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  1. Independent Study 490A: Positive Reinforcement Training Piglets to Stand in a Container and Follow a Human

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    | Contributor(s):: Adrianne R. Kaiser, Anna K. Johnson, Jason W. Ross, Joshua T. Selsby, Kenneth J. Stalder

    The Department of Animal Science within the biomedical research area is using the pig as a model for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the leading, fatal, X-linked disease, affecting 1:3,500 male births worldwide. Two tests require the pigs afflicted with...

  2. Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer

    | Contributor(s):: Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman

    The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...

  3. On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Bernadette Earley, Mickael Mazurek, Margaret Murray, Daniel J. Prendiville

    On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship. Study 1. Animal welfare index (AWI): an on-farm survey of beef suckler farms in Ireland. Study 2. Investigation and specificity of behavioural fear responses...

  4. Hazards of Getting Sick from Contact with Farm Animals at Fairs and Petting Zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Aurora A. Saulo

    Animals exhibited at fairs, farm centers, and in petting zoos are very popular and educational, and they bring much joy to people, especially children, but in addition to warm memories of holding them, there is risk that immunocompromised people may take home harmful—even...

  5. The effects of wildlife-livestock-human interactions on habitat in the Meru Conservation Area, Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: J. Otuoma

  6. Establishment and persistence of a good relationship between man and animal by weaning management of Galician Blonde

    | Contributor(s):: C. Portela, L. Lopez, A. Varela, L. Monserrat, L. Sanchez

    Summary of the communication before the III Iberian Congress on Animal Genetic Resources

  7. Proper Use of Sulfonamides in Market Show Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Floron C. Faries, Virginia Fajt

    When administering a drug to a show animal, the owner is responsible for ensuring that there will be no drug residues in the animal's urine when it is tested at a show. Sulfonamides are of special concern because, even when they are administered correctly and the proper withdrawal times are...

  8. Good Management Practice for Animal Handling and Stunning

    | Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    These guidelines are a supplement to the 1991 Recommended Animal Handling Guideline for Meat Packers. The main emphasis of this guide is on the use of a welfare performance standards which can be objectively scored instead of specifying equipment design or practices. Scoring procedures for...

  9. Introducing Livestock-Guarding Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Jay R. Lorenz

    Livestock-guarding dogs are one of a variety of tools that sheep and goat producers are finding effective for preventing livestock losses to predators. Guarding dogs are used alone or in combination with other controls to keep predators out of flocks and herds.

  10. Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements: Animal Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State, and Interstate Shows

    | Contributor(s):: Michael C. Anderson

    This publication has two purposes: (1) to summarize regulations relating to exhibiting animals at 4-H shows, and (2) to provide additional suggestions for staff members and county program committees as they plan 4-H shows. It is the expectation that all 4-H shows will comply with...

  11. Bulletin No. 302 - Nutritional inadequacy of beet molasses rations for swine

    The feeding of large amounts of beet molasses to young hogs causes a condition that is characterized by a wobbly gait, and that is frequently fatal. Hog raisers have apparently recognized this condition for a number of years, since a number of farmers have reported it in their animals. Some...

  12. Climate affects calf birth weights and calving difficulty

    | Contributor(s):: Gene H. Deutscher, Dave Colburn, Rex Davis

    A six-year study was conducted to investigate effects of winter temperatures on two-year-old cows (n=285) and their subsequent calf birth weights and calving difficulty in the spring. The winter of 1992-93 (coldest) was 11 degrees F colder than the winter of 1994-95 (warmest). The coldest winter...

  13. Using topics in animal science as a platform to teach bioethics to university honors program students

    | Contributor(s):: Curtis R. Youngs

    A seminar course was developed using topics in animal science as a platform for teaching bioethics to university honors program students. The seminar course was structured to provide students with an introduction to major ethical theories (e.g., ethical relativism, utilitarianism), followed by an...