Archive: Chordata

Understanding the perceptual world of horses

From the viewpoint of experimental psychology, there are two problems with our current knowledge of equine perception. The first is that the behavioral and neurophysiological research in this area has […]

Tuberculosis in New Zealand – current status and control policies

The epidemiology and control of tuberculosis in New Zealand is discussed. The source of infection for cattle and deer is the wild possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The number of tuberculin reactors […]

Tree colonisation of abandoned arable land after 27 years of horse-grazing: The role of bramble as a facilitator of oak wood regeneration

The impact of horse-grazing on natural tree regeneration on abandoned arable fields was studied in ‘Baronie Cranendonck’, a 98 ha nature reserve near the Dutch-Belgian border. The study area comprised […]

Wildlife encounters by Lewis and Clark: A spatial analysis of interactions between native Americans and wildlife

The Lewis and Clark journals contain some of the earliest and most detailed written descriptions of a large part of the United States before Euro-American settlement. We used the journal […]

The relationships between brain regions and forelimb dexterity in marsupials (Marsupialia): A comparative test of the principle of proper mass

A behavioural index of forelimb dexterity and comparative statistics were used to analyse the relationships between proximal (shoulder, upper and lower forelimb) and distal (wrist, forepaw, digits) forelimb dexterity and […]

The population dynamics of a tropical possum, Trichosurus vulpecula arnhemensis Collett

The population ecology of Trichosurus vulpecula has been studied extensively in temperate Australia and in New Zealand. This paper provides the results of a trapping study of a population of […]

The aetiology and pathogenesis of Johne’s disease

Intracellular iron (Fe) storage and enteropathic changes were studied histologically in the bovine, ovine and caprine intestinal tract. Comparative studies were made on natural or experimental diseases caused by M. […]

Symposium on tuberculosis, Palmerston North, April 1991. Proceedings from a symposium organised by the New Zealand Veterinary Association

Experts from a wide variety of expertise have contributed to this symposium of the feral reservoir of bovine tuberculosis infection and how to deal with the problem. The first 8 […]

Social relationships in a group of horses without a mature stallion

1. The social relationships in a group of Icelandic horses without a mature stallion were studied. The horses were all familiar to each other. Mutual grooming and play relationships, spatial […]