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  1. Relevant Measures to Prevent the Spread of African Swine Fever in the European Union Domestic Pig Sector

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    | Contributor(s):: Cristina Jurado, Marta Martinez-Aviiles, Ana De La Torre, Marina Stukelj, Helena Cardosa de Carvalho Ferreira, Monica Cerioli, Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino, Silvia Bellini

    During the past decade, African swine fever (ASF) has spread from the Caucasus region to eastern European Union countries affecting domestic pig and wild boar populations. In order to avert ASF spread, mitigation measures targeting both populations have been established. However, despite these...

  2. Beasts on Fields. Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nature-Culture Borderlands

    | Contributor(s):: Tino Johansson

    Human-wildlife conflicts are today an integral part of the rural development discourse. In this research, the main focus is on the spatial explanation which is not a very common approach in the reviewed literature. My research hypothesis is based on the assumption that human-wildlife conflicts...

  3. The canines of the National Republican Guard - The personality characteristics and the benchmarking tests appropriate for the police service in Guarda

    | Contributor(s):: Ivo Morais

    The domestic dog lives on the side of humanity for more than 14,000 years and during this time, despite suffering several morphological and behavioral changes, is today the faithful friend of man. The diversity of tasks in which the dog is employed constitute the practical motivation for the...

  4. State Zoonotic Disease Program Structure in the United States: Implications for Local Public Health

    | Contributor(s):: Dustin W. Ratliff

    Objective: The purpose of this research was to assess to current status of zoonotic disease biosurveillance in the United States.Methods: A questionnaire was administered to 53 state zoonotic disease program representatives in the United States and Puerto Rico. The questionnaire assessed the...

  5. Four-Legged Companions and Guardians for Rape Survivors: An Interview with Michael Hosto

    11 Apr 2016 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Guardian Therapy Dogs founder Michael HostoOne night when Michael Hosto was 12 years old, someone broke into his family’s St. Louis home and raped his mother.  This event traumatized his...

  6. Feb 06 2016

    Horseman's Education Forum

    Purdue University College of Veterinary MedicineHORSEMAN’S EDUCATION FORUMSaturday, February 6, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.REGISTER ONLINE NOW!$44.00 per person$22.00 per person (PVM faculty,...

  7. Survey of Biosecurity Practices Utilized by Veterinarians Working with Farm Animal Species

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    | Contributor(s):: David E. Anderson

    Biosecurity programs can be discussed from many perspectives. In many cases, biosecurity may be regulated state or federal programs with law enforcement - the goals of which are to protect the "national" livestock resources and protect consumer interests. Alternatively, these programs...

  8. From Sniffer Dogs to Emerging Sniffer Devices for Airport Security: An Opportunity to Rethink Privacy Implications?

    | Contributor(s):: Bonfanti, Matteo E.

  9. Reducing hazards for humans from animals: emerging and re-emerging zoonoses

    | Contributor(s):: Saegerman, Claude, Dal Pozzo, Fabiana, Humblet, Marie-France

  10. Stakeholders' perceptions of GM technology in West Africa: assessing the responses of policymakers and scientists in Ghana and Nigeria

    | Contributor(s):: Adenle, A. A.

    The perception of two key stakeholders such as policymakers and scientists on genetic modification (GM) technology was examined in Ghana and Nigeria using semi-structured interviews. A total sample of 20 policymakers (16 at ministries and 4 at parliament/cabinet) and 58 scientists (43 at research...

  11. Avian influenza biosecurity: a key for animal and human protection

    | Contributor(s):: Nikolas Charisis

    Modern security methods have provided the best way of preventing the spread of a communicable disease since people realised that human and animal contact can transmit exotic diseases. The avian influenza virus is readily transmitted through animal vectors and inanimate matter and incurs...

  12. Quality management for the international transportation of non-human primates

    | Contributor(s):: David B. Elmore

    Safe and human transportation of live animals requires dedicated, informed personnel who carefully plan and attend to the details of appropriate animal care and handling throughout the shipping process. Specifically, although transportation of non-human primates shares goals common to all live...

  13. Nov 26 2013

    2013 Large Animal Technicians' Clinical Conference

    Are you up to date with the latest Dairy Cow Reproduction programmes? Do you feel confident in using the heifer weighing scheme? Do you understand clearly how the Code of Conduct, and Scope of...

  14. Pets, attachment, and well-being across the life cycle

    | Contributor(s):: Sable, Pat

  15. Conservation of resources and coping self-efficacy predicting distress following a natural disaster: A causal model analysis where the environment meets the mind

    | Contributor(s):: Benight, Charles C., Ironson, Gail, Klebe, Kelli, Carver, Charles S., Wynings, Christina, Burnett, Kent, Greenwood, Debra, Baum, Andrew, Schneiderman, Neil