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  1. Políticas de controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses

    Contributor(s):: Henrique Augusto Reberte

    Este trabalho de conclusão de curso traz a problemática do controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses no Estado brasileiro sob o ponto de vista dos direitos dos animais. Inicialmente se estabelece que estes são sujeitos de direito, os quais devem ser considerados...

  2. The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry

    Contributor(s):: Nicholas Ian Waychoff

  3. Behavioral management at the Phoenix Zoo: new strategies and perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Tresz, H.

    It all started with a seemingly simple decision to re-evaluate and document the Phoenix Zoo's behavioral management protocol. The purpose of this project was to present proactive standards for the care and psychological well-being of our living collection, while meeting or exceeding the...

  4. Body condition of feral cats and the effect of neutering

    Contributor(s):: Scott, K. C., Levy, J. K., Gorman, S. P., Newell, S. M.

    Considerable debate exists regarding the most appropriate methods for controlling feral cat populations, both from humane and logistical points of view. The physical condition of feral cats has not been reported, and it is not known if these cats benefit from neutering. This study investigates...

  5. Companion animal adoption study

    Contributor(s):: Neidhart, L., Boyd, R.

    To better understand the outcomes of companion animal adoptions, Bardsley & Neidhart Inc. conducted a series of 3 surveys over a 1-year period with dog and cat owners who had adopted their pet through either a: (1) Luv-A-Pet location, (2) Adopt-a-thon, or (3) traditional shelter. This article...

  6. Effects of induced molting on the well-being of egg-laying hens

    Contributor(s):: McCowan, B., Schrader, J., DiLorenzo, A. M., Cardona, C., Klingborg, D.

    Induced molting in egg-laying hens is an important method for maximizing hen egg production and quality as well as hen health in commercial settings; however, there is growing societal concern over its effects on hen well-being. Using individual hens as their own controls, this research examined...

  7. Habituating antelope and bison to cooperate with veterinary procedures

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Wild animals with an excitable temperament frequently sustain injuries when handled for veterinary procedures such as blood sampling or injections. Both bison and antelope may become agitated when they are restrained, often resulting in broken horns. Also, antelope may panic when restraint is...

  8. Knowledge of the welfare of nonhuman animals and prevalence of dog care practices in New Providence, The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    Interviews with 509 adults in New Providence, The Bahamas, indicated that people have limited knowledge of dog care and the laws pertaining to nonhuman animal welfare. Interviews also indicated that many dogs received care limited only to food and water and - to a lesser extent - shelter....

  9. Measuring zoo animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Bloomsmith, M. A.

    In the conference "Measuring Zoo Animal Welfare: The Science of Animal Well-Being; Combining Approaches and Overcoming Challenges," which was held May 29-30, 2008 hosted by the Chicago Zoological Society, The objective was to provide a forum for the development of an integrative approach to zoo...

  10. Portrayals of canine obesity in English-language newspapers and in leading veterinary journals, 2000-2009: implications for animal welfare organizations and veterinarians as public educators

    Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Teows, L.

    In industrialized societies, more than 1 in 3 dogs and people currently qualify as overweight or obese. Experts in public health expect both these figures to rise. Although clinical treatment remains important, so are public perceptions and social norms. This article presents a thematic analysis...

  11. Self-biting in caged macaques: cause, effect, and treatment

    Contributor(s):: Reinhardt, V., Rossell, M.

    Injurious self-biting is one of the most serious problems in primate colonies (Niemeyer, Gray, & Stephen, 1996). "Approximately 10% of captive, individually-housed monkeys engage in the disturbing phenomenon of self-injurious behavior (SIB). To date, no adequate explanation or effective therapy...

  12. Sterilization of companion animals: exploring the attitudes and behaviors of Latino students in South Texas

    Contributor(s):: Faver, C. A.

    A sample of 131 Latino students attending a university in south Texas near the United States-Mexico border completed a self-administered questionnaire regarding their companion animals (pets). Compared with dog caregivers (owners) (n=106), cat caregivers (n=25) were significantly more likely to...

  13. The effects of lameness on social and individual behavior of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Galindo, F., Broom, D. M.

    Lameness is one of the most important welfare problems in dairy cattle. Most studies on lameness have focused on wide ranging surveys to identify causal factors, but few have considered the welfare implications of this disorder. In this study, we compared the social and individual behaviour of 10...

  14. The impact of epizootics on livelihoods

    Contributor(s):: Heath, S. E.

    Epizootics (nonhuman animal disease epidemics) can have detrimental impacts on livelihoods through a complex interaction of demographic trends, food production, and animal disease. Differences in the rate of demographic shifts, including rates of population growth, economic growth, urbanization,...

  15. Welfare, health, and hygiene of laying hens housed in furnished cages and in alternative housing systems

    Contributor(s):: Rodenburg, T. B., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Sonck, B., Reu, K. de, Herman, L., Zoons, J.

    The aim of this review was to compare welfare, health, and hygienic status of laying hens housed in furnished cages and in alternative systems. In alternative systems (floor housing and aviaries), birds have more freedom of movement and a more complex environment than in furnished cages. However,...

  16. Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

    The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic,...

  17. Silence and Denial in Everyday Life - The Case of Animal Suffering

    Contributor(s):: Deidre Wicks

    How can we make sense of the fact that we live in a world where good people co-exist in silence about widespread animal suffering. How is it that sites of suffering such as laboratories, factory farms, abattoirs and animal transportation are all around us and yet we ‘do not, in a certain sense,...

  18. ÉTICA E BEM-ESTAR EM ANIMAIS SILVESTRES

    | Contributor(s):: M.A.B. de Oliveira

    This paper discusses the conservation of non-human promate species.

  19. Abuse to animals and sanctions in the light of prevention

    | Contributor(s):: Vetter, S., Ozsvari, L., Visnyei, L.

  20. Non-accidental injuries found in necropsies of domestic cats: a review of 191 cases

    | Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Landi, M. F. de A., Marlet, E. F., Maiorka, P. C.