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  1. Disease Discovery in Animals & Global Health: Mark Ackermann at TEDxGooseLake

    Contributor(s):: Mark Ackermann

    Dr. Ackermann's talk looks at the historical impact of veterinary medicine on global health. He talks about his own research, which focuses on the link between RSV and lambs, and tells audience members about a drug that will help shorten the common cold. In his faculty position, Mark is...

  2. One Health Knowledge Assessment, Curriculum Development, and Evaluation for Middle School Students

    Contributor(s):: Kimathi Choma

    The One Health concept is of critical importance to public health. The One Health concept promotes awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health. This study was designed to target middle school students in order to promote the One Health concept...

  3. Healthy animals, healthy people: Inextricably linked

    Contributor(s):: Michael B. Cates

    Dogs and dolphins, monkeys and cats, horses and mules, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, and humans--multiple species, and all are part of the focused mission of the US Army Veterinary Corps. For over 91 years, officers in our Corps, along with support personnel, have been an integral part of the Army...

  4. How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU

    Contributor(s):: Aakash Lonkar

    From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...

  5. The effectiveness for hippotherapy for children with autism-spectrum disorders

    Contributor(s):: Taylor Aaron, Sharon Cubelo, Merrill Simpson, Julie M. Fagan

    There is little research regarding the type of equine assisted therapy (EAT) known as hippotherapy for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our research involves surveying parents and therapists of children with ASD that are participating in a hippotherapy...

  6. Pets: Do They Enhance Our Immunity?

    Contributor(s):: Vidhi Desai, Calvin Leung, Ye Rin Lim, Julie M. Fagan

    Pets can be highly beneficial to the human health and may even aid in the development of the human immune system. Our study specifically targets the area of pet ownership and its effects on the immune system’s capabilities of different age and ethnic groups. To examine this, we conducted a...

  7. Therapy Dogs Assisting Those With Autism

    Contributor(s):: Yung Yung Chan, Courtney Zinna, Dana DeLuca, Ali Locke, Julie M. Fagan

    The use of animals in assisting people with special needs is gaining acceptance. However, the assessment and success of animal-assisted therapy programs has primarily been based on anecdotal evidence. We have designed a pilot study to determine whether therapy dogs may be beneficial in assisting...

  8. Does cat attachment have an effect on human health? A comparison between owners and volunteers

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    Contributor(s):: Filipa Alexandra Benchimol da Silva Garcia Dinis, Thais Lima Fernandes Martins

    Cat owners and volunteers from a rehoming centre were given the Lexington Attachment to Pet Scale (LAPS) questionnaire to assess their level of attachment to their own or rescue cats. In addition, heart rate and blood pressure were measured 10 minutes before, during, and after spending time with...

  9. Using Comparative Metagenomics to Determine the Role of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) as Sentinels for Human Respiratory Health

    Contributor(s):: Sarah H. Stellick Seepaulsingh

    Cetaceans are proposed as sentinel species for assessing the health of marine ecosystems and human coastal populations. This relationship has been based on similarities in the bioaccumulation of pollutants by cetaceans and humans, as well as their susceptibility to infectious disease. Respiratory...

  10. Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Human Health

    Contributor(s):: Gene Swanson

    The purpose of this thesis is to conduct an integrative review of existing literature focusing on Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), specifically canines, on human health. The reviewed articles were published between the years of 2000 to 2014, written in the English language, scholarly in nature, in...

  11. The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health

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    Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath, Emily Patterson-Kane

    More than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) daily, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds (Go et al., 2014). In any given year, approximately 620,000 Americans suffer their first coronary attack, and 295,000 have a repeat attack. Even though rates of CVD declined between 2000...

  12. One Health Presents: Animal Disease and Human Health

    Contributor(s):: Katie Brinkley

  13. Use of the health belief model to explain perceptions of zoonotic disease risk by animal owners

    Contributor(s):: Karen L. Wheeler

    The rise in the number of public health risks from zoonotic disease in just the past two decades has underscored both the importance of educating the public about risky health behaviors and preventive measures, and the need to communicate these topics in clear, concise and accessible language...

  14. Evolution of research into the mutual benefits of human–animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Katherine A. Kruger, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S. Freund, Karyl J. Hurley, Regina Bures

    There has been unprecedented development of research into human–animal interaction (HAI) in recent years, and this has produced rapid growth in our knowledge and understanding of the benefits that accrue from pet ownership. Recent evidence and developments in the field of HAI have improved...

  15. Ebola Virus Antibody Prevalence in Dogs and Human Risk

    Contributor(s):: Lois Allela, Olivier Bourry, Andre Delicat, Philippe Yaba, Brice Kumulungui, Pierre Rouquet, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Eric M. Leroy

    During the 2001–2002 outbreak in Gabon, we observed that several dogs were highly exposed to Ebola virus by eating infected dead animals. To examine whether these animals became infected with Ebola virus, we sampled 439 dogs and screened them by Ebola virus–specific immunoglobulin...

  16. Prioritizing Zoonoses: A Proposed One Health Tool for Collaborative Decision-Making

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    Contributor(s):: Cassidy Logan Rist, Carmen Sofia Arriola, Carol Rubin

    Emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases pose a threat to both humans and animals. This common threat is an opportunity for human and animal health agencies to coordinate across sectors in a more effective response to zoonotic diseases. An initial step in the collaborative process is...

  17. Dog euthanized as precaution in Ebola case

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    Following the confirmation that a Spanish nursing assistant contracted Ebola, the city of Madrid ordered that her dog be euthanized as a precaution to prevent more spread of the virus. TIME has...

    https://habricentral.org/forum/general-discussion/hcdiscussions/402

  18. 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...

  19. Human and animal sentinels for shared health risks

    Contributor(s):: P. Rabinowitz, M. Scotch, L. Conti

    The tracking of sentinel health events in humans in order to detect and manage disease risks facing a larger population is a well accepted technique applied to influenza, occupational conditions and emerging infectious diseases. Similarly, animal health professionals routinely track disease...

  20. Sancassania berlesei (Michael, 1903): an opportunistic mite infesting litters in poultry farms causing dermatitis in humans and animals

    Contributor(s):: M. Principato, F. Lisi, I. Moretta, N. Samra, F. Puccetti

    Reported herein are some cases of human dermatitis caused by S. berlesei, a mite coming from seriously infested poultry farms. It appears unable to determine traumatic lesions on human skin, but it causes itch and inflammation also at the level of mucosas. Besides this mite can be found...