Human allergy to cats: a review of the impact on cat ownership and relinquishment
| Contributor(s):: Sparkes, A. H.
Practical relevance: Cats have become increasingly common as companion animals, and in many countries their popularity now exceeds that of dogs. At the same time, human allergies (including allergy to cats) have been increasing and it has been estimated that globally up to 10-20% of human...
Recognizing and Mitigating Canine Stress during Animal Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Townsend, L., Gee, N. R.
Animal-assisted Interventions (AAI) proliferated rapidly since clinicians and researchers first noted the positive effects animals have on people struggling with physical and mental health concerns. The intersection of AAI with the field of animal welfare evolved from considering animals'...
Skin diseases of different etiology in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Stolbova, O. A.
Protein expression and genetic variability of canine Can f 1 in golden and Labrador retriever service dogs
| Contributor(s):: Breitenbuecher, C., Belanger, J. M., Levy, K., Mundell, P., Fates, V., Gershony, L., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M.
Background: Valued for trainability in diverse tasks, dogs are the primary service animal used to assist individuals with disabilities. Despite their utility, many people in need of service dogs are sensitive to the primary dog allergen, Can f 1, encoded by the Lipocalin 1 gene (LCN1). Several...
Recent Understandings of Pet Allergies
| Contributor(s):: Dennis Ownby, Christine Cole Johnson
Allergic reactions to pets have been recognized for at least a hundred years. Yet our understanding of the effects of all of the interactions between pet exposures and human immune responses continues to grow. Allergists, epidemiologists, and immunologists have spent years trying to better...
Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashion
| Contributor(s):: Hesselmar, B., Hicke-Roberts, A., Lundell, A. C., Adlerberth, I., Rudin, A., Saalman, R., Wennergren, G., Wold, A. E.
Pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children in Tianjin area, China
| Contributor(s):: Shugang Luo, Yuexia Sun, Jing Hou, Xiangrui Kong, Pan Wang, Qingnan Zhang, Jan Sundell
This study aims to find out the relationship between pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children aged 0–8 years old in Tianjin, China. Parental or guardians reports of 7360 children were analyzed. 1490 (21.6%) families kept pets at the time of the survey (current),...
The Maintenance of Pets in Allergic Families. A Survey of Health Beliefs.
| Contributor(s):: S Herring, S.J. McGeady, J.D. Jones, H.C. Mansmann Jr.
Practices in Cat and Dog Immunotherapy Among Allergists
| Contributor(s):: Leslie C Grammer, Martha A. Shaughnessy, John J Shaughnessy, Roy Patterson
Emotional support animals on commercial flights: a risk to allergic patients
| Contributor(s):: Brian C. Baumann, Kelly M MacArthur, John C. Baumann
Therapy cat in the library media center
| Contributor(s):: Anna L. Talbot
This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available, they can be used in schools to reduce worries about cat allergies. The strengths of using this...
Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
| Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...
A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice
| Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.
Lifetime Dog and Cat Exposure and Dog and Cat Specific Sensitization at Age 18 Years
| Contributor(s):: Ganesa Wegienka, Christine Cole Johnson, Suzanne Havstad, Dennis R. Ownby, Charlotte Nicholas, Edward M. Zoratti
BackgroundPrior research about whether keeping a dog or cat in the home causes allergies to that pet has been limited to outcomes in early childhood.ObjectiveEvaluate the association between lifetime dog and cat exposure and allergic sensitization to the specific animal at age 18...
Pack pooches in the cargo hold, CMA says
| Contributor(s):: Collier, Roger
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Indoor Environmental Exposures and Exacerbation of Asthma: An Update to the 2000 Review by the Institute of Medicine
| Contributor(s):: Kanchongkittiphon, Watcharoot, Mendell, Mark J., Gaffin, Jonathan M., Wang, Grace, Phipatanakul, Wanda
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.
On Guinea Pigs, Dogs and Men: Anaphylaxis and the Study of Biological Individuality, 1902-1939
| Contributor(s):: Lowy, Ilana