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  1. Human directed aggression in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Occurrence in different contexts and risk factors

    Contributor(s):: Casey, Rachel A., Loftus, Bethany, Bolster, Christine, Richards, Gemma J., Blackwell, Emily J.

    The consequence for dogs of showing aggression towards people is often euthanasia or relinquishment. Aggression is also a sign of compromised welfare in dogs, and a public health issue for people. The aims of this study were to estimate the numbers of dogs showing aggression to people in three...

  2. Behavioural testing based breeding policy reduces the prevalence of fear and aggression related behaviour in Rottweilers

    Contributor(s):: van der Borg, Joanne A. M., Graat, Elisabeth A. M., Beerda, Bonne

    Behavioural testing allows to exclude dogs that are fearful and aggressive from the breeding population, but relatively little is known about the effectiveness of such strategies in practice. From 2001 till 2009 parent purebred Dutch Rottweilers had to pass the Socially Acceptable Behaviour...

  3. Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashion

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    | Contributor(s):: Hesselmar, B., Hicke-Roberts, A., Lundell, A. C., Adlerberth, I., Rudin, A., Saalman, R., Wennergren, G., Wold, A. E.

  4. Cat and dog exposure and respiratory morbidities in cystic fibrosis

    | Contributor(s):: Morrow, Christopher B., Raraigh, Karen S., Green, Deanna M., Blackman, Scott M., Cutting, Garry R., Collaco, Joseph M.

  5. Evidence of High Rates of Undiagnosed Asthma in Central Ohio Elementary Schoolchildren

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, Brenda R., Burkett, S. Amanda, Andridge, Rebecca R., Buckley, Timothy J.

  6. The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.

  7. Pet exposure and the symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in 6-7 years old children

    | Contributor(s):: Karimi, M., Mirzaei, M., Baghiani Moghadam, B., Fotouhi, E., Zare Mehrjardi, A.

  8. Cryptosporidium spp. in pet birds: genetic diversity and potential public health significance

    | Contributor(s):: Qi, M., Wang, R., Ning, C., Li, X., Zhang, L., Jian, F., Sun, Y., Xiao, L.

  9. Evaluation of pet contact as a risk factor for carriage of multidrug-resistant staphylococci in nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Gandolfi-Decristophoris, P., De Benedetti, A., Petignat, C., Attinger, M., Guillaume, J., Fiebig, L., Hattendorf, J., Cernela, N., Regula, G., Petrini, O., Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E.

  10. Evidence of multiple virulence subtypes in nosocomial and community-associated MRSA genotypes in companion animals from the upper midwestern and northeastern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Lin, Y., Barker, E., Kislow, J., Kaldhone, P., Stemper, M. E., Pantrangi, M., Moore, F. M., Hall, M., Fritsche, T. R., Novicki, T., Foley, S. L., Shukla, S. K.

  11. Prevalence of and risk factors for isolation of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. from dogs with pyoderma in northern California, USA

    | Contributor(s):: Eckholm, Nicole G., Outerbridge, Catherine A., White, Stephen D. Sykes, Jane E.

  12. Sentinel surveillance for zoonotic parasites in companion animals in indigenous communities of Saskatchewan

    | Contributor(s):: Schurer, J. M., Hill, J. E., Fernando, C., Jenkins, E. J.

  13. Incidence and risk factors of hip joint pain in children with severe cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Jóó┼║┼║wiak, Marek, Harasymczuk, Piotr, Koch, Aleksander, Kotwicki, Tomasz

    Purpose. Pain is a serious complication associated with hip dislocation in cerebral palsy (CP), limiting patient independence and quality of life. This study aimed to determine the frequency of pain in severe CP patients with hip dislocation and to reveal factors associated with the hip pain....

  14. Impact of animal-assisted therapy for outpatients with fibromyalgia

    | Contributor(s):: Marcus, D. A., Bernstein, C. D., Constantin, J. M., Kunkel, F. A., Breuer, P., Hanlon, R. B.

  15. Tiergestutzte Therapie im Demenzbereich eines Akutkrankenhauses.

    | Contributor(s):: Pullen, R., Coy, M., Hunger, B., Koetter, G., Spate, M., Richter, A.

  16. Parental education and children's respiratory and allergic symptoms in the Pollution and the Young (PATY) study

    | Contributor(s):: Gehring, U., Pattenden, S., Slachtova, H., Antova, T., Braun-Fahrländer, C., Fabianova, E., Fletcher, T., Galassi, C., Hoek, G., Kuzmin, S. V., Luttmann-Gibson, H., Moshammer, H., Rudnai, P., Zlotkowska, R., Heinrich, J.

  17. Prevalence and correlates of household exposures to tobacco smoke and pets in children with asthma

    | Contributor(s):: Wamboldt, Frederick S., Ho, Joyce, Milgrom, Henry, Wamboldt, Marianne Z., Sanders, Barbara, Szefler, Stanley J., Bender, Bruce G.

  18. Prevalence and correlates of dog walking among Japanese dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Oka, K., Shibata, A.

  19. Assessment of pet dogs as a reservoir of antibiotic resistant bacteria

    | Contributor(s):: Deepti Kuttan Pillai

    Transfer of bacteria, including antibiotic resistant strains between companion animals and people is likely due to close physical contacts. However, surveillance programs on prevalence of antibiotic resistance are focused mainly on food animals and very little is known about the role of companion...

  20. Burden of tick-borne infections on American companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Zenda L. Berrada, Sam R. Telford III

    This review examines the dynamics of tick biology and tick-borne infections in the United States. Clinical tick-borne diseases in dogs and cats are discussed. We demonstrate that there is much interest in tickborne infections at the level of the lay public (pet owners), describe trends in the...