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  1. Foraging Eurasian badgers Meles meles and the presence of cattle in pastures. Do badgers avoid cattle?

    Contributor(s):: Mullen, Enda M., MacWhite, Teresa, Maher, Peter K., Kelly, David J., Marples, Nicola M., Good, Margaret

    The proximity of badgers (Meles meles) to cattle, and their propensity to utilise pastures containing cattle, is of fundamental importance in understanding transmission possibilities for Mycobacterium bovis between a wildlife reservoir and cattle on farms. A study of free-ranging badgers carrying...

  2. Marx and Alienated Speciesism

    | Contributor(s):: Foster, John Bellamy, Clark, Brett

  3. Support for Children with a Visual Impairment in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Rehabilitation Worker

    | Contributor(s):: Gray, Colette

  4. #SaveBenjy: sexuality, queer animals, and Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: McLoughlin, E.

    This paper explores the #SaveBenjy Crowdfunder campaign to save a Charolais bull in the Republic of Ireland who expressed sexual interest only in weanling bulls and not the heifers he was expected to impregnate. The prominence and popularity of #SaveBenjy is anything but coincidental. In May...

  5. The arts of memory: icons and structural violence in a Dublin [underclass] housing estate

    | Contributor(s):: Saris, A. Jaime, Bartley, Brendan

  6. Trevelyan's rhinoceros

    | Contributor(s):: De Courcy, Catherine

  7. Achieving Consensus in Developing A National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators

    | Contributor(s):: Hanafin, Sinéad, Brooks, Anne-Marie, Carroll, Ed, Fitzgerald, Eithne, Gabhainn, Saoirse, Sixsmith, Jane

  8. Perceptions of animal physiotherapy amongst Irish veterinary surgeons

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    | Contributor(s):: Aoife Doyle, Frances Horgan

    The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary surgeons’ perceptions, knowledge and use of animal physiotherapy in the Republic of Ireland. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 200 veterinary surgeons, of which 97 were returned. Results indicated that 77 (79%) of respondents were aware...

  9. Veterinary certificates for emergency or casualty slaughter bovine animals in the Republic of Ireland: are the welfare needs of certified animals adequately protected?

    | Contributor(s):: Cullinane, M., O'Sullivan, E., Collins, G., Collins, D. M., More, S. J.

  10. The spatial distribution of pet dogs and pet cats on the island of Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: Downes, M. J., Clegg, T. A., Collins, D. M., McGrath, G., More, S. J.

  11. Potential infection-control benefit for Ireland from pre-movement testing of cattle for tuberculosis

    | Contributor(s):: Clegg, T. A., More, S. J., Higgins, I. M., Good, M., Blake, M., Williams, D. H.

  12. Demography of the pet dog and cat population on the island of Ireland and human factors influencing pet ownership

    | Contributor(s):: Downes, M., Canty, M. J., More, S. J.

  13. Prevalence of behaviour problems reported by owners of dogs purchased from an animal rescue shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G.

    This study examined the prevalence of behaviour problems exhibited by dogs within 4 weeks of acquisition from a rescue shelter in Northern Ireland. 1547 people who had purchased a dog from a rescue shelter in Northern Ireland were sent a postal questionnaire designed to collect information on the...

  14. The effect of breed and housing system on dairy cow feeding and lying behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: O'Driscoll, K., Boyle, L., Hanlon, A.

    In Ireland there is growing interest in managing dairy cows on out-wintering pads (OWPs) during the winter, as a low cost alternative to housing indoors. This study investigated feeding and lying behaviour of two breeds of dairy cow (Holstein-Friesian and Norwegian Red) at pasture (PAS) and in...

  15. A behavioural study of scrapie-affected sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Healy, A. M., Hanlon, A. J., Weavers, E., Collins, J. D., Doherty, M. L.

    The behaviour of 12 sheep, suspected of having scrapie, and 12 clinically normal animals from the Irish Republic was observed over a 6-day period [date not given]. Confirmation of the true disease status of the animals was made at postmortem using both histopathological and immunocytochemical...

  16. When the girls came to stay

    | Contributor(s):: Doyle, Mary

  17. Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog

    | Contributor(s):: Smyth, C., Slevin, E.

  18. Perceptions of animal physiotherapy amongst Irish veterinary surgeons

    | Contributor(s):: Aoife Doyle, Frances Horgan

    The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary surgeons' perceptions, knowledge and use of animal physiotherapy in the Republic of Ireland. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 200 veterinary surgeons, of which 97 were returned. Results indicated that 77 (79%) of respondents were aware...

  19. The spatial distribution of pet dogs and pet cats on the island of Ireland

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Martin J Downes, Tracy A Clegg, Daniel M Collins, Guy McGrath, Simon More

    Background: There is considerable international research regarding the link between human demographics andpet ownership. In several international studies, pet ownership was associated with household demographicsincluding: the presence of children in the household, urban/rural location, level of...

  20. Communication in production animal medicine: modelling a complex interaction with the example of dairy herd health medicine

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    | Contributor(s):: Joachim L. Kleen, Owen Atkinson, Jos PTM Noordhuizen

    Background: The importance of communication skills in veterinary medicine is increasingly recognised.Appropriate communication skills towards the client are of utmost importance in both companion animal practiceand production animal field and consultancy work. The need for building a relationship...