The effect of weather conditions on the preference in horses for wearing blankets
Contributor(s):: Mejdell, Cecilie M., Jørgensen, Grete H. M., Buvik, Turid, Torp, Torfinn, Bøe, Knut E.
The use of blankets in horses is widespread in Northern Europe. However, horses are very adaptable to low temperatures and the practice is questioned because blankets may hamper heat dissipation at high temperatures and also disturb free movement. The aim of the current study was to gain...
Influence of space availability and weather conditions on shelter use by beef cattle during winter
Contributor(s):: Fogsgaard, Katrine K., Christensen, Janne W.
The objective of this experiment was to evaluate shelter use by beef cattle in relation to space allowance per individual and weather conditions. Nine groups of Angus cattle (n = 35 in total, 3-6/group) were kept on paddocks with a squared shelter (5 x 10 m) with an open long side. In a 3 x 3...
The Correlation Between Snakebites And Meteorological Variations
Contributor(s):: Chang Na
Background: In the United States, approximately 45,000 snakebites occur annually and affect many people including veterinarians and farmers.1 Snakebites can cause significant pain and morbidity such as severe bleeding and skin necrosis. Better predictive information on snakebite risk could help...
Thunderstorm phobia in dogs
Contributor(s):: Kari Wallentine
Canine thunderstorm phobia is a common, frustrating, and complex problem that, due to the often severe nature of the clinical signs, can lead to canine relinquishment to shelters. Although a potentially treatable disorder, existing treatment options have several limitations and variable success...
Resources for Pet, Poultry and Livestock Owners Affected by Natural Disasters
Contributor(s):: Floron C. Faries, Jason J. Cleere
This publication lists agencies and other organizations that can help locate missing pets and livestock, assist with carcass disposal, provide animal feed, and help in other ways after a disaster. There are phone numbers and Web addresses for each organization.
Modeling waterfowl damage to crops surrounding the Quill lakes in Saskatchewan
Contributor(s):: Callaghan, Carolyn J., Daneshfar, Bahram, Thompson, Donald J.
Beware the Boojum: caveats and strengths of avian radar
Contributor(s):: Beason, Robert C., Nohara, Tim J., Weber, Peter
How Does Variation in Winter Weather Affect Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates
Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Olson, John A. Bissonette, Patricia C. Cramer, Patrick J. Jackson, Kevin D. Bunnell, Daniel C. Coster
Understanding how deer move in relationship to roads is critical, because deer are in vehicle collisions, and collisions cause vehicle damage, as well as human injuries and fatalities. In temperate climates, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus have distinct movement patterns that affect their spatial...
Reindeer herding in transition: historical and modern day challenges for Alaskan reindeer herders
Contributor(s):: Finstad, Greg L.
Wintertime use of natural versus artificial shelter by cattle in nature reserves in temperate areas
Contributor(s):: Laer, E. van, Ampe, B., Moons, C., Sonck, B., Tuyttens, F. A. M.
The current study contributes scientific observation to the ongoing debate about whether and when artificial shelter (man-made), in addition to natural shelter (vegetation), should be provided to cattle grazing in nature reserves during temperate winters. In several year-round grazing projects in...
Food security: one of a number of 'securities' we need for a full life: an Australian perspective
Contributor(s):: Farmar-Bowers, Q.
Although agriculture in Australia is very productive, the current food supply systems in Australia fail to deliver healthy diets to all Australians and fail to protect the natural resources on which they depend. The operation of the food systems creates 'collateral damage' to the natural...
Hope after the storm
Contributor(s):: McCoy, Armand, McKeown, Gentry, Graham, Jason, Nguyen, Chris
Trajectories of psychological distress among low-income, female survivors of Hurricane Katrina
Contributor(s):: Lowe, S. R., Rhodes, J. E.
Links among human health, animal health, and ecosystem health
Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, P., Conti, L.
The effect of European starlings and ambient air temperature on Salmonella enterica contamination within cattle feed bunks
Contributor(s):: Carlson, J. C., Ellis, J. W., Tupper, S. K., Franklin, A. B., Linz, G. M.
Validating methods to determine walking rates of elephants within a zoological institution
Contributor(s):: Miller, L. J., Andrews, J., Anderson, M.
Of firms and farms: agricultural ethics and the problem of compensation
Contributor(s):: Vorstenbosch, J.
Compensating farmers out of public funds for financial losses due to adverse weather conditions and animal diseases is fairly common in most Western countries. This government policy differs from that towards entrepreneurs in other economic branches. This paper considers what justifies this...
Behavioural responses of cattle to shared foraging with wild herbivores in an East African rangeland
Contributor(s):: Odadi, W. O., Okeyo-Owuor, J. B., Young, T. P.
We assessed whether prior foraging by wild herbivores affected foraging behaviour of cattle in Laikipia rangeland, Kenya, during February 2001, August 2001 and February 2002. The study compared cattle bite rate, step rate and bites per step in plots exclusively accessible to cattle and those...
Dairy cows prefer shade that offers greater protection against solar radiation in summer: shade use, behaviour, and body temperature
Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Rogers, A. R., Cox, N. R., Tucker, C. B.
There is considerable evidence that shade is a valuable resource for cattle in summer, but less is known about the important design features of effective shade. The aim of this experiment was to investigate if lactating dairy cows have a preference for shade that offers greater protection against...
How important is shade to dairy cattle? Choice between shade or lying following different levels of lying deprivation
Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Cox, N. R., Matthews, L. R.
Provision of shade to dairy cattle in summer can alleviate negative effects of heat stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative importance of shade to lactating dairy cows in different ambient weather conditions in summer. The motivation to use shade was compared to the...