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  1. Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment. (Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment.)

    Contributor(s):: Monath, T. P., Kahn, L. H., Kaplan, B.

    This special issue contains articles on the use of animal-assisted therapy for humans, zoonoses and disease control in domestic, laboratory and wild animals.

  2. The anti-social behaviour of urban dogs

    Contributor(s):: Loew, F. M., Fraser, A. F.

    Anti-social behaviour of urban dogs includes defaecation, biting, barking, street wandering, pack forming, exploring 'garbage' and public copulation. The authors discuss the use of ethology as a major tool in remedial action. They conclude that since heredity affects behaviour very considerably,...

  3. The use of three breeds of dog to protect rangeland sheep from predators

    Contributor(s):: Green, J. S., Woodruff, R. A.

    The most important predator on US rangelands is the coyote. Of the 24 dogs (11 Komondorok, 9 Great Pyrenees, 4 Akbash) reared with sheep for the trials, 7 were unsuitable for the work because of unruly behaviour and lack of attentiveness, 2 were not successfull and 3 died. In 7 of 12 trials with...

  4. Thiabendazole-based taste aversions in dingoes (Canis familiaris dingo) and New Guinea wild dogs (Canis familiaris hallstromi)

    Contributor(s):: Gustavson, C. R., Gustavson, J. C., Holzer, G. A.

    Two experiments were conducted on captive dingoes and New Guinea wild dogs. Of 14 dogs fed tiabendazole-treated lamb (1 g-300 g meat), only one continued to consume untreated lamb meat. All 5 dogs which were fed untreated lamb continued to consume all of the lamb presented. Clearly, tiabendazole...

  5. Eliminatory behaviour of domestic dogs in an urban environment

    Contributor(s):: Reid, J. B., Chantrey, D. F., Davie, C.

  6. Individualistic herds: individual variation in herbivore foraging behavior and application to rangeland management

    Contributor(s):: Searle, K. R., Hunt, L. P., Gordon, I. J.

    Rangeland systems cover vast areas of the earth's surface containing great diversity of life, and contribute to the livelihoods and welfare of millions of people. The management of rangeland systems for ecological and commercial outcomes is driven by a need to understand how grazing animals...

  7. Feral pigs in Hawai'i: using behavior and ecology to refine control techniques

    Contributor(s):: Nogueira, S. S. da C., Nogueira Filho, S. L. G., Bassford, M., Silvius, K., Fragoso, J. M. V.

    Early Polynesians settlers were the first to introduce pigs to the Hawaiian Islands. Later Captain Cook brought European pigs during his first voyage to Hawai'i. Many other importations have followed. Animals from these introductions became feral and dispersed throughout the islands. Free-ranging...

  8. Foraging behaviour of wild rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) towards new foods and bait containers

    Contributor(s):: Inglis, I. R., Shepherd, D. S., Smith, P., Haynes, P. J., Bull, D. S., Cowan, D. P., Whitehead, D.

    Groups of wild rats were housed in large arenas and their foraging behaviour towards unfamiliar feeds, novel feeds and novel feed containers was monitored using remote sensing equipment. There was a large individual variation in the responses to new feeds and feed containers placed in the home...

  9. A note on behavioural responses of farm animals to ultrasound

    Contributor(s):: Algers, B.

    Horses, cattle, swine, sheep and poultry all reacted to ultrasound from a device used to clear rats from buildings. Most animals were drawn towards the sound at first and then turned away and kept their ears pointing away from the sound. Poultry showed the least reaction. The device is considered...

  10. A study of the interactions of human, pig, and the human pork tapeworm

    Contributor(s):: Nemeth, D. J.

    The role of pigsty-privies on Cheju Island, South Korea, in the transmission of helminth parasites from pig to man is discussed with particular reference to Taenia solium. It appears that pigsty-privies reduce the incidence of intestinal nematode infections in the human population but not that of...

  11. Animal hygiene and animal welfare in the feed to food production chain

    Contributor(s):: Tielen, M.

    The field of animal hygiene includes the research and education about the interaction between the animal and its abiotic and biotic environment, especially focused on the health and welfare of animals and humans. Only for a few epidemic disease organisms is the safeguarding strategy required. For...

  12. Eating dog in Tahiti an identary affirmation?

    Contributor(s):: Mallol, Christophe Serra

  13. From scarce consumption to development of a norm Ilalal, or how exception becomes ordinary

    Contributor(s):: Rodier, Christine

  14. Characteristics of six recent animal hoarding cases in Manitoba

    Contributor(s):: Reinisch, A. I.

  15. Does exposure to dogs and cats in the first year of life influence the development of allergic sensitization?

    Contributor(s):: Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.

    Purpose of review: The goal of the review is to place studies published after 1 June 2002, concerning the relationship between early life exposure to cats and dogs and the later development of allergy, within the context of the effects of other environmental exposures on allergic disease. Recent...

  16. Pets bring therapeutic benefits to nursing homes

    Contributor(s):: Park, K.

  17. Special Issue: human--companion animal bond

    This special issue contains 6 papers. Animal facilitated therapy, overview and future direction (McCulloch, M.J.); The practicing veterinarian--contributions to comparative medicine (McCulloch, W.F. and McCulloch, M.J.); Saying goodbye (Van Alstine, C.); Euthanasia and the management of the...

  18. Zooeyia: an essential component of "One Health"

    Contributor(s):: Hodgson, K., Darling, M.

  19. Zoonotic disease concerns in animal-assisted therapy and animal visitation programs

    Contributor(s):: Waltner-Toews, D.

    In a survey of 150 systematically selected US animal care agencies and 74 Canadian humane societies to determine the prevalence of animal assisted therapy (AAT) programmes (concerns about, and experience with zoonotic diseases; and precautions taken to prevent zoonotic disease transmission) 69 US...

  20. Pet allergy: how important for Turkey where there is a low pet ownership rate

    Contributor(s):: Mungan, D., Celik, G., Bavbek, S., Msrlgil, Z.

    Exposure and sensitization to allergens derived from cats/dogs have been shown to represent an important risk factor for allergic respiratory diseases. So far, there has not been any study exploring cat/dog sensitization and related factors in our geographic location. The aim of this study was to...