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  1. Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report

    Contributor(s):: College of Veterinary Medicine

    The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...

  2. Seroepidemiological Study of Brucellosis in Humans and Dairy Cattle in Addis Ababa

    Contributor(s):: Kassahun Jiksa

    Sero-epidemiological study of brucellosis was conducted on occupationally exposed humans and dairy cattle in Addis Ababa. A total of 336 human individuals were screened by Rose Bengal Plate Test. Those found to be positive were further subjected to 2-MET. Similarly, 552 sexually matured dairy...

  3. Zoonotic Disease in Ohio: Surveillance, Preparation, and Response

    Contributor(s):: Erik B. Balster

    This paper examines the state of public health preparation and response capacity to zoonotic infectious disease in the state of Ohio. A comprehensive literature review of zoonotic disease emergence and re-emergence, the National Veterinary Stockpile (NVS), the One Health Initiative, emergency...

  4. Surveillance and Reporting of Zoonotic Diseases: Perception of Partnership and Communication Between and Among State Animal Health Officials and State Public Health Veterinarians

    Contributor(s):: Kimberly L. Mcdonald, Steven G. Little, Angeleque Akin-Little

    The transmission of zoonotic diseases from wild and domestic animals to human beings is considered a global public health threat. Developing guidelines to establish communication between and among animal health and health public agencies is paramount. Constant monitoring of the exchange of...

  5. The Effects of a Therapy Animal on College Student Stress and Arousal

    Contributor(s):: Michelle Bjick, Katharine Hill (adviser)

    Colleges are facing increasing levels of distressed students and need a wide variety of tools to assist them. One such modality is animal-assisted interaction; an integrative practice with minimal side effects. This study attempted to demonstrate that spending time with animals will decrease a...

  6. Feb 16 2013

    How Animals Help People Heal

    "How Animals Help People Heal"featuring Dr. Alan Beck, Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Purdue University.Dr. Beck is the foremost researcher in the field of the human-animal bond...

  7. No pets allowed: housing issues and companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss

    Companionship, emotional support, assistance for disabled family members, and general health benefits are just a few examples of why people choose to keep pets in their homes. This article explores the major legal issues that arise when people desire to keep companion animals in various types of...

  8. Stress-related behaviors among horses used in a therapeutic riding program

    Contributor(s):: Kaiser, L., Heleski, C. R., Siegford, J., Smith, K. A.

  9. Raw food diets in companion animals: A critical review

    Contributor(s):: Daniel P. Schlesinger, Daniel J. Joffe

    Feeding of raw meat-based diets to pets has become an increasingly popular trend amongst pet owners. Owners, who desire to provide the best for their pets, seek veterinary opinions about food options. This paper reviews and applies standards of evidence-based medicine to grade the available...

  10. Potential of cooperation between human and animal health to strengthen health systems

    Contributor(s):: Zinsstag, Jakob, Schelling, Esther, Wyss, Kaspar, Mahamat, Mahamat Bechir

  11. Could pets be of help in achieving health literacy? A media analysis demonstration study

    Contributor(s):: Rock, Melanie, Lail, Prabh

  12. Commentary: Pets--pleasures and problems

    Contributor(s):: Mayon-White, Richard

  13. Historical Perspectives on the Human-Animal Bond

    Contributor(s):: Hines, Linda M.

  14. Problems related to the use of animals for therapeutic and care purposes. The document of the National Committee for Bioethics

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Pasqualino Santori

    The Italian Ministry of Health, in 2002, instructed the National Committee for Bioethics to carefully review and ultimately provide evidence for future legislative bills in various aspects. One such matter was that of the subject of “Pet Therapy”, generically viewed as a...

  15. Old man's best friend: Animal-assisted intervention for older people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Ann-Marie Wordley

    Dementia results in the loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills and is often accompanied by behavioural and psychological symptoms such as agitation, aggression, wandering and noisiness. Previous research has demonstrated that Animal-Assisted Interventions have some promise in...

  16. Human-animal relationships: from daily life to animal-assisted therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Martine Hausberger

    Humans have a long history of relationship with domestic animals and nowadays pets often act as "social substitutes" through bonding. There is some evidence that pet presence at home may induce well being in people and the development of social skills in children. Animal assisted therapies aim at...

  17. Companion animals and human health: an overview

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    | Contributor(s):: A T Edney

    Domestic animals share our environment in a variety of ways. One of these ways is as companions in and around our homes. Although a wide variety of species are kept in households for this purpose, the great majority are dogs and cats. Sharing our environment with such animals has a profound...

  18. Relationships between pet ownership, physical activity, and human health in elderly persons

    | Contributor(s):: Roland James Thorpe

    While previous studies have suggested that pet ownership is associated with improved health among older adults, the basis for the association is unclear. Increased physical activity has been suggested as a possible explanation, but only one study has evaluated this mechanism. ^ Data from...

  19. Babies with dogs less likely to develop colds, ear infections as infants

    Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media

    A new study finds that babies who live in homes with pets are less likely to get colds, respiratory infections & ear infections.This supports other research that has showed that unless there is...

  20. The importance of animal companionship: implications for human and animal health

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M.