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  1. Welfare Assessment of Two Free-range Laying Hen Flocks in Turkey

    Contributor(s):: Petek, Metin, Çavuşoğlu, Enver

  2. The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road

    Contributor(s):: Haruda, A. F., Ventresca Miller, A. R., Paijmans, J. L. A., Barlow, A., Tazhekeyev, A., Bilalov, S., Hesse, Y., Preick, M., King, T., Thomas, R., Härke, H., Arzhantseva, I.

  3. Radiographic Identification of Osseous Cyst- Like Lesions in the Distal Phalanx in 22 Lame Thoroughbred Horses Managed Conservatively and Their Racing Performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Vanessa G. Peter, Thomas A. O'Keeffe, Lewis C. R. Smith, Daniela Schweizer-Gorgas

    Reasons for performing study: To investigate the racing performance of Thoroughbred horses with osseous cyst-like lesions (OCLLs) in the distal phalanx causing lameness and treated conservatively. Objectives: To assess horses’ ability to race and perform after radiographic identification...

  4. Semi-supervised machine learning for automated species identification by collagen peptide mass fingerprinting

    | Contributor(s):: Gu, M., Buckley, M.

  5. Use of aerial perches and perches on aviary tiers by broiler breeders

    | Contributor(s):: Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G., Toscano, Michael J., Würbel, Hanno

    Perching, especially during the night, is an innate behaviour of chickens and the provision of perches is mandatory for laying hens in multiple countries. We examined whether broiler breeders of the fast (Ross 308) and relatively slow (Sasso) growing hybrids used aerial perches (P) and perches on...

  6. Ancient Bond Between Human and Animals Revealed in 14,000-Year-Old Diseased Dog Teeth

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristin Hugo

  7. Microfaunal remains from the East Granary, Roman Vindolanda: Evidence for human–animal interactions.

    | Contributor(s):: Deb Bennett, Robert M. Timm

    The East Granary situated within the Roman fort-village complex at Vindolanda was in active use from the early third through the late fourth centuries A.D. The architectural layout of the foundation of this building consists of five parallel channels cut by cross-flues at regular intervals, and...

  8. Animal Management at the Ancient Metropolis of Teotihuacan, Mexico: Stable Isotope Analysis of Leporid (Cottontail and Jackrabbit) Bone Mineral

    | Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N., Manzanilla, L. R., Schoeninger, M. J.

  9. Evaluation of rhodamine B as a biomarker for raccoons

    | Contributor(s):: Fry, T. L., Atwood, T., Dunbar, M. R.

  10. Workplace injuries in Thoroughbred racing: an analysis of insurance payments and injuries amongst jockeys in Australia from 2002 to 2010

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    | Contributor(s):: Curry, B. A., Hitchens, P. L., Otahal, P., Si, Lei, Palmer, A. J.

    Background: There is no comprehensive study of the costs of horse-related workplace injuries to Australian Thoroughbred racing jockeys. Objectives: To analyse the characteristics of insurance payments and horse-related workplace injuries to Australian jockeys during Thoroughbred racing or...

  11. Converging on ancient bones: a review of the evidence for the close relatedness of humans ( Homo sapiens) and spotted hyenas ( Crocuta crocuta)

    | Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.

    The majority of spotted hyena studies are conducted in places such as national parks and reserves where there are few humans present other than the researchers. I argue that this reflects a perception that "real" hyenas are those largely unaffected by contact with humans. This is at odds with...

  12. Ancient camelids in the Old World - between Arabia and Europe

    | Contributor(s):: Mashkour, M., Beech, M.

    This special issue contains topics on the history, use and value of camels in different areas of the world, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.

  13. Camels from Roman imperial sites in Serbia

    | Contributor(s):: Vukovic-Bogdanovic, S., Blazic, S.

    This paper presents camel remains identified in Roman sites in Serbia. The remains originate from Viminacium, the capital of Roman province Moesia, and from the 3rd-4th century Villa rustica in the locality of Vranj, in the province of Pannonia. In Viminacium, they were found in a 4th century...

  14. Camels in Romania

    | Contributor(s):: Balasescu, A.

    A large number of animal remains (186 pieces) were accidentally discovered in 2008, during construction works on a private property in Agighiol village (Tulcea County), in an area previously unknown to have archaeological relevance. This material led to the identification of camel remains (155...

  15. Camels in Saudi oasis during the last two millennia; the examples of Dumat al-Jandal (Al-Jawf Province) and al-Yamama (Riyadh Province)

    | Contributor(s):: Monchot, H.

    By its extraordinary adaptability to live in a hyper arid environment, the camel ( Camelus dromaderius) is certainly the animal that best characterizes the Arabian Peninsula. If a rich ethnographic literature exists showing the economic importance of this species through the last two millennia,...

  16. Camels in the front line

    | Contributor(s):: Bartosiewicz, L.

    This paper is a short comment on the historical perception of camels in Europe with special regard to Ottoman Turkish occupation in the Carpathian Basin. Regardless of their varied functions ranging from tokens of royal selfrepresentation to mundane beasts of burden or war machinery, these...

  17. Modification of aviary design reduces incidence of falls, collisions and keel bone damage in laying hens

    | Contributor(s):: Stratmann, A., Frohlich, E. K. F., Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Wurbel, H., Toscano, M. J.

    Non-cage housing systems for laying hens such as aviaries provide greater freedom to perform species-specific behavior and thus are thought to improve welfare of the birds; however, aviaries are associated with a high prevalence of keel bone damage (fractures and deviations), which is a major...

  18. Recent camel finds from Hungary

    | Contributor(s):: Daroczi-Szabo, L., Daroczi-Szabo, M., Kovacs, Z. E., Korosi, A., Tugya, B.

    This paper is a brief review of camel bones recently discovered in the territory of modern-day Hungary. The goal of this paper is to provide an inventory of all known camel finds representing both the Roman Period province of Pannonia (1st-4th c.) and the northernmost outpost of the Ottoman...

  19. The camel remains from site HD-6 (Ra's al-Hadd, Sultanate of Oman): an opportunity for a critical review of dromedary findings in eastern Arabia

    | Contributor(s):: Curci, A., Carletti, M., Tosi, M.

    Bone remains of camel ( Camelus dromedarius) have been found in several sites of south-eastern Arabia, dating from the Late Holocene period to the Bronze Age, and generally attributed to wild animals. The new camel finds from the Early Bronze Age site of Ra's al-Hadd (HD-6) - dated with...

  20. The history of the camel bone dating project

    | Contributor(s):: Grigson, C.

    The results obtained by the AMS laboratory in Oxford for the 'Camel Bone Dating Project' are summarized and discussed.