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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649111/welcoming-wind-turbines-and-the-pimby-please-in-my-backyard-phenomenon-the-culture-of-the-machine-in-the-rural-american-midwest
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Joshua T Brinkman, Richard F Hirsh
This article argues that the welcoming of wind turbines in midwestern farming communities, the so-called PIMBY ("Please in My Backyard") phenomenon, constitutes only the most recent expression of a historical process of farmers forming an ultramodern identity, one that still goes largely unappreciated by relatively backward city residents. We conclude that farmers undertook a two-step process to develop a modern identity that incorporated rural values. In the first step, beginning early in the twentieth century, agrarians employed a discourse of rural capitalistic modernity to combat urban yokel stereotypes within the context of a broader rural-urban conflict...
2017: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622791/prevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-of-haemoparasites-and-their-effects-on-hematological-profile-in-domesticated-chickens-in-district-layyah-punjab-pakistan
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Muhammad Ali-Ul-Husnain Naqvi, Muhammad Kasib Khan, Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Sana Zahra Naqvi, Arsalan Zafar, Zia Ud Din Sindhu, Rao Zahid Abbas, Asghar Abbas
Several haemoparasites commonly infect avian species, including chicken that significantly decline productivity and ultimately lead to high mortality rate. The current study was designed to assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of haemoparasites in domesticated chickens in and around District Layyah, Punjab Province, Pakistan. For this purpose, blood samples from a total of 384 backyard chickens were collected from wing vein using sterile insulin syringe. The parasites were identified from Giemsa stained thin blood smears based on morphological features using standard keys...
August 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616478/human-livestock-contacts-and-their-relationship-to-transmission-of-zoonotic-pathogens-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Gijs Klous, Anke Huss, Dick J J Heederik, Roel A Coutinho
BACKGROUND: Micro-organisms transmitted from vertebrate animals - including livestock - to humans account for an estimated 60% of human pathogens. Micro-organisms can be transmitted through inhalation, ingestion, via conjunctiva or physical contact. Close contact with animals is crucial for transmission. The role of intensity and type of contact patterns between livestock and humans for disease transmission is poorly understood. In this systematic review we aimed to summarise current knowledge regarding patterns of human-livestock contacts and their role in micro-organism transmission...
December 2016: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611169/morel-lavall%C3%A3-e-lesion-of-the-proximal-tibia-in-an-obese-patient-after-low-energy-trauma
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Dirk Pieter Hogerzeil, Joris Jansen
Morel-Lavallée lesions (MLL) are usually localised in the hip or gluteal region, but have rarely been reported at the proximal tibia. We present a case of an overweight patient, aged 59, with a MLLof the left proximal tibia after a low-energy fall in his backyard. MLL pathogenesis, history, radiographic imaging, applied treatment and relevant literature to this specific case and MLL in general are discussed. Initially the patient's MLL was managed conservatively until he presented with persisting pain and swelling...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599000/modeling-the-live-pig-trade-network-in-georgia-implications-for-disease-prevention-and-control
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Esther Andrea Kukielka, Beatriz Martínez-López, Daniel Beltrán-Alcrudo
Live pig trade patterns, drivers and characteristics, particularly in backyard predominant systems, remain largely unexplored despite their important contribution to the spread of infectious diseases in the swine industry. A better understanding of the pig trade dynamics can inform the implementation of risk-based and more cost-effective prevention and control programs for swine diseases. In this study, a semi-structured questionnaire elaborated by FAO and implemented to 487 farmers was used to collect data regarding basic characteristics about pig demographics and live-pig trade among villages in the country of Georgia, where very scarce information is available...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592320/infectivity-transmission-and-pathogenicity-of-h5-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-clade-2-3-4-4-h5n8-and-h5n2-united-states-index-viruses-in-pekin-ducks-and-chinese-geese
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Mary J Pantin-Jackwood, Mar Costa-Hurtado, Kateri Bertran, Eric DeJesus, Diane Smith, David E Swayne
In late 2014, a H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, clade 2.3.4.4, spread by migratory waterfowl into North America reassorting with low pathogenicity AI viruses to produce a H5N2 HPAI virus. Since domestic waterfowl are common backyard poultry frequently in contact with wild waterfowl, the infectivity, transmissibility, and pathogenicity of the United States H5 HPAI index viruses (H5N8 and H5N2) was investigated in domestic ducks and geese. Ducks infected with the viruses had an increase in body temperature but no or mild clinical signs...
June 7, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590218/comparison-of-mosquito-abundance-from-biogents-sentinel-2-0-traps-with-and-without-rain-covers
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James E Cilek, Joshua R Weston, Alec G Richardson
Biogents Sentinel (BGS) traps have rapidly become a standard for adult Aedes aegypti surveillance. Several investigators have found that trap collections can be damaged easily by heavy dew or rain entering the trap intake port. In addition, water entering the trap may temporarily stop the fan, thus reducing the collection potential of the trap. We evaluated the effectiveness of a rain cover designed to minimize damage to mosquito trap collections from BGS 2.0 traps in a residential backyard in Jacksonville, FL...
June 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575073/a-comprehensive-retrospective-study-of-the-seroprevalence-of-h9n2-avian-influenza-viruses-in-occupationally-exposed-populations-in-china
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Xin Li, Bai Tian, Zhou Jianfang, Chen Yongkun, Li Xiaodan, Zhu Wenfei, Li Yan, Tang Jing, Guo Junfeng, Chen Tao, Gao Rongbao, Wang Dayan, Yuelong Shu
The H9N2 avian influenza virus circulates worldwide, predominantly in poultry. Its increasing infectivity and adaptation in poultry and mammals have enhanced the possibility of human infection. However, H9N2 human cases are difficult to detect due to their mild clinical symptoms. Serological study is valuable for risk assessment. A total of 15,700 serum samples were collected from occupationally exposed populations in 22 provinces of China and tested using hemagglutination inhibition (HI) and microneutralization (MN) assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570364/backyard-pool-party-not-your-typical-sunburn
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Michael A Darracq, Jennifer Heppner, Heather Lee, Patil Armenian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520737/outdoor-spatial-spraying-against-dengue-a-false-sense-of-security-among-inhabitants-of-hermosillo-mexico
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Pablo A Reyes-Castro, Lucía Castro-Luque, Rolando Díaz-Caravantes, Kathleen R Walker, Mary H Hayden, Kacey C Ernst
BACKGROUND: Government-administered adulticiding is frequently conducted in response to dengue transmission worldwide. Anecdotal evidence suggests that spraying may create a "false sense of security" for residents. Our objective was to determine if there was an association between residents' reporting outdoor spatial insecticide spraying as way to prevent dengue transmission and both their reported frequency of dengue prevention practices and household entomological indices in Hermosillo, Mexico...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482769/men-s-health-and-communities-of-practice-in-australia
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Maree Henwood, Amie Shaw, Jillian Cavanagh, Timothy Bartram, Timothy Marjoribanks, Madeleine Kendrick
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the social opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men created through Men's Groups/Sheds across urban, regional and remote areas of Australia. Men's Sheds are a safe space, resembling a work-shop setting or backyard shed, where men are encouraged to socialise and participate in health promotion, informal learning and engage in meaningful tasks both individually and at the community level. Design/methodology/approach Explore five case study sites through Wenger's (1998) active communities of practice (CoP)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470419/first-genetic-characterization-of-newcastle-disease-viruses-from-namibia-identification-of-a-novel-viik-subgenotype
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Umberto Molini, Gottlieb Aikukutu, Siegfried Khaiseb, Giovanni Cattoli, William G Dundon
The complete sequences of the fusion (F) protein genes of six Newcastle disease virus (NDV) isolates from backyard poultry in Namibia in 2016 have been determined. The F gene cleavage site motif for all of the isolates was (112)RRQKRF(117), indicating that the viruses are virulent. A phylogenetic analysis using the full F gene sequence revealed that the viruses belong to a novel subgenotype, VIIk. This is the first genetic characterization of NDV isolates from Namibia, and the findings have important implications for Newcastle disease management and control in the region...
May 3, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459824/influence-of-heat-stress-sex-and-genetic-groups-on-reference-genes-stability-in-muscle-tissue-of-chicken
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Haniel Cedraz de Oliveira, Antonio Amandio Pinto Garcia, Juliana Gracielle Gonzaga Gromboni, Ronaldo Vasconcelos Farias Filho, Carlos Souza do Nascimento, Amauri Arias Wenceslau
Quantitative RT-PCR is an important technique for assessing gene expression. However, a proper normalization of reference genes prior to expression analyses of target genes is necessary. The best normalizer is that gene which remains stable in all samples from different treatments. The aim of this study was to identify stable reference genes for normalization of target genes in muscle tissue from three genetically divergent chickens groups (Peloco, Cobb 500® and Caneluda) under environmental (heat stress and comfort) and sex influence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451944/characterization-of-colombian-serotype-1-avian-paramyxoviruses-2008-2010
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Y Berhane, T Hisanaga, W Xu, N A Mosos Campos, H Kehler, C P Calderón Parra, J Pasick
Newcastle disease (ND) still remains one of the most important diseases affecting domestic poultry in Colombia. Here, for the first time, we report on the molecular characterization of 12 virulent and 12 avirulent or lentogenic avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1) strains that were isolated from commercial, backyard, and game poultry in Colombia from 2008 to 2010. The 12 virulent isolates had a fusion (F) protein cleavage site with basic amino acids at positions 113, 115, and 116 and a phenylalanine at position 117 ((112)RRQKR*F(117)), characteristic of virulent strains...
April 27, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441576/fate-and-redistribution-of-perfluoroalkyl-acids-through-afff-impacted-groundwater
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Jennifer Bräunig, Christine Baduel, Amy Heffernan, Anna Rotander, Eric Donaldson, Jochen F Mueller
Leaching of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) from a local point source, a fire-fighting training area, has led to extensive contamination of a groundwater aquifer which has spread underneath part of a nearby town, Oakey, situated in the State of Queensland, Australia. Groundwater is extracted by residents from privately owned wells for daily activities such as watering livestock and garden beds. The concentration of 10 PFAAs in environmental and biological samples (water, soil, grass, chicken egg yolk, serum of horses, cattle and sheep), as well as human serum was investigated to determine the extent of contamination in the town and discuss fate and redistribution of PFAAs...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435194/molecular-characterization-of-velogenic-viscerotropic-ranikhet-newcastle-disease-virus-from-different-outbreaks-in-desi-chickens
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V S Dhaygude, G K Sawale, M M Chawak, N R Bulbule, S D Moregaonkar, D S Gavhane
AIM: Diagnosis of velogenic viscerotropic Ranikhet disease from six different flocks of desi chicken in and around Mumbai by gross and histopathological examination, isolation of virus and molecular methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 carcasses (varying between 2 and 6 carcasses from each flock) of six different flocks of adult desi chicken were subjected to necropsy examination for diagnosis of the disease during the span of a year (2014-2015). After thorough gross examination, the tissue samples were collected and processed for virus isolation and histopathological examination...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431524/biosecurity-survey-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-hpai-outbreaks-in-backyard-poultry-holdings-in-thimphu-city-area-bhutan
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Tenzin Tenzin, Chador Wangdi, Purna Bdr Rai
BACKGROUND: A questionnaire survey was conducted to assess the biosecurity and other practices of backyard poultry holdings and knowledge and practices of poultry keepers following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus in poultry in Thimphu city area, Bhutan. RESULTS: The study identified 62 backyard poultry holdings in 12 settlement areas, and the owners were subsequently interviewed. The birds are kept in a low-input low-output system, fed locally available scavenging feed base, and supplemented with food scraps and some grain...
April 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426411/toxoplasma-gondii-in-backyard-pigs-seroepidemiology-and-mouse-bioassay
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Erika Fernanda Torres Samico-Fernandes, Marcela Fernanda Torres Samico-Fernandes, Pedro Paulo Feitosa de Albuquerque, Jonatas Campos de Almeida, André de Souza Santos, André da Rocha Mota, Orestes Luiz de Souza Neto, Rinaldo Aparecido Mota
The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii in backyard pigs destined for human consumption in Pernambuco state, Brazil. Blood and tissue samples (liver, heart, brain, lung and diaphragm) were collected from 224 pigs from legal slaughterhouses and tested for T. gondii infection. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in the sera of 37.9% (85/224) by using the immunofluorescence antibody test (cut-off - 1:64). Tissue samples from seropositive pigs were bioassayed in mice. Tissue samples from seropositive pigs and from mice of the bioassay were submitted to histopathology, immunohistochemistry, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing; 14...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378972/quantifying-the-risk-of-zoonotic-geohelminth-infections-for-rural-household-inhabitants-in-central-poland
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Jakub Gawor, Anna Borecka
The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of soil transmitted zoonotic helminth infections for families with young children, inhabitants of villages in the Mazowieckie Province of Central Poland. Epidemiological survey was conducted at 33 randomly selected households with 2-3 children present. Examination of soil samples from yards surrounding the houses for the presence of geohelminth eggs was conducted, the households were inspected, and family members interviewed using a designed questionnaire...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344400/sex-related-differences-in-hemato-biochemical-indices-of-adult-vanaraja-chickens-during-summer-and-winter-seasons
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Kuldeep Kumar Panigrahy, Kumaresh Behera, Lal Mohan Mohapatra, Aditya Prasad Acharya, Kamdev Sethy, Sasmita Panda, Shailesh Kumar Gupta
AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate the changes in hemato-biochemical indices in male and female Vanaraja chickens under tropical environment during summer and winter season. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 day-old sexed Vanaraja chicks were selected as experimental chickens and distributed equally in two groups having 60 female and 60 male chickens in each group, respectively. The experiment was continued for 8 weeks (56 days) and both male and female chickens were slaughtered by cervical dislocation method...
February 2017: Veterinary World
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