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  1. "A gentle work horse would come in right handy": animals in Ozark agroecology

    Contributor(s):: Campbell, B. C.

    Agricultural scientists now acknowledge the wisdom and practicality behind traditional (agro)ecological knowledge (TEK). Integration of TEK into contemporary organic agricultural systems is complicated, however, by the fact that agronomists, social scientists, and extension agents began...

  2. "Bark parks" - a study on interdog aggression in a limited-control environment

    Contributor(s):: Shyan, M. R., Fortune, K. A., King, C.

    As limited-control dog parks become more popular, concerns arise about whether these parks encourage interdog aggression. Systematic observations made at 1 park in Indianapolis, USA over 72 h (between 1600 and 1830 h, 3-5 times a week) across 8 months (between March and November 2001) found that...

  3. "Riding up forested mountain sides, in wide open spaces, and with walls": developing an ecology of horse-human relationships

    Contributor(s):: Davis, D., Maurstad, A., Cowles, S.

  4. "Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species

    Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.

  5. "There is no wild": conservation and circus discourse

    Contributor(s):: Bell, J.

    This paper documents the discourse used by contemporary circuses to justify their exploitation of nonhuman animals. The circus is undergoing redefinition due to cultural changes, animal welfare concerns, and political legislation. Critical Discourse Analysis is applied to a sample of articles (...

  6. A brief history of animal law, Part I (1972-1987)

    Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  7. A brief history of animal law, Part II (1985-2011)

    Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  8. A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims

    Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.

    The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...

  9. A close keeper-nonhuman animal distance does not reduce undesirable behavior in contact yard goats and sheep

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, U. S., Maple, T. L., Bloomsmith, M. A.

    This study investigated the relation between zookeeper-nonhuman animal distance and the undesirable behaviour that goats and sheep exhibited toward visitors of Zoo Atlanta's (Georgia, USA) contact yard. It hypothesized that a close distance between keeper and animal would be associated with a...

  10. A companion animal in a work simulation: the roles of task difficulty and prior companion-animal guardianship in state anxiety

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, A., Strickland, O.

  11. A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department

    Contributor(s):: Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.

    Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...

  12. A comparison of food selection and foraging behavior in juvenile and adult goats

    Contributor(s):: Provenza, F. D., Malechek, J. C.

    Young animals on rangelands are at an inherent disadvantage to older animals because they have higher nutritional requirements and they lack foraging experience. Comparisons were made in diet selection, foraging time and weight changes for adult (does) and juvenile (kids) goats foraging at two...

  13. A comparison of maltreated children and non-maltreated children on their experiences with animals - a Japanese study

    Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, S.

    Recently, studies in the United States, Canada, and Europe have shown that child abuse and animal abuse can coexist in the same household. The implications of these studies are that attention to animal abuse might lead to early detection of, and intervention in, child abuse. Although a promising...

  14. A comparison of weaning techniques in farmed wapiti ( Cervus elaphus )

    Contributor(s):: Haigh, J. C., Stookey, J. M., Bowman, P., Waltz, C.

    A total of 21 wapiti calves, born between 24 May and 4 July were kept with their dams in a 5-ha paddock from 28 July to 28 August, after which they were moved to another field. On 5 September, they were weighed, divided into 2 groups (10 and 11 calves) and moved to a familiar paddock, adjacent to...

  15. A cross-cultural comparison of reports by German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America

    | Contributor(s):: Wan, M., Kubinyi, E., Miklosi, A., Champagne, F.

    Cross-cultural comparisons of dog behavior and dog-keeping practices are limited. The current study compared the questionnaire responses of German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America (USA). Owners provided information about their dog-keeping practices, as well as reports...

  16. A forage-based vision of Ontario agriculture

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, E. A., Christie, B. R.

    The necessity of incorporating societal and environmental concerns into publicly funded agricultural initiatives in research, extension, and practice is increasingly evident. Agriculturalists are urged to acknowledge and respond to societal concerns before an insensitive and largely ill-informed...

  17. A Frightful - but Not Necessarily Fatal - Madness: Rabies in Eighteenth Century England and English North America

    | Contributor(s):: Blaisdell, John Douglas

  18. A game of cat and house: spatial patterns and behavior of 14 domestic cats ( Felis catus ) in the home

    | Contributor(s):: Bernstein, P. L., Strack, M.

    A descriptive study of the use of space and patterns of interaction of 14 unrelated, nonreproductive domestic cats (Felis catus) living together in a single-story house was undertaken, since these behaviors have rarely been described for cats in this common situation.Within the house, the cats...

  19. A Mathematical Theory Of Horse Adoption On The North American Plains

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobsen, R. Brooke, Eighmy, Jeffrey L.

  20. 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...