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  1. "Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:" Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity

    Contributor(s):: Gayane F. Torosyan, Brian Lowe

    Using semiotic analysis, this study explores changes occurring in the societal perception of rabbits as farm animals as juxtaposed to their increasing popularity as domestic companions. This study is based on a preliminary hypothesis that rabbits are increasingly perceived and portrayed in media...

  2. $250 000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.

  3. $250,000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.

  4. A novel strategy for pocket gopher control

    Contributor(s):: Michael E.R. Godfrey

    Current techniques for the control of pocket gophers use traps, fumigants or toxic baits. Trapping and fumigation are labor intensive and seldom effective in giving more than short-term relief. Toxic baiting usually uses baits that are rapidly degraded and although the resident gopher may be...

  5. Alligator nuisance control program in Texas: problem and process

    Contributor(s):: Lee Ann Johnson, David S. Lobpries, Bruce G. Thompson

    Following protection of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) in Texas beginning in 1969, alligator numbers have increased rapidly (Patter 1981). Such population increases led to the federal reclassification of the species from Endangered to Threatened--Similarity of Appearance in...

  6. Animal damage control - now and in the future

    Contributor(s):: James F. Gillett

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you today on behalf of the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service. I believe animal damage control is an element of a comprehensive wild life management program. It deals with population dynamics, mortality factors, and other...

  7. Animal health and welfare aspects in organic dairy production systems - experienced practice during conversion to organic farming. (DARCOF Report No. 2)

    Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M., Thamsborg, S. M., Kristensen, E. S.

    A synthesis of knowledge project was carried out during the late summer 1998 to June 1999 with the objectives to describe the conversion to organic farming as experienced by people connected to the dairy herd (the farmers themselves, their veterinarians and agricultural advisors). Special focus...

  8. Animal Shelter Programs and Policies

    Contributor(s):: Edwin J. Sayres

    A discussion of policies and programs that, ideally, should be followed by humane societies in the operation of shelters and the limitations that are imposed by finances, local circumstances, and other factors is a substantial undertaking. I would like, first, to give you some background...

  9. Animal welfare: Proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, 24th World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991

    Probably as a sign of the times, the World Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Committee has published its conference proceedings for the first time. The papers cover the topic from most angles: ethology, legislation, laboratory animal welfare, transport of animals, public policy, human and...

  10. Animals, health and quality of life: abstract book

  11. Animals, health and quality of life: professional development forum.

  12. Anticipating the Outbreak of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Related to Animal Industry

    Contributor(s):: R.D. W. Bagja

    Keeping and using animals and animal products is an age-old recognition. There are many reasons to own animals and some are as follows: 1. The Animal products are rich sources of essential protein needed by human being so they are farmed for meat or other animal products. 2. The animals which...

  13. Attitudes of Nebraska sheep producers toward predators

    Contributor(s):: Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom

    The economy of the State of Nebraska is highly dependent on the agricultural industry. When factors arise that complicate and threaten facets of the industry, those involved, particularly producers, often express a high degree of concern toward those threatening factors.The sheep producers of...

  14. Avian vacuolar myelinopathy: a newly recognized fatal neurological disease of eagles, waterfowl and other birds

    Contributor(s):: John R. Fischer, Lynn A. Lewis, Tom Augspurger, Tonie E. Rocke

    Since 1994, wildlife biologists and wildlife health specialists have worked to determine the cause of avian vacuolar myelinopathy (AVM), a neurologic disease of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and other birds. The causes of morbidity and mortality in wildlife typically are determined...

  15. Badger movement ecology in Colorado agricultural areas after a fire

    Contributor(s):: Craig Ramey, Jean Bourassa

    While investigating the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in eastern Colorado’s wheatlands, we studied 3 badgers which were affected by a 2.1 km2 man-made fire and compared them to 2 adjacent badgers unaffected by the fire. All badgers were equipped with radio-telemetry collars and generally...

  16. Bereavement, pet loss and deceased body presentation: pet euthanasia and helping owners deal with grief

    Contributor(s):: Brown, C.

    This article describes the role of the veterinarian in helping pet owners make decisions on euthanasia and on coping with the loss of their pets.

  17. Bird whisperer 101

    Contributor(s):: Speer, B.

  18. Challenges of service dog ownership

    Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.

  19. Clues from Katrina: human-animal bond and diversity in practice

    Contributor(s):: Greenhill, L. M.

  20. Cognitive aspects of animal-human interaction and the implications for welfare and training

    Contributor(s):: Kiley-Worthington, M.