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  1. "Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog" Revisited: Searching for Genes Relating to Personality in Dogs.

    Contributor(s):: Enikõ Kubinyi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi

  2. "The Frankenstein thing": the moral impact of genetic engineering of agricultural animals on society and future science

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  3. "We Always Hurt the Things We Love"—Unnoticed Abuse of Companion Animals

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollin

    Despite the fact that companion animals enjoy the status of “members of the family” in contemporary society, there are numerous diseases affecting the longevity of these animals and their quality of life. Some of the most pervasive and damaging problems accrue to pedigreed animals...

  4. 'Bamboo spine' in a migration period horse from Hungary

    | Contributor(s):: Bartosiewicz, Laszlo

  5. 'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Harding, S.

  6. A behaviour test on German Shepherd dogs: heritability of seven different traits

    | Contributor(s):: Ruefenacht, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S., Miyake, T., Gaillard, C.

    In this study, genetic and non-genetic effects on behavioural traits were estimated, based on records of the field behaviour test of the Swiss German Shepherd Dog breeding club. This standardized test has been applied since 1949 and comprised the following seven traits: self-confidence, nerve...

  7. A candidate gene association study of cryptorchidism and scrotal hernia using canine and porcine models

    | Contributor(s):: Xia Zhao, Max Rothschild (adviser)

    Cryptorchidism and scrotal hernia, both being sex-limited complex defects, are the most common congenital defects observed in humans, dogs and pigs. It is believed that these two defects are controlled by multiple genes as well as affected by environmental factors. In this thesis, 22 or 14...

  8. A mouse is not just a mouse

    | Contributor(s):: Sluyter, F., Oortmerssen, G. A. van

    In this review, we describe the existence and consequences of subspecific and individual variation in the genetic make-up of house mice. The purpose is to illustrate forms of variation that are often neglected in discussions about animal care and experimental design. Different inbred mouse...

  9. A review of some factors affecting the expression of libido in beef cattle, and individual bull and herd fertility

    | Contributor(s):: Petherick, J. C.

    This paper examines some of the factors that affect the expression of libido in beef cattle, focusing on the male and the free-ranging situation. The ways in which bull libido is assessed and the relationship between libido test results and fertility are discussed. Genetics play a role in...

  10. Adenoviral Gene Transfer of Gremlin Modulates Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A-Induced Angiogenesis in Porcine Myocardium

    | Contributor(s):: Pajula, J. J., Halonen, P. J., Hätinen, O. P., Ylä-Herttuala, S., Nurro, J.

  11. Aggression in canine females

    | Contributor(s):: Scott, John Paul

  12. Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  13. All a mother's fault? Transmission of stereotypy in striped mice Rhabdomys

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, M., Lierop, M. van, Pillay, N.

    Environmentally induced stereotypy is the most common abnormal behaviour in captive animals. However, not all animals housed in identically impoverished environments develop stereotypy, possibly because of differences in genetic predisposition. To investigate the transmission of stereotypy in...

  14. An approach to canine behavioural genetics employing guide dogs for the blind

    | Contributor(s):: Takeuchi, Y., Hashizume, C., Arata, S., Inoue-Murayama, M., Maki, T., Hart, B. L., Mori, Y.

    The purpose of this study was to attempt to find related variables of the canine genome with behavioural traits of dogs maintained and tested in a guide dog facility which provided a relatively uniform environment. The study involved 81 Labrador Retrievers that were being trained as guide dogs....

  15. An ethicist's commentary on the case of a breeder perpetuating a line of dogs having seizures

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  16. An ethicist's commentary on the cloning the horse case

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  17. Analysis of Genetic Diversity in the Czech Spotted Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Karolína Machová, Anita Kranjˇceviˇcová, Luboš Vostrý, Emil Krupa

    Loss off genetic diversity negatively affects most of the modern dog breeds. However, no breed created strictly for laboratory purposes has been analyzed so far. In this paper, we sought to explore by pedigree analysis exactly such a breed—the Czech Spotted Dog (CSD). The pedigree...

  18. Animal models of eating disorder traits

    | Contributor(s):: Kas, Martien J. H., Adan, Roger A. H.

  19. Animal trait ontology: the importance and usefulness of a unified trait vocabulary for animal species

    | Contributor(s):: Hughes, L. M., Bao, J., Hu, Z. L., Honavar, V., Reecy, J. M.

    Ontologies help to identify and formally define the entities and relationships in specific domains of interest. Bio-ontologies, in particular, play a central role in the annotation, integration, analysis, and interpretation of biological data. Missing from the number of bio-ontologies is one that...

  20. Animals as scientific objects