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  1. Behavioural reactivity of ewes and lambs during partial and total social isolation

    Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Matthews, L. R., Messori, S., Vulpiani, M. P., Ferri, N.

    This work investigated the differences in the reactivity of Sarda (primiparous n=18, multiparous n=17) and Dorset (multiparous n=8) breeds of sheep and their singleton lambs to two challenging test situations involving a mother-lamb partial separation test and an isolation test. Non-parametric...

  2. Using livestock guardian dogs in Balkans

    Contributor(s):: Yilmaz, O., Erturk, Y. E., Coskun, F., Ertugrul, M.

    Aim of this paper to review livestock guardian dogs in Balkan countries. Balkans consist of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey. In Balkans there are quite successful livestock guardian dogs including...

  3. Young Blond d'Aquitaine, Angus and Limousin bulls differ in emotional reactivity: relationships with animal traits, stress reactions at slaughter and post-mortem muscle metabolism

    Contributor(s):: Bourguet, C., Deiss, V., Boissy, A., Terlouw, E. M. C.

    The present study investigated relationships between reactivity during tests, stress reactions at slaughter and animal traits in young Blond d'Aquitaine (BA), Limousin (LI) and Angus (AN) bulls. Behavioural and physiological reactivity of animals was evaluated during rearing using a "Human test"...

  4. Are "pit bulls" different? An analysis of the pit bull terrier controversy (Commenrtary)

    Contributor(s):: Lockwood, R., Rindy, K.

    "This article reviews some of the historical, ethological, and epidemiological evidence relevant to the question of whether pit bull terriers present special animal control problems justifying unusual legislative action."

  5. The epidemiology of dog bite injuries in Switzerland - characteristics of victims, biting dogs and circumstances

    Contributor(s):: Horisberger, U., Stark, K. D. C., Rufenacht, J., Pillonel, C., Steiger, A.

    Dogs are a potential source of several health hazards for humans. Public attention has recently focussed on dog bites, and different prevention strategies have been suggested. As few data on dog bite epidemiology are available, a prospective study was conducted in family practices (FP) and...

  6. Breed specific legislation: unfair prejudice & ineffective policy

    Contributor(s):: Burstein, Devin

  7. Student Comment: Should We Beware of Dog or Beware of Breed? An Economic Comparison

    Contributor(s):: Dziura, Meagan

  8. The new breed of municipal dog control laws: Art they constitutional?

    Contributor(s):: Marmer, Lynn

  9. Tort Law in Action and Dog Bite Liability: How the American Legal System Blocks Plaintiffs from Compensation

    Contributor(s):: Schwartzberg, Hilary M.

  10. Well-being and its roots

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.

    This chapter describes the physiological and behavioural indicators of health and well-being in cats. The specific behavioural traits of some different cat breeds are also included.

  11. Dogs, Pets, Horses, and Demons: Some American Indian Words and Concepts

    Contributor(s):: Rosenthal, Jane M.

  12. Fala: the "First Dog"

  13. Sallie Ann Jarrett

    Contributor(s):: Kramer, Vierma 'Bobbi

  14. Super Model

    Contributor(s):: Schonauer, David

  15. The place of the dog: AKC breeds in American culture

    Contributor(s):: Ray, Angela G., Gulley, Harold E.

  16. Turn-Of-The-Century Dogs In Atlanta

    Contributor(s):: Salter, Lillian Youngs

  17. The major welfare problems of dairy cows in French commercial farms: an epidemiological approach

    Contributor(s):: Roches, A. de B. des, Veissier, I., Coignard, M., Bareille, N., Guatteo, R., Capdeville, J., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.

    Animal welfare enhancement requires that problems are reliably identified and ranked in order to prioritise corrective actions. Welfare problems vary with the conditions in which animals are maintained. The objectives were to highlight major welfare problems for dairy cows on farms in France, and...

  18. TheraPets of Indiana

    TheraPets of Indiana is a non-profit corporation formed to provide animal-assisted therapy and activities in hospitals, nursing homes, school and home settings.  Currently, TheraPets is most active with St. Vincent Hospital, in Indianapolis, where the dogs are on-call 7 days a week, 24 hours...

  19. Characteristics of animals entering an Animal Control or Humane Society shelter in a midwestern city

    Contributor(s):: Shore, E. R., Girrens, K.

    This study compared companion animals entering a humane society shelter with those entering an animal control shelter in the same city, and both to data on companion animals in the area. The study compared stray and relinquished animals. Adult dogs were more numerous than pups, particularly at...

  20. Comparison of adoption agency breed identification and DNA breed identification of dogs

    Contributor(s):: Voith, V. L., Ingram, E., Mitsouras, K., Irizarry, K.

    Governmental and other agencies may require dog caregivers (owners) to provide breed identification of their dogs. This study compares breed identification by adoption agencies with identification by DNA analysis in 20 dogs of unknown parentage. Of the 20 dogs who had been adopted from 17...