Publications & Presentations

Peer Reviewed Publications

2021

Animals Special Issue: "How Animal Welfare Reforms Are Reshaping Societal Institutions Charged with Animal Management"

Summary: Concern for non-human animals is on the rise and has shown to be core to maintaining the social license to have animals in human care. This increased concern has manifested in many ways from official acts and policies to advocacy and activist groups, all affecting the ways in which humans interact with animals. The effects have created entire paradigm shifts for many animal institutions (i.e., animal agriculture, wildlife management, zoos & aquariums, research laboratories, shelters, therapy institutions) and continue to be transformed over time from both internal and external pressures. Thus, examining how animal welfare reforms have and will reshape human–animal interactions will be paramount for the future of societal institutions charged with animal stewardship. In this Special Issue, we welcome submissions exploring this topic broadly or specifically (one institution and/or one aspect of animal welfare). Our goals are to create a forum to highlight the complexity of animal welfare reform implementation and to serve as a catalyst for discussion of new considerations related to human–animal interactions.

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Now accepting manuscript submissions until August 1, 2021.

 

Bruskotter, J.T., Vucetich, J.A., Gilbert, S.L., Carter, N.H., George, K.A. 2021. "Tragic trade-offs accompany carnivore coexistence in the modern world." Conservation Letters e12839. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12841

Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., George, K.A. 2021. "Development of an Evidence-based Welfare Approach for Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) under Human Care." Animal Welfare 30: 295-306. doi:10.7120/09627286.30.3.006

2020

Arruda, A.G., Beyene, T.J., Kieffer, J., Lorbach, J.N., Moeller, S., Bowman, A.S. 2020. "A Systematic Literature Review on Depopulation Methods for Swine." Animals 10(11): 2161. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10112161

Carlson, S.C., Dietsch, A.M., Slagle, K.M., Bruskotter, J.T. 2020. "The VIPS of Wolf Conservation: How Values, Identity, and Place Shape Attitudes Toward Wolves in the United States." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8(6). https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.00006 

Ellington, E.H., Muntz, E., Gehrt, S.D. 2020. "Seasonal and Daily Shifts in Behavior and Resource Selection: How a Carnivore Navigates Costly Landscapes." Oecologia 194: 87-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-020-04754-1

Nickles, K., Relling, A.E., Moraes, L.E., Parker, A.J. 2020. "The Effect of a Social Facilitator Cow on the Distance Walked and Time Spent Walking by Abruptly Weaned Beef Calves." Animal Production Science. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN20434

Worsley-Tonks, K.E.L., Miller, E.A., Gehrt, S.D., McKenzie, S.C., Travis, D.A., Johnson, T.J., Craft, M.E. 2020. "Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Enterobacteriaceae Carried by Suburban Mesocarnivores and Locally Owned and Stray Dogs." Zoonoses and Public Health 67(4): 460-466. https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12691

Worsley-Tonks, K.E.L., Miller, E.A., Anchor, C.L., Bender, J.B., Gehrt, S.D., McKenzie, S.C., Singer, R.S., Johnson, T.J., Craft, M.E. "Importance of Anthropogenic Sources at Shaping the Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of a Peri-Urban Mesocarnivore." Accepted at Science of the Total Environment.

Wurth, A.M., Ellington, E.H., Gehrt, S.D. 2020. "Golf Courses as a Potential Habitat for Coyotes." Wildlife Society Bulletin 44: 333-341. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.1081

2019

Bruskotter, J.T., Vucetich, J.A., Dietsch, A., Slagle, K.M., Brooks, J.S. 2019. "Conservationists' moral obligations toward wildlife: Values and identity promote conservation conflict." Biological Conservation (240). https://doi-org.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108296

Burkemper, M.C., Pairis-Garcia, M.D., Moraes, L.E., Moeller, S.J. 2019. "Effects of Oral Meloxicam and Topical Lidocaine on Pain Associated Behaviors of Piglets Undergoing Surgical Castration." Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 23(2): 209-218. https://doi-org.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/10.1080/10888705.2019.1590717

Lee, K., Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Jedlicka, H., Burns, T. 2019. "Older Adults' Perceived Benefits of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Implications for Social Work." Research on Social Work Practice 30(4). https://doi-org.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/10.1177%2F1049731519890399

Wagner, B.K., Relling, A.E., Kieffer, J.D., Moraes, L.E., Parker A.J. 2019. "Short Communication: Pharmacokinetics of Oxytocin Administered Intra-Nasally to Beef Cattle." Domestic Animal Endocrinology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2019.106387

Wagner, B.K., Relling, A.E., Kieffer, J.D., Parker, A.J. 2019. "Intranasal Oxytocin Treatment Does Not Attenuate the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Beef Heifers Subjected to Isolation Stress or Restraint and Isolation Stress." Domestic Animal Endocrinology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2019.07.007

Extension and Media Articles

Nickles, K.R., and Parker, A.J. 2019. "Weaner Cattle Need their Own Trainer." Ohio State Univeristy Beef Extension Newsletter. Reproduced in Feedlot Magazine USA https://www.feedlotmagazine.com/news/cow_calf_corner/weaner-cattle-need-their-own-trainer/article_d318aa50-3c36-5a47-b29c-0fe6df121641.html

Conference Presentations

International

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Establishment of Baseline Levels for California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Welfare." (2020). European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Annual Conference.

Nickles, K., Relling, A., Fluharty, F., and Parker, T.

“A Social Facilitator Can Reduce Calf Walking Behavior at Weaning.” (2019). American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting and Trade Show.

Bradshaw, Y. and George, K.A.

“Faculty Perceptions of Emotional Support Animal Presence in the Classroom.” (2019). International Society for Anthrozoology Conference.

Lorig, N. and Cole, K.

“Undergraduate Student Perception of Animals Commonly Used in Animal-Assisted Therapy.” (2019). International Society for Anthrozoology Conference.

National

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Evaluating the Impact of Transport and Relocation on Marine Mammal Welfare Through Measurement of Hair and Salivary Cortisol." (2021). OSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Research Day.

Fischer, B., Wittum, T., and Flint, M.

"Novel Ecosystem Health and Welfare Approach to Assess Sustainability of Wild Collection for Public Aquariums." (2021). OSU College of Veterinary Medicine's Research Day.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Measuring the Effect of Transport on Marine Mammal Welfare Through Salivary Cortisol Concentrations." (2021). OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences' Annual Conference.

Nickles, K.R., Relling, A.E., Garcia-Guerra, A., Fluharty, F.L., Parker, A.J.

"Muddy Environmental Conditions Cause Conceptus Free Live Weight Loss but Not a Decrease in Calf Birth Weight when Compared with Cows Housed on Wood Chips." (2021). American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Meeting.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Measuring the Effect of Transport on California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Welfare Through Salivary Cortisol." (2021). OSU Edward Hayes Graduate Research Forum.

Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Development of an Evidence-Based Welfare Approach for Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in Human Care.” (2020). OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ Annual Conference.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Establishment of Baseline Levels for California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Welfare." (2020). OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences' Annual Conference.

Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Development of an Evidence-Based Welfare Approach for Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in Human Care.” (2020). OSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Research Day.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Hair Cortisol and Behavior: A Novel Approach to Measuring California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) Welfare" (2020). OSU College of Veterinary Medicine's Research Day.

Nickles, K., Relling, A., Fluharty, F., and Parker, T.

“Intranasal Oxytocin Improves Plasma Non-Esterified Fatty Acids but Not Distance Walked or Cortisol Concentrations at Weaning.” (2020). Midwest Animal Science Meeting.

Bradshaw, Y., Neville, P., and George, K.A.

“UNLABEL ME: Effects of Breed Labeling on Perception and Adoptability of Shelter Dogs.” (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

Cahal, G., McKenzie, S., and Gehrt, S.

“Coyote (Canis latrans) Response to Novel Objects in Urban and Rural Ecosystems.” (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

England, Z., Tonra, C., Moeller, S., and George, K.A.

“Personality and Zoo Animal Welfare: Decreased Costs and Increased Rewards.” (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Longitudinal Welfare Approach for Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in Human Care.” (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

Lorig, N., Whittington, S., George, K.A., and Cole, K.

“Development of a Statewide Educational Program to Help Ohio 4-H Youth Provide Quality Care of Horses.” (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

Nickles, K., Relling, A., Fluharty, F., and Parker, T.

“Abruptly Weaned Calves Walk Shorter Distances when Placed with a Social Facilitator.” (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

Werner, J., Ottobre, J., George, K.A., and Cole, K.

“Effect of Housing Systems on Long-term Cortisol Production in Horses.” (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Measuring the Effect of Facility Relocation on a Population of California Sea Lions’ Welfare." (2020). CHAIRE Research Symposium.

England, Z., Tonra, C., Moeller, S., and George, K.A.

“Personality and Zoo Animal Welfare: Decreased Costs and Increased Rewards.” (2020). Animal Behavior Society Annual Conference.

Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Importance of Behavioral Research for Improving Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Welfare.” (2020) Animal Behavior Society Conference.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Behavioral Response of California Sea Lions (Zalophus californiaus) to Facility Relocation.” (2020). Animal Behavior Society Conference.

Nickles, K., Relling, A., Garcia-Guerra, A., Fluharty, F., Katchova, A., and Parker, T.

“Cows Housed in Muddy Environmental Conditions During Late Gestation Have Lesser Body Weight and Body Condition Score Compared with Cows Housed on Wood Chips.” (2020). American Society of Animal Science Meeting and Trade Show.

England, Z., Tonra, C., Moeller, S., and George, K.A.

"Assessing the Impact of Opening a New Exhibit on the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Animal Programs Black Footed Penguins (Spheniscus demersus)." (2020). Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference.

Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Evidence-Based Welfare Approach of Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.” (2020) Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"A Novel Approach to Assessing California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) Welfare." (2020). Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference.

Cahal, G., McKenzie, S., and Gehrt, S.

“Coyote Response to Novel Objects in Urban and Rural Ecosystems.” (2020). The Wildlife Society Conference.

Ellington, E.H., Muntz, E., and Gehrt, S.

"Seasonal and Daily Shifts in Behavior and Resource Selection: How a Carnivore Navigates Costly Landscapes." (2020). The Wildlife Society Conference.

Gehrt, S.D., Ellington, E.H., Robertson, K.E., Wurth, A.M., and Newsome, S.D.

"Influence of Anthropogenic Foods on the Behavioral Ecology of Coyotes in the Chicago Metropolitan Area." (2020). The Wildlife Society Conference.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Establishment of Baseline Levels for California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Welfare Assessment.” (2020). American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Assessment Contest.

Carlson, S.C., Dietsch, A.M., Bruskotter, J.T., and Slagle, K.M.

"Managing by Measurement: An Exploration of Variables Frequently Used to Gauge Public Perception of Wolves in the United States." (2020). 5th Biennial Conference of the North American Congress for Conservation Biology.

Nickles, K., Relling, A., Fluharty, F., and Parker, T.

“Seeing the Whole Picture: Using GPS Technology to Determine Distance and Time Calves Devote to Walking Post-Weaning when Placed with a Social Facilitator.” (2019). Midwest Animal Science Convention.

Lorig, N., K. George, and Moeller, S.

"PreConditioning Sows with Classical Music to Reduce Aggression in Group Housing." (2019). Animal Welfare Science Conference: Building Capacity to Ensure Innovative Solutions to Emerging Animal Welfare Challenges.

Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

“Connections of the Zoo Staff-Animal Bond and Ambassador Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Welfare.” (2019). Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference.

Winans, M., Flint, M., Cole, K., and George, K.A.

"Overview of a Long-term Welfare Assessment of California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium." (2019). Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference.

Nickles, K., Relling, A., Fluharty, F., and Parker, T. “Calves Walk Less When Placed with a Social Facilitator Cow at Weaning.” (2019). Northern Beef Research Update Conference.