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  1. The slaughterhouse, social disorganization, and violent crime in rural communities

    Contributor(s):: Jacques, J. R.

    Scholars in nonhuman animal studies and criminology have argued that more attention should be paid to the violence sanctioned by society, that of animal slaughter for industrial food production. Slaughterhouses and the communities surrounding these facilities present ideal sites for investigating...

  2. Description and evaluation of a canine volunteer blood donor program

    Contributor(s):: DeLuca, L. A., Glass, S. G., Johnson, R. E., Burger, M.

    Human volunteer blood donor programs are commonplace, but the concept of nonhuman animal blood banking is relatively new. Few studies exist regarding efficacy, donor screening, and safety for volunteer companion animals. This retrospective study evaluated a nonprofit, community-based canine...

  3. Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives

    Contributor(s):: Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Rogelberg, S. G., Walker, A., Schultz, L., Clark, O.

    This study used a retrospective narrative procedure to examine the critical events that influence reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work of 35 employees who have stayed in the animal care and welfare field for at least 2 years. Data were collected at the 2002 Animal Care Expo held in...

  4. Outcome of cats adopted from a biomedical research program

    Contributor(s):: DiGangi, B. A., Crawford, P. C., Levy, J. K.

    Adoption of companion animals retired from biomedical research projects can provide an alternative, humane method for their disposition. For more than a decade, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine has allowed investigators to arrange for the adoption of nonhuman animals used...

  5. The effects of implementing a feral cat spay/neuter program in a Florida county animal control service

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

    In 1995, a county animal control service implemented a feral cat sterilization programme with the goal of reducing the number of healthy cats euthanized, complaints, and the county's costs. The service collected data from a 6-year period both before and after the programme's implementation. The...

  6. Promoting companion animal leash compliance on an urban park trail system

    Contributor(s):: Tardona, D. R.

  7. Pet partners: teaming up for therapy and enjoyment

    Contributor(s):: Buettner, Linda L.

  8. Saddle up!

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Nina

  9. Teaching aging content to university-level non-gerontology majors

    Contributor(s):: Beland, Robert

  10. Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) responses to caregiver use of chimpanzee behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Jensvold, M. L. A.

    The relationships between captive primates and their caregivers are critical ones and can affect animal welfare. Friendly relationships can improve quality of life; adversely, agonistic relationships can decrease quality of life. Caregivers in and of themselves should not be stressful to their...

  11. Adaptive management of nonnative species: moving beyond the "either-or" through experimental pluralism

    | Contributor(s):: Evans, J. M., Wilkie, A. C., Burkhardt, J.

    This paper outlines a pragmatic, adaptive management-based approach toward the control of invasive non-native species (INS) through a case study of Kings Bay/Crystal River, a large artesian springs ecosystem that is one of Florida's most important habitats for endangered West Indian manatees...

  12. Beneath the straw: in defense of participatory adaptive management

    | Contributor(s):: Evans, J. M., Wilkie, A. C., Burkhardt, J.

    Our recent paper (Evans et al., Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics (JAEE) (2008) 21(6), 512-539) advocating adaptive management of invasive nonnative (aquatic plant) species (INS) in Kings Bay, Florida received detailed responses from both Daniel Simberloff (JAEE (2009) 22(1),...

  13. Moving beyond strawmen and artificial dichotomies: adaptive management when an endangered species uses an invasive one

    | Contributor(s):: Simberloff, D.

    Evans et al. (Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 2008) have attempted to enmesh me in their dispute with the Florida Bureau of Invasive Plant Management about a specific system, Kings Bay/Crystal River. In so doing, they repeatedly mischaracterize my positions in order to depict,...

  14. Characteristics of free-roaming cats and their caretakers

    | Contributor(s):: Centonze, L. A., Levy, J. K.

    Objectives: To describe the characteristics of unowned, free-roaming cats and their caretakers who participated in a trap-neuter-return (TNR) programme and to determine the effect of the programme on free-roaming cat colonies. Design: Prospective study. Sample Population: 101 caretakers of 920...

  15. Group differences in captive gorillas' reaction to large crowds

    | Contributor(s):: Kuhar, C. W.

    The impact of visitor crowd size on captive animal behaviour can be difficult to interpret in many institutions due to the lack of variation in crowd size over short periods of time. In attempts to compare greater variation in crowd size, animal behaviour is often compared over conditions that...

  16. The assessment of sexual performance in young Bos taurus and Bos indicus beef bulls

    | Contributor(s):: Chenoweth, P. J., Chase, C. C., Jr., Larsen, R. E., Thatcher, M. J. D., Bivens, J. F., Wilcox, C. J.

    The sexual performance (libido score, number of services, time to first mount and time to sexual inactivity) of yearling Senepol, Romosinuano, American Angus, Hereford, Brahman and Nelore x Brahman bulls was assessed in January, April, July and October of 1991 (trial 1) and 1992 (trial 2) at the...

  17. Impact of different groups of swimmers on dolphins in swim-with-the-dolphin programs in two settings

    | Contributor(s):: Brensing, K., Linke, K., Busch, M., Matthes, I., Woude, S. E. van der

    In recent years, dolphin-assisted therapy has become very popular, and an increasing number of facilities worldwide are offering therapy programs that incorporate dolphins. We observed 83 sessions with five dolphins at "Dolphins Plus," USA, and 37 sessions with 13 dolphins at "Dolphin Reef."...

  18. Leading and organizing social change for companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Hamilton, F. E.

    Governmental agencies and shelters are charged with controlling the animal overpopulation problem, and historically they have accomplished this by euthanizing companion animals. Community-wide efforts in diverse locations, however, have implemented creative strategies that have dramatically...

  19. Occupational therapists and therapeutic riding

    | Contributor(s):: Funk, M. S. M., Smith, B. A.

    Statistics indicate that physical therapists considerably outnumber occupational therapists in utilizing therapeutic horseback riding as a treatment modality. This study was conducted in an effort to gain insight into the reasons for the discrepancy. Two different questionnaires were developed...

  20. Social effects of a dog's presence on children with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Esteves, S. W., Stokes, T.

    Productive and positive interactions between dogs and humans have been documented in studies using dogs trained as companion animals and as assistants for people with disabilities. In this study, the effects of the presence of a dog on social interactions between three 5-9-year-old children with...