A "how-to" guide for designing judgment bias studies to assess captive animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Bethell, E. J.
Robust methods to assess nonhuman animal emotion are essential for ensuring good welfare in captivity. Cognitive bias measures such as the judgment bias task have recently emerged as promising tools to assess animal emotion. The simple design and objective response measures make judgment bias...
A persistent abnormal repetitive behaviour in a false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas)
Contributor(s):: Michaels, C. J., Gini, B. F., Clifforde, L.
A Review of Common Diseases in Captive Reptiles
Contributor(s):: Michael Lindeen, John Haupert
Reptiles, as both pets and as laboratory animals, are becoming more popular. The small "dime store" turtle or red eared turtle has been popular for a long time, but making their way into homes are such reptiles as boa constrictors, garter snakes, black snakes, box turtles, caiman,...
A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues
| Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.
The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of pet ownership in adolescents in Sweden and establish whether any gender, age or health-related differences exist between those who own pets and those who do not. In addition, the study aimed to explore the relationships between species of...
A tryst with reptiles | Yamini Bhaskar | TEDxNTU
| Contributor(s):: Yamini Bhaskar
Reptiles have always been a misunderstood group of animals, often “vilified” for being different. It takes some education and understanding to see why they do the things they do and in some ways Yamini draw parallels with them, being a woman doing some pretty unconventional things....
| Contributor(s):: Aaron Patrick Wilson
This is an awesome test!
African snakes: myths debunked | Marcel van Driel | TEDxLusaka
| 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...
All creatures great and minute: a public policy primer for companion animal zoonoses
| Contributor(s):: Reaser, J. K., Clark, E. E., Jr., Meyers, N. M.
Approximately 63% of US households have at least one pet, a large percentage of which are considered family members. Pet owners can derive substantial physical and psychological benefits from interaction with companion animals. However, pet ownership is not without risks; zoonotic diseases are...
American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, March 1999
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Caring Connections: Addressing the Needs of At Risk Children and At Risk Dogs, pg 2The Old Man and the Dog, pg 3Humane Society of the United States in Cooperation with the American Red Cross brochure, pg 6
An Attempt at Captive Breeding of the Endangered Newt Echinotriton andersoni, from the Central Ryukyus in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Takeshi Igawa, Hirotaka Sugawara, Miyuki Tado, Takuma Nishitani, Atsushi Kurabayashi, Mohammed Mafizul Islam, Shohei Oumi, Seiki Katsuren, Tamotsu Fujii, Masayuki Sumida
Anderson’s crocodile newt (Echinotriton andersoni) is distributed in the Central Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, but environmental degradation and illegal collection over the last several decades have devastated the local populations. It has therefore been listed as a class B1 endangered...
An integrative analysis of reproduction and stress in free-living male cottonmouths, Agkistrodon piscivorus
| Contributor(s):: Sean Patrick Graham
I conducted an integrative field study on male cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus), a common pitviper of the southeastern United States, to investigate the evolution of contrasting mating patterns in North American pitvipers (bimodal and unimodal annual patterns) and resolve conflicting...
Animal assisted therapy. Using exotic animals in therapy
| Contributor(s):: Winkle, M. Y., Van Dame, V. R., Levenson, J.
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Daniel
Animals and Neolithic schematic art in southern France: Between the real and the ideal
| Contributor(s):: Hameau, Philippe
Animals and Us
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Animals and Us focuses on the psychology and ethics of our relationships with members of other species.
Annual intake trends of a large urban animal rehabilitation centre in South Africa: a case study
| Contributor(s):: Wimberger, K., Downs, C. T.
Each year, worldwide, large numbers of wild animals are taken to rehabilitation centres for treatment, care and release. Although analysis of intake records may provide valuable insight into the threats and impacts to wildlife, there are few such published reports. Four years of intake records...
Are you treating all creatures great and small?
| Contributor(s):: Cope, I.
The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...
Assessing the effectiveness of the Birdsbesafe anti-predation collar cover in reducing predation on wildlife by pet cats in Western Australia
| Contributor(s):: Hall, C. M., Fontaine, J. B., Bryant, K. A., Calver, M. C.
Many pet cats hunt and, irrespective of whether or not this threatens wildlife populations, distressed owners may wish to curtail hunting while allowing their pets to roam. Therefore we evaluated the effectiveness of three patterned designs (simple descriptions being rainbow, red and yellow) of...
Attitudes towards dogs and other "pets" in Roseau, Dominica
| Contributor(s):: Alie, K., Davis, B. W., Fielding, W. J., Galindo Maldonado, F.
This paper reports on the findings of interviews on attitudes towards pet care with 241 heads of households in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Parrots and dogs were the two most preferred animals, and snakes were least liked; however, few respondents (0.8
Barriers to Live Animal Handling Training for Zoo Volunteers
| Contributor(s):: Susanne C. Tygielski
Zoos and museums utilize docents, or volunteer educators, to help educate and entertain visitors through live animal demonstrations. Preparing volunteers to handle live animals is complex because volunteers must learn animal handling techniques, emergency protocols, interpretive material, be able...