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A survey of canine heartworm awareness in Grenada, West Indies
Contributor(s):: Lohmann, S., Sage, S., Stone, D., Gibson, K.
Heartworm is a common parasite of dogs in Grenada, West Indies, due to the tropical climate and large number of mosquitoes. Because Grenada is a developing country and a small island, resources and education on heartworm are limited. In an effort to raise awareness of canine heartworm and the...
Animal-assisted therapy: New disinfectant list of DVG for "Established veterinary practice and animal shelters "Tiergestutzte Therapien: Neue Desinfektionsmittelliste der DVG fur die Bereiche "Niedergelassene Veterinarpraxis und Tierheime"
Contributor(s):: Rheinbaben, F. von, Werner, S.
This article presents a list of some of the veterinary disinfectants/drugs recommended by the German Veterinary Society for private animal hospitals and animal shelters highlighting the indications, efficacy, metabolism, dosage effects, and pharmokinetics of each product.
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...
Canine dirofilariasis: 547 clinical cases treated first with dithiazanine iodide then with thiacetarsamide sodium
Contributor(s):: Garlick, N. L., Beck, A. M., Bryan, R. K.
Commentary on the case of the meat inspector asked for advice on a roundworm infection
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B.
Since the middle of the 20th century, pets are more frequently considered as "family members" within households. However, cats and dogs still can be a source of human infection by various zoonotic pathogens. Among emerging or re-emerging zoonoses, viral diseases, such as rabies (mainly from dog...
Enteric pathogens of dogs and cats with public health implications
Contributor(s):: Kantere, M., Athanasiou, L. V., Chatzopoulos, D. C., Spyrou, V., Valiakos, G., Kontos, V., Billinis, C.
Dogs and cats play an important role in modern society, enhancing the psychological and physiological well-being of many people. However, there are well-documented health risks associated with human animal interactions. More specifically, enteric pathogens of zoonotic risk which are transmitted...
Epidemiological and Genetic Data Supporting the Transmission of Ancylostoma ceylanicum among Human and Domestic Animals
Contributor(s):: Romano Ngui, Yvonne A. L. Lim, Rebecca Traub, Rohela Mahmud, Mohd Sani Mistam
Currently, information on species-specific hookworm infection is unavailable in Malaysia and is restricted worldwide due to limited application of molecular diagnostic tools. Given the importance of accurate identification of hookworms, this study was conducted as part of an ongoing molecular...
Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ivermectin following oral administration in dogs against experimental infection of Ctenocephalides felis felis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Contributor(s):: Magalhaes, V. S., Cid, Y. P., Ferreira, T. P., Medeiros, D. M. V., Batista, L. C. de S. O., Correia, T. R., Albert, A. L. M., Scott, F. B.
With the increasing number of pets in home the human-animal relationship is increasingly close and care about control disease growing. Ivermectin (IVM) is frequently used because its proven safety. IVM is recommended for the treatment of demodectic scabies and prevention of heartworm in dogs, but...
Gastrointestinal Parasites in Shelter Dogs: Occurrence, Pathology, Treatment and Risk to Shelter Workers
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| Contributor(s):: Ali Raza, Jacquie Rand, Abdul Ghaffar Qamar, Abdul Jabbar, Steven Kopp
Despite evidence of a minor role of gastrointestinal parasites in causing disease in owned pet populations prophylactically treated with anthelmintics, gastrointestinal parasitism remains an important consideration in the care of animals in shelters, and in owned pet populations in developing...
Influence of weaning age and an experimental Haemonchus contortus infection on behaviour and growth rates of lambs
| Contributor(s):: Schichowski, C., Moors, E., Gauly, M.
Four groups of 20 lambs each, differing in weaning age (6 or 13 weeks) and infection with Haemonchus contortus (infection after weaning or simultaneous to weaning), were observed and compared regarding the behaviour before, during and after these procedures. Furthermore the influence on...
Intake and selection for white clover by grazing lambs in response to gastrointestinal parasitism
| Contributor(s):: Cosgrove, G. P., Niezen, J. H.
A study was conducted at Palmerston North, New Zealand to determine if lambs grazing at pasture would enhance their nutrient intake in response to parasitism, by selecting more white clover from a mixed grass-clover pasture. The trial used a split-plot design with two grass-clover mixtures as...
Management and treatment options for human toxocariasis
| Contributor(s):: C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor), Jean-Francois Magnaval, Larry Glickman
Introduction:Human toxocariasis is a zoonosis caused by infective larvae of Toxocara canis (Beaver, 1956) or Toxocara cati (Nagakura et al., 1990). These ascarids are commonly found in the tissues (larvae) and intestinal tract (adult worms) of dogs and cats, respectively. Infection results from...
Occult enteric infection by Ancylostoma caninum: a previously unrecognized zoonosis
| Contributor(s):: Croese, J., Loukas, A., Opdebeeck, J., Prociv, P.
Prevalence of enteric parasites in pet macaques in Sulawesi, Indonesia
| Contributor(s):: Jones-Engel, Lisa
Selection of feeding sites by horses at pasture: testing the anti-parasite theory
| Contributor(s):: Fleurance, G., Duncan, P., Fritz, H., Cabaret, J., Cortet, J., Gordon, I. J.
Management of grazed grasslands for production and/or conservation objectives requires a thorough understanding of the choices of feeding sites by herbivores, and of the biological processes involved. Most models of the feeding strategies of herbivores are based on the principle that optimising...
Strategies for the avoidance of faeces by grazing sheep
| Contributor(s):: Cooper, J., Gordon, I. J., Pike, A. W.
Experiments were conducted to investigate which environmental cues were used by sheep when discriminating against patches of pasture contaminated with faeces. The influence of the spatial distribution of contaminated patches and the parasite infection status of sheep on avoidance of contaminated...
Survey of cat and dog ownership in Champaign County, Illinois, 1976
| Contributor(s):: Griffiths, A. O., Brenner, A.
The gradual weaning process in outdoor sows and piglets in relation to nematode infections
| Contributor(s):: Damm, B. I., Pedersen, L. J., Jessen, L. B., Thamsborg, S. M., Mejer, H., Ersboll, A. K.
In EU organic pig production it is required that the piglets are weaned no earlier than 6 weeks of age. During the lactation period, a gradual weaning process occurs. Outdoor and organic pig production differ markedly from semi-natural and indoor environments, where the gradual weaning process...
Toxocara and asthma
| Contributor(s):: Elena Pinelli, Irma Van Die, Jan Dormans, C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor)
The incidence of allergic diseases is increasing worldwide and although it is not clear how, several explanations, including exposure to infections, have been proposed (reviewed in Bresciani et al., 2005). Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that infection with Toxocara worms...