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  1. Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Africa: A Systematic Review of a Neglected Zoonosis and a Paradigm for 'One Health' in Africa

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Background Leptospirosis is an important but neglected bacterial zoonosis that has been largely overlooked in Africa. In this systematic review, we aimed to summarise and compare current knowledge of: (1) the geographic distribution, prevalence, incidence and diversity of acute human...

  2. Surveillance for respiratory and diarrheal pathogens at the human-pig interface in Sarawak, Malaysia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Background The large livestock operations and dense human population of Southeast Asia are considered a hot-spot for emerging viruses. Objectives To determine if the pathogens adenovirus (ADV), coronavirus (CoV), encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV), enterovirus (EV), influenza A-D (IAV, IBV, ICV,...

  3. 1993 Report of the AVMA: Panel on Euthanasia

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    In 1992, at the request of the AVMA Council on Research, the Executive Board of the AVMA convened a Panel on Euthanasia to review and make necessary revisions to the fourth Panel Report, published in 1986.1 Since 1986, the panel has become aware of a need for additional information on some...

  4. The Ties that Bind: One Health | Sharon Deem | TEDxGatewayArchSalon

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Sharon discusses the idea of One World Health - plants, animals and humans need to find a path to balance. As man disrupts the natural systems it disrupts the health of other living things which in turn cause problems that were not obviously predictable. We need to be aware of the disruptions...

  5. What I Learned About Respect from Horses | Connie Crawford | TEDxBrownU

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Connie Crawford is a lifelong horsewoman​. She practices Tom Dorrance’s approach to working with horses. Connie teaches and directs theatre at Brown University. She studied acting with Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis and has performed in theaters across America. Connie connects across species. She...

  6. A Mini Review of the Zoonotic Threat Potential of Influenza Viruses, Coronaviruses, Adenoviruses, and Enteroviruses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    During the last two decades, scientists have grown increasingly aware that viruses are emerging from the human–animal interface. In particular, respiratory infections are problematic; in early 2003, World Health Organization issued a worldwide alert for a previously unrecognized illness...

  7. The continual threat of influenza virus infections at the human–animal interface: What is new from a one health perspective?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    This year, in 2018, we mark 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the last 100 years, we have expanded our knowledge of public health and increased our ability to detect and prevent influenza; however, we still face challenges resulting from these continually evolving viruses. Today,...

  8. Speaking to Animals: Japan and the Welfare of Companion Animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    This paper examines the phenomenal popularity of companion animals in Japan, and the way many of these pets are treated as part of the owner’s family. Indeed, some pets are treated as if they are human children. This pet phenomenon was made possible because the Japanese developed a way of...

  9. One Health approach to controlling a Q fever outbreak on an Australian goat farm

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    A recent outbreak of Q fever was linked to an intensive goat and sheep dairy farm in Victoria, Australia, 2012-2014. Seventeen employees and one family member were confirmed with Q fever over a 28-month period, including two culture-positive cases. The outbreak investigation and management...

  10. Problems of the Pets Industry in Japan | Mari Quintana | TEDxDoshishaU

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  11. Evaluating FIDO: Developing and pilot testing the Field Instantaneous Dog Observation tool

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Field assessments of the health and welfare of kenneled dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) must be both accurate and rapid. In order to facilitate such evaluations, especially by individuals with limited training in canine behavior and welfare, a non-invasive tool was developed and pilot-tested...

  12. Canine Aggression: Understanding Owner Beliefs about the Biological Locus of Origin for Rehabilitation of Aggressive Behavior

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    The topic of canine aggression– threatening or hostile behavior involving actual and or potential harm to another – invokes many emotional responses due to the often violent connotations regarding aggressive canines. Research focusing on various methods of rehabilitation has...

  13. A Proposal for a Comprehensive Human-Animal Approach of Evaluation for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  14. Owners' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Care Practices: Exploring the Implications for Domestic Cat Behavior and Welfare in the Home

    Journal Articles

  15. Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship

    Journal Articles

  16. Factors of potential influence on different behavioural tests in fattening pigs

    Journal Articles

  17. Considerations for the Retirement of Therapy Animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  18. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

    Journal Articles

  19. The Animal Compassion Revolution has begun. | Erika Abrams | TEDxVIIT

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Instilling a sense of compassion towards the mute animals and creating an awareness of animals' suffering and their desperate need of our help, Erika believes and has delivered it in the best way possible that enlists paths to ensure a secure future of the animals of our Nation. Erika...

  20. Sentinel Animals in a One Health Approach to Harmful Cyanobacterial and Algal Blooms

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    People, domestic animals, and wildlife are all exposed to numerous environmental threats, including harmful algal blooms (HABs). However, because animals exhibit wide variations in diet, land use and biology, they are often more frequently or heavily exposed to HAB toxins than are people...