"Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War
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| Contributor(s):: Andrew McEwen, Patrick Brennan
Animal transportation played a crucial role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the Great War. In an era of growing mechanization and technological development, horses and mules still provided the overwhelming bulk of draught power in the combat zone. They hauled artillery,...
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
| Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
'What are all these dogs doing at school?'
| Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck
A dog's life in the war zone
| Contributor(s):: Donn, Jeff
A interação do homem pantaneiro com seu cavalo
| Contributor(s):: Raquel Soares Juliano, Sandra Aparecida Santos, Urbano Gomes Pinto de Abreu, Roberto Aguilar Machado Santos Silva, Marcos Tadeu Borges Daniel Araujo
The importance of the Pantaneiro horse for the man who lives in the field, creating and working the cattle, is evident and it is an interface of pantanal everyday life, still little studied, under the specific perspective of science. The text brings information from the literature and from...
A Journey with Dogs: Michelle Phillips at TEDxWhitehorse
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Phillips
Michelle was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. Together with her partner Ed Hopkins she runs a kennel of 55 sled dogs, along with two golden retrievers, two cats and some fish. With her dog team she has run six Yukon Quests and three Iditarods.
A New "PHARM" Hand: An Interview with Jackie Allenbrand of PHARM Dog USA
03 May 2016 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
PHARM Dog USA Founder and Director Jackie AllenbrandWhen a farmer is confronted with an illness or injury, his or her life and farming operation can take a huge hit. The financial...
A peece of my mynde. Do guide dog owners really exist?
| Contributor(s):: Wellard, A.
This is a case report about the termination of the working life of a guide dog, in which the owner and the veterinary surgeon involved did not discuss the subject in a way that the owner could understand. It underlines the importance of client communication especially where there is such a strong...
A Pilot Welfare Assessment of Working Ponies on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
| Contributor(s):: Tova C. Pinsky, I Ketut Puja, Joshua Aleri, Jennifer Hood, Maria M. Sasadara, Teresa Collins
Many working equids in developing countries experience poor health and welfare due to environmental and management factors. Collecting baseline data on these populations is essential to inform education projects to improve equid health and welfare. Gili Trawangan is an island in Indonesia that...
A Randomized Cross-Over Trial Comparing the Effect of Intramuscular Versus Intranasal Naloxone Reversal of Intravenous Fentanyl on Odor Detection in Working Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Essler, Paige G. Smith, Danielle Berger, Elizabeth Gregorio, M. Ross Pennington, Amanda McGuire, Kenneth G. Furton, Cynthia M. Otto
Fentanyl is a potent opioid used clinically as a pain medication and anesthetic but has recently seen a sharp rise as an illicit street drug. The potency of fentanyl means mucous membrane exposure to a small amount of the drug can expose first responders, including working canines, to...
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A Scientific Presentation and Study Of Working Dogs
A Systematic Review of the Reliability and Validity of Behavioural Tests Used to Assess Behavioural Characteristics Important in Working Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Karen Brady, Nina Cracknell, Helen Zulch, Daniel Simon Mills
Background: Working dogs are selected based on predictions from tests that they will be able to perform specific tasks in often challenging environments. However, withdrawal from service in working dogs is still a big problem, bringing into question the reliability of the selection tests...
A Translocal Perspective: Mustang Images in the Cultural, Economic and Political Landscape
| Contributor(s):: Karen Dalke
Translocal spaces are created out of the process of globalization whereby interventions such as electronic media and migration radically change social relations and breakdown the isomorphism of space, place, and culture . This approach is useful in examining the controversy surrounding the...
A veterinary perspective on preventing injuries and other problems that shorten the life of working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Worth, A. J., Cave, N. J.
A welfare assessment scoring system for working equids—A method for identifying at risk populations and for monitoring progress of welfare enhancement strategies (trialed in Egypt)
| Contributor(s):: Ali, Ahmed B. A., El Sayed, Mohammed A., Matoock, Mohamed Y., Fouad, Manal A., Heleski, Camie R.
There are an estimated 112 million horses, donkeys and mules (i.e., working equids) in developing regions of the world. Though their roles are often fundamental to the well-being of the families they work for, their welfare is often severely compromised due to the limited resources and/or...
Acceptance in hotels of dogs helping the disabled
| Contributor(s):: Otsuka, T.
Acid-base responses of fat-adapted horses: relevance to hard work in the heat
| Contributor(s):: Kronfeld, D. S., Custalow, S. E., Ferrante, P. L., Taylor, L. E., Wilson, J. A., Tiegs, W.
Feeding and training may affect acid-base responses to strenuous exercise. Acidosis usually correlates with higher blood lactate concentrations during intense exercise, but alkalosis has been found in horses, and higher lactate responses during sprints have been found in fat adapted horses. A...
Addressing the Challenges of Conducting Observational Studies in Sheep Abattoirs
| Contributor(s):: Elyssa Payne, Melissa Starling, Paul McGreevy
The competing needs of maintaining productivity within abattoirs, and maintaining high standards of animal welfare, provide fertile grounds for applied research in animal behavior. However, there are challenges involved in capturing useful behavioral data from the supply chain (from paddock to...
Advancing Genetic Selection and Behavioral Genomics of Working Dogs Through Collaborative Science
| Contributor(s):: Chen, F. L., Zimmermann, M., Hekman, J. P., Lord, K. A., Logan, B., Russenberger, J., Leighton, E. A., Karlsson, E. K.
The ancient partnership between people and dogs is struggling to meet modern day needs, with demand exceeding our capacity to safely breed high-performing and healthy dogs. New statistical genetic approaches and genomic technology have the potential to revolutionize dog breeding, by...
Affiliative and disciplinary behavior of human handlers during play with their dog affects cortisol concentrations in opposite directions
| Contributor(s):: Horváth, Zsuzsánna, Dóka, Antal, Miklósi, Ádám