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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335825/canine-tick-borne-diseases-in-pet-dogs-from-romania
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Martin O Andersson, Conny Tolf, Paula Tamba, Mircea Stefanache, Jonas Waldenström, Gerhard Dobler, Lidia Chițimia-Dobler
BACKGROUND: Tick-borne diseases are of substantial concern worldwide for animals as well as humans. Dogs have been a human companion for millennia, and their significant impact on human life renders disease in dogs to be of great concern. Tick-borne diseases in dogs represent a substantial diagnostic challenge for veterinarians in that clinical signs are often diffuse and overlapping. In addition, co-infections with two or more pathogens enhance this problem further. Molecular methods are useful to disentangle co-infections and to accurately describe prevalence and geographical distribution of tick-borne diseases...
March 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328967/phenotypic-and-molecular-characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-enterobacter-spp-isolates-from-companion-animals-in-japan
#2
Kazuki Harada, Takae Shimizu, Yujiro Mukai, Ken Kuwajima, Tomomi Sato, Akari Kajino, Masaru Usui, Yutaka Tamura, Yui Kimura, Tadashi Miyamoto, Yuzo Tsuyuki, Asami Ohki, Yasushi Kataoka
The emergence of antimicrobial resistance among Enterobacter spp., including resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESC), is of great concern in both human and veterinary medicine. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among 60 isolates of Enterobacter spp., including E. cloacae (n = 44), E. aerogenes (n = 10), and E. asburiae (n = 6), from clinical specimens of dogs and cats from 15 prefectures in Japan. Furthermore, we characterized the resistance mechanisms harbored by these isolates, including extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR); and assessed the genetic relatedness of ESC-resistant Enterobacter spp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328183/seroprevalence-of-bartonella-species-coxiella-burnetii-and-toxoplasma-gondii-among-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-a-pilot-study-in-romania
#3
C J Messinger, E S Gurzau, E B Breitschwerdt, C I Tomuleasa, S J Trufan, M M Flonta, R G Maggi, I B Neagoe, P M Rabinowitz
Patients receiving immunosuppressive cancer treatments in settings where there is a high degree of human-animal interaction may be at increased risk for opportunistic zoonotic infections or reactivation of latent infections. We sought to determine the seroprevalence of selected zoonotic pathogens among patients diagnosed with haematologic malignancies and undergoing chemotherapeutic treatments in Romania, where much of the general population lives and/or works in contact with livestock. A convenience sample of 51 patients with haematologic cancer undergoing chemotherapy at a referral clinic in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, was surveyed regarding animal exposures...
March 22, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326980/gene-sequence-analyses-of-the-healthy-oral-microbiome-in-humans-and-companion-animals
#4
Eric M Davis
It has long been accepted that certain oral bacterial species are responsible for the development of periodontal disease. However, the focus of microbial and immunological research is shifting from studying the organisms associated with disease to examining the indigenous microbial inhabitants that are present in health. Microbiome refers to the aggregate genetic material of all microorganisms living in, or on, a defined habitat. Recent developments in gene sequence analysis have enabled detection and identification of bacteria from polymicrobial samples, including subgingival plaque...
June 2016: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322714/mcr-1-in-enterobacteriaceae-from-companion-animals-beijing-china-2012-2016
#5
Lei Lei, Yang Wang, Stefan Schwarz, Timothy R Walsh, Yanran Ou, Yifan Wu, Mei Li, Zhangqi Shen
To investigate the prevalence of the recently emerging colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in Enterobacteriaceae among companion animals, we examined 566 isolates collected from cats and dogs in Beijing, China, during 2012-2016. Of these isolates, 49 (8.7%) were mcr-1-positive.
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317617/companion-animal-owner-perceptions-knowledge-and-beliefs-regarding-pain-management-in-end-of-life-care
#6
Roschelle Heuberger, Michael Petty, Janice Huntingford
The senior companion animal is the fastest growing segment of the pet population. End-of-life care, quality of life, and pain management (PM) are extremely important to pet owners. Research into PM and end-of-life care is essential due to lack of information on owner knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. A survey was developed to gather information from owners. Surveys were developed using expert focus groups, and participants were recruited through social media. Survey validation employed emergent themes and grounded theory...
December 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314902/potential-factors-enabling-human-body-colonization-by-animal-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subsp-equisimilis-strains
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Marcin Ciszewski, Eligia M Szewczyk
Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (SDSE) is a pyogenic, Lancefield C or G streptococcal pathogen. Until recently, it has been considered as an exclusive animal pathogen. Nowadays, it is responsible for both animal infections in wild animals, pets, and livestock and human infections often clinically similar to the ones caused by group A streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes). The risk of zoonotic infection is the most significant in people having regular contact with animals, such as veterinarians, cattlemen, and farmers...
March 18, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303121/identification-of-lama-glama-as-reservoirs-for-acinetobacter-lwoffii
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Martín M Ledesma, Ailén M Díaz, Claudia Barberis, Carlos Vay, Marcela A Manghi, Juliana Leoni, Marisa S Castro, Alejandro Ferrari
South American Camelids have an increasing relevance in local economies, worldwide. These animals are bred for their meat, fur and as companion and therapy animals. Thus, their sanitary status should be well-established. According to the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health), respiratory infections mainly produced by Pasteurella spp. have been reported for camelids. It has been stated that this microorganism causes a mild disease, although many authors report it is an important cause of mortality among alpacas...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300840/ganetespib-synergizes-with-cyclophosphamide-to-improve-survival-of-mice-with-autochthonous-tumors-in-a-mutant-p53-dependent-manner
#9
Evguenia M Alexandrova, Sulan Xu, Ute M Moll
The DNA-alkylating cytotoxic agent cyclophosphamide (CTX) is commonly used in the clinic to treat hematological malignancies like lymphomas and leukemias as well as solid tumors, but shows dose-dependent potentially life-threatening toxicities and can induce secondary malignancies. Thus, the clinical utility of CTX would be improved if a companion drug could be identified that allows lowering the CTX dose, while maintaining or even increasing its antineoplastic therapeutic efficacy. In mouse models, high-dose CTX (300 mg/kg) is effective in treating T-lymphomas, while low dose (defined here as 100 mg/kg) is ineffective...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299636/asymptomatic-heart-valve-dysfunction-in-healthy-middle-aged-companion-dogs-and-its-implications-for-cardiac-aging
#10
Silvan R Urfer, Tammi L Kaeberlein, Susan Mailheau, Philip J Bergman, Kate E Creevy, Daniel E L Promislow, Matt Kaeberlein
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA, accounting for about one in every four deaths. Age is the greatest risk factor for heart disease in both people and dogs; however, heart disease is generally not considered as a major cause of morbidity or mortality in dogs. As part of the preliminary selection process for a veterinary clinical trial, 40 companion dogs with no history of cardiac pathology that were at least 6 years old and weighed at least 18 kg underwent a cardiac screening using Doppler echocardiography...
February 2017: Geroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291398/periodontal-therapy-in-dogs-using-bone-augmentation-products-marketed-for-veterinary-use
#11
Molly Angel
Periodontal disease is extremely common in companion animal practice. Patients presenting for a routine oral examination and prophylaxis may be found to have extensive periodontal disease and attachment loss. Vertical bone loss is a known sequela to periodontal disease and commonly involves the distal root of the mandibular first molar. This case report outlines two dogs presenting for oral examination and prophylaxis with general anesthesia. Both patients did not have any clinical symptoms of periodontal disease other than halitosis...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287675/psychiatric-nurses-views-on-caring-patients-and-canine-companions
#12
Camille King
Psychiatric nurses are expert care providers for individuals with mental health needs. The art of caring spans across multiple species, is important to understand, and is universal whether intentions are toward individuals or animals. Pets are often cared for and viewed as family members. The current research examined psychiatric nurses' views on the similarities and differences of caring for patients and their pet dogs. Twenty-five nurses were interviewed. Similarities of caring for patients and canines included trusting relationships, companionship, daily basic needs, and improved communication through monitored body language...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286649/protein-hydrolysates-in-animal-nutrition-industrial-production-bioactive-peptides-and-functional-significance
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REVIEW
Yongqing Hou, Zhenlong Wu, Zhaolai Dai, Genhu Wang, Guoyao Wu
Recent years have witnessed growing interest in the role of peptides in animal nutrition. Chemical, enzymatic, or microbial hydrolysis of proteins in animal by-products or plant-source feedstuffs before feeding is an attractive means of generating high-quality small or large peptides that have both nutritional and physiological or regulatory functions in livestock, poultry and fish. These peptides may also be formed from ingested proteins in the gastrointestinal tract, but the types of resultant peptides can vary greatly with the physiological conditions of the animals and the composition of the diets...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277096/fostering-secure-attachment-experiences-of-animal-companions-in-the-foster-home
#14
Sam Carr, Ben Rockett
This study sought to use attachment theory as a lens through which to explore children's relationships with animal companions in the context of long-term foster care. Inductive and deductive thematic analyses of longitudinal case study data from eight children and their foster families suggested (a) that children's relationships with animal companions satisfied attachment-related functions in their own right and (b) that animal companions also helped to soften perceptions of foster caregivers, facilitating opportunities for the development of closeness...
February 7, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274248/a-bayesian-spatio-temporal-model-for-forecasting-the-prevalence-of-antibodies-to-ehrlichia-species-in-domestic-dogs-within-the-contiguous-united-states
#15
Yan Liu, Robert B Lund, Shila K Nordone, Michael J Yabsley, Christopher S McMahan
BACKGROUND: Dogs in the United States are hosts to a diverse range of vector-borne pathogens, several of which are important zoonoses. This paper describes factors deemed to be significantly related to the prevalence of antibodies to Ehrlichia spp. in domestic dogs, including climatic conditions, geographical factors, and societal factors. These factors are used in concert with a spatio-temporal model to construct an annual seroprevalence forecast. The proposed method of forecasting and an assessment of its fidelity are described...
March 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267573/owners-view-of-their-pets-emotions-intellect-and-mutual-relationship-cats-and-dogs-compared
#16
Minori Arahori, Hika Kuroshima, Yusuke Hori, Saho Takagi, Hitomi Chijiiwa, Kazuo Fujita
Companion animals have established special relationships with humans, as demonstrated by many studies describing their abilities and bonds to communicate with humans. In this questionnaire-based study, we explored owners' views of pets in terms of their emotional and intellectual functions and their relationship with owners, and compared the results between cat owners and dog owners. We found that although both types of owners most often regarded their pets as "family members," this tendency was weaker in cat owners...
March 3, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265505/key-bacterial-families-clostridiaceae-erysipelotrichaceae-and-bacteroidaceae-are-related-to-the-digestion-of-protein-and-energy-in-dogs
#17
Emma N Bermingham, Paul Maclean, David G Thomas, Nicholas J Cave, Wayne Young
BACKGROUND: Much of the recent research in companion animal nutrition has focussed on understanding the role of diet on faecal microbiota composition. To date, diet-induced changes in faecal microbiota observed in humans and rodents have been extrapolated to pets in spite of their very different dietary and metabolic requirements. This lack of direct evidence means that the mechanisms by which microbiota influences health in dogs are poorly understood. We hypothesised that changes in faecal microbiota correlate with physiological parameters including apparent macronutrient digestibility...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264460/companion-animals-and-child-adolescent-development-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#18
REVIEW
Rebecca Purewal, Robert Christley, Katarzyna Kordas, Carol Joinson, Kerstin Meints, Nancy Gee, Carri Westgarth
Childhood and adolescence are important developmental phases which influence health and well-being across the life span. Social relationships are fundamental to child and adolescent development; yet studies have been limited to children's relationships with other humans. This paper provides an evidence review for the potential associations between pet ownership and emotional; behavioural; cognitive; educational and social developmental outcomes. As the field is in the early stages; a broad set of inclusion criteria was applied...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261586/aging-and-veterinary-care-of-cats-dogs-and-horses-through-the-records-of-three-university-veterinary-hospitals
#19
Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota
The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The animals of the three species were divided into age classes and categorized per sex into males, females, and neutered individuals. The mean age at visit and the effects of age classes and category (analyzed via ANOVA) are presented and discussed...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260250/high-rates-of-potentially-infectious-exposures-between-immunocompromised-patients-and-their-companion-animals-an-unmet-need-for-education
#20
Greta A Gurry, Veronique Campion, Chamath Premawardena, Ian Woolley, Jake Shortt, Donald K Bowden, Zane Kaplan, Claire Dendle
A cross-sectional survey of 265 adult patients with haematological malignancy, haemoglobinopathy or human immunodeficiency virus was performed to determine the potential risk of infection from animal exposures. One hundred and thirty-seven (52%) owned an animal; the majority were dogs (74%) and cats (39%), but 14% owned birds and 3% reptiles. Eighty percent engaged in behaviour with their animals that potentially put them at risk of zoonotic infections. The most frequent behaviours were picking up animal faeces 72 (52%), cleaning animal areas 69 (50%) and allowing animals to sleep in the same bed 51 (37%)...
March 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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