Emergency fostering of dogs from animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic: shelter practices, foster caregiver engagement, and dog outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Reed, J. L., Isernia, L. T., Barber, R. T., Foster, A. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D. L.
Each year, millions of dogs enter thousands of animal shelters across the United States. Life in the shelter can be stressful, and one type of intervention that improves dogs' experience is human interaction, particularly stays in foster homes. Prior research has demonstrated that fostering...
No indication for SARS-CoV-2 transmission to pet ferrets, in five cities in Poland, 2021-antibody testing among ferrets living with owners infected with SARS-CoV-2 or free of infection
| Contributor(s):: Kaczorek-Lukowska, Edyta, Wernike, Kerstin, Beer, Martin, Blank, Alicja, Malaczewska, Joanna, Blank, Miroslawa, Jalonicka, Anna, Siwicki, Andrzej Krzysztof
Pandemic puppies and interaction
| Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.
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Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies
| Contributor(s):: Paola Dall’Ara, Stefania Lauzi, Joel Filipe, Roberta Caseri, Michela Beccaglia, Costantina Desario, Alessandra Cavalli, Giulio Guido Aiudi, Canio Buonavoglia, Nicola Decaro
Canine parvovirus (CPV) is one of the most common causes of mortality in puppies worldwide. Protection against CPV infection is based on vaccination, but maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) can interfere with vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an in-clinic...
Astrovirus Outbreak in an Animal Shelter Associated With Feline Vomiting
| Contributor(s):: Yanpeng Li, Emilia Gordon, Amanda Idle, Alvin Hui, Roxanne Chan, M. Alexis Seguin, Eric Delwart
An outbreak of cat vomiting was observed in an animal shelter. Testing for known enteric feline pathogens did not identify a causative agent. Viral metagenomics on four mini pools of feces from cases and controls housed in the same area revealed the presence of feline astrovirus in all pools....
Dog selection and responsible animal keeping during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey among future owners and animal welfare NGOsA kutyavalasztas szempontjai es a felelos allattartas a COVID-19- vilagjarvanv idejen: felmeres ieendo kutyatartok es ellatve
| Contributor(s):: Szabina, T., Szilvia, V., Laszlo, O., Viktoria, S.
Phylogenetic Diversity of Animal Oral and Gastrointestinal Viromes Useful in Surveillance of Zoonoses
| Contributor(s):: Esposito, A. M., Esposito, M. M., Ptashnik, A.
Clonal Dissemination of Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Enterobacterales between Dogs and Humans in Households and Animal Shelters of Romania
| Contributor(s):: Cozma, A. P., Rimbu, C. M., Zendri, F., Maciuca, I. E., Timofte, D.
“Furry tales”: pet ownership’s influence on subjective well-being during Covid-19 times
| Contributor(s):: Damberg, Svenja, Frömbling, Lena
One world, one health, one virology of the mysterious labyrinth of coronaviruses: the canine coronavirus affair
| Contributor(s):: Annamaria Pratelli, Alessio Buonavoglia, Gianvito Lanave, Maria Tempesta, Michele Camero, Vito Martella, Nicola Decaro
Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) often have animal origins and then adapt to humans by jumping directly or via an intermediate host. The emergence of SARS-CoV in 2003, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 in late-2019, confirms that coronaviruses can cause severe-to-fatal disease and that bats are...
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...
Behavioral-biological surveillance of emerging infectious diseases among a dynamic cohort in Thailand
| 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...
Identification of coronaviruses in farmed wild animals reveals their evolutionary origins in Guangdong, southern China
| 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...
COVID-19 lockdown measures impacted citizen science hedgehog observation numbers in Bavaria, Germany
| 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"...
Routine Decontamination of Surfaces Relevant to Working Dogs: Neutralization of Superficial Coronavirus Contamination
| 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...
Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs(1)
| 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...
Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic
| 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...
Ethical Considerations in Oncology and Palliative Care Research During COVID-19
| Contributor(s):: Akard, T. F., Gilmer, M. J., Hendricks-Ferguson, V. L.
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...
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...