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  1. Care of dogs and attitudes of dog owners in Port-au-Prince, the Republic of Haiti

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Gall, M., Green, D., Eller, W. S.

    This article reports the first known study on dogs in Port-au-Prince. Interviews with 1,290 residents provided information on 1,804 dogs. More than 57.7% of homes kept dogs. Not all the dogs received vaccinations for rabies (41.6%), even though 28.2% of households had had a household member...

  2. Implementation of a feral cat management program on a university campus

    Contributor(s):: Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R.

    In August 1998, Texas A&M University implemented on campus a trap-test-vaccinate-alter-return-monitor (TTVARM) program to manage the feral cat population. TTVARM is an internationally recognized term for trapping and neutering programs aimed at management of feral cat populations. In this article...

  3. Rabies in Virginia, 1989-2003: With particular attention to animals, geographic distribution, and virus variant

    Contributor(s):: William Andrew Holzgrefe

  4. Companion animals and wellbeing when living with HIV in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Hutton, V. E.

    The aim of this study was to examine the impact of companion animals on wellbeing amongst individuals living with HIV in Australia. It was hypothesized that participants living with a companion animal would report greater emotional wellbeing than those who did not. It was also hypothesized that...

  5. Resources and their distribution can influence social behaviour at translocation sites: lessons from a lizard

    Contributor(s):: Ebrahimi, M., Bull, C. M.

    In a translocation programme, social interactions among released individuals can influence the tendency for the individuals to remain at the site where they have been released. Dispersal away from the region of release may reduce the success of a translocation because dispersing individuals may...

  6. The effects of simulated transport on the behaviour of eastern blue tongued lizards ( Tiliqua scincoides)

    Contributor(s):: Mancera, K., Murray, P. J., Gao, Y. N., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    There is widespread transport of reptiles for the pet trade throughout the world and the 'dead on arrival' rates are high. The eastern blue tongued (EBT) lizard ( Tiliqua scincoides; Order: Squamata; suborder: Lacertilia) is particularly popular due to its unusual blue tongue. Noise, vibration...

  7. Global Aspects of Emerging and Potential Zoonoses: A WHO Perspective

    Contributor(s):: F.-X. Meslin

    Many new human pathogens that have emerged or reemerged worldwide originated from animals or from products of animal origin. Many animal species as well as categories of agents have been involved in the emergence of diseases. Wild (e.g., bats, rodents) as well as draught animals (e.g., horses)...

  8. Common and emerging infectious diseases in the animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Pesavento, P. A., Murphy, B. G.

    The beneficial role that animal shelters play is unquestionable. An estimated 3 to 4 million animals are cared for or placed in homes each year, and most shelters promote public health and support responsible pet ownership. It is, nonetheless, inevitable that shelters are prime examples of...

  9. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    Contributor(s):: Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary hospital, Palam, New Delhi, India. From each clinical complex, 50 pet dog owners were selected...

  10. Perceptions of companion dog benefits on well-being of US military veterans with HIV/AIDS

    Contributor(s):: Kruger, K. S., Stern, S. L., Anstead, G., Finley, E. P.

    Objectives: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) frequently experience psychosocial complications in addition to physical illness. Conflicting data on the value of companion dog ownership in minimizing psychosocial distress suggest the need...

  11. Visual conspecific cues will not help in pygmy bluetongue lizard translocations

    Contributor(s):: Ebrahimi, M., Bull, C. M.

    Where a translocation program is used to reinforce an existing population of an endangered species, the response of the introduced individuals to cues from conspecific residents will have an important impact on the success of the translocation. If those cues induce the translocated individuals to...

  12. 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...

  13. Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009

    | Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.

  14. Communicable diseases and the human-animal relationship - Mini Review

    | Contributor(s):: Webber, R.

  15. Exploring opportunities to do things differently

    | Contributor(s):: Gibbens, N.

  16. 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.

  17. Infectious diseases associated with relation between humans and wildlife - consideration on wild bird mortality and bird-feeding

    | Contributor(s):: Fukui, D.

  18. Pet travel changes - good for owners... but what about pets?

    | Contributor(s):: Cooper, E.

  19. Sickness behaviours in ducks include anorexia but not lethargy

    | Contributor(s):: Marais, M., Maloney, S. K., Gray, D. A.

  20. Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss

    | Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.