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  1. Understanding the performance of truffle dogs

    Contributor(s):: Cejka, T., Thomas, P. W., Oliach, D., Stobbe, U., Egli, S., Tegel, W., Centenaro, G., Sproll, L., Bagi, I., Trnka, M., Buntgen, U.

    2022Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research52/538-1310.1016/j.jveb.2022.04.002EnglishDepartment of Climate Change Impacts on Agroecosystems, Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech...

  2. Behavioral-biological surveillance of emerging infectious diseases among a dynamic cohort in Thailand

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    | Contributor(s):: Yadana, S., Cheun-Arom, T., Li, H., Hagan, E., Mendelsohn, E., Latinne, A., Martinez, S., Putcharoen, O., Homvijitkul, J., Sathaporntheera, O., Rattanapreeda, N., Chartpituck, P., Yamsakul, S., Sutham, K., Komolsiri, S., Pornphatthananikhom, S., Petcharat, S., Ampoot, W., Francisco, L., Hemachudha, T., Daszak, P., Olival, K. J., Wacharapluesadee, S.

    BACKGROUND: Interactions between humans and animals are the key elements of zoonotic spillover leading to zoonotic disease emergence. Research to understand the high-risk behaviors associated with disease transmission at the human-animal interface is limited, and few consider regional and local...

  3. Identification of coronaviruses in farmed wild animals reveals their evolutionary origins in Guangdong, southern China

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    | Contributor(s):: Wang, X., Ren, Z., Wang, L., Chen, J., Zhang, P., Chen, J. P., Chen, X., Li, L., Lin, X., Qi, N., Luo, S., Xiang, R., Yuan, Z., Zhang, J., Wang, G., Sun, M. H., Huang, Y., Hua, Y., Zou, J., Hou, F., Huang, Z., Du, S., Xiang, H., Sun, M., Liu, Q., Liao, M.

    Coronavirus infections cause diseases that range from mild to severe in mammals and birds. In this study, we detected coronavirus infections in 748 farmed wild animals of 23 species in Guangdong, southern China, by RT-PCR and metagenomic analysis. We identified four coronaviruses in these wild...

  4. COVID-19 lockdown measures impacted citizen science hedgehog observation numbers in Bavaria, Germany

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    | Contributor(s):: Sweet, F. S. T., Rödl, T., Weisser, W. W.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to temporary changes in human-animal interactions due to changes in human activities. Here, we report on a surge in hedgehog observations during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Germany in 2020, on the citizen science Web portal "Igel in Bayern"...

  5. Routine Decontamination of Surfaces Relevant to Working Dogs: Neutralization of Superficial Coronavirus Contamination

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    | Contributor(s):: Grady, Sarah L., Sebeck, Natalie M., Theodore, Mellisa, Meidenbauer, Karen L.

    Given the increased deployment of working dogs to settings with pathogenic biological agents, a safe, effective, and logistically feasible surface decontamination protocol is essential to protect both the animals and their human handlers. Our group previously found that superficial...

  6. Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs(1)

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    | Contributor(s):: Bienzle, D., Rousseau, J., Marom, D., MacNicol, J., Jacobson, L., Sparling, S., Prystajecky, N., Fraser, E., Weese, J. S.

    We tested swab specimens from pets in households in Ontario, Canada, with human COVID-19 cases by quantitative PCR for SARS-CoV-2 and surveyed pet owners for risk factors associated with infection and seropositivity. We tested serum samples for spike protein IgG and IgM in household pets and...

  7. Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.

    In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...

  8. Ethical Considerations in Oncology and Palliative Care Research During COVID-19

    | Contributor(s):: Akard, T. F., Gilmer, M. J., Hendricks-Ferguson, V. L.

  9. Studies on existing health care management practices adopted by farmers in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh

    | Contributor(s):: Vandana, Bhagat, Shraddha, Nety, Upasana, Verma, Kiran, Kashyap, Seema, Kriplani, Swarnalata, Bara

    The present study was undertaken purposively to ascertain the health care and scientific dairy husbandry practices adopted by the dairy owners in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh. A total of 150 respondents were randomly selected from 10 villages of block and district Surajpur and interviewed...

  10. Portrayals of Animals in COVID-19 News Media

    | Contributor(s):: Hooper, Jes, Aiello, Thomas, Hill, Kristine

    With animals as the primary and intermediary vectors of COVID-19, we sought to understand the ways in which animals were represented in UK news media during the emergence of the global pandemic and how these portrayals impact the lives of humans and animals. Using the Lexis-Nexis online media...

  11. Contamination: The Case of Civets, Companionship, COVID, and SARS

    | Contributor(s):: Hooper, J.

    This research explores the intersection between zoonosis and the trade in wild animals by applying the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) as a lens through which to analyse the ways humans and animals shape, and are shaped by, multi-species entanglements. Civets occupy a unique space...

  12. Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V.

    2021NAVC Clinician's BriefJanuaryFebruary48-491542-4014EnglishCited Reference Count: 2 ref.0Educational Concepts LLCTulsa, USATexas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.text

  13. Responsible ownership of companion animals under the One Health approach. Compilation studyTenencia responsable de animales de compania bajo el enfoque Una Salud. Estudio recopilativo

    | Contributor(s):: Hugues, B., Ledon, L., Mendoza, M., Torres, M., Berovides, V.

  14. [SARS-CoV-2 infections in cats, dogs, and other animal species: Findings on infection and data from Switzerland]

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    | Contributor(s):: Chan, T., Klaus, J., Meli, M. L., Hofmann-Lehmann, R.

    The pandemic with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has led to infections and deaths worldwide. Apart from humans, certain animal species are susceptible to the viral infection. Spillover between humans and animals is favored by close contact; thus, surveillance of animals is an important...

  15. COVID 19 - induced stress in dogs owned by elderly people

    | Contributor(s):: Malancus, R. N.

  16. 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...

  17. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.

  18. Militarizing Affection: The Making of the Military Working Dog Team

    | Contributor(s):: Drake, Ashley Elizabeth

  19. Virulence Genes, Shiga Toxin Subtypes, Serogroups, and Clonal Relationship of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli Strains Isolated from Livestock and Companion Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicolás Galarce, Beatriz Escobar, Fernando Sánchez, Esteban Paredes-Osses, Raúl Alegría-Morán, Consuelo Borie

    Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a zoonotic pathogen that causes severe illness in humans and is an important cause of foodborne disease. In Chile, there is limited information on the virulence characteristics of this pathogen in livestock, and none in companion...

  20. Changes in the health and behaviour of pet dogs during the COVID-19 pandemic as reported by the owners

    | Contributor(s):: Jezierski, Tadeusz, Camerlink, Irene, Peden, Rachel S. E., Chou, Jen-Yun, Marchewka, Joanna