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  1. Public perspectives on strays and companion animal management in Malaysia

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    | Contributor(s):: Munir, S. M. I., Mokhtar, M. I., Arham, A. F.

    Strays and companion animal management is a sensitive issue in Malaysia that incites solid and conflicting views. Through structured questionnaires administered to a random sample of 704 respondents, this study explored public opinion on a) causes of the stray animal population, b) the...

  2. Efficacy of Management Efforts to Reduce Food-Related Dingo–Human Interactions and Conflict on K’gari (Fraser Island), Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Behrendorff, Linda, King, Rachel, Allen, Benjamin L.

    Humans and dingoes (Canis familiaris (dingo)) share the environment of K’gari, and conflict inevitably occurs between the two species, particularly over food. Dingo attacks on humans have occurred, and some have been serious and even fatal in outcome. Wildlife feeding may cause animals to...

  3. Small animal zoonoses on the rise or under the radar

    | Contributor(s):: Wright, I.

  4. Ophthalmic disorders in a referral population of seven breeds of brachycephalic dogs: 970 cases (2008-2017)

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, S. V., Gomes, F. E., McArt, J. A. A.

  5. First Belgian Report of Ertapenem Resistance in an ST11 Klebsiella Pneumoniae Strain Isolated from a Dog Carrying bla(SCO-1) and bla(DHA-1) Combined with Permeability Defects

    | Contributor(s):: Debergh, H., Maex, M., Garcia-Graells, C., Boland, C., Saulmont, M., Van Hoorde, K., Saegerman, C.

  6. A Retrospective Study of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Associated with Feline and Canine Urinary Tract Infection in Hong Kong SAR, China-A Case Study on Implication of First-Line Antibiotics Use

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, O. S. K., Baranger-Ete, M., Lam, W. W. T., Wu, P., Yeung, M., Lee, E., Bond, H., Swan, O., Tun, H. M.

  7. Difficulties experienced by veterinarians when communicating about emerging zoonotic risks with animal owners: the case of Hendra virus

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    | Contributor(s):: Diana H Mendez, Petra Büttner, Jenny Kelly, Madeleine Nowak, Rick Speare

    Background Communication skills are essential for veterinarians who need to discuss animal health related matters with their clients. When dealing with an emerging zoonosis, such as Hendra virus (HeV), veterinarians also have a legal responsibility to inform their clients about the associated...

  8. Uncontrolled Outdoor Access for Cats: An Assessment of Risks and Benefits

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah M.L. Tan, Anastasia C. Stellato, Lee Niel

    Uncontrolled outdoor access is associated with a number of welfare concerns for companion cats, including increased risks of disease and parasites, injury or death due to traffic, predation or ingestion of toxic substances, and getting permanently separated from their owner. In addition, cats...

  9. Impact of disease characteristics and knowledge on public risk perception of zoonoses

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    | Contributor(s):: Spence, C. E., Jenkins, S. C., Osman, M.

    Zoonoses represent a global public health threat. Understanding lay perceptions of risk associated with these diseases can better inform proportionate policy interventions that mitigate their current and future impacts. While individual zoonoses (e.g. bovine spongiform encephalopathy) have...

  10. Behavioral-biological surveillance of emerging infectious diseases among a dynamic cohort in Thailand

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    | Contributor(s):: Yadana, S., Cheun-Arom, T., Li, H., Hagan, E., Mendelsohn, E., Latinne, A., Martinez, S., Putcharoen, O., Homvijitkul, J., Sathaporntheera, O., Rattanapreeda, N., Chartpituck, P., Yamsakul, S., Sutham, K., Komolsiri, S., Pornphatthananikhom, S., Petcharat, S., Ampoot, W., Francisco, L., Hemachudha, T., Daszak, P., Olival, K. J., Wacharapluesadee, S.

    BACKGROUND: Interactions between humans and animals are the key elements of zoonotic spillover leading to zoonotic disease emergence. Research to understand the high-risk behaviors associated with disease transmission at the human-animal interface is limited, and few consider regional and local...

  11. Zootherapy as a potential pathway for zoonotic spillover: a mixed-methods study of the use of animal products in medicinal and cultural practices in Nigeria

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    | Contributor(s):: Friant, S., Bonwitt, J., Ayambem, W. A., Ifebueme, N. M., Alobi, A. O., Otukpa, O. M., Bennett, A. J., Shea, C., Rothman, J. M., Goldberg, T. L., Jacka, J. K.

    BACKGROUND: Understanding how and why people interact with animals is important for the prevention and control of zoonoses. To date, studies have primarily focused on the most visible forms of human-animal contact (e.g., hunting and consumption), thereby blinding One Health researchers and...

  12. 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...

  13. Connecting farmer mental health with cow health and welfare on dairy farms using robotic milking systems

    | Contributor(s):: King, M. T. M., Matson, R. D., DeVries, T. J.

  14. Should cats be allowed outdoors? A research survey on animal welfare risks for free-ranging cats in Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Machado, D. S., Braganca, A. F. F., Travnik, I. C., Rossi, A. P., Sant'Anna, A. C.

  15. Do social factors related to allostatic load affect stereotypy susceptibility? Management implications for captive social animals

    | Contributor(s):: Nagy-Reis, M. B., Mendonca-Furtado, O., Resende, B.

  16. The associations between animal-based welfare measures and the presence of indicators of food safety in finishing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Alpigiani, I., Bacci, C., Keeling, L. J., Salman, M. D., Brindani, F., Pongolini, S., Hitchens, P. L., Bonardi, S.

  17. Characteristics of ex-racing greyhounds in New Zealand and their impact on re-homing

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, J. B., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.

  18. Sheep farmers' attitudes to farm inspections and the role of sanctions and rewards as motivation to reduce the prevalence of lameness

    | Contributor(s):: Liu, Nlbh, Kaler, J., Ferguson, E., O'Kane, H., Green, L. E.

  19. Best practice standards in animal-assisted interventions: how the LEAD risk assessment tool can help

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    | Contributor(s):: Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Gee, N. R., Meints, K.

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) in educational and other settings have steadily increased over the last fifty years and a steep rise in AAI has been observed in many countries and settings in recent years. Surprisingly, while different providers and organisations provide a range of...

  20. Divergent Approaches Regulating Beta Agonists and Cloning of Animals for Food: USA and European Union

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    | Contributor(s):: Centner, T. J., Petetin, L.