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  1. Animal ownership in low-income households: Is here a relationship between human and animal food insecurity?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mary Elizabeth Rauktis, Hyunji Lee

    This study examined the relationship between owning a pet and experiencing food insecurity in low-income households using self-administered surveys (N=392) and in-depth interviews (N=15). The study found that low-income pet owners were not at greater risk for being food insecure. In fact,...

  2. 'stray appetites': a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India

    | Contributor(s):: Bhalla, S. J., Kemmers, R., Vasques, A., Vanak, A. T.

  3. Campylobacter and Salmonella in scavenging indigenous chickens in rural central Tanzania: prevalence, antimicrobial resistance, and genomic features

    | Contributor(s):: Rukambile, E., Sintchenko, V., Muscatello, G., Wang, QinNing, Kiiru, J., Maulaga, W., Magidanga, B., Banda, G., Kock, R., Alders, R.

  4. Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.

    Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...

  5. A household case evidences shorter shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in naturally infected cats compared to their human owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Neira, V., Brito, B., Aguero, B., Berrios, F., Valdes, V., Gutierrez, A., Ariyama, N., Espinoza, P., Retamal, P., Holmes, E. C., Gonzalez-Reiche, A. S., Khan, Z., Guchte, A. van de, Jayeeta, Dutta, Miorin, L., Kehrer, T., Galarce, N., Almonacid, L. I., Levican, J., Bakel, H. van, Garcia-Sastre, A., Medina, R. A.

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in domestic and wild cats. However, little is known about natural viral infections of domestic cats, although their importance for modelling disease spread, informing strategies for managing positive human-animal...

  6. Market-driven dairying and the politics of value, labor and affect in Gujarat, India

    | Contributor(s):: Daftary, Dolly

  7. Interspecies Parenting: How Pet Parents Construct Their Roles

    | Contributor(s):: Owens, Nicole, Grauerholz, Liz

  8. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...

  9. Farmers' perceptions of the impacts of human- wildlife conflict on their livelihood and natural resource management efforts in Cheha Woreda of Guraghe Zone, Ethiopia

    | Contributor(s):: Mojo, Dagne, Rothschuh, Jessica, Alebachew, Mehari

  10. Pets as a Source of Zoonotic Disease: An Investigation into Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Pet Contact and associated Zoonoses in Low and High Disease-risk Households

    | Contributor(s):: Jason Stull

    The mental and physical benefits of pet ownership are well established; however, pets can also transmit pathogens to people, with children, elderly, pregnant and immunocompromised individuals at greatest risk of disease. Little is known about the public’s knowledge and practices related to...

  11. Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.

    This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...

  12. Animal welfare aspects in cat ownershipTierschutzrelevante Aspekte bei der Katzenhaltung

    | Contributor(s):: Hoefer, M.

    A review on the policies, welfare issues, and law on cat ownership in Germany was presented.

  13. A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options

    | Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Lohr, C. A., Duffy, D. C.

    Domestic cats ( Felis catus) are a common household pet and also a notorious invasive species around the world. Because cat numbers have been increasing in many locations it is critical to work on management solutions that help to reduce threats posed by cats. With regard to cat behavior, one of...

  14. 'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier

    | Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie

  15. Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods

    | Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.

    Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...

  16. A Qualitative Overview of the Health Insurance Market for Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Paul, David P., III, Skiba, Michaeline

  17. Household Pet Euthanasia and Companion Animal Last Rites

    | Contributor(s):: Dickinson, George

  18. Household demand for pet food and the ownership of cats and dogs: An analysis of a neglected component of U.S. food use

    | Contributor(s):: Malcolm J. Purvis, Daniel M. Otto

    Since 1972/3 there has been a growing realization that U.S. food production is not unlimited and that man and animals are competing for a scarce resource at the “global dining table”. Much has been made of the inefficient conversion of feedgrains by animals into animal protein for...

  19. Spending on Pets: "Tails" from the Consumer Expenditure Survey

    | Contributor(s):: Steven Henderson

    Nearly three-quarters of U.S. households own pets. There are about 218 million pets in the United States, not counting several million fish. Pet ownership crosses many demographic boundaries, with Americans of different ages and levels of wealth reporting spending on pets. Further, Americans...

  20. Contamination of Environmental Surfaces With Staphylococcus aureus in Households With Children Infected With Methicillin-Resistant S aureus

    | Contributor(s):: Fritz, Stephanie A., Hogan, Patrick G., Singh, Lauren N., Thompson, Ryley M., Wallace, Meghan A., Whitney, Krista, Al-Zubeidi, Duha, Burnham, Carey-Ann D., Fraser, Victoria J.