Definition of Pain and Distress and Reporting Requirements for Laboratory Animals
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Definition of Pain and Distress and Reporting Requirements for Laboratory Animals

  In this first in a proposed series of workshops on regulatory issues in animal care and use, the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) has addressed the existing and proposed requirements for reporting pain and distress in laboratory animals. The Animal Welfare Act, administered by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), mandates that pain and distress in ...

Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes
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Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes

Known for its natural beauty, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is the largest inland peninsula in the United States. Consisting of 170,000 acres of forested and protected public land between Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) and Lake Barkley (Cumberland River), this scenic sanctuary is visited by more than 1.4 million nature lovers annually and encompasses many diverse habitats, each supporting a particular community of ...

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land Backyard to Many Acres
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Make a Home for Wildlife

Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to take the sometimes daunting steps to improve the quality of your land. According to U.S. Forest Service, 250 million acres of woods and forests in the United States are privately held by 10 million individuals/families. Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs, own a 20-acre woodland retreat, run a farm of 100 acres, or belon...

The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship
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The Secret Language of Cats

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats. Susanne Schötz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research program is proving that cats do actually use vocal communicatio...

Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion
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Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion

During a time when most wild animals are experiencing decline in the face of development and climate change, the intrepid mountain lion -- also known as a puma, a cougar, and by many other names – has experienced reinvigoration as well as expansion of territory. What makes this cat, the fourth carnivore in the food chain -- just ahead of humans – so resilient and resourceful? And what can conservationists and wild life managers learn...

Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2nd Edition
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Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2nd Edition

This book provides in-depth information about common clinical laboratory assays that are used to evaluate domestic mammals, including what assays measure, sample or assay conditions that affect results, and what results indicate about the physiologic or pathologic state of a patient. Whenever possible, diseases and conditions are grouped by common mechanisms or processes to promote a conceptual understanding of laboratory data that c...

The No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights

Today animals need protecting more than ever: those bred for laboratories, zoos, and hunting, and also those reared intensively on farms. And out in the wild, animals are losing their habitats to environmental exploitation. Dispelling the myth that the protection of animals’ rights is a modern, Western concern, this No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights explains the key issues, charts the growth of the animal rights movement, and looks ...

The Dama Gazelles: Last Members of a Critically Endangered Species
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The Dama Gazelles: Last Members of a Critically Endangered Species

Finalist, 2019 Outstanding Publications Award, sponsored by the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Dama gazelles, the largest of the gazelles, were once a common sight in Northern Africa, with a habitat ranging from the Atlantic Ocean east almost to the Nile River. Today, these animals are critically endangered as their populations have dropped precipitously due to the effects of expanding agrarian practices, overhunting, violent ...