Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee
Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.
Preliminary investigation of food guarding behavior in shelter dogs in the United States
Contributor(s):: Mohan-Gibbons, H., Weiss, E., Slater, M.
A survey given to animal shelters across the US reported food bowl guarding as one of the most common reasons for euthanasia and only 34% attempted to modify this guarding behavior. This study identified 96 dogs that guarded their food bowl during an assessment, and then placed them into a home...
Risk factors for dog relinquishment to a Los Angeles municipal animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Dolan, E. D., Scotto, J., Slater, M., Weiss, E.
Dog relinquishment is a large component of shelter intake in the United States. Research has shown traits of the dog are associated with relinquishment as well as general characteristics of those relinquishing. Low income is often cited as a risk factor for relinquishment. The majority of people...
Voices from behind prison walls: the impact of training service dogs on women in prison
Contributor(s):: Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., Miller, K.
This study investigated the effects that training service dogs had on women in a multi-level security prison in California. Through semi-structured interviews, the inmates discussed the challenges and benefits of involvement in this program. The findings suggested that participation in training...
Considering companion animals an examination of companion animal policies in California domestic violence shelters
Contributor(s):: Komorosky, D., Woods, D. R., Empie, K.
A growing body of literature has shown the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty, resulting in a shift in the way family violence and those who are victims of abuse are considered. There are approximately 700 shelters across the nation protecting women and their children from domestic...
Registrations of Assistance Dogs in California for Identification Tags: 1999-2012
Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, Mariko Y., Lopez, Mayllynne T., States of, America
GPS technology as a proxy tool for determining relationships in social animals: an example with African elephants
Contributor(s):: Hacker, C. E., Horback, K. M., Miller, L. J.
The potential application of GPS technology in determining relationships among social animals was addressed in this study of eight African elephants residing at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, USA between 2009 and 2011. GPS coordinates were collected over nine 24 h periods from...
Animals in Elementary School Education in California
Contributor(s):: Zasloff, R. Lee, Hart, Lynette A.
Focuses on the use of animals in elementary school education in Stanislaus County, California. Importance of live animal models for teaching children humane values; Pros and cons of keeping live animals in classroom; Use of animal specimens in instructional activities; Instructional resources and...
Biology of Animal Stress: Implications for Animal Well-Being
Contributor(s):: Fraser, David
Focuses on the conference `Biology of Animal Stress: Implications for Animal Well-Being,' held on August 16-19, 1998 in Davis, California. Participants of the conference; Topics discussed during conference sessions; Speakers during the event.
Prediction of adoption versus euthanasia among dogs and cats in a California animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Lepper, M., Kass, P. H., Hart, L. A.
The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the determinants of adoption for cats and dogs from a large municipal animal shelter. The subjects were 4813 cats and 3301 dogs impounded by the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation and offered for adoption...
Space use as an indicator of enclosure appropriateness in African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus)
Contributor(s):: Hunter, S. C., Gusset, M., Miller, L. J., Somers, M. J.
A clear understanding of space use is required to more fully understand biological requirements of nonhuman animals in zoos, aid the design of exhibits, and maximize the animals' welfare. This study used electivity indexes to assess space use of two packs of African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus) and...
Personality assessment in African elephants ( Loxodonta africana): comparing the temporal stability of ethological coding versus trait rating
Contributor(s):: Horback, K. M., Miller, L. J., Kuczaj, S. A., II
The consistency of personality assessment was addressed in this study of 12 zoological African elephants living at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, USA during the 2010 and 2011 summer seasons. Using 480 h of observational behavior data, three personality traits were determined...
Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study
Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.
CCRCs of the West
Contributor(s):: Dyson, Katharine
Dogs that hear for people who can't
Contributor(s):: Neukrug, Linda
The effects of GPS collars on African elephant (Loxodonta africana) behavior at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Contributor(s):: Horback, K. M., Miller, L. J., Andrews, J., Kuczaj, S. A., II, Anderson, M.
Validating methods to determine walking rates of elephants within a zoological institution
Contributor(s):: Miller, L. J., Andrews, J., Anderson, M.
The human-canine environment: a risk factor for non-play bites?
Contributor(s):: Messam, L. L. M., Kass, P. H., Chomel, B. B., Hart, L. A.
Few dog bite risk factor studies have been conducted. This veterinary clinic-based retrospective cohort study was aimed at identifying human-canine environmental risk factors for non-play bites in Kingston, Jamaica (660) and San Francisco (SF), USA (452). Data were analysed using modified Poisson...
Constrained choice and ethical dilemmas in land management: environmental quality and food safety in California agriculture
Contributor(s):: Stuart, D.
As environmental and conservation efforts increasingly turn towards agricultural landscapes, it is important to understand how land management decisions are made by agricultural producers. While previous studies have explored producer decision-making, many fail to recognize the importance of...
Dog Ownership Enhances Symptomatic Responses to Air Pollution in Children with Asthma
Contributor(s):: McConnell, Rob, Berhane, Kiros, Molitor, Jassy, Gilliland, Frank, Kuenzli, Nino, Thorne, Peter, Thomas, Duncan, Gauderman, WJames, Avol, Edward, Lurmann, Fred, Rappaport, Edward, Jerrett, Michael, Peters, John