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  1. Estimation of red-winged blackbird mortality from toxic bait application

    Contributor(s):: James F. Glahn, Michael L. Avery

    Application of slow-acting toxic bait is one method of reducing local populations of depredating blackbirds. Estimating numbers of birds killed in such baiting operations is difficult because affected birds die off-site and are seldom recovered. We conducted bioassays and flight pen studies of...

  2. Attitudes toward animals: the effect of priming thoughts of human-animal similarities and mortality salience on the evaluation of companion animals

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    Contributor(s):: R. Beatson, S. Loughnan, M. Halloran

    Human attitudes toward nonhuman animals are complex and quite contradictory. They can range between extremely negative (animal cruelty) to positive (treating companion animals like human surrogates). Attitudes toward animals are especially negative when people think about human creatureliness and...

  3. Assessing the welfare of dairy calves: outcome-based measures of calf health versus input-based measures of the use of risky management practices

    Contributor(s):: Vasseur, E., Pellerin, D., Passille, A. M. de, Winckler, C., Lensink, B. J., Knierim, U., Rushen, J.

  4. Brown treesnakes: a potential invasive species for the United States

    Contributor(s):: Kahl, S. S., Henke, S. E., Hall, M. A., Britton, D. K.

  5. Captive bears in human-animal welfare conflict: a case study of bile extraction on Asia's bear farms

    Contributor(s):: Kikuchi, R.

  6. Economic evaluation of high welfare indoor farrowing systems for pigs

    Contributor(s):: Guy, J. H., Cain, P. J., Seddon, Y. M., Baxter, E. M., Edwards, S. A.

  7. Efficacy of aerial broadcast baiting in reducing brown treesnake numbers

    Contributor(s):: Clark, L., Savarie, P. J.

  8. 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.

  9. Modification of net configurations of the Coda Netlaunchei registered to enhance bird capture

    Contributor(s):: Prisock, A. M., Dorr, B. S., Cumbee, J. C.

  10. Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity

    Contributor(s):: Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.

  11. The role, size, and effectiveness of safety zones for creating refuges for white-tailed deer

    Contributor(s):: Bowman, J. L.

  12. Thanatology: death of a pet

    Contributor(s):: Kay, W., Fudin, C., Cohen, S.

  13. Attitudes toward Animals: The Effect of Priming Thoughts of Human-Animal Similarities and Mortality Salience on the Evaluation of Companion Animals

    Contributor(s):: Beatson, R., Loughnan, S., Halloran, M.

  14. New Zealand farmer narratives of the benefits of reduced human intervention during lambing in extensive farming systems

    Contributor(s):: Fisher, M.

    Easy-care or natural lambing pertains to those sheep able to successfully lamb and rear at least one lamb without human assistance in a difficult environment. Such sheep may have a higher survival rate, lower lamb mortality, and require less shepherding at lambing than other sheep breeds or...

  15. Effects of economic downturns on mortality of wild African elephants

    Contributor(s):: Wittemyer, G.

    Declines in economic activity and associated changes in human livelihood strategies can increase threats of species overexploitation. This is exemplified by the effects of economic crises, which often drive intensification of subsistence poaching and greater reliance on natural resources. Whereas...

  16. Humans rule! The effects of creatureliness reminders, mortality salience and self-esteem on attitudes towards animals

    Contributor(s):: Beatson, Ruth M., Halloran, Michael J.

  17. A case control study of on-farm risk factors for tail biting in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Moinard, C., Mendl, M., Nicol, C. J., Green, L. E.

  18. A comparison of the calving behaviour of farmed adult and yearling red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) hinds

    Contributor(s):: Wass, J. A., Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P.

    Mortality of newborn red deer (Cervus elaphus) calves is a major concern on New Zealand farms, as perinatal losses average approximately 10% of calves born. Primiparous red deer (calving as yearlings) lose more calves than multiparous hinds (adults). We performed a study on yearling and adult red...

  19. A note on chick adoption: a complementary strategy for rearing rheas

    Contributor(s):: Labaque, M. C., Navarro, J. L., Martella, M. B.

    Adoption of greater rhea (Rhea americana) chicks by males and the comparative survival of adopted vs. male's own chicks in a semi-captive population was investigated. Groups of marked chicks (one to 11 individuals) hatched in incubators were released at intervals near males with their own broods....

  20. Birth weight variation in the domestic pig: effects on offspring survival, weight gain and suckling behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Milligan, B. N., Fraser, D., Kramer, D. L.

    In domestic pigs, litter-mates often vary considerably in birth weight. To examine whether this size variation influences piglet survival, weight gain and suckling behaviour, we experimentally manipulated the number and size distribution of litter-mates in 51 litters. Litters were small (eight or...