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  1. A spatially explicit model of the white-tailed deer population in Delaware

    Contributor(s):: Jennings, Brian, Bowman, Jacob L., Tymkiw, Elizabeth L.

  2. Effectiveness of a simulated pack to manipulate wolf movements

    Contributor(s):: Anhalt, Christine M., Van Deelen, Timothy R., Schultz, Ronald N., Wydeven, Adrian P.

  3. Toward an understanding of beaver management as human and beaver densities increase

    Contributor(s):: Siemer, William F., Jonker, Sandra A., Decker, Daniel J., Organ, John F.

  4. Lead from spent ammunition: a source of exposure and poisoning in bald eagles

    Contributor(s):: Cruz-Martinez, L., Redig, P. T., Deen, J.

  5. Economic evaluation of beaver management to protect timber resources in Mississippi

    Contributor(s):: Shwiff, S. A., Kirkpatrick, K. N., Godwin, K.

  6. Factors governing risk of cougar attacks on humans

    Contributor(s):: Mattson, D., Logan, K., Sweanor, L.

  7. Cost-benefit analysis of managed shotgun hunts for suburban white-tailed deer

    Contributor(s):: Hubbard, R. D., Nielsen, C. K.

  8. Survival analysis and computer simulations of lethal and contraceptive management strategies for urban deer

    Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D.

  9. Estimating annual vertebrate mortality on roads at Saguaro National Park, Arizona

    Contributor(s):: Gerow, K., Kline, N. C., Swann, D. E., Pokorny, M.

  10. Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee

    Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.

  11. Metapopulation dynamics of mid-continent lesser snow geese: implications for management

    Contributor(s):: Aubry, L. M., Rockwell, R. F., Koons, D. N.

  12. Animals Used in Research and Education, 1966-2016: Evolving Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships

    Contributor(s):: Lairmore, M. D., Ilkiw, J.

  13. On-farm evaluation of the Salmon Welfare Index Model (SWIM 1.0): theoretical and practical considerations

    Contributor(s):: Folkedal, O., Pettersen, J. M., Bracke, M., Stien, L. H., Nilsson, J., Martins, C., Breck, O., Midtlyng, P. J., Kristiansen, T.

    The present study investigated the operational feasibility of the recently developed Salmon Welfare Index Model (SWIM 1.0) designed for Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar L) in production cages. Ten salmon farms containing spring smolts were visited twice, first between May and June the first year in...

  14. Degree of synchrony based on individual observations underlines the importance of concurrent access to enrichment materials in finishing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Zwicker, B., Weber, R., Wechsler, B., Gygax, L.

    Pigs are sociable animals with a strong motivation to explore and forage, and it has been stated that they have a strong motivation to do so synchronously. We examined the synchrony of exploration in groups of finishing pigs when enrichment materials were offered. We used a novel measure of...

  15. The effect of isoflurane anaesthesia and buprenorphine on the mouse grimace scale and behaviour in CBA and DBA/2 mice

    Contributor(s):: Miller, A., Kitson, G., Skalkoyannis, B., Leach, M.

    Prevention or alleviation of pain in laboratory mice is a fundamental requirement of in vivo research. The mouse grimace scale (MGS) has the potential to be an effective and rapid means of assessing pain and analgesic efficacy in laboratory mice. Preliminary studies have demonstrated its...

  16. Short-term ante-calving handling of dairy heifers in relation to heifers' behaviour and udder health after parturition

    Contributor(s):: Ivemeyer, S., Pisani, M., Knierim, U.

    The novelty of being handled during milking contributes to peripartum stress in dairy heifers with possibly adverse effects on their well-being and health. The present study investigated (1) heifers' behavioural responses to handling over the course of four standardized handling sessions and (2)...

  17. Evaluation of environmental and intrinsic factors that contribute to stereotypic behavior in captive rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta)

    Contributor(s):: Gottlieb, D. H., Maier, A., Coleman, K.

    Full body repetitive behaviors, known as motor stereotypic behaviors (MSBs), are one of the most commonly seen abnormal behaviors in captive non-human primates, and are frequently used as a behavioral measure of well-being. The main goal of this paper was to examine the role of environmental...

  18. Understanding feeding patterns in growing pigs by modelling growth and motivation

    Contributor(s):: Boumans, I. J. M. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Hofstede, G. J., Boer, I. J. M. de

    Feeding is an essential behaviour for body maintenance in pigs and closely related to their growth and productivity performance. Mechanisms underlying feeding behaviour in pigs are still unclear. Understanding these mechanisms can provide valuable insights into the complex interactions among...

  19. Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods

    Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.

    Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...

  20. Behaviour of pre-pubertal gilts and its relationship to farrowing behaviour in conventional farrowing crates and loose-housed pens

    Contributor(s):: Ison, S. H., Wood, C. M., Baxter, E. M.

    Individual variation in the reproductive performance of sows has the potential for greater negative impacts in loose-farrowing systems. Therefore, the ability to select gilts that will perform well would be a major advantage. This study investigated the behaviour of gilts during pre-pubertal...