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  1. Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic. Part B. Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog

    Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Weese, J. S., Hensten, A., Jokstad, A.

  2. Recent animal disease outbreaks and their impact on human populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeff B Bender, William Hueston, Michael Osterholm

    There are very positive and strong connections between animals and humans, but also reasons for concern because about 61% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. The increase in new diseases, is due to increases in world trade, animal translocation, ecological disruptions, climate change,...

  3. Pets as a Source of Zoonotic Disease: An Investigation into Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Pet Contact and associated Zoonoses in Low and High Disease-risk Households

    | Contributor(s):: Jason Stull

    The mental and physical benefits of pet ownership are well established; however, pets can also transmit pathogens to people, with children, elderly, pregnant and immunocompromised individuals at greatest risk of disease. Little is known about the public’s knowledge and practices related to...

  4. The Risk of Extinction: A Risk Analysis of the Endangered Species Act as Compared to CITES

    | Contributor(s):: David Favre

    Life for any individual is a series of risk assessments. The continued existence of a particular species depends on the sum total of the risks or rewards realized by the actions of each individual member plus the sum total of the risks or rewards imposed upon that species by...

  5. Livestock and human health: the Good, the Bad, the Gaps

    | Contributor(s):: Delia Grace

    A presentation prepared by Delia Grace for the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM) 2010, held at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 14-17, 2010. The presentation discusses the connection between livestock and health.

  6. The dynamics of livestock ownership, asset ownership and human health in rural households and the role of animal based product consumption: a cross sectional study in Western Province Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: C.N. Okell, J. Rushton, W.A. Glanville, E.M. Fevre

    This resource discusses the different aspects of livestock ownership.

  7. H7N9 ia a virus worth worrying about

    | Contributor(s):: P. Horby, A.J. Tatem, Z. Huang, M. Gilbert, T.P. Robinson, G.R.W. Wint, F.G. Hayden, N. van Vinh Chau, N. Shindo, G. Carson, Z. Gao, Y. Hongjie, S.I. Hay, J. Farrar

    Once again an animal influenza A virus has crossed the species barrier to cause an appreciable number of human cases. Now, two months after the first known human infections with the H7N9 virus, the question is: which of the paths set by previous emerging influenza viruses will it follow? One...

  8. Risk assessment principles in evaluation of animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Paton, M. W., Martin, P. A. J., Fisher, A. D.

  9. The use of quantitative risk assessment to assess lifetime welfare outcomes for breech strike and mulesing management options in Merino sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Fisher, A. D., Giraudo, A., Martin, P. A. J., Paton, M. W.

  10. Farm animal welfare: assessing risks attributable to the prenatal environment

    | Contributor(s):: Rutherford, K. M. D., Donald, R. D., Arnott, G., Rooke, J. A., Dixon, L., Mehers, J. J. M., Turnbull, J., Lawrence, A. B.

  11. Welfare risk assessment: the benefits and common pitfalls

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, L. M.

  12. A comprehensive study of dog bites in Spain, 1995-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Rosado, Belcbn, Garcca-Belenguer, Sylvia, Lecdn, Marta, Palacio, Jorge

  13. Ethics, Science, and Antimicrobial Resistance

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, Bernard

    The issue of regularly feeding low levels of antibiotics to farm animals in order to increase productivity is often portrayed as a dilemma. On the one hand, such antibiotic use is depicted as a necessary condition for producing cheap and plentiful food, such that were such use to stop, food...

  14. Behavioural responses of captive common dolphins Delphinus delphis to a 'Swim-with-Dolphin' programme

    | Contributor(s):: Kyngdon, D. J., Minot, E. O., Stafford, K. J.

    We monitored the effects of a `Swim-with-Dolphin' (SWD) programme on the behaviour of three female common dolphins. They were studied from January 1999 to July 1999 at Marineland, Napier, New Zealand. Before, during and after SWD sessions we recorded: (1) the use of a refuge area, (2) the...

  15. An ethicist's commentary on training foreign graduates with humane society animals

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  16. Modern elements of informed consent for general veterinary practitioners

    | Contributor(s):: Fettman, M. J., Rollin, B. E.

  17. Ethical review and the animal care and use committee [Animals, science, and ethics -- Section IV.]

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.

  18. An extensive new literature concerning low-dose effects of Bisphenol A shows the need for a new risk assessment

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    | Contributor(s):: Frederick S vom Saal, Claude Hughes

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is the monomer used to manufacture polycarbonate plastic, the resin lining of cans, and other products, with global capacity in excess of 6.4 billion lb/year. Because the ester bonds in these BPA-based polymers are subject to hydrolysis, leaching of BPA has led to widespread...

  19. Animal-human relationships in child protective services: getting a baseline

    | Contributor(s):: Risley-Curtiss, C., Zilney, L. A., Hornung, R.

  20. 'Dangerous dogs' on the agenda at the FECAVA congress in Berlin