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  1. Reinforcing Marine Conservation Messages: Case Study at the Houston Zoo

    Contributor(s):: Heather L. Crane

    The Houston Zoo has been involved in conservation efforts worldwide for many years. However, in 2015, the Houston Zoo pledged to make conservation its priority and improve upon the existing conservation programs. In 2015, the Houston Zoo developed partnerships with 28 conservation organizations...

  2. Do you see what i see? Can non-experts with minimal training reproduce expert ratings in behavioral assessments of working dogs?

    Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Sinn, D. L., Thomas, S., Hilliard, S., Olson, Z., Gosling, S. D.

    Working-dog organizations often use behavioral ratings by experts to evaluate a dog's likelihood of success. However, these experts are frequently under severe time constraints. One way to alleviate the pressure on limited organizational resources would be to use non-experts to assess dog...

  3. Management of large carnivores in Fennoscandia: New patterns of regional participation

    Contributor(s):: Sandström, Camilla, Pillikka, Jani, Ratamäki, Outi, Sande, Allan

    Countries are increasingly shifting responsibility for large carnivore management from central to local government authorities. The three countries in Fennoscandia—Finland, Norway, and Sweden—are no exception. In all three countries new approaches to large carnivore management have emerged,...

  4. Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area: disease management at the wildlife-livestock interface

    Contributor(s):: Schumaker, B. A., Peck, D. E., Kauffman, M. E.

  5. The laboratory animal dilemma: A reply to Devenport and Devenport

    Contributor(s):: Shyan, Melissa R., Sanders, Laura

  6. Latitudinal variation in diet and patterns of human interaction in the marine otter

    Contributor(s):: Mangel, J. C., Whitty, T., Medina-Vogel, G., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Caceres, C., Godley, B. J.

    The marine otter (Lontra felina) inhabits patches of rocky coastline from central Peru to southern Chile and is classified as Endangered by the IUCN. Given the limited information available about the species, we set out to assess marine otter diet with a view to detecting latitudinal differences,...

  7. Applied animal behaviour science: past, present and future prospects

    Contributor(s):: Lawrence, A. B.

    The field of applied animal behaviour science has seen significant changes since David Wood-Gush and others began to study the behaviour of domesticated animals in the 1950s. This paper looks at these changes in order to provide a perspective on where the science has come from and where it might...

  8. Reliability of assessment of dogs' behavioural responses by staff working at a welfare charity in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Diesel, G., Brodbelt, D., Pfeiffer, D. U.

    Behavioural problems in dogs are a major cause for their relinquishment and return to animal shelters and rehoming centres. It is important that the staff in these welfare centres can reliably assess the behavioural characteristics of the dogs so that they can be rehomed to the most appropriate...

  9. Animal ethics: is it applied in Colombia? [Spanish]

    Contributor(s):: Montes, V. D., Ossa, V. J. de la, Fernandez, Q. A.

    This article discusses the man-centered (anthropocentric), animal-centered (zoocentric) and life-centered (biocentric) aspects of bioethics, with emphasis on the moral status and welfare of animals in Colombia.

  10. Abnormal behaviour of piglets reared in individual incubators

    Contributor(s):: Hutton, R. C., Wood-Gush, D. G. M.

    Abnormal behaviour patterns were observed in piglets weaned from their mother 1 day after birth and reared artificially in small individual incubators. The incubators were plastic bins, 0.057 m3 in size, with a window at the front through which a nipple-drinker provided feeds of Carnation milk at...

  11. Papers presented at the Summer Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Ethology, Reading, Gt. Britain, 14-17 July 1982

    Amongst the abstracts presented is one on breed differences in behavioural problems in dogs.

  12. Papers presented at the summer meeting, Brighton, Gt. Britain, July 11th-14th, 1977

    Abstracts of 15 papers are presented, dealing with behaviour in calves, heifers, red deer, cats, dogs, fowls, piglets, sheep and foals. Particulars of the papers are recorded in Index Veterinarius.

  13. Grazing behaviour of llamas, alpacas and sheep in the Andes of Peru

    Contributor(s):: Pfister, J. A., San Martin, F., Rosales, L., Sisson, D. V., Flores, E., Bryant, F. C.

    Llamas, alpacas and sheep graze jointly in many herds in the Andes. As foraging behaviour may be an important aspect of resource partitioning among camelids and sheep, activity budgets and feeding patterns during one wet and one dry season were quantified. Llamas generally spent more time at each...

  14. Social organization in young Merino and Merino x Border Leicester ewes

    Contributor(s):: Lynch, J. J., Hinch, G. N., Bouissou, M. F., Elwin, R. L., Green, G. C., Davies, H. I.

    The social behaviour of two groups of Merino ewes and one group of Merino X Border Leicester ewes was studied. Each group comprised eight sheep, 15 months of age and, within each group, the animals were of similar liveweight. Dominance rankings were established at each test, but there was little...

  15. The impact of applied ethologists and the International Society for Applied Ethology in improving animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Millman, S. T., Duncan, I. J. H., Stauffacher, M., Stookey, J. M.

    In the 35 years since the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) was founded, much of the scientific research done by applied ethologists has been concerned with understanding and improving animal welfare. There have been significant advances in conditions for farm and laboratory...

  16. Papers presented at the Annual Summer Conference of the Society for Veterinary Ethology, Bristol, Great Britain, 6-8 July 1989

    There are 30 abstracts from this conference on various aspects of animal welfare and animal behaviour in farmed animals including deer and poultry. There is one paper on the behavioural analysis of stereotypes in the bank vole.

  17. Papers presented at the Summer Meeting, Cambridge, 10-13 July 1985

    Abstracts only are given; separate entries for those referring to animal housing will be found indexed under conferences, Society for Veterinary Ethology.

  18. Papers presented at the Summer meeting, Tours, France 6-9 July 1983. Part 1. Physiology and behaviour. Part 2. Social behaviour. Part 3. Miscellaneous

  19. Proceedings. (Papers presented at the Winter Meeting, London, Great Britain, 3 December 1986)

    Abstracts of 11 papers are included, of which 6 dealt with housing and management of zoo animals, 2 with pigs, 2 with chickens and 1 with quails.

  20. Proceedings. Papers presented at the Summer Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Ethology, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 16-19 July 1986

    These proceedings consist of abstracts of 19 papers, of which 7 deal with pigs, 4 with cattle, 3 with sheep, 2 with hens and 1 each on abnormal behaviour in farmed mink and silver fox and the effect of haloperidol and naloxone on captivity-induced stereotypes.