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  1. Some Diseases of Dogs and Cats Transmissible to Man

    Contributor(s):: Paul F. Starch

    In the field of public health the veterinarian plays an important role in the prevention of the spread of diseases from animals to man. Not only for his own protection but for protection of his clients and the livestock of his clients, the veterinarian should be familiar with the diseases of the...

  2. Zoonoses Which Occur With Greater Incidence in Children

    Contributor(s):: Judy K. Holding, George W. Beran

    The veterinarian frequently serves as a resource about diseases which affect both man and animal. It is his responsibility to be aware of their epidemiology and how their transmission to man can be avoided. This paper will discuss those zoonoses that occur with a higher incidence in children. The...

  3. A Review of Common Diseases in Captive Reptiles

    Contributor(s):: Michael Lindeen, John Haupert

    Reptiles, as both pets and as laboratory animals, are becoming more popular. The small "dime store" turtle or red eared turtle has been popular for a long time, but making their way into homes are such reptiles as boa constrictors, garter snakes, black snakes, box turtles, caiman,...

  4. Rabies in Iowa

    Contributor(s):: Bernie Napolski

    Iowa has one of the highest rates of rabies outbreaks in the country and there is very little the state legislature can do about it. To deal with rabies effectively, the state would have to get to the source of the major portion of rabies cases in Iowa - the skunk.

  5. Mapping of networks to detect priority zoonoses in Jordan

    Contributor(s):: Erin M. Sorrell, Mohammad El Azhari, Nezar Maswdeh, Sarah Cornblet, Rebecca L. Katz, Ibrahim Ablan, Julie E. Fischer

    Early detection of emerging disease events is a priority focus area for cooperative bioengagement programs. Communication and coordination among national disease surveillance and response networks are essential for timely detection and control of a public health event. Although systematic...

  6. Zoonoses report UK 2013

    This annual report on zoonoses in the United Kingdom (UK) includes a summary of reported cases of zoonotic infection in humans and animals during 2013.The data has been compiled from statutory notifiable or reportable disease reports, national scanning surveillance systems, control programmes,...

  7. NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases

    Contributor(s):: Jules Minke

    Animals constitute an important source of infectious diseases for humans and the majority of recent emerging diseases in humans are zoonotic. Infections occur through direct or indirect transmission from wildlife reservoirs or via the food chain. Nipah and Hendra viruses have recently joined the...

  8. Thirteen Dead Gorillas: Emerging Diseases and the Next Human Pandemic: David Quammen at TEDxBozeman

    David Quammen talks about scary new emerging diseases—such as Ebola, SARS, bird flu, AIDS—and where they emerge from: wildlife. Most are caused by viruses. The phenomenon, when such a virus passes from wild animals into people, is called spillover. Two factors account for the...

  9. 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

  10. Notes from the field: fatal rat-bite Fever in a child - San Diego County, California, 2013

    Contributor(s):: Adam, Jessica K., Varan, Aiden K., Pong, Alice L., McDonald, Eric C.

  11. Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies in blood donors from Veracruz State, Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Hernández-Romano, Pablo, Cámara-Contreras, Mireya, Bravo-Sarmiento, Elidé, López-Balderas, Nayali

  12. The responsibilities of pet ownership

    Contributor(s):: August, Kristina D., Davis, Radford G.

  13. Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses

    Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K., Martin, D.

  14. Best practices for planning events encouraging human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Erdozain, G., Kukanich, K., Chapman, B., Powell, D.

    Educational events encouraging human-animal interaction include the risk of zoonotic disease transmission. It is estimated that 14% of all disease in the USA caused by Campylobacter spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, non-O157 STECs, Listeria...

  15. Effect of feed allowance at pasture on lying behaviour and locomotory ability of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: O'Driscoll, K., Lewis, E., Kennedy, E.

    In temperate climates where cows are primarily managed at pasture shortages of grass could result in nutritional deficits for the cow and thus pose a challenge to her welfare. This study investigated the effect of daily herbage allowance (DHA) on dairy cow lying behaviour, locomotory ability, and...

  16. Enteric pathogens of dogs and cats with public health implications

    Contributor(s):: Kantere, M., Athanasiou, L. V., Chatzopoulos, D. C., Spyrou, V., Valiakos, G., Kontos, V., Billinis, C.

    Dogs and cats play an important role in modern society, enhancing the psychological and physiological well-being of many people. However, there are well-documented health risks associated with human animal interactions. More specifically, enteric pathogens of zoonotic risk which are transmitted...

  17. Influences of various factors on cows' entrance order into the milking parlour

    Contributor(s):: Polikarpus, A., Kaart, T., Mootse, H., Rosa, G. de, Arney, D.

    This study investigates the stability of the milking order of cows entering into the milking parlour of a commercial dairy herd, and changes to this order consequent to a change in health status and a change in the membership of the group of cows being milked. In large herds it is difficult for...

  18. Using a dog's superior olfactory sensitivity to identify Clostridium difficile in stools and patients: proof of principle study

    Contributor(s):: Bomers, Marije K., Van Agtmael, Michiel A., Luik, Hotsche, Van Veen, Merk C., Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Christina M. J. E., Smulders, Yvo M.

  19. Crazy Like a Fox: Validity and Ethics of Animal Modes of Human Psychiatric Disease

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, Bernard E., Rollin, Michael D. H.

  20. About mad cows

    Contributor(s):: Brisebarre, Anne-Marie