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  1. Measuring biotechnology employees' ethical attitudes towards a controversial transgenic cattle project: the Ethical Valence Matrix

    Contributor(s):: Small, B. H., Fisher, M. W.

    What is the relationship between biotechnology employees' beliefs about the moral outcomes of a controversial transgenic research project and their attitudes of acceptance towards the project? To answer this question, employees (n=466) of a New Zealand company, AgResearch Ltd., were surveyed...

  2. You are what you eat: meat, novel protein foods, and consumptive freedom

    Contributor(s):: Beekman, V.

    Animal husbandry has been accused of maltreating animals, polluting the environment, and so on. These accusations were thought to be answered when the Dutch research program "Sustainable Technological Development" (STD) suggested a government-initiated conversion from meat to novel protein foods...

  3. Comparative behaviour of free-ranging blackbirds ( Turdus merula ) and silvereyes ( Zosterops lateralis ) with hexose sugars in artificial grapes

    Contributor(s):: Saxton, V. P., Hickling, G. J., Trought, M. C. T., Creasy, G. L.

    In order to detect bird responses to sugar parameters of ripening grapes, artificial grapes containing controlled concentrations of hexose sugars were offered to free-range blackbirds (Turdus merula) and silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis). Time-lapse video was used to observe the two species of...

  4. Does in proestrus-estrus hasten estrus onset in does estrous synchronized during breeding season

    Contributor(s):: Romano, J. E.

    During the breeding season, 68 Nubian goats were synchronized for oestrus with intravaginal sponges impregnated with fluorgestone acetate (FGA, Chronogest, 30 mg; n=36) or medroxyprogesterone acetate (MAP, Sincrocel, 60 mg; n=32). The experiment was performed in two replicates. In each replicate,...

  5. Hormonal influences on conditioned fear in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Dantzer, R., Mormede, P.

  6. The effects of handling procedures, breed differences and treatment with lithium and dexamethasone on some blood parameters in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Fenwick, D. C., Green, D. J.

    To test the effects of intravenous lithium chloride (LC) in healthy sheep, 15 aged Merinos and 15 aged Border Leicester ewes were infused with either LC (20 mg/kg body weight), LC (20 mg/kg) and dexamethasone (1 ml of 0.2% solution per 40 kg), or saline. Blood samples were taken at the time of...

  7. An evaluation of the suitability of contraceptive methods in golden-headed lion tamarins ( Leontopithecus chrysomelas ), with emphasis on melengestrol acetate (MGA) implants: (II) endocrinological and behavioural effects

    Contributor(s):: Vleeschouwer, K. de, Elsacker, L. van, Heistermann, M., Leus, K.

    In order to be suitable, a contraceptive method should have little or no effects on social organization or behaviour. In callitrichids, changes in socio-sexual interactions between group members, due to hormonal changes induced by contraception, may have consequences for the reproductive...