Emergency fostering of dogs from animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic: shelter practices, foster caregiver engagement, and dog outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Reed, J. L., Isernia, L. T., Barber, R. T., Foster, A. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D. L.
Each year, millions of dogs enter thousands of animal shelters across the United States. Life in the shelter can be stressful, and one type of intervention that improves dogs' experience is human interaction, particularly stays in foster homes. Prior research has demonstrated that fostering...
Stratification of Companion Animal Life Stages from Electronic Medical Record Diagnosis Data
| Contributor(s):: Salt, Carina, Saito, Emi K., O'Flynn, Ciaran, Allaway, David
Cat scratch disease at the human-animal interface. Case report in the City of San Luis, ArgentinaEnfermedad por aranazo de gato en la interfaz humano-animal. Reporte de caso en la Ciudad de San Luis, Argentina
| Contributor(s):: Santiago Lorenzatti, J., Nazarena de Salvo, M., Diaz Perez, P., Cicuttin, G. L., Samartino, L. E.
Zoonoses transfer, factory farms and unsustainable human-animal relations
| Contributor(s):: Marchese, A., Hovorka, A.
Infectious diseases are rooted in unsustainable and unjust human-animal relationships. Zoonoses are facilitated by human proximity to animals, epidemiological risk embedded within factory farms, and exploitation of animals and humans in these intensive livestock production systems. The five major...
The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis: Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies
| Contributor(s):: A. Alonso Aguirre, Travis Longcore, Michelle Barbieri, Haydee Dabritz, Dolores Hill, Patrice N. Klein, Christopher Lepczyk, Emily L. Lilly, Rima McLeod, Judith Milcarsky, Caroline E. Murphy, Chunlei Su, Elizabeth VanWormer, Robert Yolken, Grant C. Sizemore
One Health is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that seeks optimal health for people, animals, plants, and the environment. Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, is an intracellular protozoan infection distributed worldwide, with a heteroxenous life cycle that practically affects...
Behavioral-biological surveillance of emerging infectious diseases among a dynamic cohort in Thailand
| Contributor(s):: Yadana, S., Cheun-Arom, T., Li, H., Hagan, E., Mendelsohn, E., Latinne, A., Martinez, S., Putcharoen, O., Homvijitkul, J., Sathaporntheera, O., Rattanapreeda, N., Chartpituck, P., Yamsakul, S., Sutham, K., Komolsiri, S., Pornphatthananikhom, S., Petcharat, S., Ampoot, W., Francisco, L., Hemachudha, T., Daszak, P., Olival, K. J., Wacharapluesadee, S.
BACKGROUND: Interactions between humans and animals are the key elements of zoonotic spillover leading to zoonotic disease emergence. Research to understand the high-risk behaviors associated with disease transmission at the human-animal interface is limited, and few consider regional and local...
Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.
In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...
One health national programme across species on zoonoses: a call to the developing world
| Contributor(s):: G. V. Asokan, Vanitha Asokan, Prathap Tharyan
Zoonoses constitute 868 (61%) of all known infectious diseases, 75% of the infections considered ‘emerging’ are zoonoses. Developed nations have national programmes, adjoining “One Health” concept to combat zoonoses, whereas inadequacies exist in developing nations. As a...
Zootherapy as a potential pathway for zoonotic spillover: a mixed-methods study of the use of animal products in medicinal and cultural practices in Nigeria
| Contributor(s):: Friant, S., Bonwitt, J., Ayambem, W. A., Ifebueme, N. M., Alobi, A. O., Otukpa, O. M., Bennett, A. J., Shea, C., Rothman, J. M., Goldberg, T. L., Jacka, J. K.
BACKGROUND: Understanding how and why people interact with animals is important for the prevention and control of zoonoses. To date, studies have primarily focused on the most visible forms of human-animal contact (e.g., hunting and consumption), thereby blinding One Health researchers and...
An exploratory assessment of human and animal health concerns of smallholder farmers in rural communities of Chimborazo, Ecuador
| Contributor(s):: Chavez-Lindell, T. L., Moncayo, A. L., Vinueza Veloz, M. F., Odoi, A.
BACKGROUND: Livestock play important economic and cultural roles in smallholder communities of Ecuador, yet they also serve as potential sources of zoonotic infections. Understanding the animal and human health concerns of smallholder farmers is important in guiding strategies for improvement...
COVID 19 - induced stress in dogs owned by elderly people
| Contributor(s):: Malancus, R. N.
Infection Control Insights for Hospital Animal-assisted Intervention Program Implementation: From Stakeholder Perspectives to Microbial Dynamics
| Contributor(s):: Dalton, Kathryn R.
Background: While animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs have shown significant benefits to patients, there are concerns regarding their use in healthcare settings limiting utilization. This works aims to enhance the adoption and use of hospital AAI programs and understand the positive and...
Theory of medical scoring systems and a practical method to evaluate Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) foot health in European zoos
| Contributor(s):: Ertl, N., Wendler, P., Sos, E., Flugger, M., Schneeweis, F., Schiffmann, C., Hatt, J. M., Clauss, M.
Circus and zoo animal welfare in Sweden: an epidemiological analysis of data from regulatory inspections by the official competent authorities
| Contributor(s):: Hitchens, P. L., Hultgren, J., Frossling, J., Emanuelson, U., Keeling, L. J.
Mortality resulting from undesirable behaviours in dogs aged under three years attending primary-care veterinary practices in England
| Contributor(s):: Boyd, C., Jarvis, S., McGreevy, P. D., Heath, S., Church, D. B., Brodbelt, D. C., O'Neill, D. G.
Skin diseases of different etiology in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Stolbova, O. A.
Toxoplasma gondii in domiciled dogs and cats in urban areas of Brazil: risk factors and spatial distribution
| Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Millar, P. R., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Moreira, A. S. da C., Guimaraes, M. P. de P., Amendoeira, M. R. R.
Burden and predictors of Staphylococcus aureus and S. pseudintermedius infections among dogs presented at an academic veterinary hospital in South Africa (2007–2012)
| Contributor(s):: Daniel N. Qekwana, James Wabwire Oguttu, Fortune Sithole, Agricola Odoi
Background Staphylococci are commensals of the mucosal surface and skin of humans and animals, but have been implicated in infections such as otitis externa, pyoderma, urinary tract infections and post-surgical complications. Laboratory records provide useful information to help investigate...
Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom
| Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.
| Contributor(s):: Yuya Kimura