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  1. Assessment of the transfer of antimicrobial resistance between pets and humans in Norway. Opinion of the Panel on biological hazards of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety

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    | Contributor(s):: Yngvild Wasteson, Eystein Skjerve, Anne-Mette Grønvold, Danica Grahek-Ogden, Karl Fredrich Eckner, Georg Kapperud, Jørgen Fr Lassen, Judith Narvhus, Truls Nesbakken, Lucy Robertson, Jan Thomas Rosnes, Taran Skjerdal, Line Vold, Siamak Pour Yazdankhah

  2. Urbanisation, the Peri-urban Growth and Zoonotic Disease

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    | Contributor(s):: Linda Waldman

    Ebola has had significant, negative effects in the rapidly expanding, unregulated areas of peri-urban and urban West Africa. The residents of these areas maintain vital connections with rural populations while intermingling with and living in close proximity to urban and elite populations....

  3. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  4. Coping with human-cat interactions beyond the limits of domesticity: moral pluralism in the management of cats and wildlife

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    | Contributor(s):: Wandesforde-Smith, G., Levy, J. K., Lynn, W., Rand, J., Riley, S., Schaffner, J. E., Wolf, P. J.

    Although human interactions with cats are often even typically analyzed in the context of domesticity, with a focus on what sorts of interactions might make both people and cats "happy at home," a large number of cats in the world live, for one reason or another, beyond the bounds of...

  5. Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.

    Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...

  6. Towards One Health? Evolution of international collaboration networks on Nipah virus research from 1999-2011

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie Valeix

    The world is now facing the emergence of new pathogens and the return of old ones at an unprecedented speed. Among the wide range of emerging diseases, zoonoses – infections naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and humans – represent a new complex global problem for...

  7. Pets in society

    | Contributor(s):: Dean, R. W.

  8. Interdisciplinary research to advance animal welfare science: an introduction

    | Contributor(s):: Camerlink, I.

  9. Cat management in an unregulated shelter environment: Relationship between care provision and cat health in Hong Kong

    | Contributor(s):: Kong, S. K., Watson, W., Ho, K. M., Farnworth, M. J.

  10. Prevalence of bacterial zoonoses in selected trophy hunted species, and the potential of human health risk in Bwabwata National park, Namibia

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    | Contributor(s):: Matheus-Auwa Ameya

    Zoonotic diseases are infections acquired from vertebrate animals (wild or domesticated) animals to humans through direct or indirect contact with live animals, their derivatives or contaminated surroundings. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of potential bacterial zoonoses...

  11. Short Communication: Open Access Ectoparasitic infestations of cats and dogs in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria: brief communication for 'One Health' approach to control of potential zoonoses

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    | Contributor(s):: M.O. Elom, N.N. Obeji, A. Nworie, V. Usanga

    Background: Cats and dogs are important companion animals that paradoxically pose risks of zoonotic infections to their owners. This study determined the ectoparasitic infestations of cats and dogs in a semi-rural setting of Ebonyi State, so as to establish the prevalence of the ectoparasites...

  12. Perspectives From the Science-Policy Interface in Animal Health and Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Simon J. More

    The aim of this paper is to present scientific perspectives from the science-policy interface in animal health and welfare, with an emphasis on factors critical to scientific effectiveness. While there is broad acceptance of the value of scientific information to inform policy-making,...

  13. A Delphi Survey and Analysis of Expert Perspectives on One Health in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Chris Degeling, Jane Johnson, Michael Ward, Andrew Wilson, Gwendolyn Gilbert

    One Health (OH) is an interdisciplinary approach aiming to achieve optimal health for humans, animals and their environments. Case reports and systematic reviews of success are emerging; however, discussion of barriers and enablers of cross-sectoral collaboration are rare. A four-phase...

  14. Pet Food Quality Assurance and Safety and Quality Assurance Survey within the Costa Rican Pet Food Industry

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    | Contributor(s):: Astrid Leiva, Andrea Molina, Mauricio Redondo-Solano, Graciela Artavia, Lizeth Rojas-Bogantes, Fabio Granados-Chinchilla

    Costa Rican animal feed production is continually growing, with approximately 1,238,243 metric tons produced in 2018. Production-wise, pet cat and dog food are in fifth place (about 41,635 metric tons per year) amongst animal feeds, and it supplies up to 90% of the national market. Pet food...

  15. Harley's Hope

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    Harley’s Hope Foundation was created in the summer of 2010 following the loss of David and Cynthia Bullock’s dog, Harley, to cancer. The Bullocks, who took Harley through several months of chemotherapy in an effort to save her life, realized that many people don’t have the...

  16. Dog-bites, rabies and One Health: Towards improved coordination in research, policy and practice

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    | Contributor(s):: Melanie J. Rock, Dawn Rault, Chris Degeling

    Dog-bites and rabies are neglected problems worldwide, notwithstanding recent efforts to raise awareness and to consolidate preventive action. As problems, dog-bites and rabies are entangled with one another, and both align with the concept of One Health. This concept emphasizes interdependence...

  17. Behavioral Changes in Dogs With Idiopathic Epilepsy Compared to Other Medical Populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Hilary Levitin, Devon Wallis Hague, Kelly C. Ballantyne, Laura E. Selmic

    Anxiety related behaviors have been reported in humans diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy (IE) and such traits may be altered depending on seizure phase. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence and severity of anxiety related behaviors in dogs with IE compared to other medical...

  18. Animal Welfare and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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    | Contributor(s):: Linda Keeling, Håkan Tunón, Gabriela Olmos Antillón, Charlotte Berg, Mike Jones, Leopoldo Stuardo, Janice Swanson, Anna Wallenbeck, Christoph Winckler, Harry Blokhuis

    This paper systematically evaluates the extent to which achieving the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) is compatible with improving animal welfare. The analyses were based on discussion and independent scoring in a group of 12 participants with academic backgrounds within agricultural or...

  19. A Blueprint to Evaluate One Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Simon R. Rüegg, Barry J. McMahon, Barbara Häsler, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Timothy Ehlinger, Marisa Peyre, Maurizio Aragrande, Jakob Zinsstag, Philip Davies, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Jonathan Rushton, Luís P. Carmo, Daniele De Meneghi, Massimo Canali, Maria E. Filippitzi, Flavie Luce Goutard, Vlatko Ilieski, Dragan Milic´ evic, Helen O’Shea, Miroslav Radeski, Richard Kock, Anthony Staines, Ann Lindberg

    One Health (OH) positions health professionals as agents for change and provides a platform to manage determinants of health that are often not comprehensively captured in medicine or public health alone. However, due to the organization of societies and disciplines, and the sectoral allocation...

  20. Assessing the Adoption of Recommended Standards, Novel Approaches, and Best Practices for Animal Health Surveillance by Decision Makers in Europe

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara Häsler, Maria Garza, Betty Bisdorff, Anaïs Léger, Saraya Tavornpanich, Marisa Peyre, Ann Lindberg, Gerdien van Schaik, Lis Alban, Katharina D. C. Stärk

    Animal health surveillance is an important tool for disease mitigation and helps to promote animal health and welfare, protect human health, support efficient animal production, and enable trade. This study aimed to assess adoption of recommended standards and best practice for surveillance...