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  1. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes

    Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.

    Objective: To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design: A questionnaire was distributed to parents of children diagnosed with cancer (immunocompromised; n=80) or diabetes (immunocompetent; n=251)...

  2. Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.

    There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....

  3. Client education benefits all: patient, client and practice

    Contributor(s):: Aitken, E.

    The education of clients by the veterinary nurse is an important role, which helps to improve animal welfare. From the very simple waiting room displays to the more time-consuming clinics and client evenings, there are methods to suit various situations with associated benefits for the patient,...

  4. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    Contributor(s):: Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary hospital, Palam, New Delhi, India. From each clinical complex, 50 pet dog owners were selected...

  5. Insurance for household animals and its application to enlightening of preventive veterinary medicine - how insurance can support the human-animal bond?

    Contributor(s):: Kawarai, A.

    Anicom has acquired the license of operating "Animal health insurance" from the Financial Services Agency and has now been issued the insurance policies to more than 430 thousands animals (89% dogs, 10% cats, and 1% birds/rabbits/ferrets) as at December, 2012. When animals are registered to...

  6. Prevalence of Blastocystis in Shelter-Resident and Client-Owned Companion Animals in the US Pacific Northwest

    Full-text: Available

    Contributor(s):: Craig G. Ruaux, Bernadette V. Stang

    Domestic dogs and cats are commonly infected with a variety of protozoan enteric parasites, including Blastocystis spp. In addition, there is growing interest in Blastocystis as a potential enteric pathogen, and the possible role of domestic and in-contact animals as reservoirs for human...

  7. Jul 25 2014

    Zoonoses Conference 2014

    Zoonoses 2014 conference is scheduled for 25th – 26th July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. It follows on from the highly successful inaugural conference that was held in Sydney in...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/215

  8. The Burden of Parasitic Zoonoses in Nepal: A Systematic Review

    Contributor(s):: B. Devleesschauwer, A. Ale, P. Torgerson, N. Praet, C. Mairtens de Noordhout, B.D. Pandey, S.B. Pun, R. Lake, J. Vercruysse, D.D. Joshi, A.H. Havelaar, L. Duchateau, P. Dorny, N. Speybroek

    BackgroundParasitic zoonoses (PZs) pose a significant but often neglected threat to public health, especially in developing countries. In order to obtain a better understanding of their health impact, summary measures of population health may be calculated, such as the Disability-Adjusted Life...

  9. An evaluation of dog-assisted therapy for residents of aged care facilities with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Travers, C., Perkins, J., Rand, J., Bartlett, H., Morton, J.

  10. Behaviour of laboratory mice is altered by light pollution within the housing environment

    Contributor(s):: Bedrosian, T. A., Vaughn, C. A., Weil, Z. M., Nelson, R. J.

  11. Development and testing of an on-farm welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S.

  12. Hormonal stress response of laboratory mice to conventional and minimally invasive bleeding techniques

    Contributor(s):: Voigt, C. C., Klockner, P., Touma, C., Neuschl, C., Brockmann, G., Goritz, F., Palme, R., Thomsen, R.

  13. Interaction between sows' aggressiveness post mixing and skin lesions recorded several weeks later

    Contributor(s):: Tonepohl, B., Appel, A. K., Voss, B., Borstel, U. K. von, Gauly, M.

  14. Observing lame sheep: evaluating test agreement between group-level and individual animal methods of assessment

    Contributor(s):: Phythian, C. J., Cripps, P. C., Grove-White, D., Jones, P. H., Michalopoulou, E., Duncan, J. S.

  15. Pet travel changes - good for owners... but what about pets?

    Contributor(s):: Cooper, E.

  16. Preliminary investigations into the use of microwave energy for reversible stunning of sheep

    Contributor(s):: Small, A., McLean, D., Keates, H., Owen, J. S., Ralph, J.

  17. Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss

    Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.

  18. What is the relationship between level of infection and 'sickness behaviour' in cattle?

    Contributor(s):: Szyszka, O., Kyriazakis, I.

  19. Review of PARASITOLOGY: Parasites of North American freshwater fishes

    Contributor(s):: Brother George Paul

    This book is intended to serve as a manual for aiding in the identification of the freshwater fish parasites of North America. To this end an extensive key is given for each of the biological groups that have a notable number of fish parasites. In addition to this, there are sections devoted to...

  20. Eastern bluebirds eject brown-headed cowbird eggs

    Contributor(s):: Brian D . Peer, Lyndon R. Hawkins, Edwin P. Steinke, Patricia Blair Bollinger, Eric K. Bollinger

    The relationship between the Brownheaded Cowbird (Molothrus ater) and its cavitynesting hosts has received little attention because of the assumption that cowbirds rarely parasitize these hosts. We tested the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), a host that is sometimes heavily parasitized by...