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Examining differences between homebound older adult pet owners and non-pet owners in depression, systemic inflammation, and executive function
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Branson, S., Boss, L., Cron, S., Kang, DuckHee
Homebound older adults are prone to depression, which is linked to systemic inflammation that promotes executive function decline. A companion animal may reduce the negative biobehavioral...
The associations between animal-based welfare measures and the presence of indicators of food safety in finishing pigs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alpigiani, I., Bacci, C., Keeling, L. J., Salman, M. D., Brindani, F., Pongolini, S., Hitchens, P. L., Bonardi, S.
Stressful housing and management practices affect animals, potentially increasing their receptiveness to pathogens. Since some pathogens do not lead to clinical signs of sickness, subclinical pigs...
Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.
The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease...
Lick of death: Capnocytophaga canimorsus is an important cause of sepsis in the elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilson, J. P., Kafetz, K., Fink, D.
BMJ Case Rep
Department of Medicine for the Elderly, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, London, UK.Hospital...
Building the road to a regional zoonoses strategy: A survey of zoonoses programmes in the Americas
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melody J Maxwell, Mary H Freire de Carvalho, Armando E Hoet, Marco AN Vigilato, Julio C Pompei, Ottorino Cosivi, Victor J Del Rio Vilas, Patrick Butaye (editor)
In recent years, global public health security has been threatened by zoonotic disease emergence as exemplified by outbreaks of H5N1 and H1N1 influenza, SARS, and most recently Ebola and Zika....
Risk behaviors for disease transmission among petting zoo attendees
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): M. McMillian, J.R. Dunn, J.E. Keen, K.L. Brady, T.F. Jones
To evaluate risk behaviors for transmission of zoonotic diseases at petting zoos during a period without a recognized disease outbreak. Observational survey with environmental microbiologic...
Leptospirosis in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: An Ecosystem Approach in the Animal-Human Interface
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maria Cristina Schneider, Patricia Najera, Martha M. Pereira, Gustavo Machado, Celso B. dos Anjos, Rogerio O. Rodrigues, Gabriela M. Cavagni, Claudia Munoz-Zanzi, Luis G. Corbellini, Daniel F. Buss, Sylvain Aldighieri, Marcos A. Espinal
Leptospirosis is an epidemic-prone neglected disease that affects humans and animals, mostly in vulnerable populations. The One Health approach is a recommended strategy to identify...
On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schwarz, S.
This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to...
Changes in behaviour of dairy cows with clinical mastitis
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sepulveda-Varas, P., Proudfoot, K. L., Weary, D. M., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Behaviour is an important tool for recognizing illness in animals. One of the most common diseases in dairy cattle is clinical mastitis. Evidence suggests that cows with this disease show sickness...
Development of a facial expression scale using footrot and mastitis as models of pain in sheep
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McLennan, K. M., Rebelo, C. J. B., Corke, M. J., Holmes, M. A., Leach, M. C., Constantino-Casas, F.
Management of pain in sheep is limited by the challenges of recognising and accurately quantifying pain in this species. The use of facial expression scoring to assess pain is a well-utilised,...
Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chomel, B. B.
Since the middle of the 20th century, pets are more frequently considered as "family members" within households. However, cats and dogs still can be a source of human infection by various zoonotic...
Risk factors for carriage of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella spp and Escherichia coli in pet dogs from volunteer households in Ontario, Canada, in 2005 and 2006
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leonard, E. K., Pearl, D. L., Janecko, N., Finley, R. L., Reid-Smith, R. J., Weese, J. S., Peregrine, A. S.
Am J Vet Res
The avoidance of farmyards by European badgers Meles meles in a medium density population
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mullen, E. M., MacWhite, T., Maher, P. K., Kelly, D. J., Marples, N. M., Good, M.
Mycobacterium bovis (TB) in cattle is a disease with far-reaching economic effects throughout Europe but especially in Great Britain and Ireland. Wildlife reservoirs, in particular the European...
Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.
Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade...
Cumulative experience, age-class, sex and season affect the behavioural responses of European badgers ( Meles meles) to handling and sedation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sun, Q., Stevens, C., Newman, C., Buesching, C. D., Macdonald, D. W.
The restraint and sedation of wild animals has welfare implications, thus animal handling procedures should be well-informed and optimised to adhere to welfare standards. Furthermore, it is...
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Occurrence of extended spectrum β–lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among pet dogs and cats: An emerging public health threat outside health care facilities
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Abdel-Moein, Khaled A., Samir, Ahmed
American Journal of Infection Control
Department of Zoonoses, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo,...
Notes from the field: fatal rat-bite Fever in a child - San Diego County, California, 2013
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Adam, Jessica K., Varan, Aiden K., Pong, Alice L., McDonald, Eric C.
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report