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  1. Current attitudes toward, and incidence of, sterilization of cats and dogs by caregivers (owners) in Auckland, New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: McKay, S. A., Farnworth, M. J., Waran, N. K.

    This study distributed a questionnaire to cat or dog caregivers (owners) throughout Auckland, New Zealand, to investigate the attitudes of human companions toward the sterilization of their cats and dogs and the degree to which this occurs relative to demographic information gathered. A total of...

  2. Immunocontraception decreases group fidelity in a feral horse population during the non-breeding season

    Contributor(s):: Nunez, C. M. V., Adelman, J. S., Mason, C., Rubenstein, D. I.

    The behavioral effects of the immunocontraceptive agent porcine zona pellucida (PZP) have not been adequately studied. Important managerial decisions for several species, including the wild horse (Equus caballus), have been based on this limited research. We studied 30 horses on Shackleford...

  3. Dogs for the disabled: benefits to recipients and welfare of the dog

    Contributor(s):: Lane, D. R., McNicholas, J., Collis, G. M.

  4. The effect of a new vertical structure in mitigating aggressive behaviour in a large group of chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes )

    Contributor(s):: Caws, C. E., Wehnelt, S., Aureli, F.

    The availability and complexity of escape routes are key aspects in modulating aggression. The effect of increased vertical space on the occurrence and severity of aggression was studied in a large group of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Fifty wooden poles were added to the outdoor enclosure at...