Oct 30, 2023Open Access
Dogs have a profound history of companionship with humans, evolving from utilitarian tools to cherished sentient beings deserving empathy and consideration. This study explores the transformation of society's perception of dogs from historical, scientific, and philosophical viewpoints. Objectives: This study sought to achieve three main objectives: 1) explore historical and cultural perspectives on dog sentience, 2) analyse scientific evidence supporting the concept of dog sentience, and 3) inve...
Oct 28, 2022Open Access
One salient method of poaching is the use of wire snares to kill wild animals. The study sought to determine seasonal trend and distribution of wire snaring in Sengwa Wildlife Research Area (SWRA) and predict possible seasonal hotspots areas. Presence-only data from law enforcement patrols done by field rangers between January, 2018 and December, 2021 was used. Descriptive statistics was used to establish trend in wire-snare occurrence from 2018 to 2021. Kruskal Wallis test was performed to dete...
Jun 29, 2022Open Access
It has been reported that parasite infection can significantly harm domestic pigeons. In this study, we wanted to assess the histopathological changes caused by helminth infection. A total of thirty-five domestic pigeons (C. l. domestica) purchased from Al-Qassim region in Saudi Arabia were included in this study. Among those, nine pigeons (25.71%) were infected with helminth parasites of a cestode (Raillietina species) and a nematode (Ascaridia columbae). It was observed th...
May 19, 2022Open Access
Animal experiments are a source of an on-going scientific and non-scientific discussion. Since time immemorial utility of animals for the service of manhood has been practiced. These experimental animal models have distinct advantages because of their ability to reproduce in vivo cellular details and responses occurring in humans. This review addresses various animal models in use for periodontology, oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) research work.
Sep 26, 2019Open Access
Introduction: In Burkina Faso, as in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the low availability and high cost of feed is the main limiting factor for pigs’ productivity. While cassava byproducts are well known and used in many countries to overcome this constraint, very little is known on its uses as feed in Burkina Faso. Objective: The study aims to develop processes for the production of pig feeds from cassava leaves and by prod
Mar 25, 2019Open Access
The tropical house gecko is an exotic and invasive lizard that has a wide distribution in the New World. Throughout its area of occurrence, the species is predated by several native predators, such as spiders, lizards, snakes, birds, and mammals. The guira cuckoo is a widely distributed bird in South America, usually found in man-impacted regions. The species feeds mainly on arthropods, small vertebrates, and reptiles, such as liz
Mar 25, 2019Open Access
This study aims to present records of southern sea lions (Otaria flavescens) on the coast of Arraial do Cabo, located on the east coast of Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil, and information on the levels of total mercury (THg) found in muscle tissue of a specimen collected in the study area. Between July 2003 and February 2017, 5 occurrences of southern sea lions were recorded in the study area. Four of these records were
Feb 28, 2018Open Access
This research work aims to study the perceptions of
pastoralists and agro- pastoralists
on climate change impacts on mobile herding and the effectiveness of herders’ adaptive strategies
within Kompienga Province, south-eastern region of Burkina Faso. In order to
achieve this aim, survey data were retrieved from 271 respondents and analysed.
From respondents’ perceptions, climate change is real and is negatively
affecting forage av
Jan 29, 2018Open Access
The aim of the study was
to relate some pre-slaughter handling factors for lambs in a slaughterhouse,
with the presence of bruises and high muscle pH in carcasses. Stocking density,
transport distance and time, and type of slaughter (Conventional or Kosher)
were registered in a sample of 1150 lambs that corresponded to 23 loads
originated from different farms (Tierra del Fuego, Chilean Patagonia), distance
Mar 29, 2017Open Access
Atlantic and Mediterranean
warming-related diseases outbreaks and species shifts recently have been documented.
Evaluated tools of short-term effects on the health or organisms resistance are
necessary to assess and understand mechanisms affecting marine biodiversity.
Until now, climate warming has been studied at the population or community
level. Here we offer a better understanding of such phenomena at the individual