Benefits of animal-Assisted interventions in preschool children: A systematic review
Contributor(s):: Lavín-Pérez, A. M., Rivera-Martín, B., Lobato-Rincón, L. L., Villafaina-Domínguez, S., Collado-Mateo, D.
Human density is associated with the increased prevalence of a generalist zoonotic parasite in mammalian wildlife
| Contributor(s):: Amy G. Wilson, Scott Wilson, Niloofar Alavi, David R. Lapen
Macroecological approaches can provide valuable insight into the epidemiology of globally distributed, multi-host pathogens. Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic protozoan that infects any warm-blooded animal, including humans, in almost every ecosystem worldwide. There is substantial...
The Importance of Coral Reefs and How to Ensure Their Longevity, a One Health Approach
| Contributor(s):: Lexi Shusterove, Jared Romero
Coral Reefs are large, diverse underwater ecosystems made from coral; the skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates. The reefs provide food, shelter, and areas for breeding for about 25% of the ocean's marine species. When it comes to the environment, reefs generate half of Earth's...
Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution
| Contributor(s):: Audrey A. Coolman, Amy Niedbalski, David M. Powell, Corinne P. Kozlowski, Ashley D. Franklin, Sharon L. Deem
Zoological institutions often use immersive, naturalistic exhibits to create an inclusive atmosphere that is inviting for visitors while providing for the welfare of animals in their collections. In this study, we investigated physiological changes in salivary cortisol and blood pressure, as...
Climate change and zoonoses: A review of the current status, knowledge gaps, and future trends
| Contributor(s):: Ruwini Rupasinghe, Bruno B. Chomel, Beatriz Martínez-López
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), especially those with zoonotic potential, are a growing threat to global health, economy, and safety. The influence of global warming and geoclimatic variations on zoonotic disease epidemiology is evident by alterations in the host, vector, and pathogen...
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:
Noble Animals, Brutish Animals
| Contributor(s):: Marcus Hunt
The paper begins with a description of a grey seal performing conspecific infanticide. The paper then gives an account of “nobleness” and “brutishness.” Roughly, a behavioural-disposition is noble/brutish if it is one that would be a moral virtue/vice if the possessor of...
The Value of Pets to Public and Private Health and Well-Being
| Contributor(s):: Leslie Irvine
This analysis reviews empirical studies of the health benefits of pet ownership published between 1980 and 2016 and collected in the database of the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative, or HABRI. The analysis began with 373 titles and eventually encompassed a dataset of 151 full-text...
Akkermansia muciniphila Suppresses High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders in Beagles
| Contributor(s):: Lin, X. Q., Chen, W., Ma, K., Liu, Z. Z., Gao, Y., Zhang, J. G., Wang, T., Yang, Y. J.
Associations between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Dog Walking among Participants in the Dog Aging Project
| Contributor(s):: Collins, D., Lee, H., Dunbar, M. D., Crowder, K.
Effect of Animal Stocking Density and Habitat Enrichment on Survival and Vitality of Wild Green Shore Crabs, Carcinus maenas, Maintained in the Laboratory
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, Charlotte H., Wyeth, Russell C., Spicer, John I., McGaw, Iain J.
The wide geographic distribution, large size and ease of capture has led to decapod crustaceans being used extensively in laboratory experiments. Recently in the United Kingdom decapod crustaceans were listed as sentient beings, resulting in their inclusion in animal care protocols. Ironically,...
First Evidence of Natural SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Domestic Rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Matthieu Fritz, Daphné de Riols de Fonclare, Déborah Garcia, Stéphanie Beurlet, Pierre Becquart, Serge G. Rosolen, Alexandra Briend-Marchal, Eric M. Leroy
We tested 144 pet rabbits sampled in France between November 2020 and June 2021 for antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by microsphere immunoassay. We reported the first evidence of a natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in rabbits with a low observed...
Qualitative Research for One Health: From Methodological Principles to Impactful Applications
| Contributor(s):: Chris Degeling, Melanie Rock
The One Health concept has inspired a rich vein of applied research and scholarly reflection over the past decade, yet with little influence from qualitative methodologists. With this overview, we describe the underpinning assumptions, purposes, and potential pitfalls of data collection...
One world, one health, one virology of the mysterious labyrinth of coronaviruses: the canine coronavirus affair
| Contributor(s):: Annamaria Pratelli, Alessio Buonavoglia, Gianvito Lanave, Maria Tempesta, Michele Camero, Vito Martella, Nicola Decaro
Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) often have animal origins and then adapt to humans by jumping directly or via an intermediate host. The emergence of SARS-CoV in 2003, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 in late-2019, confirms that coronaviruses can cause severe-to-fatal disease and that bats are...
The Effects of Animal- Assisted Therapy on the Health and Well- Being of Military Veterans: A Systematic Scoping Review and Recommendations for Future Research
| Contributor(s):: Brooke Fonseka, Fiona Marshall, Laura J. Edwards
Veterans of the armed forces may have experienced a range of physical and psychological traumas during their service, which can lead to long-standing problems with health and well-being, sometimes compounded with challenges accessing and engaging with support. Animal-assisted therapies (AAT)...
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...
Relatives’ experiences of an equine-assisted intervention for people with psychotic disorders
| Contributor(s):: Fridén, Linda, Hultsjö, Sally, Lydell, Marie, Jormfeldt, Henrika
One Health: How Interdependence Enriches Veterinary Ethics Education
| Contributor(s):: Joachim Nieuwland, Franck L. B. Meijboom
What does One Health imply for veterinary ethics education? In order to answer this question, we will first have to establish what One Health itself involves. The meaning and scope of One Health, however, cannot be established without reference to its values—whose health matters?...
One health: a guiding imperative
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca A. Johnson
Given the large proportion of households that include pets, this is perhaps a most important time to consider human-companion animal interaction as a vehicle to facilitate One Health (human-animal health). The potential benefits of this interaction is worthy of exploration for a number of...
Institutional one health and animal-human health connections in Nthongoni, Eastern Kenya
| Contributor(s):: Mwangi, D. K.
In recent years, there has been increased global advocacy for the use of a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach: a One Health approach, with the goal to achieve optimal health outcomes for people, animals and their shared environment. This study explored One Health...