Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
Contributor(s):: Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...
The Role of Clinical Veterinary Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Laboratory Animal Distress
Contributor(s):: V. Hampshire
It is doubtful that the scientific community will ever arrive at a consensus definition for distress as it may be attempted for the purposes of improving animal welfare in and across the myriad of research, testing and teaching facilities in the United States and throughout the minuet of...
On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship
Contributor(s):: Bernadette Earley, Mickael Mazurek, Margaret Murray, Daniel J. Prendiville
On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship. Study 1. Animal welfare index (AWI): an on-farm survey of beef suckler farms in Ireland. Study 2. Investigation and specificity of behavioural fear responses...
Contributor(s):: M.C. Atapattu
Animal Rabies, Maine-2012
Zoonoses: Animal to human diseases
Contributor(s):: E. Fevre, D. Grace
This resource is a media briefing regarding the control of zoonotic diseases, the Bird Flu outbreak in China, and the connection between urban agriculture and human health.
ILRI scientists put livestock squarely on the (human) health table
Contributor(s):: D. Grace, J. McDermott
This report is a think piece that discusses veterniary scientist Delia Grace and veterinary researcher John McDermott and their work with the connection between livestock and human health.
Veterinary scientists address human illnesses associated with livestock
Contributor(s):: D. Grace
For the Novermber 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at the ILRI, Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist, reflects on ILRI's research in agriculture for human health and nutrition.
Mapping of poverty and likely zoonoses hotspots
Contributor(s):: D. Grace, F. Mutua, P. Ochungo, R. Kruska, K. Jones, L. Brierley, L. Lapar, M. Said, M. Herrero, P.M. Phuc, N.B. Thao, I. Akuku, F. Ogutu
The objective of this report is to present data and expert knowledge on poverty and zoonoses hotspots to inform prioritisation of study areas on the transmission of disease in emerging livestock systems in the developing world, where prevention of zoonotic disease might bring greatest benefit to...
Asia - Human health risks from the human-animal interface
Contributor(s):: J. Otte, D. Grace
Growing populations and rising living standards in ‘developing countries’ fuelincreasing consumption of food, particularly of higher value food items such as fruit, vegetables, andanimal source food (meat, milk, eggs and fish). Asia, with more than half of the world’s populationand its high...
Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report
Contributor(s):: College of Veterinary Medicine: University of Tennessee Knoxville
The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...
Contributor(s):: College of Veterinary Medicine
Prudent use of antibiotics in companion animals
Contributor(s):: Katherine Irwin, David R. Smith, Grasso M. Ebako, Steve Ensley, Dicky D. Griffin, Arden Wohlers
Antibiotics are used to improve animal health and performance. You, as the animal owner or caregiver, make important decisions about how antibiotics are finally used in companion animals. Antibiotics should be used prudently to ensure they are effective and will continue to benefit man and...