An evaluation of the role the Internet site Petfinder plays in cat adoptions
Contributor(s):: Workman, M. K., Hoffman, C. L.
To better understand factors contributing to cat adoptions, this study was used to explore a possible association between an adoptable cat's popularity on Petfinder and the cat's length of availability for adoption at a managed-intake nonhuman animal shelter. This study was also used to examine...
Animal Fun for Everyone
Contributor(s):: Griggs, Judy
An initial investigation into the effects of isolation and enrichment on the welfare of laboratory pigs housed in the PigTurn system, assessed using tear staining, behaviour, physiology and haematology
Contributor(s):: DeBoer, S. P., Garner, J. P., McCain, R. R., Lay, D. C., Jr., Eicher, S. D., Marchant-Forde, J. N.
In some parts of the world, the laboratory pig ( Sus scrofa) is often housed in individual, sterile housing which may impose stress. Our objectives were to determine the effects of isolation and enrichment on pigs housed within the PigTurn - a novel penning system with automated blood sampling -...
Westerners And Their Pets: Cherished Companions From A Bygone Day
Contributor(s):: Palmquist, Peter E.
Computer-aided pattern recognition of large reptiles as a noninvasive application to identify individuals
Contributor(s):: Moro, D., MacAulay, I.
For large species, the capture and handling of individuals in capture-mark-recapture studies introduces nonhuman animal welfare issues associated with handling, physical marking, and possible wounding due to tag loss. The use of photographic identification for these species offers an alternative...
Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?
Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.
Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...
Visitors' perception of recreation and wildlife observation opportunities at McInnis National Conservation area
Contributor(s):: Ponds, Phadrea D.
The study surveys on visitors' perception of recreation and wildlife observation opportunities at the Mclnnis Canyons NCA (formerly the Colorado Canyon National Conservation Area). Two surveys were conducted during the spring and summer to gather information about wildlife observation at three...
A comparison of body size, coat condition and endoparasite diversity of wild Barbary macaques exposed to different levels of tourism
Contributor(s):: Borg, C., Majolo, B., Qarro, M., Semple, S.
Primate tourism is a rapidly growing industry with the potential to provide considerable conservation benefits. However, assessing the impact of tourists on the animals involved is vital to ensure that the conservation value of primate tourism is maximized. In this study, we compared body size,...
The role of coat color and ear shape on the perception of personality in dogs
Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Baker, S. C.
A training programme to ensure high repeatability of injury scoring of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J., Vasseur, E., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de