Pet dogs--a transmission route for human noroviruses?
Contributor(s):: Summa, M., von Bonsdorff, C. H., Maunula, L.
Phylogenetic analysis of 626 hepatitis E virus (HEV) isolates from humans and animals in China (1986-2011) showing genotype diversity and zoonotic transmission
Contributor(s):: Liu, P., Li, L., Wang, L., Bu, Q., Fu, H., Han, J., Zhu, Y., Lu, F., Zhuang, H.
Preliminary investigation of morphological differences between ten breeds of horses suggests selection for paedomorphosis. (Special Issue: Equitation science.)
Contributor(s):: Goodwin, D., Levine, M., McGreevy, P. D.
Paedomorphosis is the retention of juvenile morphology at maturity and is important in generating evolutionary change in domestic species and species in the wild. When comparing dogs with the wolf, this preliminary study saw paedomorphosis in their physical and behavioural traits (Goodwin,...
Shedding ultraviolet light on welfare in laboratory rodents: suggestions for further research and refinement
Contributor(s):: Sorensen, D. B.
The welfare of laboratory rats and mice is sought to be optimised through adjustment of a variety of environmental factors, including light intensity and photoperiodicity. However, the fact that rodents are able to perceive ultraviolet (UV) light tends to be ignored. The importance of being able...
Evolutionizing grief: viewing photographs of the deceased predicts misattribution of ambiguous stimuli by the bereaved
Contributor(s):: White, C., Fessler, D. M.
The gap: The science of what separates us from other animals
Contributor(s):: Suddendorf, Thomas
“Hard times?…Can you [s]paradigm?”: A response to the review of The marvelous learning animal
Contributor(s):: Staats, Arthur W.
Common and emerging infectious diseases in the animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Pesavento, P. A., Murphy, B. G.
The beneficial role that animal shelters play is unquestionable. An estimated 3 to 4 million animals are cared for or placed in homes each year, and most shelters promote public health and support responsible pet ownership. It is, nonetheless, inevitable that shelters are prime examples of...
The Archaeology of Becoming the Human Animal
Contributor(s):: Gittins, E.
In the archaeology of early prehistory, human-animal relations are often understood in terms of economy or evolution. Our various hominin ancestors are understood in terms of their development away from non-human animals, while animals themselves are considered as a resource or raw material. But...
The welfare ethics of the commercial killing of free-ranging kangaroos: an evaluation of the benefits and costs of the industry
Contributor(s):: Ben-Ami, D., Boom, K., Boronyak, L., Townend, C., Ramp, D., Croft, D. B., Bekoff, M.
The commercial killing of kangaroos provides multiple benefits to society, but also causes both deliberate and unintended harms to kangaroos. The ethics of the kangaroo industry is assessed in terms of whether the assumed benefits justify the welfare costs. An analysis of the stated benefits...
May 08 2014
2014 Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C)
Choosing between the emotional dog and the rational pal: a moral dilemma with a tail
Contributor(s):: Topolski, R., Weaver, J. N., Martin, Z., McCoy, J.
Teaching the dog and learning from the dog: interactivity in herding dog training and use
Contributor(s):: Savalois, N., Lescureux, N., Brunois, F.
The status of instrument development in the human-animal interaction field
Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C., Netting, F. E.
Cultural Coevolution: How the Human Bond with Crows and Ravens Extends Theory and Raises New Questions
Contributor(s):: John M. Marzluff, Tony Angell
We propose an additional synergy between human culture and the environment—a coevolution of human and other species’ cultures. We suggest that when humans interact with other social species,who themselves have the ability to evolve culture,then simple feedbacks from a culturally evolving...
Housecats and the Theory of Domestication
Contributor(s):: Heather Frigiola
The history of feline-human companionship is not thoroughly understood. Nor is the theory of animal domestication fully agreed upon by scholars. The objective in the present commentary is threefold. The first is to review and critique the theory of animal domestication, favoring an evolutionary...
Our debt to the dog : how the domestic dog helped shape human societies
Contributor(s):: Cummins, Bryan David
Organization and expression of canine olfactory receptor genes
| Contributor(s):: Issel-Tarver, L., Rine, J.
Four members of the canine olfactory receptor gene family were characterized. The predicted proteins shared 40-64% identity with previously identified olfactory receptors. The four subfamilies identified in Southern hybridization experiments had as few as 2 and as many as 20 members. All four...
Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination
| Contributor(s):: J. L. DeLeeuw, L. W Galen, C. Aebersold, V. Stanton
The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004),...
The Canadian harp seal hunt: observations on the effectiveness of procedures to avoid poor animal welfare outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Daoust, P. Y., Caraguel, C.