"Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:" Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity
Contributor(s):: Gayane F. Torosyan, Brian Lowe
Using semiotic analysis, this study explores changes occurring in the societal perception of rabbits as farm animals as juxtaposed to their increasing popularity as domestic companions. This study is based on a preliminary hypothesis that rabbits are increasingly perceived and portrayed in media...
A novel strategy for pocket gopher control
Contributor(s):: Michael E.R. Godfrey
Current techniques for the control of pocket gophers use traps, fumigants or toxic baits. Trapping and fumigation are labor intensive and seldom effective in giving more than short-term relief. Toxic baiting usually uses baits that are rapidly degraded and although the resident gopher may be...
Aircraft noise influenced behaviour of service dogs
Contributor(s):: Flach, M., Heisterkamp, C., Stephan, E.
An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)
Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.
The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...
An international gene bank for guide dogs: organisation, utilization and potential
Contributor(s):: Kolosi, J., Gunn, I. M.
The Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia (RGDAA) has a breeding population of Labrador Retrievers consisting of 30 females and 11 stud males. Frozen semen from guide dog centres in UK and USA is used in its breeding programme to minimize inbreeding. The RGDAA is establishing an international...
Animal Shelter Programs and Policies
Contributor(s):: Edwin J. Sayres
A discussion of policies and programs that, ideally, should be followed by humane societies in the operation of shelters and the limitations that are imposed by finances, local circumstances, and other factors is a substantial undertaking. I would like, first, to give you some background...
Animal welfare: Proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, 24th World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991
Probably as a sign of the times, the World Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Committee has published its conference proceedings for the first time. The papers cover the topic from most angles: ethology, legislation, laboratory animal welfare, transport of animals, public policy, human and...
Animals, health and quality of life: abstract book
Animals, health and quality of life: professional development forum.
Cats and the law: aspects of the co-authored research undertaken for International CatCare
Contributor(s):: Diane Ryland
This research was initially commissioned by the Feline Advisory Bureau, now International CatCare, and has resulted in both a Research Report and Plain English Guide on Cats and the Law, co-author Dr Angus Nurse, Middlesex University.
Challenges of service dog ownership
Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.
Clinical animal behaviour models of stereotypic behaviour and underlying cognition
Contributor(s):: Daniel Mills
Bizarre repetitive behaviour may be quite common, with estimates in people and dogs of a prevalence of up to 8%. Whereas these are often considered important indicators of mental health problems in people, in companion animals, many owners view these behaviours as "quirky" or even...
Cougar predation on livestock in New Mexico, January 1983 through June 1984
Contributor(s):: Gary A. Littauer, Ronald J. White
A telephone survey was conducted in which the objective was to obtain information from the entire population of livestock producers in New Mexico who had losses to cougars (Felis concolor) in 1983 and the first six months of 1984. A total of 103 ranchers reported losses in 1983 and 60 reported...
Coyote attacks: An increasing suburban problem
Contributor(s):: Robert M. Timm, Rex O. Baker, Joe R. Bennett, Craig C. Coolahan
Coyote attacks on humans and pets have increased within the past 5 years in California. We discuss documented occurrences of coyote aggression and attacks on people, using data from USDA Wildlife Services, the California Department of Fish & Game, and other sources. Forty-eight such attacks on...
Cruelty toward cats: a different kind of abuse
Contributor(s):: Lockwood, R.
Evaluation of the relationship between milkers and dairy cows and its effect on animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Salaberry, X., Huertas, S., Cesar, D., Piaggio, L., Gil, A.
Animal fear towards people can be very stressful, making animal handling difficult and dangerous. The way animals are handled, absence of food, milking parlour conditions and presence of human beings constitute a special stimulus to the animal. If it is positive, fear diminishes and the capacity...
Healing Therapy: A New Role for Man's Best Friend (Report of December 4, 2013 Conference)
This is the report summarizing presentations and discussions at the December 4, 2013 conference hosted jointly by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the National Intrepid Center for Excellence (NICoE; associated with Walter Reed Army Medical Center, located in Bethesda, MD). The conclusions...
Healing Therapy: A New Role for Man's Best Friend (Report of June 12, 2014 Conference)
This is the summary of the second conference hosted by the Bob Woodward Foundation on the potential use of service dogs to treat Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The first was held in December of 2013.The Executive SummaryOn June 12, 2014,...
Helping Client Manage the Aggressive Dog
Contributor(s):: Julia Albright
Horses as healers