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  1. Contact with dogs during the first year of life is associated with decreased risk of respiratory illness

    Contributor(s):: van der Ent, Cornelis K., van der Gugten, Anne C.

  2. Dogs and cats can seriously improve your child's health

  3. Life-threatening respiratory pasteurellosis associated with palliative pet care

    Contributor(s):: Myers, Emily M., Ward, Sarah L., Myers, Joseph P.

  4. Effects of pet exposure in the first year of life on respiratory and allergic symptoms in 7-yr-old children. The SIDRIA-2 study.

    Contributor(s):: Lombardi, Enrico, Simoni, Marzia, La Grutta, Stefania, Viegi, Giovanni, Bisanti, Luigi, Chellini, Elisabetta, Dell'Orco, Valerio, Migliore, Enrica, Petronio, Maria Grazia, Pistelli, Riccardo, Rusconi, Franca, Sestini, Piersante, Forastiere, Francesco, Galassi, Claudia , SIDRIA-2 Collaborative Group.

  5. A review of hippotherapy horse diseases from 2006 to 2010 in Uruguaiana-RS

    Contributor(s):: Silva, M. N. G. da, Duarte, C. A., Folchini, N. P., Mistieri, M. L. de A., Freitas, G. S. R. de, Sodre, L. A. D.

  6. 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

  7. Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases

    Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.

  8. Pet birds and risks of respiratory disease in Australia: a review

    Contributor(s):: Gorman, Jessica, Cook, Angus, Ferguson, Chantal, van Buynder, Paul, Fenwick, Stan, Weinstein, Philip

  9. Respiratory Tract Illnesses During the First Year of Life: Effect of Dog and Cat Contacts

    Contributor(s):: Eija Bergroth MD, Sami Remes MD PhD, Juha Pekkanen MD PhD, Timo Kauppila MSc, Gisela Büchele PhD, Leea Keski-Nisula MD PhD

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of dog and cat contacts on the frequency of respiratory symptoms and infections during the first year of life.METHODS: In this birth cohort study, 397 children were followed up from pregnancy onward, and the frequency of respiratory symptoms and infections...

  10. Aversion to the inhalation of nitrogen and carbon dioxide mixtures compared to high concentrations of carbon dioxide for stunning rabbits

    Contributor(s):: Llonch, P., Rodriguez, P., Velarde, A., Abreu de Lima, V., Dalmau, A.

  11. Do dog owners perceive the clinical signs related to conformational inherited disorders as 'normal' for the breed? A potential constraint to improving canine welfare

    Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Hendricks, A., Burn, C. C.

  12. A case control study of on-farm risk factors for tail biting in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Moinard, C., Mendl, M., Nicol, C. J., Green, L. E.

  13. Milk feeding systems for dairy calves in groups: effects on feed intake, growth and health. (Special Issue: Behaviour and welfare of cattle)

    Contributor(s):: Hepola, H.

    The number of calves reared in groups is increasing. If the calves are reared in small groups, they can be fed from buckets with or without teats or from small containers connected with teats via tubes. In big groups the simplest solution is ad libitum feeding from the containers with teats or...

  14. Predictors of endotoxin levels in U.S. housing

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    Contributor(s):: Peter S Thorne, Richard D Cohn, Deepak Mav, Samuel J Arbes, Darryl C Zeldin

    BackgroundThe relationship of domestic endotoxin exposure to allergy and asthma has been widely investigated. However, few studies have evaluated predictors of household endotoxin, and none have done so for multiple locations within homes and on a national scale.ObjectivesWe assayed 2,552 house...

  15. Mesothelioma in pet dogs associated with exposure of their owners to asbestos

    Contributor(s):: Glickman, L. T., Domanski, L. M., Maguire, T. G., Dubielzig, R. R., Churg, A.

    Histologically confirmed mesothelioma was diagnosed at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital in 18 dogs between 1977 and 1981. Interviews with owners revealed an association with an asbestos-related occupation in many cases. Fibres of chrysolite asbestos were identified in 3 dogs.

  16. Social and management factors involved in respiratory disease of calves

    Contributor(s):: Pritchard, D. G.

    Various husbandry methods are discussed including calf management personnel, herd size and feeding method used. It was not possible to detect differences in pneumonia rates in different housing and penning systems per se either experimentally or by survey. The importance of adequate ventilation...

  17. Behavioral differences between owner surrender and stray domestic cats after entering an animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Dybdall, K., Strasser, R., Katz, T.

    Animals entering a shelter environment may behave differently upon arrival depending upon their previous experiences and life history. To examine this, 86 domestic cats were scored using a seven-level behavioral measure for the first 3 days upon entering an animal shelter. Data were then grouped...

  18. Relationships between behaviour and health in working horses, donkeys, and mules in developing countries

    Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Dennison, T. L., Whay, H. R.

    Recent studies raise serious welfare concerns regarding the estimated 93.6 million horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries. Most equids are used for work in poor communities, and are commonly afflicted with wounds, poor body condition, respiratory diseases, parasites, dental problems,...

  19. The welfare of finishing pigs under different housing and feeding systems: liquid versus dry feeding in fully-slatted and straw-based housing

    Contributor(s):: Scott, K., Chennells, D. J., Armstrong, D., Taylor, L., Gill, B. P., Edwards, S. A.

    This study assessed the health and welfare implications of feeding pigs a dry or liquid diet when housed in either fully-slatted or straw-based accommodation. Between April and October 2002, 1024 (Large White x Landrace) x Large White pigs, housed in pens of 32, were fed ad libitum from 34 kg to...

  20. Pet allergy: how important for Turkey where there is a low pet ownership rate

    Contributor(s):: Mungan, D., Celik, G., Bavbek, S., Msrlgil, Z.

    Exposure and sensitization to allergens derived from cats/dogs have been shown to represent an important risk factor for allergic respiratory diseases. So far, there has not been any study exploring cat/dog sensitization and related factors in our geographic location. The aim of this study was to...