(Un)Regulated Relations: An Ethnographic Perspective of Dog Ownership on Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Contributor(s):: White, Paloma
This paper examines the regulation and management of dogs in the Mexican municipality of Isla Mujeres. It shows how dogs, on Isla Mujeres, are managed under a neoliberal framework of a decentralized government which relies on the personal responsibility of citizens and the outsourcing of...
A note on diet selection by goats on a semi-arid temperate rangeland throughout the year
Contributor(s):: Ricardi, C., Shimada, A.
A descriptive study and an experiment assessed the selectivity of goats on restricted grazing on a semi-arid temperate rangeland. In 1987 a mixed-breed herd was monitored once a week for 16 consecutive weeks from April to July. In April, July and October of 1989, and January of 1990, the same...
A note on the behavior of feral cattle in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico
Contributor(s):: Hernandez, L., Barral, H., Halffter, G., Colon, S. S.
Habitat use and behaviour of three feral cows were compared to three domestic cows in the Mapimi Biosphere Reserve, Chihuahuan Desert, where approximately 1000 feral cows were found on 151 000 ha. Feral cattle were found to represent an ecotype adapted to desert conditions. In comparison with...
A survey of dog populations in urban and rural areas of Yucatan, Mexico
Contributor(s):: Ortega-Pacheco, A., Rodriguez-Buenfil, J. C., Bolio-Gonzalez, M. E., Sauri-Arceo, C. H., Jimenez-Coello, M., Forsberg, C. L.
A survey in a major Mexican city (Merida) and three rural communities was conducted to generate information regarding the size and structure of the owned-dog populations and people's opinions about the dogs and how they took care of them. Household characteristics and dog population size, health...
A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico
Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre
Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...
Amores perritos: Puppies, Laughter and Popular Catholicism in Bourbon Mexico City
Contributor(s):: Proctor, Frank ‘Trey’
Animal Management at the Ancient Metropolis of Teotihuacan, Mexico: Stable Isotope Analysis of Leporid (Cottontail and Jackrabbit) Bone Mineral
Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N., Manzanilla, L. R., Schoeninger, M. J.
Behaviors indicative of attachment with pets scale: an adaptation of the attachment during stress scale for companion animals
Contributor(s):: Vanegas-Farfano, M., Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T.
This article introduces a Spanish-language assessment tool for the evaluation of behaviors that are indicative of attachment to aid research into human-animal interaction. The psychometric properties of the adapted scale to simultaneously quantify the attachment are presented. A confirmatory...
Behaviour of 2 groups of captive white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) with different degrees of exposure to man
Contributor(s):: Serio-Silva, J. C.
The behaviour of white-tailed deer kept at 2 enclosures in Veracruz, Mexico, was investigated. The deer were either exposed to or isolated from humans. There were changes in the general behaviour patterns of the deer in captivity. In particular, there was a change in feeding behaviour of deer...
Benefits of dog ownership: comparative study of equivalent samples
Contributor(s):: Gonzalez Ramirez, M. T., Landero Hernandez, R.
Owing to the inconclusive findings of research regarding the health benefits of pet ownership, we compared perceived health, stress, life satisfaction, happiness, and psychosomatic symptoms in dog owners and non-dog owners. As an attempt to overcome some earlier methodological issues, the sample...
Canine ecology and socioeconomic factors associated with dogs unvaccinated against rabies in a Mexican city across the US-Mexico border
Contributor(s):: Flores-Ibarra, M., Estrella-Valenzuela, G.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy: Stress Management for Adults
Contributor(s):: González-Ramírez, Mónica Teresa, Ortiz-Jiménez, Xóchitl Angélica, Landero-Hernández, René
Comparison of strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners of pet dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Kogan, L. R., Wright, M. L.
Objective - To assess differences in strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners and determine whether these variations were associated with differences in medical care for pets. Design - Survey. Sample Population - 419 pet owners presenting a dog or cat for...
Consequences of different suckling systems for reproductive activity and productivity of cattle in tropical conditions. (Special issue: Suckling)
Contributor(s):: Galina, C. S., Rubio, I., Basurto, H., Orihuela, A.
The late onset of ovarian activity in mature cattle raised under tropical conditions is the major setback impeding sound reproductive performance needed to meet the increasing demand for livestock products in the area. The effect of suckling has been cited as one of the most important factors...
Consumer Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare-Friendly Products and Willingness to Pay: Exploration of Mexican Market Segments
Contributor(s):: Lama, Genaro C. Miranda-de la, Estévez-Moreno, Laura X., Villarroel, Morris, Rayas-Amor, Adolfo A., María, Gustavo A., Sepúlveda, Wilmer S.
The study aim was to identify consumer segmentation based on nonhuman animal welfare (AW) attitudes and their relationship with demographic features and willingness to pay (WTP) for welfare-friendly products (WFP) in Mexico. Personal interviews were conducted with 843 Mexican consumers who stated...
Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos
Contributor(s):: Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.
Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that...
Demographics of the owned dog population in Miacatlan, Mor. Mexico
Contributor(s):: Orihuela, T. A., Solano, V. J.
Information was collected on 1026 dogs in 575 households during 1993. The ratio of persons per dog was 2.63. 85% of the households had at least 1 dog. Most of the animals were intact (92.22%), adult (38.2%), mongrels (61.85%) and kept as guards (65%). Dogs were primarily received as gifts...
Effect of suckling ('restricted suckling') on dairy cows' udder health and milk let-down and their calves' weight gain, feed intake and behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Froberg, S., Gratte, E., Svennersten-Sjaunja, K., Olsson, I., Berg, C., Orihuela, A., Galina, C. S., Garcia, B., Lidfors, L.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of restricted suckling (RS) in Holstein cattle on the weight gain, health and behaviour of calves and on udder health and milk let-down in cows compared to artificial rearing (AR). The study was conducted in Mexico. The 27 cows with calves were...
Episodic-like memory in crossbred Yucatan minipigs ( Sus scrofa )
| Contributor(s):: Kouwenberg, A. L., Walsh, C. J., Morgan, B. E., Martin, G. M.
Episodic-like memory, involving simultaneous recall of what, where and when aspects of a past event, has been demonstrated in some non-human species and is hippocampal-dependent. Our study explored episodic-like memory in pigs, a previously un-studied species that has shown evidence of highly...
Estrous expression in dairy cows and heifers ( Bos taurus ) following repeated PGF<sub>2</sub> alpha injection and choice of selecting a mounting partner
| Contributor(s):: Castellanos, F., Galina, C. S., Orihuela, J. A., Navarro-Fierro, R., Mondragon, R.
Oestrus was synchronized with PG in 14 Holstein cows and 10 Holstein heifers on 6 occasions. Every 11 days, each animal received an intramuscular injection of 25 mg PGF2 except for the 5th and 6th synchronizations, when only half the animals were treated. Sexual behaviour was observed...