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  1. Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships (ISHAR)

    Canisius College affirms its strong commitment to the advancement of ethical thought as it pertains to mankind’s relationship with nature and the other species with which we share the planet.  The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships (ISHAR) is at the...

  2. Genetic diversity of Toxoplasma gondii in animals and humans

    Contributor(s):: L. David Sibley, Asis Khan, James W. Ajioka, Benjamin M. Rosenthal

    Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most widespread parasites of domestic, wild, and companion animals, and it also commonly infects humans. Toxoplasma gondii has a complex life cycle. Sexual development occurs only in the cat gut, while asexual replication occurs in many vertebrate hosts. These...

  3. The veterinarian's role in preventing and controlling disease in exotic animals in assisted-care facilities

    Contributor(s):: Hess, L.

  4. Computer-aided pattern recognition of large reptiles as a noninvasive application to identify individuals

    Contributor(s):: Moro, D., MacAulay, I.

    For large species, the capture and handling of individuals in capture-mark-recapture studies introduces nonhuman animal welfare issues associated with handling, physical marking, and possible wounding due to tag loss. The use of photographic identification for these species offers an alternative...

  5. Enriching tortoises: assessing color preference

    Contributor(s):: Passos, L. F., Mello, H. E. S., Young, R. J.

    Environmental enrichment is a principle that is used to enhance the quality of care for nonhuman animals in captivity. To achieve this, it is necessary to understand the animal's needs. This study focused on color preference to provide food stimuli as a source of environmental enrichment for the...

  6. Environmental enrichment alters the behavioral profile of ratsnakes ( Elaphe )

    Contributor(s):: Almli, L. M., Burghardt, G. M.

    This study investigated the effects of environmentally enriched and standard laboratory housing conditions on behavioral performance in 16 subadult ratsnakes (Elaphe obsoleta) using a split-clutch design. In a problem-solving task, snakes housed in enriched environments (EC) exhibited shorter...

  7. Morbidity and mortality of invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals at a major exotic companion animal wholesaler

    Contributor(s):: Ashley, S., Brown, S., Ledford, J., Martin, J., Nash, A. E., Terry, A., Tristan, T., Warwick, C.

    The authors formally investigated a major international wildlife wholesaler and subsequently confiscated more than 26,400 nonhuman animals of 171 species and types. Approximately 80% of the nonhuman animals were identified as grossly sick, injured, or dead, with the remaining in suspected...

  8. The use of classical and operant conditioning in training Aldabra tortoises ( Geochelone gigantea ) for venipuncture and other husbandry issues

    Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Wilson, S.

    A variety of nonhuman animals in zoo and research settings have been the subjects of classical and operant conditioning techniques. Much of the published work has focused on mammals, husbandry training and veterinary issues. However, several zoos are training reptiles and birds for similar...

  9. ZooLab

    ZooLab deliver exciting, memorable and high quality animal handling experiences within the education sector and beyond. We never rest on our laurels and are continually looking at new ways of producing unforgettable, curriculum based workshops which promote animal welfare, environmental...

  10. The effects of simulated transport on the behaviour of eastern blue tongued lizards ( Tiliqua scincoides)

    Contributor(s):: Mancera, K., Murray, P. J., Gao, Y. N., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    There is widespread transport of reptiles for the pet trade throughout the world and the 'dead on arrival' rates are high. The eastern blue tongued (EBT) lizard ( Tiliqua scincoides; Order: Squamata; suborder: Lacertilia) is particularly popular due to its unusual blue tongue. Noise, vibration...

  11. Our Duties to Endangered Species

    Contributor(s):: Holmes Rolston III

    Few persons doubt that we have obligations concerning endangered species, because persons are helped or hurt by the condition of their environment, which includes a wealth of wild species, currently under alarming threat of extinction. Whether humans have duties directly to endangered species is...

  12. Human and Wildlife Conflicts

    Contributor(s):: Larry Clark

    The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research arm of the USDA's Wildlife Services program. The NWRC is charged with developing methods to resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, spanning the areas of agriculture and natural resource protection, invasive species, wildlife...

  13. Use of the health belief model to explain perceptions of zoonotic disease risk by animal owners

    Contributor(s):: Karen L. Wheeler

    The rise in the number of public health risks from zoonotic disease in just the past two decades has underscored both the importance of educating the public about risky health behaviors and preventive measures, and the need to communicate these topics in clear, concise and accessible language...

  14. Welfare and environmental implications of farmed sea turtles

    Contributor(s):: Arena, P. C., Warwick, C., Steedman, C.

    Various captivity-related health problems have been described as arising in the farming of sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF). Our study included a desktop review of turtle farming, direct onsite inspection at the CTF, assessment of visual materials and reports provided by investigators...

  15. Welfare of non-traditional pets

    Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D., Bacon, H. J.

    The keeping of non-traditional or 'exotic' pets has been growing in popularity worldwide. In addition to the typical welfare challenges of keeping more traditional pet species like dogs and cats, ensuring the welfare of non-traditional pets is complicated by factors such as lack of knowledge,...

  16. Critter Assisted Therapy

    Critter Assisted Therapy, is a service offered by Critterish Allsorts, to provide animal assisted therapy services to individual's, groups and institutions, as well as local authorities and private providers of mental health care.

  17. Admin Test

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    Contributor(s):: Aaron Patrick Wilson

    This is an awesome test!

  18. Positive behavioral impact of reptile-assisted support on the internalizing and externalizing behaviors of female children with emotional disturbance

    | Contributor(s):: Murry, F. R., Allen, M. T.

    The effects of animal-assisted support were tested with children identified with emotional disturbance. Forty female children, aged 12 years old, participated in one of two treatments: animal-assisted support or control support. All participants had experienced the death of a parent in the...

  19. Schoolchildren and one of the most unpopular animals: are they ready to protect snakes?

    | Contributor(s):: Ballouard, J. M., Ajtic, R., Balint, H., Brito, J. C., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Desmonts, D., ElMouden, E., Erdogan, M., Feriche, M., Pleguezuelos, J. M., Prokop, P., Sanchez, A., Santos, X., Slimani, T., Tomovic, L., Usak, M., Zuffi, M., Bonnet, X.

  20. Symbolic lizards: forms of special purpose classification of animals among the Nage of eastern Indonesia

    | Contributor(s):: Forth, G.