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...
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.
Local tolerance of hyena attacks in east Hararge Region, Ethiopia
Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.
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.
Conservation implications of dietary dilution from debris ingestion: sublethal effects in post-hatchling loggerhead sea turtles
Contributor(s):: Shannon J. McCauley, Karen A. Bjomdal
Ingestion of anthropogenic debris by marine species has been documented extensively; fewer studies have attempted to quantify the sublethal effects caused by debris ingestion. One potential sublethal effect is reduced nutrient gains from diets diluted by consumption of debris. Post-hatchling and...
Habitat associations of the long-nosed potoroo (potoroos tridactylus) at multiple spatial scales
Contributor(s):: Melinda A. Norton
The long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) is a threatened, ground-dwelling marsupial known to have been highly disadvantaged by changes brought about since European settlement in Australia. Key threats to the species are believed to be fox predation and habitat loss and/or fragmentation. In...
Cow dogs: use of livestock protection dogs for reducing predation and transmission of pathogens from wildlife to cattle
Contributor(s):: VerCauteren, K. C., Lavelle, M. J., Gehring, T. M., Landry, J. M.
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.
Gregarious nesting - an anti-predator response in laying hens
Contributor(s):: Riber, A. B.
Mixed-breed guarding dogs reduce conflict between goat herders and native carnivores in Patagonia
Contributor(s):: Gonzalez, A., Novaro, A., Funes, M., Pailacura, O., Bolgeri, M. J., Walker, S.
Water-site selection and behaviour of red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa evaluated using camera trapping
Contributor(s):: Sanchez-Garcia, C., Armenteros, J. A., Alonso, M. E., Larsen, R. T., Lomillos, J. M., Gaudioso, V. R.
Lead exposure potentiates predatory attack behavior in the cat
Contributor(s):: Li, W. J., Han, S. G., Gregg, T. R., Kemp, F. W., Davidow, A. L., Louria, D. B., Siegel, A., Bogden, J. D.
Vigilance, time budgets and predation risk in reintroduced captive-bred grey partridges Perdix perdix
Contributor(s):: Rantanen, E. M., Buner, F., Riordan, P., Sotherton, N., Macdonald, D. W.
Anti-predator behaviour has direct fitness consequences for prey species and thereby affects their reintroduction success, which has generally been poor. Development of anti-predator behaviour may be impaired in captive conditions which favour low emotional reactivity, resulting in poor...
Artificial illumination reduces bait-take by small rainforest mammals
Contributor(s):: Bengsen, A. J., Leung, L. K. P., Lapidge, S. J., Gordon, I. J.
Small mammals often moderate their foraging behaviour in response to cues indicating a high local predation risk. We assessed the ability of cues associated with a high predation risk to reduce the consumption of bait by non-target small mammal species in a tropical rainforest, without inhibiting...
Attention, noise, and implications for wildlife conservation and management
Contributor(s):: Chan, A. A. Y. H., Blumstein, D. T.
Anthropogenic stimuli are often viewed as disturbances that directly interfere with signal processing or communication, or directly harm animals. However, such sounds may also distract individuals and thus potentially interfere with their ability to make biologically important decisions about...
Behavioural and corticosterone responses to capture and confinement of wild blackbirds ( Turdus merula )
Contributor(s):: Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J., Rickett, J., Parker, K. A., Cockrem, J. F.
Capture and temporary confinement of wild birds are integral parts of wildlife management practice and research used, for example, during translocation or reintroduction initiatives. We report here on the behavioural and stress hormone (corticosterone) responses of wild blackbirds (Turdus merula)...
Behavioural changes and aversive conditioning in hunting dogs by the second-year confrontation with domestic sheep
Contributor(s):: Christiansen, F. O., Bakken, M., Braastad, B. O.
Domesticated dogs occasionally exhibit predatory behaviour towards domestic sheep when running loose in pasture. Both young and old dogs of either sex may chase sheep. Electronic dog collars applying electric shocks are utilized as one method of training dogs to refrain from attacking sheep. This...
Behavioural differences between three breed groups of hunting dogs confronted with domestic sheep
When running free in open fields, domestic dogs occasionally display predatory behaviour towards domestic sheep. This has not yet been studied scientifically. The aim of the present study was to investigate the inclination to chase sheep in 3 breed groups of hunting dogs that are most frequently...
Bold, shy, and persistent: variable coyote response to light and sound stimuli
Contributor(s):: Darrow, P. A., Shivik, J. A.
To improve frightening device technology for managing predation, we examined variation in coyote (Canis latrans) response to visual, auditory, and combined stimuli using a behavior-contingent programmable frightening device. We hoped to gather information on the relative effectiveness of light,...
Failure of LiCl-conditioned taste aversion to prevent dogs from attacking sheep
Contributor(s):: Hansen, I., Bakken, M., Braastad, B. O.
Two Alaskan Husky dogs were used in a pilot study to examine the feasibility of LiCl-conditioned taste aversion as a method to prevent dogs from attacking livestock. The salt LiCl induces vomiting and diarrhoea, but is also an antidepressive drug. The dogs were fed on LiCl-treated sheep baits at...