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  1. Attitudes toward companion animals among Hispanic residents of a Texas border community

    Contributor(s):: Poss, J. E., Bader, J. O.

    The researchers surveyed 206 residents of a Hispanic community on the Texas-Mexico border about their behaviors and attitudes toward companion animals. Selected members of the community administered a telephone survey to a systematic random sample of 206 individuals. The majority of participants...

  2. Combination therapy reduces self-injurious behavior in a chimpanzee ( Pan troglodytes troglodytes ): a case report

    Contributor(s):: Bourgeois, S. R., Vazquez, M., Brasky, K.

    Self-injurious behavior (SIB) remains a severe and intractable abnormal behavior for nonhuman primates in diverse settings and is a significant concern for veterinarians and behavioral scientists. To date, no single pharmacological, behavioral, social, or environmental intervention method has...

  3. Implementation of a feral cat management program on a university campus

    Contributor(s):: Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R.

    In August 1998, Texas A&M University implemented on campus a trap-test-vaccinate-alter-return-monitor (TTVARM) program to manage the feral cat population. TTVARM is an internationally recognized term for trapping and neutering programs aimed at management of feral cat populations. In this article...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. The behavior of circus tigers during transport

    Contributor(s):: Nevill, C. H., Friend, T. H.

    The behavior of two tigers (Panthera tigris) individually caged and transported once for 4.25 h and the behavior of four tigers that were transported twice for 4.2 and 4.5 h while caged as a group was analyzed. The tigers were videotaped during transport and the amount of time spent pacing,...

  7. Effects of origin, experiences early in life, and genetics on bitterweed Hymenoxys odorata consumption by sheep

    Contributor(s):: Frost, R. A., Scott, C. B., Walker, J. W., Hartmann, F. S.

    Bitterweed is one of the most detrimental poisonous plants to sheep production in west central Texas. Sheep typically avoid the plant unless alternative forage is limited. When consumption does occur, some flocks and individuals are able to consume bitterweed and avoid toxicosis. Our objective...

  8. Survival, fecundity, and movements of free-roaming cats

    Contributor(s):: Schmidt, P. M., Lopez, R. R., Collier, B. A.

    Free-roaming cats (e.g., owned, semi-feral, and feral) impact wildlife worldwide through predation, competition, and disease transmission. Baseline ecological information necessary for population management is lacking. We radiocollared free-roaming cats (feral, n=30; semi-feral, n=14; owned,...

  9. Tropical storm and hurricane recovery and preparedness strategies

    Contributor(s):: Goodwin, B. S., Jr., Donaho, J. C.

    The goal of this article is to present lessons learned from the devastating effects of two specific natural disasters in Texas: Tropical Storm Allison, which flooded Houston in June 2001, and Hurricane Ike, which caused severe damage in Galveston in September 2008. When a disaster is predictable,...

  10. Behavior of dogs entering a veterinary clinic

    Contributor(s):: Stanford, T. L.

    Four hundred and sixty-two dogs entering a veterinary clinic for routine examination were observed and subjectively classified into one of four categories: Group A, based on their apprehensive entrances and submission; Group B, based on their outgoing personalities; Group C, based on fear-biting...