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  1. Spatial analysis of Leishmania donovani exposure in humans and domestic animals in a recent kala azar focus in Nepal

    Contributor(s):: Basudha Khanal, Albert Picado, Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Murari Lal Das, Bart Ostyn, Gert Van Der Auwera, Clive Richard Davies, Marleen Boelaert, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Suman Rijal

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a major public health problem in the Indian subcontinent where the Leishmania donovani transmission cycle is described as anthroponotic. However, the role of animals (in particular domestic animals) in the persistence and expansion of VL is still a matter of debate....

  2. Epidemiology of Emerging Zoonoses in Israel

    Contributor(s):: Arnon Shimshony

    The epizootiologic, climatic, and ecologic conditions in the Middle East, combined with socioeconomic and agricultural structures in Israel, have created a unique and hazardous veterinary public health situation in this country. In this paper, emerging zoonotic diseases are newly introduced...

  3. Global Aspects of Emerging and Potential Zoonoses: A WHO Perspective

    Contributor(s):: F.-X. Meslin

    Many new human pathogens that have emerged or reemerged worldwide originated from animals or from products of animal origin. Many animal species as well as categories of agents have been involved in the emergence of diseases. Wild (e.g., bats, rodents) as well as draught animals (e.g., horses)...

  4. A quantitative release assessment for the noncommercial movement of companion animals: Risk of rabies reintroduction to the United Kingdom

    Contributor(s):: Goddard, A. D., Donaldson, N. M., Horton, D. L., Kosmider, R., Kelly, L. A., Sayers, A. R., Breed, A. C., Freuling, C. M., Müller, T., Shaw, S. E., Hallgren, G., Fooks, A. R., Snary, E. L.

  5. Creature comforts: Personal communities, pets and the work of managing a long-term condition

    Contributor(s):: Brooks, Helen L., Rogers, Anne, Kapadia, Dharmi, Pilgrim, Jack, Reeves, David, Vassilev, Ivaylo

  6. Dolphins, dogs, and robot seals for the treatment of neurological disease

    Contributor(s):: Burton, Adrian

  7. Assigning degrees of ease or difficulty for pet animal maintenance: the EMODE system concept

    Contributor(s):: Warwick, C., Steedman, C., Jessop, M., Toland, E., Lindley, S.

    Pet animal management is subject to varied husbandry practices and the resulting consequences often impact negatively on animal welfare. The perceptions held by someone who proposes to keep an animal regarding the ease or difficulty with which its biological needs can be provided for in captivity...

  8. Cat, dog and house dust mite allergen levels on children's soft toys

    Contributor(s):: Wu, FuSheng, Wu, MeiWen, Ting, MingHui, Crane, J., Siebers, R.

    Objective: Children's soft toys are known to harbour house dust mite (HDM) allergens, but little is known whether they harbour cat or dog allergens. The objective of the study was to measure cat (Fel d 1), dog (Can f 1) and HDM allergens on children's soft toys. Methods: Dust was collected from...

  9. Clinical feasibility of cognitive testing in dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Heckler, M. C. T., Tranquilim, M. V., Svicero, D. J., Barbosa, L., Amorim, R. M.

    Several cognitive tests have been developed to evaluate specific aspects of human and animal learning and memory. These tests have been used for early detection of cognitive deficits and to monitor the treatment of dogs with cognitive impairment. Thus, this article evaluated the feasibility of...

  10. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    Contributor(s):: Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary hospital, Palam, New Delhi, India. From each clinical complex, 50 pet dog owners were selected...

  11. Insurance for household animals and its application to enlightening of preventive veterinary medicine - how insurance can support the human-animal bond?

    Contributor(s):: Kawarai, A.

    Anicom has acquired the license of operating "Animal health insurance" from the Financial Services Agency and has now been issued the insurance policies to more than 430 thousands animals (89% dogs, 10% cats, and 1% birds/rabbits/ferrets) as at December, 2012. When animals are registered to...

  12. Perception of dogs' stress by their owners

    Contributor(s):: Mariti, C., Gazzano, A., Moore, J. L., Baragli, P., Chelli, L., Sighieri, C.

    Questionnaires potentially have a broad applicability in measuring stress levels in dogs, as owners know their dogs' behavior and personality better than anyone else. The aim of this research was to evaluate how owners perceive stress in their dogs through understanding of displayed behaviors....

  13. Perceptions of companion dog benefits on well-being of US military veterans with HIV/AIDS

    Contributor(s):: Kruger, K. S., Stern, S. L., Anstead, G., Finley, E. P.

    Objectives: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) frequently experience psychosocial complications in addition to physical illness. Conflicting data on the value of companion dog ownership in minimizing psychosocial distress suggest the need...

  14. Review of human-animal interactions and their impact on animal productivity and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Idrus, Zulkifli

    Humans and animals are in regular and at times close contact in modern intensive farming systems. The quality of human-animal interactions can have a profound impact on the productivity and welfare of farm animals. Interactions by humans may be neutral, positive or negative in nature. Regular...

  15. The effect of breed on age-related changes in behavior and disease prevalence in cognitively normal older community dogs, Canis lupus familiaris

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGreevy, P. D., Sachdev, P. S., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Variation in breed longevity in the dog has led to the inference that large dogs age at a faster rate than small dogs, possibly because of an increased oxidative load. Potential differences in behavioral aging (the rate of age-related decline in cognito-behavioral performance) across breeds...

  16. The effect of fine granular sand on pododermatitis in captive greater flamingos ( Phoenicopterus roseus)

    Contributor(s):: Wyss, F., Wenker, C., Hoby, S., Houwald, F. von, Schumacher, V., Doherr, M. G., Robert, N.

    Pododermatitis is a worldwide health and animal welfare problem in captive flamingos (Phoenicopteridae). Since sub-optimal substrate or flooring has been described as a factor in the development of pododermatitis in poultry and raptors, it is also suspected to play a role in flamingo foot health....

  17. The effectiveness of puppy socialization classes at the veterinary clinic

    Contributor(s):: Okazawa, E., Seki, T., Murata, K., Murata, H.

    In our veterinary clinic, 411 dogs participated in our puppy socialization classes during the last seven years. The most common breeds were toy poodles, chihuahuas, and miniature dachshunds. Dogs of these three breeds were divided into two groups: one consisted of class-participants, and the...

  18. Welfare of non-traditional pets

    Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D., Bacon, H. J.

    The keeping of non-traditional or 'exotic' pets has been growing in popularity worldwide. In addition to the typical welfare challenges of keeping more traditional pet species like dogs and cats, ensuring the welfare of non-traditional pets is complicated by factors such as lack of knowledge,...

  19. Our research associates

    Contributor(s):: Eckert, S. E.

  20. Dog euthanized as precaution in Ebola case

    Forum › general-discussion › hcdiscussions

    Following the confirmation that a Spanish nursing assistant contracted Ebola, the city of Madrid ordered that her dog be euthanized as a precaution to prevent more spread of the virus. TIME has...

    https://habricentral.org/forum/general-discussion/hcdiscussions/402