Smith, D. (2006). Episode 30 - Dog intelligence.
Are you a fan of pedigrees or do you prefer crossbreeds? Opinions on this area can be very heartfelt, and the issue is clouded in myth. Which is more intelligent though, a pur...
Smith, D. (2006). Uni takes lead in dog IQ testing
Scottish scientists are trying to prove intelligence is not just down to good breeding - at least for dogs.
Aberdeen University is running IQ tests on pedigree and crossbreed...
Smith, D. (2003). R7350 Final Technical Report: Use and management of donkeys by poor societies I peri-urban areas of Ethiopia
The purpose of the project was to improve the livelihoods of peri-urban donkey users by identifying
appropriate interventions and dissemination pathways that would increase do...
Cuddeford, D., Smith, D. & Stebbens, H. (2002). FINAL REPORT – MAY 2002 Trial 3: In vivo evaluation of the effect of Biosaf Sc47 on fibre digestibility in ponies fed haylage
The beneficial effects of feeding Biosaf Sc47 are well established in both ruminant and non-ruminant farm animals. In beef and dairy cattle, the addition of Biosaf Sc47 to th...
Cuddeford, D., Smith, D. & Stebbens, H. (2001). IN VITRO ACID EXPOSURE REPORT – AUGUST 2002
In monogastic herbivores such as the horse, yeast based probiotics (YBP) feed additives must survive exposure to acid digestion in the stomach if they are to pass through to t...
Cuddeford, D., Smith, D. & Stebbens, H. (2001). FINAL REPORT – DECEMBER 2001: The effects of Biosaf Sc47 on the dry matter (DM), neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and acid detergent fibre (ADF) disappearance from four different forages using equine faecal inoculum in an in vitro system
Thorne, P. J. & Smith, D. (1999). R7376: A practical decision support tool to improve the feedmanagement of ruminant work animals. Final Technical Report
Deteriorating levels of food production and increasing demands for food have reduced food security amongst rural communities in poor countries. Draught animal
technology can h...
Waugh, A., Smith, D., & Horsburgh, D. (2013, September). Enabling candidates to demonstrate their compassionate and caring attributes during recruitment and selection. Paper presented at 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Stebbens, H. R., Smith, D., & Cuddeford, D. (2002, January). ¿Existe un papel para biosaf en las dietas de equinos?. Paper presented at el V Seminario Internacional de Microbiología Aplicada a la Nutrición Animal, Guadalajara, 2002, Guadalajara
Translation from Spanish:
BIOSAF Sc47 has been incorporated into the diets of rabbits, sheep, cattle, and pigs, where has allowed a better use of the food, high consumption an...
Smith, D., Agajie, T., & More, L. (2000, January). Alleviating poverty in peri-urban Ethiopia by improving the health, welfare and management of donkeys: "Promoting peri-urban livelihoods through better donkey welfare"
Proceedings of a workshop held at Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. October 2000
Smith, D., & Percival, J. An investigation into the prevention of perioperative hypothermia by insulating the feet of feline patients undergoing elective surgical procedures. Manuscript submitted for publication
This study aimed to determine if covering the feet of feline patients' during surgery could help mitigate hypothermia. Thirty cats were allocated into three treatment groups;...
Waugh, A., Smith, D., Horsburgh, D. & Gray, M. (2013). Towards a values-based person specification for recruitment of compassionate nursing and midwifery candidates: A study of registered and student nurses' and midwives' perceptions of prerequisite attributes and key skills. Nurse Education Today. 34, 1190-1195. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.12.009. ISSN 0260-6917
Selection and retention of preregistration nursing and midwifery students are issues that exercise educators, universities and commissioning bodies both nationally an...
Smith, D., & Burden, F. (2012). Practical Donkey and Mule Nutrition. In R. J. Geor, M. Coenen, & P. Harris (Eds.), Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition: Health, Welfare and Performance, 106-140. Saunders
Wood, S. J., Smith, D., Morriss, C. J., & Cuddeford, D. (2011). The effect of pasture restriction on dry matter intake by foraging donkeys in the UK. In M. Saastamoinen, M. J. Fradinho, A. S. Santos, & N. Miraglia (Eds.), Forages and grazing in horse nutrition, 163-176. Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-755-4_17
Good pasture management on equine operations is essential to maintaining the productivity and value of the pasture as well as providing the proper nutrients and environment to...
Smith, D. (2008). Why a mongrel will always trump the pedigree chump. The Mail
With a pedigree as long as his tail, you might expect the pure-bred pooch to trounce his mongrel cousin in an IQ test.
But it seems that all that breeding may be for nothing....