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  1. Pet Reptiles: A Potential Source of Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella

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    | Contributor(s):: Clara Marin, Laura Lorenzo-Rebenaque, Omar Laso, José Villora-Gonzalez, Santiago Vega

    Salmonella spp. is widely considered one of the most important zoonotic pathogens worldwide. The close contact between reptiles and their owners provides favourable conditions for the transmission of zoonotic pathogen infections, and ∼6% of human salmonellosis cases are acquired after...

  2. Love in Cold Blood: Are Reptile Owners Emotionally Attached to Their Pets?

    | Contributor(s):: Haddon, Celia, Burman, Oliver H. P., Assheton, Phil, Wilkinson, Anna

  3. The Effect of Long Term Captivity on Stress Levels in Anolis carolinensis Lizards

    | Contributor(s):: Borgmans, Glenn, Palme, Rupert, Sannen, Adina, Vervaecke, Hilde, Van Damme, Raoul

  4. Routine handling does not lead to chronic stress in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  5. The effect of cage size on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  6. A persistent abnormal repetitive behaviour in a false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas)

    | Contributor(s):: Michaels, C. J., Gini, B. F., Clifforde, L.

  7. The effect of environmental provisioning on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  8. What Can We Do for Amphibians and Reptiles at Schools? Between Personal Conceptions, Conceptual Change and Students' Pro-Environmental Attitudes

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    | Contributor(s):: Zofia Anna Chylenska, Eliza Rybska

    Students’ conceptions and conceptual change are deeply investigated phenomena, and the results of such studies can be implemented in the didactic process. For this research, amphibians and reptiles were chosen, because they are animals which are significant for ecosystems but at the same...

  9. Environmental enrichment impacts discrimination between familiar and unfamiliar human odours in snakes (Pantherophis guttata)

    | Contributor(s):: Nagabaskaran, Gokulan, Burman, Oliver H. P., Hoehfurtner, Tatjana, Wilkinson, Anna

  10. Human Attitude toward Reptiles: A Relationship between Fear, Disgust, and Aesthetic Preferences

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    | Contributor(s):: Markéta Janovcová, Silvie Rádlová, Jakub Polák, Kristýna Sedláˇcková, Šárka Peléšková, Barbora Žampachová, Daniel Frynta, Eva Landová

    Focusing on one group of animals can bring interesting results regarding our attitudes toward them and show the key features that our evaluation of such animals is based on. Thus, we designed a study of human perception of all reptiles focusing on the relationship between perceived fear,...

  11. Deadly cures: how venomous animals could save your life | Glenn King | TEDxUQ

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    | Contributor(s):: Glenn King

    Creepy crawlies are much more than the stuff of nightmares. Animal venoms have numerous properties that could serve as exceptional therapeutics for life-threatening medical conditions. Professor Glenn King, a pioneer in development of new applications for animal venom, believes the next...

  12. Nutrition and husbandry conditions of Palearctic tortoises (Testudo spp.) in captivity

    | Contributor(s):: Bauer, Thomas, Reese, Sven, Koelle, Petra

    Mediterranean and Russian tortoises (Testudo spp.) are popular companion animals (pets), despite ongoing controversy concerning privately keeping reptiles. The arguments used during these controversial discussions have often been based on outdated facts. Therefore, a survey was developed to...

  13. Evaluation of Enrichment for Reptiles in Zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Eagan, Taylor

    Studies on environmental enrichment for reptiles are lacking in the scientific literature. Although the literature reflects a limited take on reptile enrichment in the zoological community, it may not be the case in reality as enrichment is generally considered an important aspect of the care of...

  14. Reptile Ownership in Balkan Countries: Demographics and Reliance on Veterinary Advice

    | Contributor(s):: Vučinić, Marijana, Hajzler, Ivana, Terzin, Jelena, Nenadović, Katarina, Janković, Ljiljana, Voslarova, Eva, Vučićević, Miloš

    The objective of the research was to determine the profile of reptile owners (n = 238) in terms of their socio-demographic characteristics and evaluations of veterinarians’ expertise. Reptile owners living in four non-EU Balkan countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia)...

  15. Environmental enrichment and cognitive complexity in reptiles and amphibians: Concepts, review, and implications for captive populations

    | Contributor(s):: Burghardt, Gordon M.

    Reptiles and amphibians have been neglected in research on cognition, emotions, sociality, need for enriched and stimulating environments, and other topics that have been greatly emphasized in work on mammals and birds. This is also evident in the historic lack of enriching captive environments...

  16. Does environmental enrichment really matter? A case study using the eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus

    | Contributor(s):: Rosier, Renee L., Langkilde, Tracy

    Institutional and federal ethics committees regulate research on live vertebrate animals. Current regulations require researchers to provide environmental enrichment for laboratory animals. The intention is that such enrichment reduces stress and prevents atypical behavior of captive animals,...

  17. Does environmental enrichment really matter? A case study using the eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus

    | Contributor(s):: Rosier, Renee L., Langkilde, Tracy

    Institutional and federal ethics committees regulate research on live vertebrate animals. Current regulations require researchers to provide environmental enrichment for laboratory animals. The intention is that such enrichment reduces stress and prevents atypical behavior of captive animals,...

  18. Is behavioural enrichment always a success? Comparing food presentation strategies in an insectivorous lizard (Plica plica)

    | Contributor(s):: Januszczak, Inez Sukuna, Bryant, Zoe, Tapley, Benjamin, Gill, Iri, Harding, Luke, Michaels, Christopher John

    Staggering food availability through a delivery device is a common way of providing behavioural enrichment as it is usually thought to increase the amount of natural behaviour due to the unpredictability of the food source. Tree-runner lizards (Plica plica) are a Neotropical, scansorial,...

  19. African snakes: myths debunked | Marcel van Driel | TEDxLusaka

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcel van Driel

    There are many myths about African snakes. In this talk, Marcel addresses the three most important ones by using logic and common sense. This talk was recorded at TEDxLusaka 2019: The power of togetherness held on 1st June 2019 at the NIPA Convention Centre. Marcel van Driel is a passionate...

  20. When animals aren't so cuddly | Sankar Ananthanarayanan | TEDxPickeringStreet

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    | Contributor(s):: Sankar Ananthanarayanan

    When you think of Wildlife Conservation, what do you picture? Maybe you imagine a Snow Leopard pacing around the Himalayas. Or perhaps you imagine a Giant Panda munching on some bamboo. Not a lot of people would think of an endangered toad or fly! Charismatic megafauna often get a large portion...