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  1. Neophobic behavioural responses of parasitised fish to a potential predator and baited hook

    Contributor(s):: Freire, Rafael, Rogers, Leia, Creece, Darcy, Shamsi, Shokoofeh

  2. Health comparison between guinea pigs raised in uncontrolled and controlled environments

    Contributor(s):: Laksmindra, Fitria, Nastiti, Wijayanti, Tuty, Arisuryanti, Salasia, S. I. O.

  3. Intestinal parasites and risk factors in dogs and cats from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Ramos, R. C. F., Barbosa, A. D. S., Abboud, L. C. S., Dos Reis, I. C., Millar, P. R., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  4. Survey on Equine Parasite Control in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States

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    | Contributor(s):: Gary W. Webb, Heidi Brady, Cassandra O'Hara, Sadie Sacra

    We conducted a survey to assess parasite control programs used by three groups of horse owners. The majority of those surveyed indicated that they received information on parasite control from veterinarians, with only 6% indicating reliance on Extension materials for such information. Most...

  5. A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.

    Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...

  6. Smart carnivores think twice: Red fox delays scavenging on conspecific carcasses to reduce parasite risk

    | Contributor(s):: Gonzálvez, Moisés, Martínez-Carrasco, Carlos, Sánchez-Zapata, José A., Moleón, Marcos

  7. 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...

  8. Prevalence and risk factors associated with cat parasites in Italy: a multicenter study

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    | Contributor(s):: Genchi, M., Vismarra, A., Zanet, S., Morelli, S., Galuppi, R., Cringoli, G., Lia, R., Diaferia, M., Frangipane di Regalbono, A., Venegoni, G., Solari Basano, F., Varcasia, A., Perrucci, S., Musella, V., Brianti, E., Gazzonis, A., Drigo, M., Colombo, L., Kramer, L.

    BACKGROUND: Parasites that infect cats include protozoa, helminths and arthropods, many of which are transmissible to humans. Effective control relies on a good knowledge of parasite distribution and the risk factors for infection. The present study was aimed at evaluating the prevalence of...

  9. Zoonotic Risk of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in Animal-Assisted Interventions: Laboratory Strategies for the Diagnosis of Infections in Humans and Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Cimmino, I., Dipineto, L., Agognon, A. L., Beguinot, F., Formisano, P., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F., Oriente, F.

    The involvement of animals for therapeutic purposes has very ancient roots. To date, it is clear that animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), in addition to ensuring the replacement of missing or deficient affects, improves psychophysiological parameters connected to human health. However, AAI...

  10. Skin diseases of different etiology in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Stolbova, O. A.

  11. Toxoplasma gondii in domiciled dogs and cats in urban areas of Brazil: risk factors and spatial distribution

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Millar, P. R., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Moreira, A. S. da C., Guimaraes, M. P. de P., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  12. Endoparasite infection hotspots in Estonian urban areas

    | Contributor(s):: Tull, A., Moks, E., Laurimaa, L., Keis, M., Suld, K.

    The human-animal bond is beneficial for human health, but companion animals also pose a potential threat as vectors of zoonotic parasites, especially in urban areas where both human and dog densities are high. However, the knowledge about parasitic spillover in the urban environment is...

  13. What is the relationship between level of infection and ‘sickness behaviour’ in cattle?

    | Contributor(s):: Szyszka, Ollie, Kyriazakis, Ilias

    We hypothesised that a range of parasite doses that cause subclinical disease would lead to similar behavioural changes in cattle. This was tested by infecting bull calves with one of four different doses of the gastrointestinal parasite Ostertagia ostertagi: 0 (control), 75,000 (L), 150,000 (M)...

  14. Use of a mechanical brush by dairy cows with chorioptic mange

    | Contributor(s):: Moncada, Ana C., Neave, Heather W., von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Weary, Daniel M.

    Mechanical brushes allow cows to groom. Mange is common in indoor-housed cattle, and this affliction may affect cow motivation to use a mechanical brush. The aim of this study was to assess changes in dairy cow motivation to use a brush in relation to signs of mange, and before and after the...

  15. Behavioural assessment of sheep is sensitive to level of gastrointestinal parasite infection

    | Contributor(s):: Grant, Emily P., Wickham, Sarah L., Anderson, Fiona, Barnes, Anne L., Fleming, Patricia A., Miller, David W.

    Qualitative behavioural assessment (QBA) was applied to investigate the expressive behaviour of sheep with varying intestinal parasite burdens over two experiments. The expressive behaviour of sheep naturally infected with intestinal parasites was assessed from video footage collected in the...

  16. What's in it for the animals? Symbiotically considering 'therapeutic' human-animal relations within spaces and practices of care farming

    | Contributor(s):: Gorman, R.

  17. Gastrointestinal Parasites in Shelter Dogs: Occurrence, Pathology, Treatment and Risk to Shelter Workers

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    | Contributor(s):: Ali Raza, Jacquie Rand, Abdul Ghaffar Qamar, Abdul Jabbar, Steven Kopp

    Despite evidence of a minor role of gastrointestinal parasites in causing disease in owned pet populations prophylactically treated with anthelmintics, gastrointestinal parasitism remains an important consideration in the care of animals in shelters, and in owned pet populations in developing...

  18. Helminth Fauna in Captive European Gray Wolves (Canis lupus lupus) in Germany

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Daniela Bindke, Andrea Springer, Michael Böer, Christina Strube

    Captive as well as free-ranging wolves, which are currently recolonizing Germany, may harbor a variety of gastrointestinal parasites. This study investigated endoparasites in captive European gray wolves (Canis lupus lupus) using coproscopical methods. Fecal samples were collected monthly...

  19. White Blood Cell Counts, Parasite Prevalence, and Plasma Cortisol Levels of Dogs in a County Animal Shelter: Changes over Days and Impact of a Program of Repeated Human Interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Emily S. Dudley

    Animal shelter housing is highly stressful for a dog, compromising welfare and leading to undesirable behaviors and unknown health consequences. We documented the changes in circulating numbers of white blood cells, plasma cortisol, and fecal parasite shedding of dogs housed for 10 days at a...

  20. Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

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    | Contributor(s):: Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...