In search of the behavioural correlates of optical flow patterns in the automated assessment of broiler chicken welfare
Contributor(s):: Dawkins, Marian Stamp, Cain, Russell, Merelie, Kathryn, Roberts, Stephen J.
Assessment of chicken welfare using camera surveillance of behaviour has great potential as a supplement to good stockmanship and as an aid to improving flock management. Suitable cameras are now readily available and the automated analysis of the lengthy video sequences from the cameras can be...
The welfare of ferrets (Mustela putorius furo T): A review on the housing and management of pet ferrets
Contributor(s):: Vinke, Claudia M., Schoemaker, Nico J.
Ferrets are very agile and lively animals, and their behavioural needs are not easily met in housing conditions like our living rooms. Nevertheless, ferrets are increasingly popular as pets. The present paper aims to review and discuss the available knowledge on our pet ferret. Topics are...
Cow dogs: Use of livestock protection dogs for reducing predation and transmission of pathogens from wildlife to cattle
Contributor(s):: VerCauteren, Kurt C., Lavelle, Michael J., Gehring, Thomas M., Landry, Jean-Marc
Dogs have been employed to protect an array of resources from various species of offending wildlife. Historically, livestock protection dogs (LPDs) protected domestic sheep and goats from predators based on development of a strong bond between protected and protector. Within reason, developing...
Endoparasite infection hotspots in Estonian urban areas
Contributor(s):: Tull, A., Moks, E., Laurimaa, L., Keis, M., Suld, K.
Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic: Part A-Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of humans
Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Weese, J. S., Hensten, A., Jokstad, A.
A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China
Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.
The sickness response in steers with induced bovine respiratory disease before and after treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Contributor(s):: Toaff-Rosenstein, Rachel L., Gershwin, Laurel J., Zanella, Adroaldo J., Tucker, Cassandra B.
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common disorder in North American beef cattle. This work aimed to describe the BRD sickness response, identify measures to improve detection, and assess effects of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). We hypothesized that BRD challenge would...
Integrated Human-Animal Disease Surveillance
| Contributor(s):: Whitney A Mauer, John B Kaneene
Wild Health: Dogs and Bats and Chickens, Oh My!
| Contributor(s):: Voelker, R.
Prevalence of Disorders Recorded in Dogs Attending Primary-Care Veterinary Practices in England
| Contributor(s):: Dan G. O'Neill, David B. Church, Paul D. McGreevy, Peter C. Thomson, Dave C. Brodbelt
Purebred dog health is thought to be compromised by an increasing occurence of inherited diseases but inadequate prevalence data on common disorders have hampered efforts to prioritise health reforms. Analysis of primary veterinary practice clinical data has been proposed for reliable...
Performativity and a microbe: Exploring Mycobacterium bovis and the political ecologies of bovine tuberculosis
| Contributor(s):: Robinson, Philip A.
Implementing a One Health approach to emerging infectious disease: reflections on the socio-political, ethical and legal dimensions
| Contributor(s):: Chris Degeling, Jane Johnson, Ian Kerridge, Andrew Wilson, Michael Ward, Cameron Stewart, Gwendolyn Gilbert
Background: ‘One Health’ represents a call for health researchers and practitioners at the human, animal and environmental interfaces to work together to mitigate the risks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). A One Health approach emphasizing inter-disciplinary...
Zoonotic diagrams: mastering and unsettling human-animal relations
| Contributor(s):: Lynteris, Christos
A first estimate of the structure and density of the populations of pet cats and dogs across Great Britain
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| Contributor(s):: James Aegerter, David Fouracre, Graham C. Smith
Policy development, implementation, and effective contingency response rely on a strong evidence base to ensure success and cost-effectiveness. Where this includes preventing the establishment or spread of zoonotic or veterinary diseases infecting companion cats and dogs, descriptions of the...
Member Perceptions of the One Health Initiative at a Zoological Institution
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Padda, Amy Niedbalski, Erin Tate, Sharon L. Deem
Zoological institutions play an important role in promoting the goals of the One Health movement. We launched the Institute for Conservation Medicine (ICM) at the Saint Louis Zoo in 2011 to advance the goals of One Health. In 2016, we distributed a survey to Zoo members to evaluate member...
Model-Based Reverse Translation Between Veterinary and Human Medicine: The One Health Initiative
| Contributor(s):: Benjamin Schneider, Violeta Balbas-Martinez, Albert E. Jergens, Inaki F. Troconiz
There is growing concern about the limitations of rodent models with regard to recapitulation of human disease pathogenesis. Computational modeling of data from humans and animals sharing similar diseases provides an opportunity for parallel drug development in human and veterinary medicine....
VetCompass Australia: A National Big Data Collection System for Veterinary Science
| Contributor(s):: Paul McGreevy, Peter Thomson, Navneet K. Dhand, David Raubenheimer, Sophie Masters, Caroline S. Mansfield, Timothy Baldwin, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Jacquie Rand, Peter Hill, Anne Peaston, James Gilkerson, Martin Combs, Shane Raidal, Peter Irwin, Peter Irons, Richard Squires, David Brodbelt, Jeremy Hammond
VetCompass Australia is veterinary medical records-based research coordinated with the global VetCompass endeavor to maximize its quality and effectiveness for Australian companion animals (cats, dogs, and horses). Bringing together all seven Australian veterinary schools, it is the first...
Canine Detection of the Volatilome: A Review of Implications for Pathogen and Disease Detection
| Contributor(s):: Craig Angle, Lowell Paul Waggoner, Arny Ferrando, Pamela Haney, Thomas Passler
The volatilome is the entire set of volatile organic compounds (VOC) produced by an organism. The accumulation of VOC inside and outside of the body reflects the unique metabolic state of an organism. Scientists are developing technologies to non-invasively detect VOC for the purposes of medical...
Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies Deaths by 2030: Needs Assessment and Alternatives for Progress Based on Dog Vaccination
| Contributor(s):: Ryan M. Wallace, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Jesse D. Blanton, Julie Cleaton, Richard Franka
Background: Rabies imposes a substantial burden to about half of the world population. The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization have set the goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030. This could be...
Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries
| Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.
The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...