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  1. The Behavioural Effects of Innovative Litter Developed to Attract Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Frayne, Sarah MacDonald Murray, Candace Croney, Elizabeth Flickinger, Michelle Edwards, Anna Kate Shoveller

    Urination and/or defecation outside a designated location has been reported as the most common behavioural reason for surrendering a cat and comprises approximately 30% of cat intakes to shelters. The objective of this study was to determine whether cats would increase in-box elimination when...

  2. Synergistic effect of an ultraviolet feeding cue for an avian repellent and protection of agricultural crops

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    | Contributor(s):: Werner, Scott J., DeLiberto, Shelagh T., Pettit, Susan E., Mangan, Anna M.

    Application strategies for avian repellents are needed to maintain efficacious repellent concentrations throughout the period of needed crop protection. We investigated the repellency of an ultraviolet (UV) feeding cue in the absence of postingestive consequences, the combination of the UV...

  3. Laboratory efficacy of an anthraquinone-based repellent for reducing bird damage to ripening corn

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlson, James C., Tupper, Shelagh K., Werner, Scott J., Pettit, Susan E., Santer, Michele M., Linz, George M.

    Wildlife repellents provide a non-lethal alternative for managing agricultural impacts associated with wildlife depredation. To evaluate a potential bird repellent for ripening corn, we conducted a feeding experiment at the United States Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research...

  4. Anthraquinone-based bird repellent for sunflower crops

    | Contributor(s):: Werner, Scott J., Linz, George M., Carlson, James C., Pettit, Susan E., Tupper, Shelagh K., Santer, Michele M.

    Non-lethal alternatives are needed to manage bird damage to confectionery and oilseed sunflower crops (Helianthus annuus). Ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) can cause localized damage to newly planted sunflower, and blackbirds (Icterids) damage ripening sunflower annually in the United...

  5. Anthraquinone repellent to reduce take of non-target birds from zinc phosphide rodenticide applications

    | Contributor(s):: Werner, Scott J., Tupper, Shelagh K., Pettit, Susan E., Carlson, James C., Linz, George M.

    We evaluated anthraquinone as an avian repellent to reduce take of non-target birds from zinc phosphide rodenticide applications. We observed zero mortalities and no overt signs of zinc phosphide toxicosis among 20 Canada geese (Branta canadensis), 24 horned larks (Eremophila alpestris), and 47...

  6. Efficacy of repellent-treated structural barriers for Richardson’s ground squirrels (Urocitellus richardsonii (Sabine)) and house mice (Mus musculus L.)

    | Contributor(s):: DeLiberto, Shelagh T., McLean, Hailey E., Werner, Scott J.

    The worldwide presence of vertebrate pests such as rodents has created a need for non-lethal control methods that can be applied to integrated pest management plans. Chemical repellents are often a useful wildlife management tool as they can be directly applied to a commodity or structure to...

  7. Repellent application strategy for wild rodents and cottontail rabbits

    | Contributor(s):: Werner, Scott J., DeLiberto, Shelagh T., Baldwin, Roger A., Witmer, Gary W.

    Effective chemical repellents and repellent application strategies are needed to manage damages caused by wild rodents and rabbits to agricultural resources. For the purpose of comparatively investigating the behavioral response of wild rodents and rabbits to a chemical repellent, we...

  8. Behavioural and physiological responses to pest flies in pastured dairy cows treated with a natural repellent

    | Contributor(s):: Woolley, Carrie E., Lachance, Simon, DeVries, Trevor J., Bergeron, Renée

    The effects of reducing fly attack intensity, using an essential oil fly repellent, on fly avoidance behaviour, grazing, milk production and stress was evaluated. Twenty Holstein dairy cows on pasture were divided into two groups of 10, which were alternatively treated with the repellent, or left...

  9. Natural bait additives improve trapping success of common voles, Microtus arvalis

    | Contributor(s):: Schlötelburg, Annika, Jakob, Gerhard, Bellingrath-Kimura, Sonoko, Jacob, Jens

    Common voles are serious pests in European agriculture, damaging cereals, rapeseed and other crops and causing substantial losses per outbreak. Not only might the usual approach of applying rodenticides for population management have disadvantages for non-target species, these rodenticides also...

  10. Evaluation of 9,10 anthraquinone application to pre-seed set sunflowers for repelling blackbirds

    | Contributor(s):: Niner, Megan D., Linz, George M., Clark, Mark E.

  11. Evaluation of eight repellents in deterring eastern cottontail herbivory in Connecticut

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Scott C., Short, Michael R.

  12. Efficacy of Ropel registered as a coyote repellent

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Elizabeth A., Young, Julie K., Stelting, Scott, Kimball, Bruce A.

  13. In defense of field experiments: response to Askham and Godfrey (2014)

    | Contributor(s):: Dieter, Charles D., Warner, Cody S., Ren, Curiong

  14. Commentary: Comment on Dieter et al. (2014)

    | Contributor(s):: Askham, Leonard R., Godfrey, Michael E. R.

  15. Too many hogs? A review of methods to mitigate impact by wild boar and feral hogs

    | Contributor(s):: Massei, G., Roy, S., Bunting, R.

  16. Facing up to the increased risk of tick-borne disease

    | Contributor(s):: Kitchen, John

  17. 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.

  18. Minimizing harm in possum control operations and experiments in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C., Weaver, S. A.

    Pest control operations and experimentation on sentient animals such as the brushtail possum can cause unnecessary and avoidable suffering in the animal subjects. Minimizing animal suffering is an animal welfare goal and can be used as a guide in the design and execution of animal experimentation...

  19. Deterrent or dinner bell? Alteration of badger activity and feeding at baited plots using ultrasonic and water jet devices

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, A. I., Pietravalle, S., Cowan, D. P., Delahay, R. J.

    The increasing incidence of reports of damage caused by Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) in UK urban environments requires the development of effective, humane, non-lethal solutions. Ultrasonic deterrents are widely available to the public and are sold as a humane solution to the presence of...

  20. Threshold concentrations of an anthraquinone-based repellent for Canada geese, red-winged blackbirds, and ring-necked pheasants

    | Contributor(s):: Werner, S. J., Carlson, J. C., Tupper, S. K., Santer, M. M., Linz, G. M.

    Wildlife repellents provide a non-lethal alternative for managing the monetary impacts of agricultural depredation. For the purpose of developing of an effective avian repellent, we established repellency thresholds of an anthraquinone-based repellent for Canada geese (Branta canadensis),...