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  1. 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...

  2. Dog on a tightrope: the position of the dog in British society as influenced by press reports on dog attacks (1988 to 1992)

    Contributor(s):: Podberscek, A. L.

    Five major British daily newspapers (4 broadsheets and 1 tabloid) and their related Sunday editions were monitored over a 5-year period (1988 to 1992 inclusive) to locate articles on dog attacks on humans. From 1989 to 1991 (inclusive) there was intense media interest in dog attacks whereas 1988...

  3. Report on the potentially dangerous dog program: Multnomah County, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Oswald, M.

    In April 1986, a 5-year-old boy was fatally mauled by a pit bull terrier in Multnomah County, Oregon. In June 1986, a new law was passed that identifies and regulates potentially dangerous dogs. In the first 3 years of the program, 1652 dogs were classified as potentially dangerous, and...

  4. 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...

  5. Tail and ear biting lesions in pigs: an epidemiological study

    Contributor(s):: Smulders, D., Hautekiet, V., Verbeke, G., Geers, R.

    Tail and ear biting lesions have a negative effect both on the animal welfare status of pigs (Sus scrofus) and the economical revenue of the pig farm. Tail biting behaviour is an unpredictable, abnormal behaviour that is thought to have a multifactorial origin. On-farm factors influencing tail...

  6. Human feet are not mice: how to treat human-directed feline aggression

    Contributor(s):: Crowell-Davis, S. L.