Zoonotic importance of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Cindy Paola Cruz Alcala
Dermatophytoses are infections caused by dermatophyte fungi of the genus Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton, which affect the keratinized tissues of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatophytosis in canines and felines are frequent pathologies that constitute an important mycosis in these...
Contributor(s):: M.C. Atapattu
Detection of Verticillium dahliae in olive groves using canine detection units
Contributor(s):: Pons Anglad a, L., Calvo Torras, M. dels A.
Verticillium wilt is one of the most significant agricultural diseases in the world, in view of the fact that not only does it affect olive groves but also a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants. Currently, the most efficient and economical method of control involves the use of...
The Man Who Mistook His Meal for a Hot Dog
Contributor(s):: Steeves, H. Peter
Using self-selection to evaluate the acceptance of a new diet formulation by farmed fish
Contributor(s):: Carlberg, H., Cheng, Ken, Lundh, T., Brannas, E.
The evaluation of new diet composition is commonly achieved by performing time-consuming growth trials, which may negatively impact the welfare of a large number of fish if the feed is not accepted. Instead, the fish's behavioural responses to a new diet composition can be used as a first step in...
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Indoor Environmental Exposures and Exacerbation of Asthma: An Update to the 2000 Review by the Institute of Medicine
Contributor(s):: Kanchongkittiphon, Watcharoot, Mendell, Mark J., Gaffin, Jonathan M., Wang, Grace, Phipatanakul, Wanda
Contributor(s):: Morris, Brian
Gut microbiota of humans, dogs and cats: current knowledge and future opportunities and challenges
Contributor(s):: Deng, P., Swanson, K. S.
High-throughput DNA sequencing techniques allow for the identification and characterisation of microbes and their genes (microbiome). Using these new techniques, microbial populations in several niches of the human body, including the oral and nasal cavities, skin, urogenital tract and...
Contributor(s):: Goldstein, E. J. C., Greene, C. E., Schlossberg, D.
This chapter focuses on diseases transmitted from cats to humans. The diseases transmitted by inhalation (bordetellosis, plague and Q fever), vectors (ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, flea-borne spotted fever, murine typhus and leishmaniasis), faecal-oral...
Less common house pets
Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B., Schlossberg, D.
This chapter focuses on the major health threats associated with exposure of humans to less common house pets. The viral, bacterial, parasitic and mycotic zoonoses transmitted by pet rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, ornamental aquarium fish, ferrets, bats and nonhuman primates are...
With man's best friend
Contributor(s):: Collins, J. M., Lorber, B., Schlossberg, D.
This chapter focuses on human diseases associated with exposure to dogs. The epidemiology of local infections following dog bites, as well as the initial bite management, antibiotic prophylaxis, antibiotic treatment of infection, and prevention of dog bites are discussed. The life-threatening...
Detection of zoonotic intestinal parasites in public parks of Spain. Potential epidemiological role of microsporidia
Contributor(s):: Dado, D., Izquierdo, F., Vera, O., Montoya, A., Mateo, M., Fenoy, S., Galvan, A. L., Garcia, S., Garcia, A., Aranguez, E., Lopez, L., del Aguila, C., Miro, G.
Effects of pet exposure in the first year of life on respiratory and allergic symptoms in 7-yr-old children. The SIDRIA-2 study.
Contributor(s):: Lombardi, Enrico, Simoni, Marzia, La Grutta, Stefania, Viegi, Giovanni, Bisanti, Luigi, Chellini, Elisabetta, Dell'Orco, Valerio, Migliore, Enrica, Petronio, Maria Grazia, Pistelli, Riccardo, Rusconi, Franca, Sestini, Piersante, Forastiere, Francesco, Galassi, Claudia , SIDRIA-2 Collaborative Group.
Microsporidia in household dogs and cats in Iran: a zoonotic concern
Contributor(s):: Jamshidi, Sh., Tabrizi, A. Shojaee, Bahrami, M., Momtaz, H.
Zoonoses, public health, and the backyard poultry flock
Contributor(s):: Grunkemeyer, V. L.
Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study
Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.
Indoor factors and behavioural problems in children: the GINIplus and LISAplus birth cohort studies
Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Tiesler, C., Thiering, E., Bruske, I., Koletzko, S., Bauer, C. P., Wichmann, H. E., von Berg, A., Berdel, D., Kramer, U., Schaaf, B., Lehmann, I., Herbarth, O., Sunyer, J., Heinrich, J., Giniplus, Group, L. ISAplus Study
Isolation of Microsporum canis from the hair coat of pet dogs and cats belonging to owners diagnosed with M. canis tinea corporis
Contributor(s):: Cafarchia, C., Romito, D., Capelli, G., Guillot, J., Otranto, D.
Microsporum canis has been frequently isolated from human cases of tinea capitis and tinea corporis. The infection may be acquired from infected animals with cutaneous lesions but also from asymptomatic carriers or from the environment. As asymptomatic M. canis carriers are considered to be a...
Spectral analysis of bovine grazing behavior on Neotyphodium coenophialum infested tall fescue
Contributor(s):: Seman, D. H., Stuedemann, J. A., Anderson, J. E.
Bovines spend less time grazing and have reduced intake when grazing endophyte-infected (E+), N. coenophialum vs. endophyte-free (E-) tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Because bovine grazing behaviour follows a series of repeatable cycles, cyclic grazing behaviour was studied using spectral...