Wolf attacks give cows ‘PTSD-like’ symptoms, study finds

“Cows whose herd comes under attack by wolves remember the experience and show symptoms similar to┬ápost-traumatic stress disorder, Oregon researchers say. That’s according to a study from Oregon State University and publicized Thursday. Reinaldo Cooke, an associate professor and animal scientist based in Burns, conducted the research, which appeared in the Journal of Animal Science […]

Himalayan Wolf Attack of a Twelve-Year-Old Case at High Altitude

Abstract: Introduction: Animal attack is a major public health problem worldwide with mortality reported to the centre for disease control and prevention. In the United States, a person is more likely to be killed by an animal than from lightning strike. Wolves are apex predators and have attacked humans since antiquity. Wolf attacks remain a […]

Effects of Wolves and Other Predators on Farms in Wisconsin: Beyond Verified Losses

The following was taken from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:  

Helminth-Cestode: Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus mutilocularis

Characteristics of Echinococcus and life cycle Echinococcus spp are cestode parasites belonging to the family Taeniidae. All taeniid parasites have complex life cycles that include a carnivorous definitive host and a second mammalian intermediate host in which the larval or metacestode develops. It is the larval stage that is pathogenic to humans and other mammals. […]

Wolf, Dog, Hybrid Track Determinations

Below is information about determining wild canine species utilizing paw track information. As best as we are capable, much of this information is provided in both English and German languages – although the translations may be rough. Please see the attached/linked-to PDFs for charts and track comparisons and differences. From Wernher Gerhards, Bionics Press Center […]

Livestock Guarding Dogs: from the Transhumance to Pre-Zygotic Selection

From January 2001 to October 2002 wolves were reported to have attacked livestock in 149 households on an area of 69.9 km2, killing 62 sheep, 7 cattle, 1 kid, 2 foals and 186 dogs (157 adult LGDs, 2 pups and 27 small dogs (herding dogs). Dogs were killed in 137 households, other livestock in 24. […]

Genetic diversity and phylogeography of highly zoonotic Echinococcus granulosus genotype G1 in the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico) based on 8279 bp of mtDNA

*Staff Note* – Although this is a study for purchase, some readers may be interested in its content. Abstract Echinococcus granulosus is a taeniid cestode and the etiological agent of an infectious zoonotic disease known as cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatid disease. CE is a serious public health concern in many parts of the world, […]

Wolf Conservation Through Stakeholder Management In Germany

Abstract: With growing wolf populations in Germany, compensatory damages is a common means for coping with additional economic burdens posed to livestock herders. Since their effectiveness is largely criticised when solely implemented, it is highly relevant to combine this financial instrument with an incentive to reduce wolf depredation on livestock. It is therefore commonly endorsed […]

Human echinococcosis in Bulgaria: a comparative epidemiological analysis.

Abstract The present article describes the importance of human echinococcosis as a public health problem in Bulgaria, outlines the control measures carried out and evaluates comparatively the situation over three periods spanning 46 years (1950-1995). During the first period (1950-62), a total of 6469 new surgically confirmed cases of hydatid disease were recorded in Bulgaria, […]

Genetic variability and population structure of grey wolf (Canis lupus) in Serbia

Abstract Results of previous morphometric and genetic analyses of grey wolf (Canis lupus L.) population from Serbia indicated different patterns of population subdivision. In order to explore population structure, level of genetic variability, genetic drift, inbreeding and signals of bottleneck for grey wolves from Serbia, we applied highly polymorphic genetic markers (microsatellites). Obtained data are […]