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  1. Therapy cat in the library media center

    Contributor(s):: Anna L. Talbot

    This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available, they can be used in schools to reduce worries about cat allergies. The strengths of using this...

  2. Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study

    Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to...

  3. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.

  4. Lifetime Dog and Cat Exposure and Dog and Cat Specific Sensitization at Age 18 Years

    Contributor(s):: Ganesa Wegienka, Christine Cole Johnson, Suzanne Havstad, Dennis R. Ownby, Charlotte Nicholas, Edward M. Zoratti

    BackgroundPrior research about whether keeping a dog or cat in the home causes allergies to that pet has been limited to outcomes in early childhood.ObjectiveEvaluate the association between lifetime dog and cat exposure and allergic sensitization to the specific animal at age 18...

  5. Pack pooches in the cargo hold, CMA says

    Contributor(s):: Collier, Roger

  6. Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  7. Indoor Environmental Exposures and Exacerbation of Asthma: An Update to the 2000 Review by the Institute of Medicine

    Contributor(s):: Kanchongkittiphon, Watcharoot, Mendell, Mark J., Gaffin, Jonathan M., Wang, Grace, Phipatanakul, Wanda

  8. Prenatal dog-keeping practices vary by race: speculations on implications for disparities in childhood health and disease

    Contributor(s):: Ezell, J. M., Cassidy-Bushrow, A. E., Havstad, S., Joseph, C. L. M., Wegienka, G., Jones, K., Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.

  9. On Guinea Pigs, Dogs and Men: Anaphylaxis and the Study of Biological Individuality, 1902-1939

    Contributor(s):: Lowy, Ilana

  10. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

    About the organizationThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Their mission is to conduct basic...

  11. Pet ownership is associated with increased risk of non-atopic asthma and reduced risk of atopy in childhood: findings from a UK birth cohort

    Contributor(s):: Collin, S. M., Granell, R., Westgarth, C., Murray, J., Paul, E., Sterne, J. A., John Henderson, A.

  12. Correcting myths and misconceptions about allergies to pets

    Contributor(s):: Schatz, M., Schatz, C.

    "Allergy to animals is a familiar problem in this country; aside from the widespread occurrence of allergy in general, exposure to animals is common. ... The purpose of this commentary is to correct some widely held myths and misconceptions regarding the common and important problem of allergies...

  13. Owning a dog and working: a telephone survey of dog owners and employers in Sweden

    Contributor(s):: Norling, A. Y., Keeling, L.

    Many dog owners are faced with the problem of what to do with their dog when they go to work. Different solutions to the problem may affect dogs, owners, and employers. In this study, 204 working, Swedish dog owners and 90 employers were interviewed by telephone regarding practical issues and...

  14. Reasons for relinquishment and return of domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus ) to rescue shelters in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Casey, R. A., Vandenbussche, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Roberts, M. A.

    Significant numbers of cats enter rescue and re-homing facilities each year, over half of which are relinquished directly by owners. Identifying the reasons why owners decide to give up their pet is an important step in the development of education strategies to encourage retention of cats by...

  15. Dog Therapy 101. (cover story)

    Contributor(s):: Inklebarger, Timothy

  16. Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies

    Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath

    An estimated 62% of all United States households have one or more pet and more than 38% of households with pets have children under the age of 18 (Beck, 2010). Although the total number of pets in the United States does not seem to be increasing (AVMA, 2012), the relationship between people and...

  17. Do hypoallergenic cats and dogs exist?

    Contributor(s):: Butt, Ahmed, Rashid, Daanish, Lockey, Richard F.

  18. Does exposure to cats or dogs in early life alter a child's risk of atopic dermatitis?

    Contributor(s):: Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.

  19. Dog characteristics and allergen levels in the home

    Contributor(s):: Nicholas, Charlotte, Wegienka, Ganesa, Havstad, Suzanne, Zoratti, Edward, Ownby, Dennis, Johnson, Christine Cole

  20. Exposure to dog allergens and subsequent allergic sensitization: an updated review

    Contributor(s):: Smallwood, J., Ownby, D.