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  1. Pets: Do They Enhance Our Immunity?

    | Theses | 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...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/58604

  2. Environmentally enriching American mink ( Neovison vison) increases lymphoid organ weight and skeletal symmetry, and reveals differences between two sub-types of stereotypic behaviour

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diez-Leon, M., Bursian, S., Galicia, D., Napolitano, A., Palme, R., Mason, G.

    Enrichment studies for wild carnivores (e.g., in zoos) are often short-term, use enrichments of unknown motivational significance, and focus on glucocorticoids and stereotypic behaviour (SB),...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/57623

  3. Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies

    | Reports | Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath

    An estimated 62% of all United States households have one or more pet and more than 38% of households with pets have children under the age of 18 (Beck, 2010). Although the total number of pets in...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/45851

  4. Plague: infections of companion animals and opportunities for intervention

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oyston, Petra C. F., Williamson, Diane

    2011 Animals 1 2 242-255 2076-2615 MDPI 10.3390/ani1020242 English Correspondence to Oyston, Biomedical Sciences, Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JQ, UKpcoyston@dstl.gov.uk text

    https://habricentral.org/resources/45546

  5. The use of positive reinforcement in training zebra sharks ( Stegostoma fasciatum)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marranzino, A.

    Positive reinforcement training (PRT) was used on 4 adult zebra sharks, Stegostoma fasciatum, housed at the Downtown Aquarium, Denver, to determine the ability of zebra sharks to become...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/40111

  6. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.

    Objective: To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design: A questionnaire was distributed to parents of...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/43952

  7. The effect of conspecific removal on the behaviour and physiology of pair-housed shelter dogs

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walker, J. K., Waran, N. K., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Dogs ( Canis familiaris) are a highly social species and within a shelter environment pair-housing is recommended to prevent the stress associated with social isolation. Separation of individuals...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/43882

  8. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/41488

  9. Review of human-animal interactions and their impact on animal productivity and welfare

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Idrus, Zulkifli

    Humans and animals are in regular and at times close contact in modern intensive farming systems. The quality of human-animal interactions can have a profound impact on the productivity and...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/40083

  10. Sickness behaviours in ducks include anorexia but not lethargy

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marais, M., Maloney, S. K., Gray, D. A.

    2013 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 145 3/4 102-108 0168-1591 English School of Physiology, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg 2193, South...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/39881

  11. Childhood Allergies & Immunity

    Long before evidence and research specifically defined the benefits of the human and animal bond, people routinely included animals in many aspects of their lives. Many not only viewed these...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/ChildhoodAllergiesImmunity

  12. Genetic and dietary effects on chicken heterophil function and immune response to Salmonella enteritidis

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Beth Redmond, Susan J. Lamont (adviser)

    The function of the chicken innate immune system against pathogens is affected by genetic background and immune modulating diet. Heterophils from broiler, Leghorn, and Fayoumi birds showed...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/2306

  13. Reduction in mucosal barrier markers with soy protein diet but not Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in DSS-treated mice

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Huanyi Jiang, Ruth S. MacDonald (adviser)

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common ailment affecting people of all ages. Even though the pathogenesis of IBD has not been fully elucidated, there is evidence that it involves...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/2198

  14. Whole transcriptome response of chicken spleen and peripheral blood leukocytes to avian pathogenic Escherichia coli

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Elizabeth Sandford, Susan J. Lamont (adviser)

    A greater understanding of the immune response after infection can form the necessary foundation of knowledge needed to enhance immunity through genetic selection. Whole genome microarrays allow...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/2049

  15. Linking the social environment to illness in farm animals

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Proudfoot, K. L., Weary, D. M., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von

    2012 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 138 3 203-215 0168-1591 10.1016/j.applanim.2012.02.008 English Animal Welfare Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia,...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/36053

  16. Physiological and welfare consequences of transport, relocation, and acclimatization of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P., Jacobsen, K. R., Williams, L. E., Nehete, B. N., Nehete, P. N.

    2012 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 137 3 183-193 0168-1591 10.1016/j.applanim.2011.11.004 English Department of Veterinary Sciences, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine,...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/36119

  17. The behavioral immune system (and why it matters)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schaller, Mark, Park, Justin H.

    2011 Current Directions in Psychological Science 20 2 99-103 0963-7214 1467-8721 10.1177/0963721411402596 Schaller, Mark, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia 2136 West...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/25735

  18. Behavioural and physiological consequences of acute social defeat in growing gilts: effects of the social environment

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ruis, M. A. W., Groot, J. de, Brake, J. H. A. te, Ekkel, E. D., Burgwal, J. A. van de, Erkens, J. H. F., Engel, B., Buist, W. G., Blokhuis, H. J., Koolhaas, J. M.

    Endocrine, behavioural and immunological processes, together with body growth, were evaluated in gilts that were defeated at 10 weeks of age in resident-intruder tests. Immediately after defeat,...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/14389

  19. The effects of regular visual contact with human beings on fear, stress, antibody and growth responses in broiler chickens

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zulkifli, I., Gilbert, J., Liew, P. K., Ginsos, J.

    This study investigated the effects of regular visual contact at various ages on tonic immobility (TI) and heterophil/lymphocyte ratio (HLR) reactions to handling and crating, antibody production,...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/15785

  20. Personality traits and the effects of DHA supplementation in the budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus )

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Callicrate, T. E., Siewerdt, F., Koutsos, E., Estevez, I.

    We investigated the hypotheses that a bold-shy personality axis exists in the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and that dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation has a significant...

    https://habricentral.org/resources/9961