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  1. Cat Owners’ Perceptions toward Flea Infestation and Flea-borne Diseases: Impact for Public Health and Community Awareness

    Contributor(s):: Azrizal-Wahid, Noor, Sofian-Azirun, Mohd, Low, Van Lun, Chen, Chee Dhang, Shohaimi, Shamarina

  2. A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.

    Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...

  3. Emotional Support Dogs’ Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students

    | Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman

  4. Infection Control Insights for Hospital Animal-assisted Intervention Program Implementation: From Stakeholder Perspectives to Microbial Dynamics

    | Contributor(s):: Dalton, Kathryn R.

  5. The Research of Standardized Protocols for Dog Involvement in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Garzillo, S., Cristiano, S., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

    Dogs are considered the most important species involved in animal-assisted therapy (AAT), and the scientific literature focuses on the benefits linked to the involvement of dogs in various therapeutic areas. In this study, we carried out a systematic review according to the Preferred Reporting...

  6. Understanding Dog Bites: The Important Role of Human Behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Reese, Laura A., Vertalka, Joshua J.

  7. Animal Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Winston J. Craig

        

  8. Impact of maternal stress and nutrition on behavioural and physiological outcomes in young lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Rooke, J. A., Arnott, G., Dwyer, C. M., Rutherford, K. M. D.

  9. Toxoplasma gondii in domiciled dogs and cats in urban areas of Brazil: risk factors and spatial distribution

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Millar, P. R., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Moreira, A. S. da C., Guimaraes, M. P. de P., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  10. One Health in Action: Operational Aspects of an Integrated Surveillance System for Zoonoses in Western Kenya

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    | Contributor(s):: Laura C. Falzon, Lorren Alumasa, Fredrick Amanya, Erastus Kang'ethe, Samuel Kariuki, Kelvin Momanyi, Patrick Muinde, Maurice K. Murungi, Samuel M. Njoroge, Allan Ogendo, Joseph Ogola, Jonathan Rushton, Mark E. J. Woolhouse, Eric M. Fèvre

    Surveillance of diseases in Kenya and elsewhere in East Africa is currently carried out by both human and animal health sectors. However, a recent evaluation highlighted the lack of integration between these sectors, leading to disease under-reporting and inefficiencies. This project aimed to...

  11. Presence of Campylobacterjejuni and C. coli in Dogs under Training for Animal-Assisted Therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Varriale, L., Dipineto, L., Borrelli, L., Pace, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  12. The Impact of Pets on Everyday Life for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Ellison, C., Struckmeyer, L., Zsembik, B. A., McDonald, S. E.

  13. Good-looking vs. Obedient, Which Would You Rather Take Home? Appearance and Behavioral Predictors Affecting the Adoption of Shelter Dogs in Slovakia

    | Contributor(s):: Mesarcova, L., Skurkova, L., Leškova, L., Dillingerova, S., Kottferova, J., Kottferova, L.

  14. Editorial: Concepts and Experiences in Framing, Integration and Evaluation of One Health and EcoHealth

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    | Contributor(s):: Simon R. Rüegg, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Flavie L. Goutard, Aurélie Binot, Serge Morand, Séverine Thys, Hans Keune

  15. Dogs and Their Owners Have Frequent and Intensive Contact

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    | Contributor(s):: Joosten, P., Van Cleven, A., Sarrazin, S., Paepe, D., De Sutter, A., Dewulf, J.

    Contact and interactions between owners and their pets may have beneficial physical and social effects on people, but may also facilitate the transmission of zoonotic agents and resistant bacteria. To estimate the risk of these contacts, more information regarding the frequency and intensity of...

  16. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

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    | Contributor(s):: Reddekopp, J., Dell, C. A., Rohr, B., Fornssler, B., Gibson, M., Carey, B., Stempien, J.

    To date there have been no studies examining whether patients want emergency department (ED) therapy dog programs. This patient-oriented study examined the opinions of patients about whether they would want to be visited by a therapy dog in the Royal University Hospital ED. Cross-sectional...

  17. Relationship of human and animal tuberculosis in the interface areas of the National parks of the Kafue Basin in Zambia

    | Contributor(s):: Musso Munyeme

    Tuberculosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. In Zambia the disease has been consistently reported in the Kafue Basin without a clear understanding of transmission dynamics in the livestock-wildlife interface. The main objective of this study was to determine the...

  18. Nonhuman Animals, Public Health, and Ethics: A First Step, But…

    | Contributor(s):: Akhtar, Aysha

    In December 2015, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health held the first-ever summit on the intersection between nonhuman animal ethics and human health. The conference covered a variety of issues where animal health intersects with human health, including the wildlife trade, animal...

  19. Children’s Attitudes toward Cats on St. Kitts, West Indies

    | Contributor(s):: Artemiou, Elpida, Conan, Anne, Knobel, Darryn L., Thompson, Randel, Spackman, Claire, Kelly, Patrick J.

    Little is known of the attitudes of Caribbean people toward freeroaming and pet cats, so we conducted a questionnaire survey of primaryschool children aged 5 to 13 years (n = 417, 206 girls and 209 boys, while two questionnaires did not indicate gender) in 23 schools around St. Kitts. Over 50%...

  20. Project Management Principles for Optimizing Publication Productivity of Mixed Methods Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Baim-Lance, Abigail, Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J., Wisdom, Jennifer P.

    Mixed methods research is increasingly valued, although little attention has been placed on how to execute such projects well to achieve optimal publication for impact. Multiple publications from a single study allow scholars to explicate findings that cannot be contained in a single article and...