Human-animal interactions: Survey of contact behavior relevant for the spread of infectious diseases
Contributor(s):: Yimer Wasihun Kifle
Background: Approximately 75 percent of recently emerging infectious diseases that affect humans are diseases of animal origin, and approximately 60 percent of all human pathogens are zoonotic. Contact between humans and pets, livestock, poultry and other animals could enable transmission of...
Role of abiotic factors on the development and life history of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
Contributor(s):: Leslie Holmes
Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) has been found to successfully reduce manure in confined animal feeding operations of poultry, swine and bovine. In equatorial climates, H. illucens is active year round, however, in more temperate climates they are only active during the warmer...