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  1. Calf mortality in semi-domestic reindeer ( Rangifer tarandus) in a Scottish herd: the impact of maternal age and individual differences between cow

    Contributor(s):: Jorgensen, M. W., Jarvis, S., Brewer, M. J., Goddard, P. J.

    High calf mortality rate is a significant problem facing semi-domestic reindeer ( Rangifer tarandus) production around the world. Mortality rates, commonly due to predation, can range from 5 to 70%, which constitutes a great welfare concern. This study examined the influence of quantifiable...

  2. Risk and opportunity for humans coexisting with large carnivores

    Contributor(s):: Treves, Adrian

  3. 'Upside-down'. The sheep-farmers are facing the presence of the wolves in the French Alps

    Contributor(s):: Fabre, Patrick

  4. Impact du loup sur les bergers salarié des Alps du sud

    Contributor(s):: Mallen, Marc

  5. Notions of corporality and person among the Jodï

    Contributor(s):: López, Eglée

  6. Importance of predation to the course of human and other animal evolution

    Contributor(s):: Brain, C. K.

  7. From cheetahs to chimpanzees : a comparative review of the drivers of human-carnivore conflict and human-primate conflict

    Contributor(s):: Dickman, Amy J.

  8. Using livestock guardian dogs in Balkans

    Contributor(s):: Yilmaz, O., Erturk, Y. E., Coskun, F., Ertugrul, M.

    Aim of this paper to review livestock guardian dogs in Balkan countries. Balkans consist of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey. In Balkans there are quite successful livestock guardian dogs including...

  9. Are farmed salmon more prone to risk than wild salmon? Susceptibility of juvenile farm, hybrid and wild Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. to an artificial predator

    Contributor(s):: Solberg, M. F., Zhang, ZhiWei, Glover, K. A.

    Offspring of farmed Atlantic salmon have been documented to display lower survival than the offspring of wild salmon in the wild. It has been suggested that reduced survival of farmed salmon offspring in the wild could, in part, be explained by increased susceptibility to predation through...

  10. The Associational Critique Of Quaternary Overkill And Why It Is Largely Irrelevant To The Extinction Debate

    Contributor(s):: Surovell, Todd A., Grund, Brigid S.

  11. Livestock-guarding dogs that wear sheep's clothing

    Contributor(s):: Coppinger, Lorna, Coppinger, Raymond

  12. Why do adult dogs 'play'?

    Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Pullen, A. J., Rooney, N. J.

    Among the Carnivora, play behaviour is usually made up of motor patterns characteristic of predatory, agonistic and courtship behaviour. Domestic dogs are unusual in that play is routinely performed by adults, both socially, with conspecifics and with humans, and also asocially, with objects....

  13. Ranging characteristics of the domestic cat ( Felis catus) in an urban environment

    Contributor(s):: Thomas, R. L., Baker, P. J., Fellowes, M. D. E.

    In many countries, high densities of domestic cats ( Felis catus) are found in urban habitats where they have the potential to exert considerable predation pressure on their prey. However, little is known of the ranging behaviour of cats in the UK. Twenty cats in suburban Reading, UK, were fitted...

  14. Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?

    Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.

    Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...

  15. Using sterilization to change predation rates of wild coyotes: a test case involving pronghorn fawns

    Contributor(s):: Seidler, R. G., Gese, E. M., Conner, M. M.

    Surgical sterilization of coyotes ( Canis latrans) reduced their predation rate on domestic sheep. We investigated whether sterilizing coyotes would similarly change coyote predation rates on pronghorn antelope ( Antilocapra americana) neonates. From May 2006 to March 2008, we radio-collared 71...

  16. Common and emerging infectious diseases in the animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Pesavento, P. A., Murphy, B. G.

    The beneficial role that animal shelters play is unquestionable. An estimated 3 to 4 million animals are cared for or placed in homes each year, and most shelters promote public health and support responsible pet ownership. It is, nonetheless, inevitable that shelters are prime examples of...

  17. Sedation of western grey kangaroos ( Macropus fuliginosus ocydromus) with tiletamine-zolazepam

    Contributor(s):: Mayberry, C., Bencini, R., Mawson, P. R., Maloney, S. K.

    It is sometimes necessary to restrain kangaroos ( Macropus spp) for veterinary treatment or in the course of scientific research, but the associated stresses may induce capture myopathy in wild kangaroos. Judicious use of injectable sedatives can reduce the risk of capture myopathy. Zoletil, a...

  18. Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats

    Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.

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

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

  20. The acquisition and maintenance of dogs' aversion responses to kiwi ( Apteryx spp.) training stimuli across time and locations

    Contributor(s):: Dale, A. R., Statham, S., Podlesnik, C. A., Elliffe, D.