California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) Can Follow Human Finger Points and Glances
Contributor(s):: Thomas Arkwright, Raphaelle Malassis, Toby Carter, Fabienne Delfour
The aim of this study was to determine whether California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) are capable of using subtle human gestural cues in a series of object choice tests. Four sea lions, housed at Parc Astérix Dolphinarium (Plailly, France), were tested using three gestural cues:...
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center
Contributor(s):: Emilio Figueroa
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals living with disabilities.Cornerstone was founded on the guiding principles of service to others, commitment to our community, education, and making a positive impact in...
Jun 29 2017
Pacific Veterinary Conference 2017
Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California
Contributor(s):: Danielle Allred
Dog-walking is gaining recognition as a way of combating sedentary lifestyles. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to meet physical activity standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and studies have shown positive benefits resulting from animal interaction, including...
Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program
Contributor(s):: Stacie Lynn Davison
The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA) programs. The final sample included 57 residents at assisted-living centers in California, most of whom...
Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology of Historic Shasta County Hospital 1855-1900: A Case Study
Contributor(s):: Rhea Maricar Sanchez
The use of faunal analysis from historic archaeological sites for determining status and economics has successfully contributed to a growing body of anthropological literature concerning socioeconomic factors in the 19th century. This study joins other historic studies in the...
Back from the Brink: Sarah Stock at TEDxYosemite
Contributor(s):: Sarah Stock
We live at a time when the rate of extinction is thought to be 1,000 times higher than normal. In this hopeful talk, Sarah Stock describes how the dire fate of two animals in Yosemite was reversed, showing what is possible when we boldly address past mistakes.Sarah Stock is a Wildlife Biologist...
Distance-dependent effectiveness of diversionary bear bait sites
Contributor(s):: Stringham, Stephen F., Bryant, Ann
Avian diets in a saline ecosystem: Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Contributor(s):: Roberts, Anthony J.
Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee
Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.
Beyond the "Bear" Necessities: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Conflicts Arising in Human-Black Bear Encounters
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Mazaika
Human–black bear conflicts have been increasing over the last 25 years in the western United States. Conflicts arising in human–bear encounters involve both those between people and bears, and between people about bears and how to address them. Research focusing on the interactions...
The Burden of Avian Influenza Viruses in Community Ponds in California
Contributor(s):: Zin Htway
Emerging influenza viruses continue to challenge public health. The problem is public health science professionals have been battling emerging human influenza diseases with tactile and reactionary methods because there is a lack of knowledge and data at the human-animal interface. This research...
Preliminary investigation of food guarding behavior in shelter dogs in the United States
Contributor(s):: Mohan-Gibbons, H., Weiss, E., Slater, M.
A survey given to animal shelters across the US reported food bowl guarding as one of the most common reasons for euthanasia and only 34% attempted to modify this guarding behavior. This study identified 96 dogs that guarded their food bowl during an assessment, and then placed them into a home...
Risk factors for dog relinquishment to a Los Angeles municipal animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Dolan, E. D., Scotto, J., Slater, M., Weiss, E.
Dog relinquishment is a large component of shelter intake in the United States. Research has shown traits of the dog are associated with relinquishment as well as general characteristics of those relinquishing. Low income is often cited as a risk factor for relinquishment. The majority of people...
Analysis of Bobcats in Urban Areas of Orange County, CA
| Contributor(s):: Ian Ice
Voices from behind prison walls: the impact of training service dogs on women in prison
| Contributor(s):: Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., Miller, K.
This study investigated the effects that training service dogs had on women in a multi-level security prison in California. Through semi-structured interviews, the inmates discussed the challenges and benefits of involvement in this program. The findings suggested that participation in training...
Stray and Owner-Relinquished Animals Statute
Mandates methods and practices for animal euthanasia in all public and private agencies sheltering stray or owner-relinquished animals. Requires mandatory holding periods and conditions that must be satisfied before any animal is killed. Mandates shelters to develop and follow care, cleaning, and...
Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat
| Contributor(s):: Michael Thomas Hobbs
Amphibian populations have been declining at higher rates than bird and mammal populations. Agriculture, urbanization, including roads, and resource extraction continue to put pressure on all species. Roads in particular, are major sources of mortality. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander...
The Reasonable Pet: An Examination of the Enforcement of Restrictions in California Common Interest Developments After Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Ass'n, Inc.
| Contributor(s):: Daniel R. Puterbaugh
Thirty-two million Americans live in common interest developments (CIDs);1 this amounts to one out of eight U.S. residents.2 Of those thirty-two million, nearly one-fifth are in California,3 representing a full twenty percent of the state'spopulation.4 Further, given the popularity...
Effects of Ocean Recreational Users on Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Santa Monica Bay, California
| Contributor(s):: Amber D. Fandel, Maddalena Bearzi, Taylor C. Cook
Coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have been observed in proximity to swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders and surfers along near-shore corridors in the Santa Monica Bay, California. From 1997 to 2012, a total of 220 coastal boat-based focal follows of dolphin schools were...