Environmental Recovery of Nosocomial Bacteria in a Companion Animal Shelter Before and After Infection Control Procedures
| Contributor(s):: Sara Horsman, Hester Rynhoud, Xiaoyan Zhou, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Justine S. Gibson, Erika Meler
While the effects of cleaning and disinfection practices on the reduction of environmental nosocomial bacteria are well-established in human and large animal veterinary hospitals, how animal movements within animal health care facilities influence environmental bacterial recovery is poorly...
A year following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: existing challenges and ways the food industry has been impacted
| Contributor(s):: Vargas-Ramella, M., Lorenzo, J. M., Bohrer, B. M., Pateiro, M., Cantalapiedra, J. J., Franco, D.
Prophecies of Palestine: Geology and Intimate Knowledge of the Subterranean
| Contributor(s):: Assali, Hadeel
Campylobacter and Salmonella in scavenging indigenous chickens in rural central Tanzania: prevalence, antimicrobial resistance, and genomic features
| Contributor(s):: Rukambile, E., Sintchenko, V., Muscatello, G., Wang, QinNing, Kiiru, J., Maulaga, W., Magidanga, B., Banda, G., Kock, R., Alders, R.
Introduction: Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. are commonly reported bacterial foodborne pathogens causing morbidity and mortality worldwide. In rural areas, where there is a high occurrence rate of human–animal interactions and poor hygiene practices, shedding animals...
Gastrointestinal parasite risk in dog parks in the Lisbon area
| Contributor(s):: Ana Maria Nogueira Ferreira
Dog parks may pose a risk for the transmission of parasitic zoonotic agents via the faeces and soil contact. This is the first study to investigate gastrointestinal infections in park-attending dogs in Lisbon. The research was carried out under the frame of a field study including both...
Determination of residue levels of alpha-chloralose in duck tissues
| Contributor(s):: Goldade, David A., Stahl, Randal S., Johnston, John J.
Potential role of wildlife in pathogenic contamination of fresh produce
| Contributor(s):: Langholz, Jeff A., Jay-Russell, Michele T.
Bullet fragmentation and lead deposition in white-tailed deer and domestic sheep
| Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D., Cornicelli, L., Carlson, L. T., Butler, E. A.
Freedom of cropping and the good life: political philosophy and the conflict between the organic movement and the biotech industry over cross-contamination
| Contributor(s):: Scott, D.
This paper begins by describing recent controversies over cross-contamination of crops in the United States and European Union. The EU and US are both applying the principle of freedom of cropping to resolve these conflicts, which is based on an individualistic philosophy. However, despite the EU...
Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods
| Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.
Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...
Intestinal parasites in gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans at Mondika Research Site, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic
| Contributor(s):: Lilly, Alecia A.
Moral steaks? Ethical discourses of in vitro meat in academia and Australia
| Contributor(s):: Dilworth, T., McGregor, A.
The profile and possibilities of in vitro meat are rapidly expanding, creating new ethical conundrums about how to approach this nascent biotechnology. The outcomes of these ethical debates will shape the future viability of this technology and its acceptability for potential consumers. In this...
The role of quality labels in market-driven animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, L. R., Morkbak, M. R., Denver, S., Sandoe, P., Christensen, T.
In policy-making the consumption of specially labelled products, and its role in improving the welfare of livestock, has attracted considerable attention. There is in many countries a diverse market for animal welfare-friendly products which is potentially confusing and may lack transparency. We...
Intentions and values in animal welfare legislation and standards
| Contributor(s):: Lundmark, F., Berg, C., Schmid, O., Behdadi, D., Rocklinsberg, H.
The focus on animal welfare in society has increased during the last 50 years. Animal welfare legislation and private standards have developed, and today many farmers within animal production have both governmental legislation and private standards to comply with. In this paper intentions and...
Risk assessment of genetically modified food and neoliberalism: an argument for democratizing the regulatory review protocol of the Food and Drug Administration
| Contributor(s):: Meghani, Z.
The primary responsibility of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to protect public health by ensuring the safety of the food supply. To that end, it sometimes conducts risk assessments of novel food products, such as genetically modified (GM) food. The FDA describes its regulatory...
The mini-cup jelly court cases: a comparative analysis from a food ethics perspective
| Contributor(s):: Kim, SukShin
This study compares and analyzes separate court rulings in three countries on "mini-cup jelly" (a firm jelly containing konjac and packaged in bite-sized plastic cups) from a food ethics perspective. While the Korean and US courts decided that the mini-cup jelly was defective, and that...
Microsporidia Detection and Genotyping Study of Human Pathogenic E. bieneusi in Animals from Spain
| Contributor(s):: Ana Luz Galván-Díaz, Angela Magnet, Soledad Fenoy, Nuno Henriques-Gil, María Haro, Francisco Ponce Gordo, Guadalupe Miró, Carmen del Aguila, Fernando Izquierdo
Microsporidia are ubiquitous parasites infecting all animal phyla and we present evidence that supports their zoonotic potential. Fecal samples taken from domestic (cats and dogs), farm (pigs, rabbits and ostriches) and wild animals (foxes) from different provinces of Spain were evaluated for...
Contamination of pet therapy dogs with MRSA and Clostridium difficile
| Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, S. L., Weese, J. S.
Animal welfare: a complex international public policy issue: economic, policy, societal, cultural and other drivers and constraints. a 20-year international perspective
| Contributor(s):: Bayvel, A. C. D., Diesch, T. J., Cross, N.
Complications during shechita and halal slaughter without stunning in cattle
| Contributor(s):: Gregory, N. G., Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Fielding, H. R., Gibson, T. J., Mirabito, L., Kolesar, R.