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Rates of euthanasia and adoption for dogs and cats in Michigan animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Bartlett, P. C., Bartlett, A., Walshaw, S., Halstead, S.
Estimates of canine and feline euthanasia at U.S. animal shelters--largely based on voluntary surveys with low response rates--make it difficult to estimate the population from which the euthanized animals derive. Estimates of euthanasia rates (animals euthanized per unit of population) have...
Evaluation of a new strategy for control of bovine tuberculosis in Michigan white-tailed deer: year 1 progress report
Contributor(s):: Stephen Schmitt, Daniel O\'Brien, Elaine Carlson, David Smith, Zachary Cooley
The State of Michigan is striving to eliminate bovine tuberculosis (Tb) infection among free-ranging white-tailed deer in the northeastern Lower Peninsula of the state. Aggressive reduction in the overall deer population abundance may help to further reduce TB prevalence, but this course of...
Successful Edenization through education
Contributor(s):: Steiner, Jack L., Eppelheimer, Cean, DeVries, Marla
The impact of dog walking on leisure-time physical activity: results from a population-based survey of Michigan adults
Contributor(s):: Reeves, M. J., Rafferty, A. P., Miller, C. E., Lyon-Callo, S. K.
Place and civic culture: re-thinking the context for local agriculture
Contributor(s):: DeLind, L. B., Bingen, J.
This article considers the qualitative concept of place - what it means, how it feels, how it is expressed, and how it is managed across time and space as (1) the appropriate context within which to study and promote local agriculture and (2) the locus of relationships, both cultural and...
Influence of housing on weanling horse behaviour and subsequent welfare
Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Shelle, A. C., Nielsen, B. D., Zanella, A. J.
Weaning foals marks a stressful event in horses' lives. Limited research exists regarding different housing methods post-weaning and the long-term implications on horse behaviour and welfare. The purpose of this study was to monitor behaviour and physiological stress markers in horses weaned...
How accurately do young adults recall childhood pets? A validation study
Contributor(s):: Nicholas, C., Wegienka, G., Havstad, S., Ownby, D., Johnson, C. C., Zoratti, E.
Outliers. Asides and insides
A cold nose can warm the heart
Contributor(s):: Farkas, M.
Farmers' attitudes about farming and the environment: a survey of conventional and organic farmers
Contributor(s):: Sullivan, S., McCann, E., Young, R. de, Erickson, D.
Farmers have been characterized as people whose ties to the land have given them a deep awareness of natural cycles, appreciation for natural beauty and sense of responsibility as stewards. At the same time, their relationship to the land has been characterized as more utilitarian than that of...
Leveraging expertise in animal welfare to create educational equity
Contributor(s):: Siegford, J. M., Zanella, A. J., Bernardo, T., Heleski, C. R., Wickens, C. L., Laughlin, K., Malinowski, R.
Globally, veterinarians and professionals in animal-related industries are faced with growing public concern for the welfare of animals, particularly those in production. To prepare professionals, courses in animal welfare should be created to provide consistent education on a global scale in an...
Miracles in a round pen
Contributor(s):: McPhail, D. L.