How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan
| Contributor(s):: James Logan
What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical...
Wild Health: Dogs and Bats and Chickens, Oh My!
| Contributor(s):: Voelker, R.
Prevalence of Disorders Recorded in Dogs Attending Primary-Care Veterinary Practices in England
| Contributor(s):: Dan G. O'Neill, David B. Church, Paul D. McGreevy, Peter C. Thomson, Dave C. Brodbelt
Purebred dog health is thought to be compromised by an increasing occurence of inherited diseases but inadequate prevalence data on common disorders have hampered efforts to prioritise health reforms. Analysis of primary veterinary practice clinical data has been proposed for reliable...
A first estimate of the structure and density of the populations of pet cats and dogs across Great Britain
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| Contributor(s):: James Aegerter, David Fouracre, Graham C. Smith
Policy development, implementation, and effective contingency response rely on a strong evidence base to ensure success and cost-effectiveness. Where this includes preventing the establishment or spread of zoonotic or veterinary diseases infecting companion cats and dogs, descriptions of the...
VetCompass Australia: A National Big Data Collection System for Veterinary Science
| Contributor(s):: Paul McGreevy, Peter Thomson, Navneet K. Dhand, David Raubenheimer, Sophie Masters, Caroline S. Mansfield, Timothy Baldwin, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Jacquie Rand, Peter Hill, Anne Peaston, James Gilkerson, Martin Combs, Shane Raidal, Peter Irwin, Peter Irons, Richard Squires, David Brodbelt, Jeremy Hammond
VetCompass Australia is veterinary medical records-based research coordinated with the global VetCompass endeavor to maximize its quality and effectiveness for Australian companion animals (cats, dogs, and horses). Bringing together all seven Australian veterinary schools, it is the first...
Canine Detection of the Volatilome: A Review of Implications for Pathogen and Disease Detection
| Contributor(s):: Craig Angle, Lowell Paul Waggoner, Arny Ferrando, Pamela Haney, Thomas Passler
The volatilome is the entire set of volatile organic compounds (VOC) produced by an organism. The accumulation of VOC inside and outside of the body reflects the unique metabolic state of an organism. Scientists are developing technologies to non-invasively detect VOC for the purposes of medical...
Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies Deaths by 2030: Needs Assessment and Alternatives for Progress Based on Dog Vaccination
| Contributor(s):: Ryan M. Wallace, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Jesse D. Blanton, Julie Cleaton, Richard Franka
Background: Rabies imposes a substantial burden to about half of the world population. The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization have set the goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030. This could be...
Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para
| Contributor(s):: Santos, R. C. B., Moura, K. B., Sousa e Sousa, E., Oliveira, R. A. de, Soares, B. C., Melo, W. de O.
Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open and...
Efeitos secundários da quimioterapia antineoplásica e seu impacto na qualidade de vida em cães e gatos com doença oncológica
| Contributor(s):: Pedro de Sousa Dâmaso da Silveira
Em Medicina Veterinária, a crescente prevalência de doenças neoplásicas vem provocar um aumento exponencial da realização de quimioterapia antineoplásica em cães e gatos. O uso de fármacos antineoplásicos está,...
Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos
| Contributor(s):: Alexandre Margarido Pargana
Actualmente, a doença oncológica é uma das principais causas de morte em canídeos e felídeos. A cirurgia é o método mais antigo e, ainda hoje, de maior sucesso no tratamento de neoplasias, podendo também ser usada como método...
Sero-epidemiological and haematological studies on toxoplasmosis in cats,dogs and their owners in Lahore, Pakistan
| Contributor(s):: Azeem Shahzad, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Kamran Ashraf, Muhammad Avais, Khalid Pervez, Jawaria Ali Khan
The current study was conducted to find out the epidemiological status of toxoplasmosis in cats, dogs and human population in Lahore city of Pakistan and to determine the possibility of transmission of toxoplasmosis from cats and dogs to their owners. Overall 56% cats were seropositive for...
Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington
| Contributor(s):: Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte
Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...
The Epidemiology and Impact of Dog-Associated Zoonoses in Developed and Developing Countries
| Contributor(s):: Glenda Bingham
Dogs are an important part of human societies throughout the world. Although people derive many economic and health benefits from their relationships with dogs, these relationships are not without risk. Interaction with dogs can lead to an increased risk for zoonotic diseases, if the appropriate...
On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland
| Contributor(s):: Schwarz, S.
This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and...
Detection of Verticillium dahliae in olive groves using canine detection units
| Contributor(s):: Pons Anglad a, L., Calvo Torras, M. dels A.
Verticillium wilt is one of the most significant agricultural diseases in the world, in view of the fact that not only does it affect olive groves but also a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants. Currently, the most efficient and economical method of control involves the use of...
Magnolia Paws for Compassion
Magnolia Paws for Compassion is a special program, created by Eisai Inc., which seeks to increase access to animal assistance and raise awareness of the many benefits that interaction with animals can provide to those coping with illness.As one part of this effort, Eisai is partnering with the...
A Walk in the Park: Zoonotic Risks Associated with Dogs that Frequent Dog Parks in Southern Ontario
| Contributor(s):: Theresa D. Procter
A cross-sectional study investigated the shedding of zoonotic organisms (Campylobacter, Giardia, and Salmonella) and antimicrobial resistant generic E. coli in dogs that visited dog parks in southern Ontario. Logistic regression models were constructed to identify risk factors. Factors for the...
Human-related factors regulate the presence of domestic dogs in protected areas
| Contributor(s):: Soto, C. A., Palomares, F.
The presence of domestic species such as dogs Canis familiaris in protected areas can cause problems for native species as a result of competition, predation and disease transmission. To improve our ability to design effective control policies we investigated the factors affecting detection of...
Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.
This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...
Animal-assisted therapy: New disinfectant list of DVG for "Established veterinary practice and animal shelters "Tiergestutzte Therapien: Neue Desinfektionsmittelliste der DVG fur die Bereiche "Niedergelassene Veterinarpraxis und Tierheime"
| Contributor(s):: Rheinbaben, F. von, Werner, S.
This article presents a list of some of the veterinary disinfectants/drugs recommended by the German Veterinary Society for private animal hospitals and animal shelters highlighting the indications, efficacy, metabolism, dosage effects, and pharmokinetics of each product.