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  1. Characteristics of owned dogs in rabies endemic KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

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    | Contributor(s):: Melinda Hergert, Kevin Le Roux, Louis H. Nel

    Background: Canine rabies has been enzootic in the dog population of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa since the mid-1970s and has been associated with high rates of human exposures and frequent transmissions to other domestic animal species. Several decades of control efforts,...

  2. Beaver management in Norway : a model for continental Europe?

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    | Contributor(s):: Howard Parker, Frank Rosell

    While Norway has been managing beaver (Castor fiber) for more than 150 years, most central European countries have little experience and none are presently harvesting beaver, despite rapidly growing populations and conflicts. Here we present the Norwegian beaver management model as an example....

  3. Exploring the differences between pet and non-pet owners: Implications for human-animal interaction research and policy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Saunders, Layla Parast, Susan H. Babey, Jeremy V. Miles

    There is conflicting evidence about whether living with pets results in better mental and physical health outcomes, with the majority of the empirical research evidence being inconclusive due to methodological limitations. We briefly review the research evidence, including the hypothesized...

  4. Pets by the Numbers

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  5. Winter habitat associations of blackbirds and starlings wintering in the south-central United States

    | Contributor(s):: Strassburg, Matthew, Crimmins, Shawn M., Linz, George M., McKann, Patrick C., Thogmartin, Wayne E.

  6. Keys to managing a successful archery deer hunt in an urban community: a case study

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Chad M., Keller, Bruce, Williamson, Chad R.

  7. Vitals rates and seasonal movements of two isolated greater sage-grouse populations in Utah's West Desert

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, Jason D., Messmer, Terry A.

  8. Survival and harvest characteristics of giant Canada geese in eastern South Dakota, 2000-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Dieter, C. D., Gleason, J. S., Andersoi, B. J., Vaa, S., Mammenga, P. W.

  9. Tourists' perceptions of the free-roaming dog population in Samoa

    | Contributor(s):: Beckman, M., Hill, K. E., Farnworth, M. J., Bolwell, C. F., Bridges, J., Acke, E.

    A study was undertaken to establish how visiting tourists to Samoa perceived free-roaming dogs ( Canis familiaris) and their management, additionally some factors that influence their perceptions were assessed. Questionnaires were administered to 281 tourists across Samoa over 5 weeks....

  10. 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...

  11. Parameters influencing service dogs' quality of response to commands: retrospective study of 71 dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Dalibard, G. H.

  12. Community partnering as a tool for improving live release rate in animal shelters in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Patronek, G., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Medicus, K.

    Collaboration among all shelters and nonhuman animal welfare groups within a community along with the transparent, shared reporting of uniform data have been promoted as effective ways to increase the number of animals' lives saved. This article summarizes the shelter intakes, outcomes, and live...

  13. Impact of a subsidized spay neuter clinic on impoundments and euthanasia in a community shelter and on service and complaint calls to animal control

    | Contributor(s):: Scarlett, J., Johnston, N.

    Reducing the number of homeless, nonhuman animals entering and being euthanatized in community shelters is the principal motivation for most spay/neuter (S/N) programs in the United States. This study evaluated the impact of a subsidized S/N clinic opened in 2005 in Transylvania County, North...

  14. Predictors of elderly happiness

    | Contributor(s):: Kehn, Diane J.

    Investigated the influence of living arrangements and other variables on the happiness and life satisfaction of noninstitutionalized elders. The dependent variable, level of happiness, was measured using the Life Satisfaction Index (LSI). Independent variables were living arrangements (with...

  15. Preliminary observations on the characteristics of the owned dog population in Roseau, Dominica

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, B. W., Alie, K., Fielding, W. J., Morters, M., Galindo, F.

    This article reports findings from interviews with 93 heads of households (38.6% of all households) who owned 148 dogs in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Mixed dogs, of no definable cross, were most common, followed by Rottweiler crosses. The median age of the dogs was 3...

  16. Trends in sheltering and welfare at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu, Hawaii

    | Contributor(s):: McDowell, B., Burns, P., Lepczyk, C. A.

    One of the major goals of an animal welfare organization is to reduce the number of homeless, nonhuman animals in a community. In Hawaii, the Hawaiian Humane Society has provided numerous animal welfare services to work toward this goal, such as offering sterilizations and microchipping at...

  17. Local tolerance of hyena attacks in east Hararge Region, Ethiopia

    | Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.

  18. Alligator nuisance control program in Texas: problem and process

    | Contributor(s):: Lee Ann Johnson, David S. Lobpries, Bruce G. Thompson

    Following protection of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) in Texas beginning in 1969, alligator numbers have increased rapidly (Patter 1981). Such population increases led to the federal reclassification of the species from Endangered to Threatened--Similarity of Appearance in...

  19. Fall food habits of double-crested cormorants in Arkansas

    | Contributor(s):: Albert E. Bivings, Michael D. Hoy, Jeffrey W. Jones

    One hundred forty-eight double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) were collected in October-December 1988. Some were collected while actively feeding, but most were collected at loafing or roosting areas. Of the 135 with fish in them, 79% contained gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and...

  20. Monitoring raccoon rabies in Alabama: the potential effects of habitat and demographics

    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Arjo, Christine Fisher, James Armstrong, Dana Johnson, Frank Boyd

    Density, morphometrics, and disease prevalence of raccoon populations were determined in 4 habitats (agriculture, riverine, managed, and forested) in central Alabama. In addition we monitored 71 collared raccoons to determine survival. Density estimates were similar in the agriculture (ag) and...