"It's not that they sting you. It's that they don't sting you." Beekeepers and the Narrative Construction of Human-honeybee Relationships
Contributor(s):: Kate Marx
There are seemingly endless accounts available of the bond that is often formed between humans and other mammals. Far less, however, has been written on interactions between humans and animals of more pronounced physiological difference to us, for example, insects. The purpose of this study was...
'Dangerous dogs' on the agenda at the FECAVA congress in Berlin
A behavioral analysis of dog bites to children
Contributor(s):: Mathews, J. R., Lattal, K. A.
A bite out of the budget? : costs and characteristics of animal bites in Benton County, Oregon
Contributor(s):: Holly Sherburne
In 1993 and 1994 total, there were 247 people reported to have been bitten by animals in Benton County, Oregon. Of the 243 biting animals, 70 percent were dogs, 25 percent cats, and 5 percent other animals such as ferrets, mice, rats, bats, and skunks. Fifty-four percent of all...
A brief report on intraspecies aggressive biting in a goat herd
| Contributor(s):: Tolu, C., Savas, T.
This study aimed at analysing the effects of age, horn and places on biting and butting as intraspecies aggressive activities. Seventy-two Turkish Saanen goats were used as animal material and 22,686 aggressive behaviours were recorded in different places from a total of 118 h direct observation....
A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims
| Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.
The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...
A community approach to dog bite prevention: American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V., Baker, M. D., Gloster, R. C., Grant, W. A., Harris, J. M., Hart, B. J., Hattaway, D. H., Houston, T., Koschman, J. R., Lockwood, R., Rieck, D., Sacks, J. J., Strauss, W. S., Strother, J., Golab, G. C.
Dog bites are a serious public health problem that inflicts considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and incurs immeasurable hidden costs to communities. Bites have been tolerated as a job-related hazard for utility and postal workers, but for many communities the problem...
A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department
| Contributor(s):: Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.
Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...
A comprehensive study of dog bites in Spain, 1995-2004
| Contributor(s):: Rosado, Belcbn, Garcca-Belenguer, Sylvia, Lecdn, Marta, Palacio, Jorge
A descriptive survey of the range of injuries sustained and farmers' attitudes to vulva biting in breeding sows in south-west England
| Contributor(s):: Rizvi, S., Nicol, C. J., Green, L. E.
The within-farm prevalence of vulva biting in breeding sows in south-west England was investigated using a postal survey sent to 410 pig farmers in January 1997. The response rate was 65% and there were 83 usable replies. The majority of farms where vulva biting was reported indicated a low...
A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto–Juniperus oxycedrus woodland
| Contributor(s):: Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.
Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The current research was conducted in an open oak forest in Megalo Dereio region, northeastern Greece...
A multi-site study on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practice of child-dog interactions in rural China
| Contributor(s):: Shen, J., Li, S., Xiang, H., Pang, S., Xu, G., Schwebel, D. C.
A pilot study to evaluate an elementary school-based dog bite prevention program
| Contributor(s):: Spiegel, I. B.
The primary objective of this program evaluation was to determine if a school-based education program is an effective means of informing elementary school-aged children enrolled in second through fourth grades about dog bite safety - the awareness of proper behavior when in the company of dogs to...
A Study of Dog Bites and their Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Nelly N. Lakestani
Previous studies have suggested that children are more at risk of suffering from serious dog bite injuries than adults. In order to generate an overview of characteristics of dog bite victims in Europe, different organisations collecting data on injuries at a national level were contacted in a...
A survey of animal bites on humans in Bursa, Turkey
| Contributor(s):: Yalcin, Ebru, Kentsu, Havva, Batmaz, Hasan
A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...
A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate
| Contributor(s):: Nancy Margaret Clarke
Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented although...
A video and acoustic methodology to map bite placement at the patch scale
| Contributor(s):: Griffiths, W. M., Alchanatis, V., Nitzan, R., Ostrovsky, V., Ben-Moshe, E., Yonatan, R., Brener, S., Baram, H., Genizi, A., Ungar, E. D.
Bite placement plays an important role in determining the mean weight of bites removed from a patch, and hence intake rate. This paper describes a video and acoustic methodology to map the sequential placement of bites on the sward surface. The methodology was evaluated for dairy heifers grazing...
Aggression between unacquainted pigs - sequential assessment and effects of familiarity and weight
| Contributor(s):: Jensen, P., Yngvesson, J.
Staged paired encounters between 74 pairs of 7-8 weeks old unacquainted piglets were studied. In 37 of the pairs, the pigs were pre-exposed to their opponents by keeping them for 24 h in small pens separated by wire net. The controls were kept in the same pen, separated by solid wooden walls. In...
Aggression in replacement grower and finisher gilts fed a short-term high-tryptophan diet and the effect of long-term human-animal interaction
| Contributor(s):: Poletto, R., Meisel, R. L., Richert, B. T., Cheng, H. W., Marchant-Forde, J. N.
Aggression can be a major problem for swine production as it negatively impacts the pigs' health and welfare. Increasing tryptophan (TRP) intake to raise brain serotonin (5-HT) - key for aggression control, and long-term positive social handling can reduce stress in pigs. Objective was to...