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  1. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Campylobacter spp. Prevalence and Concentration in Household Pets and Petting Zoo Animals for Use in Exposure Assessments

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    | Contributor(s):: Katarina D. M. Pintar, Tanya Christidis, M. Kate Thomas, Maureen Anderson, Andrea Nesbitt, Jessica Keithlin, Barbara Marshall, Frank Pollari

    Animal contact is a potential transmission route for campylobacteriosis, and both domestic household pet and petting zoo exposures have been identified as potential sources of exposure. Research has typically focussed on the prevalence, concentration, and transmission of zoonoses from farm...

  2. Risk of zoonotic pathogen exposure among veterinary professionals and students at veterinary schools and best practices to minimize this risk on individual and institutional levels

    | Contributor(s):: Ellen R.E. Heinrich

    The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) environment is a place where veterinarians, veterinary staff, and veterinary students may have increased risk of exposure to zoonotic pathogens. This exposure may occur in classrooms or laboratories where pre-clinical veterinary students and non-clinical...

  3. Early exposure to dogs and farm animals and the risk of childhood asthma

    | Contributor(s):: Tove Fall, Cecilia Lundholm, Anne K. Ortqvist, Katja Fall, Fang Fang, Ake Hedhammar, Olle Kampe, Erik Ingelsson, Catarina Almqvist

    IMPORTANCE: The association between early exposure to animals and childhood  asthma is not clear, and previous studies have yielded contradictory results.OBJECTIVE: To determine whether exposure to dogs and farm animals confers a risk  of asthma. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:...

  4. Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: a treatment of survivors of sexual assault suffering posttraumatic stress disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Lefkowitz, Carin Marice, Prout, Maurice F., Bleiberg, Efrain, Paharia, Indira, Debiak, Dennis

  5. Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: a new treatment for survivors of sexual assault suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder [dissertation]

    | Contributor(s):: Lefkowitz, Carin Marice

  6. An Investigation of the Relationship of Wound Infection and Exposure to Household Pets: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Rhodora Neu

    Statement of Problem  In most industrialized countries, pets are becoming a big part in households engaging and sharing human lifestyles. In fact, it is estimated that 14%-62% of pet owners allow their dogs and cats on their beds. However, pets can also carry and transmit pathogens to people...

  7. Household pets as monitors of lead exposure to humans

    | Contributor(s):: William B. Buck, Louise Marie Cote, Philippe Berny

    A study was conducted to determine the health effects of lead-contaminated soils in dogs, cats and children residing near a secondary lead smelter. The sample sizes were 84 dogs and 26 cats in 80 households with a total of 198 humans. Animals living outside, exposed to soit were more at risk...

  8. Exposure of preschool children to companion animals: impact on role-taking skills

    | Contributor(s):: Cindee Bailey

    The importance of role-taking skills in the social development of children has been well documented. Further, it has been shown that children's development of role-taking skills is dependent upon the quantity and quality of social interactions which require theconsideration of...

  9. State Fairs: A Means of Exposing America's Youth to the Veterinary Profession?

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelie L. Laflin, David E. Anderson

    State and county fairs have existed for a long period in the United States and many parts of the world. One of the first recognized state fairs in the US was held in 1841 in New York.1 That fair's purpose was the hosting competitive exhibitions for livestock, homemade goods, and farm produce....

  10. Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions for Children Exposed to Nonrelational Traumatic Events

    | Contributor(s):: Forman-Hoffman, Valerie L., Zolotor, Adam J., McKeeman, Joni L., Blanco, Roberto, Knauer, Stefanie R., Lloyd, Stacey W., Goldman Fraser, Jenifer, Viswanathan, Meera

  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. 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.

  13. Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor

    | Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.

    BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...

  14. Strategies for safe living among lung transplant recipients: a single-center survey

    | Contributor(s):: Jain, A., Humar, A., Lien, D., Weinkauf, J., Kumar, D.

  15. Reduction of phobic behaviour for animals in a boy with mental retardation

    | Contributor(s):: Arntzen, Erik, Almås, Inger Karin

    Presents a treatment programme to eliminate phobic behavior in an 11-yr-old mentally retarded boy when confronted with different animals, such as dogs, cats, cows, birds, horses, sheep, and rabbits. The intention was to determine the number of different types of dogs required to reach the desired...

  16. Association between pet ownership and the sensitization to pet allergens in adults with various allergic diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Park, YongBum, Mo, EunKyung, Lee, JaeYoung, Kim, JooHee, Kim, CheolHong, Hyun, InGyu, Choi, JeongHee

  17. Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009

    | Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.

  18. Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study

    | Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.

  19. We must ban household pets for children at risk for atopy: pro

    | Contributor(s):: Brouard, J., Pellerin, L.

  20. Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: A new treatment for survivors of sexual assault suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Lefkowitz, Carin Marice