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  1. Evaluation of the Prevalence and Risk Factors for Undernutrition in Hospitalized Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenifer Molina, Marta Hervera, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, Carlos Torrente, Cecilia Villaverde

    Hospitalized dogs are predisposed to undernutrition, which can potentially affect outcome. This study evaluated the prevalence of undernutrition in hospitalized dogs (measured as loss of body condition score, BCS and body weight, BW) and studied the risk factors that affect nutritional status,...

  2. Factors influencing survival and productivity of pronghorn in a semiarid grass-woodland in east-central New Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Bender, Louis C., Boren, Jon C., Halbritter, Heather, Cox, Shad

  3. Nutritional ecology of obesity: from humans to companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Raubenheimer, D., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Gosby, A. K., Simpson, S.

    We apply nutritional geometry, a framework for modelling the interactive effects of nutrients on animals, to help understand the role of modern environments in the obesity pandemic. Evidence suggests that humans regulate the intake of protein energy (PE) more strongly than non-protein energy...

  4. Hoarding of Animals: An Under-Recognized Public Health Problem in a Difficult-to-Study Population

    | Contributor(s):: Gary J. Patronek

    The objective of this study was to better characterize the problem of hoarding, or pathological collecting, of animals. Methods. The author summarized data from a convenience sample of 54 case reports from 0 animal control agencies and humane societies across the country.The majority (76%) of...

  5. Condition, survival, and productivity of mule deer in semiarid grassland-woodland in east-central New Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Bender, L. C., Boren, J. C., Halbritter, H., Cox, S.

  6. Factors influencing survival of desert mule deer in the greater San Andres Mountains, New Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Bender, L. C., Hoenes, B. D., Rodden, C. L.

  7. Exposing violences: using women's human rights theory to reconceptualize food rights

    | Contributor(s):: Bellows, A. C.

    Exposing food violences (hunger, malnutrition, and poisoning from environmental mismanagement) requires policy action that confronts the structured invisibility of these violences. Along with the hidden deprivation of food is the physical and political isolation of critical knowledge on food...

  8. Food insecurity in Pakistan: causes and policy response

    | Contributor(s):: Khan, M. A., Shah, S. A. A.

    There is evidence of continued food insecurity and malnutrition in Pakistan despite significant progress made in terms of food production in recent years. According to "Vision 2030" of the Planning Commission of Pakistan, about half of the population in the country suffers from absolute to...

  9. Toward a global perspective on farm animal welfare. (Special Issue: Farm animal welfare since the Brambell report.)

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    During the past half century, the less industrialized countries experienced rapid increases in animal production through both large-scale confinement systems and traditional small-scale systems. These countries now produce the majority of the world's meat. The regulations and other programs...