill
With an estimated 400 million domestic cats worldwide, free-roaming cats issues are of global importance due to animal welfare and public health concerns, as well as impacts on native wildlife through predation, competition and disease transmission. Though these impacts have been well documented,...
How the rehabilitation of animals in captivity affects survival rates upon release : focus on a reintroduction project with Amazonas vinacea
| Contributor(s):: Karen Burk
The topic of rehabilitation is of special importance when concerning animals that are near extinction. Biodiversity is the variety of animals, plants, their habitats and their genes. It is a key part of the functioning of the planet; if it is changed over a large scale then...
The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives
| Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer
New evidence for Upper Paleolithic small domestic dogs in south-western Europe
| Contributor(s):: Pionnier-Capital, Maud
Baboons of the Amboseli basin: demographic stability and change
| Contributor(s):: Samuels, A.
Geographic microsatellite variability in Central American howling monkeys
| Contributor(s):: Winkler, Linda A.
The impact of West African trade on the distribution of chimpanzee and elephant populations (Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, 19th-20th century)
| Contributor(s):: Leblan, Vincent
Beyond Overpopulation: A Comment on Zawistowski et al. and Salman et al
| Contributor(s):: Fennell, Lee Anne
Comments on the implication of the overpopulation model for the killing of companion animals in animal shelters. Contentions regarding the overpopulation model; Role of consumer demand in shelter euthanasia analysis; List of market failures contributing to the production and routine destruction...
Human and Animal Factors Related to Relinquishment of Dogs and Cats in 12 Selected Animal Shelters in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Salman, M. D., New jr, John G., Scarlett, Janet M., Kass, Philip H., Ruch-Gallie, Rebecca, Hetts, Suzanne
Since the 1940s, perceived companion animal overpopulation in the United States has been an important issue to the animal welfare community (Moulton, Wright, & Rinky, 1991). This surplus of animals has resulted in millions of dogs and cats being euthanized annually in animal shelters across the...
Pet Overpopulation: Data and Measurement Issues in Shelters
| Contributor(s):: Wenstrup, John, Dowidchuk, Alexis
Examines possible solutions to the underlying root causes of pet overpopulation in the United States. Identification of the magnitude, dynamics, and root causes of animal euthanasia in shelters; Establishment of a baseline of shelter data, policies, and viewpoints through detailed surveys; Use of...
Population Dynamics, Overpopulation, and the Welfare of Companion Animals: New Insights on Old and New Data
| Contributor(s):: Zawistowski, Stephen, Morris, Julie, Salman, M. D., Ruch-Gallie, Rebecca
Americans profess a great love for their companion animals, and, indeed, their expenditures on food and other products for their dogs and cats would seem to confirm this. However, each year, many millions of dogs and cats are brought to animal shelters, where the majority are euthanized. Our...
Neither biblical plague nor pristine myth: a lesson from Central European sparrows
| Contributor(s):: Herrmann, Bernd, Woods, William I.
Brown treesnakes: a potential invasive species for the United States
| Contributor(s):: Kahl, S. S., Henke, S. E., Hall, M. A., Britton, D. K.
HIV and pet ownership
| Contributor(s):: Downing, D.