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  1. An epidemiological study of public and animal health consequences of pet ownership in a disaster: The January 1997 flood of Yuba County, California

    Contributor(s):: Heath, Sebastian Eugen

  2. An Investigation of the Relationship of Wound Infection and Exposure to Household Pets: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Rhodora Neu

    Statement of Problem  In most industrialized countries, pets are becoming a big part in households engaging and sharing human lifestyles. In fact, it is estimated that 14%-62% of pet owners allow their dogs and cats on their beds. However, pets can also carry and transmit pathogens to people...

  3. Animal health surveillance for early detection of emerging infectious disease risks

    Contributor(s):: Kate Elizabeth Sawford

    The global public health community is facing the challenge of emerging infectious diseases. Historically, the majority of events have originated in the animal population. This research investigates animal health surveillance for early detection of emerging infectious disease risks. A mobile...

  4. Anti-schistosoma single-domain antibody-nanoparticles conjugate: a novel tool for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

    Contributor(s):: Mohaned Abdelazim Sallam

    Nanotechnology has enthused excessive expectations in recent years, particularly in the biology and biomedical fields. Carbon-coated metallic nanomagnets reveal significant physicochemical properties, which are referred to as superparamagnetism, that when designed appropriately can be utilized to...

  5. Assessing the Validity of Preconceptions about Dog Parks: Cleanliness and Disease Transmission

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen E. Lamotte

    When urban dog owners are not able to utilize standard exercise methods (i.e. walking on a leash or running in the backyard) there are ever-increasing numbers of off-leash dog parks that they can rely on. Some commonly identified benefits of off-leash dog areas (OLDAs) include community building,...

  6. Best practices for designing and planning events where human-animal interactions are encouraged, based on observations of risk behaviors and hand hygiene at such events

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalo Erdozain

    Outbreaks of human illness have been linked to visiting settings with animal contact throughout developed countries. These outbreaks demonstrate that although contact with animals in public settings can provide educational and entertainment opportunities, the potential to spread disease exists if...

  7. Boat preference and stress behaviour of Hector's dolphin in response to tour boat interactions

    Contributor(s):: Georgia-Rose Travis

    Dolphins are increasingly coming into contact with humans, particularly where tourism is involved. It has been assumed that such contact causes chronic stress on dolphin populations. This study examined relatively naive populations of Hector's dolphins and their interaction with various...

  8. Breaking down the silos in human and animal medicine

    Contributor(s):: Marisa Beckett, Michael Chi Yee, Kyle O'Neill, Julie M. Fagan

    Human and animal medicine has long been viewed as distinct fields; despite having one huge similarity - medicine. The lack of sharing amongst the disciplines, the lack of shared knowledge, and the lack of communication all contribute to this silo-ization between human and animal medicine. Online...

  9. Buying habits in pet owners (dogs) on vaccination practices

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Milena Beltran Ochoa

    This paper aims to validate the importance of the approach that multinational pharmaceutical companies should have to the final purchasers of vaccines and veterinary products. Through market research, it is proven that ordinary people are not aware of the health care they should have with their...

  10. Caracterização dos comportamentos de tutores de animais de estimação numa amostra não probabilística

    Contributor(s):: Zélia Irina Lucas Rebelo

    O presente estudo tem como objectivo caracterizar o comportamento dos tutores de animais utilizando uma amostra não-probabilística. Neste contexto, foi elaborado um questionário online conduzido entre Março de 2014 e Julho de 2014, que consiste em 31 questões...

  11. Companion animals as being-objects: the role of the self/other binary in the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Amanda Kelly Reed

    This research project is an investigation into the human-dog bond and the practice of pet adoption and pet surrender at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center. The human-dog bond is an excellent vehicle for an investigation into how we create categories of other because it is a highly...

  12. Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Nichole Tongg

    Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering system. Over time improvements have focused on decreasing the suffering of companion animals as well...

  13. Deconstructing the Regulatory Facade: Why Confused Consumers Feed their Pets Ring Dings and Krispy Kremes

    Contributor(s):: Justine S. Patrick

    Americans own more than 130 million cats and dogs and spend over $12 billion per year on commercial pet foods. The commercial pet food industry faces minimal substantive regulation, despite navigating several layers of regulation from various groups including the FDA, the American Association of...

  14. Dermatite atópica canina : impacto na qualidade de vida do doente e seus donos

    Contributor(s):: Catarina Isabel Ramalho de Oliveira Ruivo

    A dermatite atópica canina (DAC) é uma doença cutânea pruriginosa, crónica, recorrente e multifactorial, sendo muito semelhante à doença no Homem, não só quanto à existência de uma hiperreactividade imunológica, mas...

  15. Dieren in het geding : een juridisch-historische analyse van het verbod op dierenmishandeling

    Contributor(s):: E. C. de Bordes

    In 1886 the Criminal Code first came into effect. It stipulated, in article 254, that maltreatment of an animal was a crime. Sanctions could be imprisonment for a period of up to three months, or a fine of 120 guilders at most. Maltreatment was not defined. The basic principle underlying the...

  16. Efeitos secundários da quimioterapia antineoplásica e seu impacto na qualidade de vida em cães e gatos com doença oncológica

    Contributor(s):: Pedro de Sousa Dâmaso da Silveira

    Em Medicina Veterinária, a crescente prevalência de doenças neoplásicas vem provocar um aumento exponencial da realização de quimioterapia antineoplásica em cães e gatos. O uso de fármacos antineoplásicos está,...

  17. Efterlevnad av beslut om djurförbud hos hållare av sällskapsdjur och lantbruksdjur i Västra Götalands län

    Contributor(s):: Anna Ringström

    Denna studie riktar sig främst till länsstyrelsen i Västra Götalands län, som var frågeställare, men också till de andra länsstyrelserna i landet. Syftet var att undersöka hur de personer som på något sätt orsakat lidande hos...

  18. Evaluating the physical welfare of dogs in commercial breeding facilities in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Moriah J. Hurt, Candace Croney (adviser)

    Despite high levels of public concern, the state of commercial breeding (CB) dog welfare is largely unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the physical welfare of dogs in CB facilities and their environment in Indiana. This study specifically aimed 1) to characterize dog foot...

  19. Evaluation of animal welfare in dogs working with animal assisted interventions for elderly people with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Borghild Njaerheim Barstad

    Animal assisted interventions (AAI) have a beneficial effect on human health, but little research is done on the impact this kind of work has on the animals involved. The aim of this study is to evaluate the welfare of dogs working with AAI for elderly people with dementia during a period of 12...

  20. Experimental investigations of the impact of social influence on dog-human interactions

    Contributor(s):: Zsófia Sümegi

    There is an increasing scientific agreement that the origin of the domestic dog dates back several tens of thousands of years. In fact, the history of dog is a history of unique behaviour evolutionary process in which they have gradually become adapted to human environment and, as a result,...