Animal Health Management Practices Among Smallholder Livestock Producers in Australia and Their Contribution to the Surveillance System
| Contributor(s):: Marta Hernández-Jover, Lynne Hayes, Robert Woodgate, Luzia Rast, Jenny-Ann L. M. L. Toribio
The risks posed for disease introduction and spread are believed to be higher for smallholder livestock producers than commercial producers. Possible reasons for this is the notion that smallholders do not implement appropriate animal health management practices and are not part of traditional...
Evaluating the utility of companion animal tick surveillance practices for monitoring spread and occurrence of human Lyme disease in West Virginia, 2014-2016
| Contributor(s):: Brian Hendricks, Miguella Mark-Carew, Jamison Conley
Domestic dogs and cats are potentially effective sentinel populations for monitoring occurrence and spread of Lyme disease. Few studies have evaluated the public health utility of sentinel programmes using geo-analytic approaches. Confirmed Lyme disease cases diagnosed by physicians and ticks...
One Health Surveillance: A Matrix to Evaluate Multisectoral Collaboration
| Contributor(s):: Marion Bordier, Camille Delavenne, Dung Thuy Thi Nguyen, Flavie Luce Goutard, Pascal Hendrikx
The international community and governmental organizations are actively calling for the implementation of One Health (OH) surveillance systems to target health hazards that involve humans, animals, and their environment. In our view, the main characteristic of a OH surveillance system is the...
Beyond the ‘All Seeing Eye’: Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers’ Contestation of Care and Control in Hong Kong
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Mark, Lee, Maggy, McCahill, Michael, Ma, Rosalyn Mesina
The Role of Clinical Veterinary Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Laboratory Animal Distress
| Contributor(s):: V. Hampshire
It is doubtful that the scientific community will ever arrive at a consensus definition for distress as it may be attempted for the purposes of improving animal welfare in and across the myriad of research, testing and teaching facilities in the United States and throughout the minuet of...
Eliminating Dog-Mediated Rabies in Sikkim, India: A 10-Year Pathway to Success for the SARAH Program
| Contributor(s):: Helen Byrnes, Andrea Britton, Thinlay Bhutia
A third of the world rabies burden is in India. The Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health (SARAH) program is the first state-wide rabies program in India and demonstrates a successful One Health model of dog-mediated rabies elimination. The SARAH program was created in 2006 as a collaboration...
Assessing the Risk of a Canine Rabies Incursion in Northern Australia
| Contributor(s):: Emily G. Hudson, Victoria J. Brookes, Michael P. Ward
Rabies is a globally distributed virus that causes approximately 60,00 human deaths annually with >99% of cases caused by dog bites. Australia is currently canine rabies free. However, the recent eastward spread of rabies in the Indonesian archipelago has increased the probability of rabies...
The effects of radar on avian behavior: implications for wildlife management at airports
| Contributor(s):: Sheridan, E., Randolet, J., DeVault, T. L., Seamans, T. W., Blackwell, B. F., Fernandez-Juricic, E.
Airports often contain foraging, breeding, and roosting resources for wildlife. Airports also have different types of radars to assist with air traffic control, monitoring weather, and tracking wildlife that could become a risk for collision with aircraft. The effect of radar electromagnetic...
The effect of presenting forage in multi-layered haynets and at multiple sites on night time budgets of stabled horses
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, A. D., Redgate, S., Zinchenko, S., Owen, H., Barfoot, C., Harris, P.
The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy of multi-layered haynets and multiple presentation of haynets to increase time spent on feed intake behaviour at night (13 h observation). For preliminary assessment two horses performing the oral stereotypy of crib-biting were included. Six...
Pet dogs as sentinels for environmental contamination
| Contributor(s):: Backer, L. C., Grindem, C. B., Corbett, W. T., Cullins, L., Hunter, J. L.
Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly
| Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.
From Sniffer Dogs to Emerging Sniffer Devices for Airport Security: An Opportunity to Rethink Privacy Implications?
| Contributor(s):: Bonfanti, Matteo E.
Bringing together emerging and endemic zoonoses surveillance: shared challenges and a common solution
| Contributor(s):: Jo Halliday, Chris Daborn, Harriet Auty, Zacharia Mtema, Tiziana Lembo, Barend M. deC. Bronsvoort, Ian Handel, Darryn Knobel, Katie Hampson, Sarah Cleaveland
Early detection of disease outbreaks in human and animal populations is crucial to the effective surveillance of emerging infectious diseases. However, there are marked geographical disparities in capacity for early detection of outbreaks, which limit the effectiveness of global surveillance...
Overview of combat trauma in military working dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
| Contributor(s):: Baker, Janice L., Truesdale, Christina A., Schlanser, Justin R.
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.
A case study of orangutan and siamang behavior within a mixed-species zoo exhibit
| Contributor(s):: Pearson, E. L., Davis, J. M., Litchfield, C. A.
This empirical case study assessed the behavior and welfare of 2 orangutans (Pongo abelii) and 2 siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus) within a mixed-species zoo exhibit. The study used instantaneous scan-sampling to record behavior, location, and interspecies proximity over 174 hr and...
Bioacoustic monitoring of aggression in group-housed rhesus macaques
| Contributor(s):: McCowan, B., Rommeck, I.
Many captive primate facilities house rhesus macaques in multimale-multifemale social groups in large enclosures that simulate the natural social and environmental features characteristic of the species, enhancing their reproductive performance as well as their psychological well-being, yet one...
Welfare monitoring schemes: using research to safeguard welfare of animals on the farm
| Contributor(s):: Barnett, J. L., Hemsworth, P. H.
There are a number of nonhuman animal welfare monitoring schemes for animals on the farm in Australia and in other countries. Although the majority of such schemes are voluntary rather than legislated, some are nevertheless enforced through a number of customer requirements that industries must...
Evaluation of routinely collected veterinary and human health data for surveillance of human tick-borne diseases in North Carolina
| Contributor(s):: Rhea, S. K., Glickman, S. W., Waller, A., Ising, A., Maillard, J. M., Lund, E. M., Glickman, L. T.
Animal welfare considerations in primate rehabilitation: an assessment of three vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) releases in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
| Contributor(s):: Guy, A. J., Stone, O. M. L., Curnoe, D.