Semi-supervised machine learning for automated species identification by collagen peptide mass fingerprinting
Contributor(s):: Gu, M., Buckley, M.
Ability of owners to identify resource guarding behaviour in the domestic dog
Contributor(s):: Jacobs, Jacquelyn A., Pearl, David L., Coe, Jason B., Widowski, Tina M., Niel, Lee
Canine resource guarding (RG) describes the behaviour used by a dog to achieve or maintain control over an item of perceived value. Three distinct behavioural patterns of RG have been proposed; rapid ingestion (i.e., rapid consumption of an edible item), avoidance (i.e., positioning of the head...
Effect of training for dog fear identification on dog owner ratings of fear in familiar and unfamiliar dogs
Contributor(s):: Flint, Hannah E., Coe, Jason B., Pearl, David L., Serpell, James A., Niel, Lee
Scientific studies often assess aspects of dog behaviour, such as fear, via owner reports. More information on how accurate these ratings are for dogs displaying different levels of fear would be valuable. The current study assessed which fear behaviours dog owners are able to reliably recognize...
Social identification with animals: Unpacking our psychological connection with other animals
Contributor(s):: Amiot, Catherine E., Sukhanova, Ksenia, Bastian, Brock
Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...
Microfaunal remains from the East Granary, Roman Vindolanda: Evidence for human–animal interactions.
Contributor(s):: Deb Bennett, Robert M. Timm
The East Granary situated within the Roman fort-village complex at Vindolanda was in active use from the early third through the late fourth centuries A.D. The architectural layout of the foundation of this building consists of five parallel channels cut by cross-flues at regular intervals, and...
Wild Neighbors : The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife
Contributor(s):: John Hadidian
Wild Neighbors provides practical, humane, and effective advice on how to share living space with 35 of the most common species, from alligators to woodpeckers, found in the lower 48 states. Advice focuses on how to: properly and accurately define a wildlife problem; determine what type of animal...
Use and perception of collars for companion cats in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Harrod, M., Keown, A. J., Farnworth, M. J.
Implementing RFID to Improve Animal Shelter Inventory and Allocation
Contributor(s):: Adam Mach, Tali Freed (adviser)
The purpose of this project is to observe the best way to incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into the animal inventory system present in animal shelters, while also observing the benefits of implementing this system. The Woods Humane Society was used in this project as a...
Stories of animal passports: tracing disease, movements, and identities
Contributor(s):: Birke, L., Holmberg, T., Thompson, K.
Palaeogenetic analysis of (pre)historic artifacts and its significance for anthropology
Contributor(s):: Burger, Joachim
The power of automated behavioural homecage technologies in characterizing disease progression in laboratory mice: a review
Contributor(s):: Richardson, C. A.
Behavioural changes that occur as animals become sick have been characterized in a number of species and include the less frequent occurrence of 'luxury behaviours' such as playing, grooming and socialization. 'Sickness behaviours' or behavioural changes following exposure to infectious agents,...
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...
Practical Work at School Reduces Disgust and Fear of Unpopular Animals
Contributor(s):: Randler, C., Hummel, E., Prokop, P.
Disgust and fear are basic emotions that protect humans against pathogens and/or predators. Natural selection favored individuals who successfully escaped or avoided harmful animals; thus animals who pose a disease threat activate aversive responses in humans. However, all these animals who are...
Frequency of lost dogs and cats in the United States and the methods used to locate them
Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Slater, M., Lord, L.
Forensic bird-strike identification techniques used in an accident investigation at Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma, 2008
Contributor(s):: Carla J. Dove, Nor Faridah Dahlan, Marcy Heacker
On March 4, 2008, a Cessna Citation 1 (Model 500) crashed in a wooded area near Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma, killing all 5 people on board. This paper describes the detailed forensic methods and expertise used by the Smithsonian Institution’s Feather Identification Lab to identify the bird that...
Children's Problems Predict Adults' "DSM-IV" Disorders across 24 Years
Contributor(s):: Reef, Joni, van Meurs, Inge, Verhulst, Frank C., van der Ende, Jan
Database support for microchip identification in companion animal identification
Contributor(s):: Kenneth Andrew Brockway, Stephanie W. Haas (adviser)
This study examines the use of microchips, scanners, and identification databases in companion animal identification and tracking. The study intended to discover whether the competitive database provider environment or the structure of the database systems themselves are appropriate for the...
Important notice to veterinarians- microchips for companion animals
Contributor(s):: Suzanne Lavictoire
Veterinarians using microchip transponders for the electronic identification of companion animals should be aware of the following important information:
Pet IDs: easy to promote; can make your job easier!
Contributor(s):: Reed, D.