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Hazards of Getting Sick from Contact with Farm Animals at Fairs and Petting Zoos
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Contributor(s):: Aurora A. Saulo
Animals exhibited at fairs, farm centers, and in petting zoos are very popular and educational, and they bring much joy to people, especially children, but in addition to warm memories of holding them, there is risk that immunocompromised people may take home harmful—even...
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...
Striped Skunk- Pet or Threat
Contributor(s):: Phil Mccune
Among the various species the veterinarian may be called upon to render his services to is the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitits). These small (3 1/2 - 10 lbs.), short-eared, long-tailed carnivores are best known for their characteristic black and white striped color and unpleasant odor. To the...
A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...
Canine scent detection of human cancers: a review of methods and accuracy
Contributor(s):: Moser, E., McCulloch, M.
Schoolchildren and one of the most unpopular animals: are they ready to protect snakes?
Contributor(s):: Ballouard, J. M., Ajtic, R., Balint, H., Brito, J. C., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Desmonts, D., ElMouden, E., Erdogan, M., Feriche, M., Pleguezuelos, J. M., Prokop, P., Sanchez, A., Santos, X., Slimani, T., Tomovic, L., Usak, M., Zuffi, M., Bonnet, X.
Preventing Potential Health Hazards Incidental to the use of Pets in Therapy
Contributor(s):: Schantz, Peter M.
Companion animals as sentinels for community exposure to industrial chemicals: the Fairburn, GA, propyl mercaptan case study
Contributor(s):: Ross Maciejewski, Nita Glickman, George Moore, Cheng Zheng, Benjamin Tyner, William Cleveland, David Ebert, Larry Glickman
Objectives: This study utilized the electronic medical records of six veterinary hospitals (operated by Banfield, The Pet Hospital®) in the vicinity of Fairburn, Georgia, to assess the health of dogs and cats following the unintentional release of propyl mercaptan from a waste-processing...
Assessment of GM crops in commercial agriculture
Contributor(s):: Clark, E. A., Lehman, H.
The calibre of the recent discourse regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has suffered from a lack of consensus on terminology, from the scarcity of evidence upon which to assess risk to health and to the environment, and from value differences between proponents and opponents of GMOs....
Linkages between animal and human health sentinel data
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Scotch, Lynda Odofin, Peter Rabinowitz
Introduction: In order to identify priorities for building integrated surveillance systems thateffectively model and predict human risk of zoonotic diseases, there is a need for improvedunderstanding of the practical options for linking surveillance data of animals and humans. Weconducted an...
Welfare assessment in pet rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Schepers, F., Koene, P., Beerda, B.
One million pet rabbits are kept in The Netherlands, but there are no data available on their behaviour and welfare. This study seeks to assess the welfare of pet rabbits in Dutch households and is a first step in the development of a welfare assessment system. In an internet survey, housing...