As a parasite that is able to infect numerous animal species,Toxoplasma gondii is widely distributed in wild and domestic animals, and infections in humans probably initially occurred with the domestication of animals. This chapter reviews the epidemiology and prevalence of toxoplasmosis in wildlife, zoos and domesticated animals.
The Veterinary record
Veterinary workers must care for their animal patients while simultaneously protecting their own health and safety. This process can be complicated by the presence and perception of pet owners who may not agree with a given tactic used to protect veterinary workers from injury. We conducted focus groups of pet owners in the Seattle area during Nove...
International journal of environmental research and public health
To quantify the reduction potential of asthma in Finland achievable by adjusting exposures to selected environmental factors. A life table model for the Finnish population for 1986-2040 was developed and Years Lived with Disability caused by asthma and attributable to the following selected exposures were estimated: tobacco smoke (smoking and secon...
Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS
Rabbits are commonly kept in a variety of settings, including homes, laboratories, and veterinary clinics. Despite the popularity of keeping this prey species, little research has investigated current methods of handling. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of caregivers (owners and keepers) in using five handling methods commonly r...
Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing
This research explored whether asking patients about their pets would enable better environmental/social history taking, and improve patient communication/care. Primary health care providers (PHPs) were surveyed about prevalence of patients living with pets, the health impact of pets, and influences on patient communication. Following an educationa...
Part 8 of the Youth Development through Veterinary Science Series, a 4H Youth Development curriculum that introduces youth to many aspects of veterinary science.
Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI
Simple Summary Each year, many people around the world get a pet dog. With so many different types and breeds of dogs available, and a variety of sources from which to obtain a dog, the process of getting a dog can be complex. The decisions involved in this process are likely influenced by a variety of human- and dog-related factors and this review...
Animal-related consequences were not anticipated in disaster preparedness planning in Japan at the time of its massive earthquakes in 2011. Evacuation failure was quite common due to pet ownership in this disaster. Public attention to the welfare of affected animals in this disaster triggered an awareness of the importance of caring for their needs...
Summary of the results of interviews about a model for establishing a list of mammals that are allowed to be kept legally held with representatives of organizations involved in keeping (exotic) companion animals.