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The perception of veterinary students about the interaction between human and pets and the risk of zoonosis

By L. P. de Almeida, M. L. Almeida, K. de F. Carrijo, A. Pirtouscheg

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Abstract

The interaction between humans and animals can benefit and harm. Among the benefits of living with a pet is to improve the quality of life by reducing stress, lowering tensions between family members and increasing compassion in society. On the other hand there is the possibility that some harmful effects such as aggression and transmission of zoonosis to the owners, requiring greater care, especially when it comes to immunocompromised individuals. The veterinarian is the most important professional in this interaction, which may act and influence effectively to its success, depending on your knowledge on the subject and his own experience as a professional. This study aimed to investigate the perception of students of veterinary medicine with respect to the interaction between human and pets and the risk of acquiring zoonosis by owners HIV positive. Data collection was performed by trained individuals using a standard questionnaire, interviewed 218 veterinary students, obtaining demographic, social, interaction with animals and the risk of zoonosis. Data were double entered, measures of quality control analysis and statistically analyzed. The results showed that 77% of respondents raising animals, and the dog is the favorite animal (77

Date 2010
Publication Title Pubvet
Volume 4
Issue 19
Pages unpaginated
ISBN/ISSN 1982-1263
URL http://www.pubvet.com.br/edicoes
Author Address Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria da Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Av. Para, 1720 - Campus-Bloco 2T., Uberlandia, MG Cep: 38400-902, Brazil.laerte@umuarama.ufu.br
Additional Language English
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Tags
  1. Animal welfare
  2. Diseases
  3. Dogs
  4. Human immunodeficiency viruses
  5. Human immunodeficiency virus infections
  6. Humans
  7. Mammals
  8. Parasites
  9. pathogens
  10. perceptions
  11. Pet ownership
  12. Pets and companion animals
  13. Primates
  14. Risk Assessment
  15. risk factors
  16. Veterinarians
  17. Veterinary medicine
  18. Veterinary profession
  19. Veterinary surgery
  20. Virus diseases
  21. Zoonoses