Contributor(s):: Bekoff, M.
In this guest editiorial, the author comments on the ethics of reintroducing endangered species based on a recent programme to release Canadian wild lynx in Colorado.
The use of positive reinforcement in training zebra sharks ( Stegostoma fasciatum)
Contributor(s):: Marranzino, A.
Positive reinforcement training (PRT) was used on 4 adult zebra sharks, Stegostoma fasciatum, housed at the Downtown Aquarium, Denver, to determine the ability of zebra sharks to become desensitized to various stimuli associated with veterinary procedures. One male and 3 female sharks were...
Trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in a large U.S. metropolitan area, 1989 to 2010
Contributor(s):: Morris, K. N., Gies, D. L.
Trends in nonhuman animal shelter intake and outcomes for dogs and cats in Metro Denver, CO, between 1989 and 2010 were assessed by linear regression analyses of data from 4 of the largest facilities covering 3 counties. The data were analyzed for trends on 3 scales: actual numbers per year,...
Becoming relationally effective: high-risk boys in animal-assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Schneider, A. A., Rosenberg, J., Baker, M., Melia, N., Granger, B., Biringen, Z.
This study was conducted to formally evaluate the effectiveness of the Human Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC, 2010), a well-developed animal-assisted therapy (AAT) intervention based in 23 elementary schools in the Front Range. Previous research on the benefits of human and dog relationships,...
Patterns of human-coyote conflicts in the Denver Metropolitan Area
Contributor(s):: Poessel, S. A., Breck, S. W., Teel, T. L., Shwiff, S., Crooks, K. R., Angeloni, L.
Individual differences in calf defence patterns in Red Angus beef cows
Contributor(s):: Florcke, C., Engle, T. E., Grandin, T., Deesing, M. J.
A note on hair whorl position and cattle temperament in the auction ring
Contributor(s):: Lanier, J. L., Grandin, T., Green, R., Avery, D., McGee, K.
The objective of this study was to further describe the relationships between facial hair whorls and temperament in cattle. Cattle (n=1636) from 6 commercial cattle auctions in Colorado and Texas, USA [date not given] were observed. Whorl location was classified according to lateral position...
Colorado animal-based plague surveillance systems: relationships between targeted animal species and prediction efficacy of areas at risk for humans
Contributor(s):: Lowell, J. L., Eisen, R. J., Schotthoefer, A. M., Liang, X. C., Montenieri, J. A., Tanda, D., Pape, J., Schriefer, M. E., Antolin, M. F., Gage, K. L.
Human plague risks (Yersinia pestis infection) are greatest when epizootics cause high mortality among this bacterium's natural rodent hosts. Therefore, health departments in plague-endemic areas commonly establish animal-based surveillance programs to monitor Y. pestis infection among plague...
Interactions among dogs, people, and the environment in Boulder, Colorado: a case study
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| Contributor(s):: Bekoff, M., Meaney, C. A.
From September 1995 to April 1996 we studied interactions among dogs, people, and the environment in Boulder, Colorado. Data on behavioral disturbances by off-leash dogs who were accompanied by a person were collected with respect to dog-dog and dog-human interactions, dog-wildlife encounters,...
Separating the noise from the noise: a finding in support of the "Niche Hypothesis," that birds are influenced by human-induced noise in natural habitats
| Contributor(s):: Stone, E.
Controlling for the confounding influence of physical disturbance, it was possible to test the hypothesis that ambient noise alone would play a role in structuring bird communities in riparian habitats in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Point counts of birds were conducted in open space/minimally...