Anticipating the Outbreak of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Related to Animal Industry
Contributor(s):: R.D. W. Bagja
Keeping and using animals and animal products is an age-old recognition. There are many reasons to own animals and some are as follows: 1. The Animal products are rich sources of essential protein needed by human being so they are farmed for meat or other animal products. 2. The animals which...
NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases
Contributor(s):: Jules Minke
Animals constitute an important source of infectious diseases for humans and the majority of recent emerging diseases in humans are zoonotic. Infections occur through direct or indirect transmission from wildlife reservoirs or via the food chain. Nipah and Hendra viruses have recently joined the...
Michigan bovine tuberculosis eradication project: 2004 activities report and conference proceedings
On June 9 and 10, 2004, the State of Michigan and U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted the eighth annual Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Conference, with guest speakers from Georgia, Colorado, Iowa, New York and two Canadian provinces. Our guests came together from across North America to receive...
Monitoring raccoon rabies in Alabama: the potential effects of habitat and demographics
Contributor(s):: Wendy Arjo, Christine Fisher, James Armstrong, Dana Johnson, Frank Boyd
Density, morphometrics, and disease prevalence of raccoon populations were determined in 4 habitats (agriculture, riverine, managed, and forested) in central Alabama. In addition we monitored 71 collared raccoons to determine survival. Density estimates were similar in the agriculture (ag) and...
Horses as healers
Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.
Challenges of service dog ownership
Integrating family and veterinary medicine: pets in the family life cycle
Contributor(s):: Hodgson, K.
Pet chicken medicine and surgery
Contributor(s):: Speer, B. L.
In this author's practice, pet chickens represent an increasing number of avian patients presented per year, as well as a growing percentage of the overall pet bird species seen and treated each year. In 2006, pet chickens represented 1.6% of overall patient accessions in this authors...