A Brief Note on the Significance of Prehistoric Dogs from the Eastern Aleutian Islands
Contributor(s):: Holland, Kathryn M.
A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims
Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.
The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...
A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence
Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.
This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...
A rat-resistant artificial nest box for cavity-nesting birds
Contributor(s):: Pitt, W. C., Driscoll, L. C., VanderWerf, E. A.
Attitudes and actions of pet caregivers in new providence, the Bahamas, in the context of those of their American counterparts
This paper reports the attitudes and actions of 614 Bahamian pet caregivers towards their pets, irrespective of the type of pet kept. The results are discussed in the context of an American study by Pamela Carlisle-Frank and Joshua Frank, published in 2006, which posed similar questions. While...
Attitudes and actions of West Indian dog owners towards neutering their animals: a gender issue?
Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Samuels, D., Mather, J.
A study of the attitudes and actions of 281 dog owners towards neutering their animals is reported from New Providence, The Bahamas, based on a study conducted in 2001. Owner attitudes towards neutering are associated with different sterilization rates of dogs. While owners' gender is associated...
Attitudes and care practices of cat caretakers in Hawaii
Contributor(s):: Zasloff, R. L., Hart, L. A.
Individuals who were maintaining colonies of homeless, free-roaming cats on the island of Oahu were surveyed to learn about the attitudes and care practices associated with colony maintenance. The 75 respondents were primarily female pet owners, middle-aged, living with spouses, well-educated,...
Attitudes towards dogs and other "pets" in Roseau, Dominica
Contributor(s):: Alie, K., Davis, B. W., Fielding, W. J., Galindo Maldonado, F.
This paper reports on the findings of interviews on attitudes towards pet care with 241 heads of households in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Parrots and dogs were the two most preferred animals, and snakes were least liked; however, few respondents (0.8
Brown treesnakes: a potential invasive species for the United States
Contributor(s):: Kahl, S. S., Henke, S. E., Hall, M. A., Britton, D. K.
Characteristics of owned dogs on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas
Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S. J.
This study reports the findings from street interviews on owned dogs (N=442) in New Providence, The Bahamas. Many households kept dogs outside, and roughly 43% of households allowed at least 1 dog to roam. Dogs kept inside most likely were considered a companion, whereas dogs used for security...
Demographic and aggressive characteristics of dogs in a general veterinary caseload
A retrospective cross-sectional survey of dog-owning veterinary clients was undertaken in 1996 in three Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) to generate a population of dogs for future use in a more detailed survey on canine behaviour. The questionnaire was...
Dog breeding in New Providence, The Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population II: The fate of puppies
This article reports the first known study on the disposal of puppies in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study reported the fate of 2,427 puppies through 517 interviews with dog caregivers. The study reported that surviving puppies from "pure-bred" females were typically sold (60.1% of surviving...
Dog ownership in the West Indies: a case study from The Bahamas
Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.
Results from several studies in The Bahamas, which included 511 interviews with residents and data on 776 dogs, are reported. The composition and characteristics of the dog population are described. The majority of dogs, both owned and unowned, are local mongrels called "potcakes." The median age...
Effects of sex, litter size and periconceptional ewe nutrition on the ewe-lamb bond
Contributor(s):: Hernandez, C. E., Matthews, L. R., Oliver, M. H., Bloomfield, F. H., Harding, J. E.
Undernutrition restricted to the time around conception in sheep alters endocrine and metabolic responses in the offspring. Studies in rats suggest that such an early insult can also alter the behaviour of the offspring. We studied the effects of mild maternal periconceptional undernutrition...
Efficacy of aerial broadcast baiting in reducing brown treesnake numbers
Contributor(s):: Clark, L., Savarie, P. J.
Efficacy, effort, and cost comparisons of trapping and acetaminophen-baiting for control of brown treesnakes on Guam
Contributor(s):: Clark, L., Savarie, P. J., Shivik, J. A., Breck, S. W., Dorr, B. S.
Ethogram of selected behaviors initiated by free-ranging short-finned pilot whales ( Globicephala macrorhynchus ) and directed to human swimmers during open water encounters
Contributor(s):: Scheer, M., Hofmann, B., Behr, I. P.
In order to establish an ethogram of interactive behaviors initiated by free-ranging short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and directed to human swimmers, we initiated encounters with non-habituated pilot whale groups during open water encounters southwest of Tenerife, Canary...
Fate of captive-reared and released mallards on eastern Long Island, New York
Contributor(s):: Osborne, C. E., Swift, B. L., Baldassarre, G. A.
Feral pigs in Hawai'i: using behavior and ecology to refine control techniques
Contributor(s):: Nogueira, S. S. da C., Nogueira Filho, S. L. G., Bassford, M., Silvius, K., Fragoso, J. M. V.
Early Polynesians settlers were the first to introduce pigs to the Hawaiian Islands. Later Captain Cook brought European pigs during his first voyage to Hawai'i. Many other importations have followed. Animals from these introductions became feral and dispersed throughout the islands. Free-ranging...
How does cat behaviour influence the development and implementation of monitoring techniques and lethal control methods for feral cats?
Contributor(s):: Fisher, P., Algar, D., Murphy, E., Johnston, M., Eason, C.
The need for lethal control of feral cats will remain in some contexts and potentially increase in others, alongside an obligation to develop and apply methods that are as cost-effective, humane and target-specific as possible. Drawing on practices particularly used in Australia, New Zealand and...