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  1. Man's best friend? The effect of pet ownership on house dust microbial communities

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fujimura, K. E., Johnson, C. C., Ownby, D. R., Cox, M. J., Brodie, E. L., Havstad, S. L., Zoratti, E. M., Woodcroft, K. J., Bobbitt, K. R., Wegienka, G., Boushey, H. A., Lynch, S. V.

    2010 Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 126 2 410-2, 412 e1-3 1097-6825 (Electronic) 0091-6749 (Linking) 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.05.042 eng text

  2. Peptic ulcer disease and exposure to domestic pets

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McIsaac, W. J., Leung, G. M.

    1999 American journal of public health 89 1 81-4 0090-0036 (Print) 0090-0036 (Linking) eng Mount Sinai Family Medical Centre, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of...

  3. Vector-borne diseases in client-owned and stray cats from Madrid, Spain

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ayllon, T., Diniz, P. P., Breitschwerdt, E. B., Villaescusa, A., Rodriguez-Franco, F., Sainz, A.

    2012 Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 12 2 143-50 1557-7759 (Electronic) 1530-3667 (Linking) 10.1089/vbz.2011.0729 eng Departamento de Medicina y Cirugia Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria,...

  4. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in resident animals of a long-term care facility

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Coughlan, K., Olsen, K. E., Boxrud, D., Bender, J. B.

    Animals provide benefits to elderly and chronically ill people by decreasing loneliness, increasing social interactions, and improving mental health. As a result, many hospitals and long-term care...

  5. Heterogeneity and phylogenetic relationships of community-associated methicillin-sensitive/resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in healthy dogs, cats and their owners

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wan, M. T., Fu, S. Y., Lo, Y. P., Huang, T. M., Cheng, M. M., Chou, C. C.

    Aims: To investigate the distribution of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes (se) and the molecular features of community-associated methicillin-sensitive/resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

  6. MRSA carriage in a pet therapy dog

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enoch, D. A., Karas, J. A., Slater, J. D., Emery, M. M., Kearns, A. M., Farrington, M.

    2005 Journal of Hospital Infection 60 2 186-8 0195-6701 (Print) 0195-6701 (Linking) 10.1016/j.jhin.2004.11.011 eng text

  7. Minimizing harm in possum control operations and experiments in New Zealand

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Morris, M. C., Weaver, S. A.

    Pest control operations and experimentation on sentient animals such as the brushtail possum can cause unnecessary and avoidable suffering in the animal subjects. Minimizing animal suffering is an...

  8. Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from pet animals and their relationship to human isolates

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Strommenger, B., Kehrenberg, C., Kettlitz, C., Cuny, C., Verspohl, J., Witte, W., Schwarz, S.

    Objectives: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from pet animals were characterized and compared with human isolates from clonal complexes most prevalent in Central Europe....

  9. Pasteurella multocida peritonitis: another risk of animal-assisted therapy

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sillery, J., Hargreaves, J., Marin, P., Lerma, E., Kuznia, C., Abbe, C.

    2004 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 25 1 5-6 0899-823X (Print) 0899-823X (Linking) 10.1086/503486 eng text

  10. Paws and relax: one hospice's pet therapy journey

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Browder, L. M.

    2009 Home Healthcare Nurse 27 7 443-448 0884-741X 10.1097/01.nhh.0000358280.84670.68 Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program, Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson Street,...

  11. Behaviour of badgers ( Meles meles ) in farm buildings: opportunities for the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis to cattle?

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tolhurst, B. A., Delahay, R. J., Walker, N. J., Ward, A. I., Roper, T. J.

    Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are implicated in the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) to cattle. Here we investigate potential spatio-temporal foci of opportunities for...

  12. Impact of acute clinical mastitis on cow behaviour

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siivonen, J., Taponen, S., Hovinen, M., Pastell, M., Lensink, B. J., Pyorala, S., Hanninen, L.

    Acute mastitis is one of the most common diseases of high-producing dairy cows. However, there is still lack of knowledge on which precise behaviours change first at the beginning of acute...

  13. Intersucking in dairy cattle - review and questionnaire. (Special Issue: Behaviour and welfare of cattle)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lidfors, L., Isberg, L.

    Intersucking is an abnormal behaviour in dairy heifers and cows, and it is defined by one animal sucking the teat of another animal with the intention of sucking milk. The aim of this paper is to...

  14. Investigations on genetic disease resistance in swine - a contribution to the reduction of pain, suffering and damage in farm animals. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reiner, G.

    This review deals with genetic disease resistance in pigs as a prospective opportunity to reduce pain, suffering and damage in swine production. Even under favourable terms of housing and...

  15. Tail biting in fattening pigs: associations between frequency of tail biting and other abnormal behaviours

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brunberg, E., Wallenbeck, A., Keeling, L. J.

    This study investigated the association between tail biting (TB) and other abnormal behaviours in a group of non-tail docked pigs. Behavioural data were collected from 742 pigs housed on a...

  16. Use of cattle troughs by badgers ( Meles meles ): a potential route for the transmission of bovine tuberculosis ( Mycobacterium bovis ) to cattle

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Garnett, B. T., Roper, T. J., Delahay, R. J.

    Cattle feedtroughs that are contaminated with badger excreta constitute a potential transmission route for the spread of bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) from badgers (Meles meles) to...

  17. Peritoneal dialysis and living with animals [Spanish]

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gómez Castilla, A. C., Martin Espejo, J. L.

    2003 Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica 6 2 6 1139-1375 text

  18. Cat-scratch disease and the role of the domestic cat: vector, reservoir, and victim?

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kirkpatrick, C. E., Glickman, L. T.

    Cat-scratch disease (CSD) of humans is briefly described, with information on the probable agent, an unidentified coccobacillus. The disease has been significantly associated with intimate contact...

  19. All creatures great and minute: a public policy primer for companion animal zoonoses

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reaser, J. K., Clark, E. E., Jr., Meyers, N. M.

    Approximately 63% of US households have at least one pet, a large percentage of which are considered family members. Pet owners can derive substantial physical and psychological benefits from...

  20. Livestock-associated MRSA: epidemiology in animal production chains, transmission to humans and charateristics of the clone

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wagenaar, J. A., Giessen, A. van de

    MRSA infections in people working with pigs was confirmed in 2005. Dutch data from 9 abattoirs showed that 39% of pigs and 81% of slaughter batches was contaminated with MRSA. All strains belonged...