Editorial: Towards Elimination of Dog Mediated Human Rabies
Contributor(s):: Salome Dürr, Anna S. Fahrion, Lea Knopf, Louise H. Taylor
Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease with a high impact on human and animal health. The disease is almost 100% fatal after clinical signs appear and kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide. About 99% of infections in humans are caused by rabid domestic dog bites. Human disease is...
Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature
Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.
This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...
Psychiatric Service Dog Partners
Psychiatric Service Dog Partners (PSDP) works toward its mission by advancing the public information on this website, hosting a private online peer guidance group, holding an annual convention for PSD handlers, fairly advocating for wisely-considered and experience-driven laws and policies,...
Japanese Service Dog Resource Center
NPO Japan auxiliary dog Information Center, with the aim of understanding and dissemination in society of auxiliary dog activities, with the aim to promote the social participation and social return of persons with disabilities, the position of neutrality as a third-party institution we are...
Ranging characteristics of the domestic cat ( Felis catus) in an urban environment
Contributor(s):: Thomas, R. L., Baker, P. J., Fellowes, M. D. E.
In many countries, high densities of domestic cats ( Felis catus) are found in urban habitats where they have the potential to exert considerable predation pressure on their prey. However, little is known of the ranging behaviour of cats in the UK. Twenty cats in suburban Reading, UK, were fitted...
A potential metric of the attractiveness of bird song to humans
Contributor(s):: Blackburn, T. M., Su, Shan, Cassey, P.
The prevalence of passerines (mostly oscines, or songbirds) in international bird trade suggests that the possession or production of a song that is attractive or desirable to people may contribute to the likelihood of a species being traded. Testing this is difficult because we lack a general...
Schoolchildren and one of the most unpopular animals: are they ready to protect snakes?
Contributor(s):: Ballouard, J. M., Ajtic, R., Balint, H., Brito, J. C., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Desmonts, D., ElMouden, E., Erdogan, M., Feriche, M., Pleguezuelos, J. M., Prokop, P., Sanchez, A., Santos, X., Slimani, T., Tomovic, L., Usak, M., Zuffi, M., Bonnet, X.
Values, animal symbolism, and human-animal relationships associated to two threatened felids in Mapuche and Chilean local narratives
| Contributor(s):: Herrmann, T. M., Schuttler, E., Benavides, P., Galvez, N., Sohn, L., Palomo, N.
Laboratory mice persist in gaining access to resources: a method of assessing the importance of environmental features
| Contributor(s):: Sherwin, C. M.
Feeding behaviour of growing pigs using single or multi-space feeders
| Contributor(s):: Nielsen, B. L., Lawrence, A. B., Whittemore, C. T.
80 male crossbred pigs (body weight 32.3 kg) were housed in groups of 10 and each group was given access to a computerized single-spaced feeder or a 4-space feeding trough. The feeding behaviour was measured automatically from the single-space feeders, and determined for the 4-space trough from...