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Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats
Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.
The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...
Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Human Infection with a New Zoonotic Paramyxovirus, Nipah Virus during a 1998-1999 Outbreak of Severe Encephalitis in Malaysia
Contributor(s):: Flora Ong, Lye Munn Sunn, Anthony W. Mounts, Mohamad Taha Arif, Thomas G Ksiazek, Umesh D. Parashar, Muhammad A. Kamaluddin, Amal N. Mustafa, Hanjeet Kaur, Lay Ming Ding, Ghazali Othman, Hayati M. Radzi, Paul T. Kitsutani, Patrick C. Stockton, John Arokiasamy, Howard E. Gary Jr, Larry J. Anderson
An outbreak of encephalitis affecting 265 patients (105 fatally) occurred during 1998–1999 in Malaysia and was linked to a new paramyxovirus, Nipah, that infected pigs, humans, dogs, and cats. Most patients were pig farmers. Clinically undetected Nipah infection was noted in 10 (6%) of 166...
Embodied Wildlife Histories and the Urban Landscape
Contributor(s):: Biehler, Dawn
Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: assessment of pain and provision of veterinary treatment (Part II)
Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Valle, P. S.
Radio-telemetry and geographical information systems to assess urban deer zoonoses
Contributor(s):: Karmen M. Hollis, Christopher L. Anchor, James E. Chelsvig, Dwayne R. Etter, J. P. Dubey
Urban white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations can influence the epidemiology of many zoonotic diseases because they affect the distribution and abundance of pathogens and vectors. The risk of emerging zoonotic pathogens increases with human populations, as people have closer...
Trans-biopolitics: Complexity in interspecies relations
Contributor(s):: Blue, Gwendolyn, Rock, Melanie
Animal welfare: establishing a dialogue between science and society. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)
Contributor(s):: Miele, M., Veissier, I., Evans, A., Botreau, R.
Farm animal welfare has become an important issue for the European public, especially in the last two decades when a number of crises (eg Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Avian Influenzalu) have affected farm animal populations. Public concern about this issue led the European Union to fund...
The welfare problems associated with using transgenic mice to bioassay for bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Contributor(s):: Jenkins, E. S., Combes, R. D.
The ethical score system devised by Porter (Nature (1992) 365: 101-102) was applied to the transgenic mouse model used to bioassay BSE. Areas identified as potential targets for reducing the severity of the bioassay included the method of inoculation, duration of the bioassay and the duration of...