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  1. A Mini Review of the Zoonotic Threat Potential of Influenza Viruses, Coronaviruses, Adenoviruses, and Enteroviruses

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily S Bailey, Jane K Fieldhouse, Jessica Y Choi, Gregory C Gray

    During the last two decades, scientists have grown increasingly aware that viruses are emerging from the human–animal interface. In particular, respiratory infections are problematic; in early 2003, World Health Organization issued a worldwide alert for a previously unrecognized illness...

  2. Health problems and risk factors associated with long haul transport of horses in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Padalino, B., Hall, E., Raidal, S., Celi, P., Knight, P., Jeffcott, L., Muscatello, G.

    Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic losses. However; statistics on horse transport are limited and epidemiological data on transport related diseases are available only for horses transported to abattoirs for slaughter. This study...

  3. Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Complex: The detection and epidemiology of respiratory pathogens in Midwestern feline shelter populations

    | Contributor(s):: Uri Donnett

    Feline Upper Respiratory Disease (FURD) is a complex disease characterized by, but not limited to, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, and tracheitis. Several pathogens encompass this disease including Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus (FHV), Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Chlamydophila felis (C. felis) , Bordatella...

  4. The effects of chronic exposure to common bedding materials on the metabolic rate and overall health of male CD-1 mice

    | Contributor(s):: Becker, C. E., Mathur, C. F., Rehnberg, B. G.

    Anecdotes and personal Web pages claim that cedar and pine beddings cause respiratory distress in rodents, although no previous research could be found to support these claims. There have, however, been published studies of respiratory distress in cedar and pine mill workers. That research links...