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Poisonous Snakes and Snakebite in the U.S.: A Brief Review
Contributor(s):: Sherman A. Minton
This article briefly reviews some current ideas regarding snakebite in the Uniled States. Twenty species of native venomous snakes occur and include 15 species of rattlesnakes, the copperhead and cottonmouth, two species of coral snakes, and one seasnake. Snake venoms contain a variety of...
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...
Warm-Blooded Animal Bites
Contributor(s):: R.a. Dieter Jr., Robert S. Dieter, R.a. Dieter Iii, D.L. Dieter
Background: Domestic animals are the major cause of warm-blooded animal bites around the world. The dog, the cat and human bites are the most common animal bites creating major medical and health care concerns requiring medical treatment. Transmitted zoonotic diseases...
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...
Jun 11 2016
2016 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
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...
The complex issue of dog bites
Contributor(s):: Bower, C.
One Health: The complex issue of dog bites
Contributor(s):: Bailey, D., Leicester, L.
Soldier's Service Dog Euthanized after Killing Six-Year Old Boy (PTSD Dog Euthanized), Susy Raybon, Examiner.com January 31, 2012
A specially trained German Shepherd that attacked and mauled to death a six-year-old boy in Oak Grove, Kentucky on Sunday has been euthanized. The child and his family were visiting the home of a Fort Campbell Soldier who used the dog for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to police...
Service Dog Blamed for Attack at Outdoor Show, Laura Lewis, The Brunswick Beacon September 15, 2015 (online version)
Contributor(s):: Michael Fallon
A report of a pet attacked by a service dog at a public function. The service dog aggressor was there as part of an appearance by a service dog organization at a "show" organized by The Brunswick Beacon. Commenting on the incident, the owner of the service dog organization said,...
Bats and Rabies in Utah
Contributor(s):: Nicki Frey
This fact sheet describes the 10 species of bats found in Utah, what to do if you are bitten and how to avoid contracting diseases from them.
Rabies, Dog Bites Prevalence, and Legislation
Contributor(s):: Zenny Ng
Dos and don'ts of canine interaction: importance of responsible ownership
Contributor(s):: Green, E.
Behavioural response of pure Ankole and crossbred (Ankole * Holstein) cows to seasonal pasture variations in south-western Uganda
Contributor(s):: Idibu, J., Kabi, F., Mpairwe, D.
This study evaluated the effects of season and pasture species on variations in sward composition, pasture quantity (plant-height and biomass) and quality [crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD)]. Behavioural responses of a group of 10...
Genetic Canine Agression
Contributor(s):: Isabella O\'Toole
Canine aggression can pose a serious concern for public and animal welfare. Most of what we know about aggression comes from bite statistics, expert opinions and breed-specific aggressiveness. These sources can often be misleading due to biases toward large or powerful breeds. In this review, I...
Leptospirosis and an Animal Bite
Contributor(s):: Brenden Bedard, Byron Kennedy, Anita C. Weimer, Richard Magnussen, Anthony Petruso
In October 2013, leptospirosis was identified in a 20-year-old male. The male was bitten on his hand by either his canine or a skunk while breaking up a fight between the two animals. Eight days after the bite, the male developed fever, headache, drowsiness, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,...
Contributor(s):: Bridger, Chet
Why do dogs bite?
Contributor(s):: Campbell, W. E.
Human-canine interactions: A risk factor for dog bites?
Contributor(s):: Messam, Locksley Landsdowne McVicker
When love bites: understanding complex human-animal bonds
Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K.