animal husbandry

Summary

Summary: The science of breeding, feeding and care of domestic animals; includes housing and nutrition.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain ST398 is present in midwestern U.S. swine and swine workers
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4258. 2009
  2. pmc High prevalence and increased severity of pathology of bovine tuberculosis in Holsteins compared to zebu breeds under field cattle husbandry in central Ethiopia
    Gobena Ameni
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:1356-61. 2007
  3. doi Longitudinal investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in piglets
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:238-43. 2011
  4. pmc Prevalence of ST9 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pigs and pig handlers in Malaysia
    Vasanthakumari Neela
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
    J Clin Microbiol 47:4138-40. 2009
  5. doi [Pet ownership and health status of pets from immunocompromised children, with emphasis in zoonotic diseases]
    Katia Abarca V
    Departamento de Pediatria, Hospital Clinico, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
    Rev Chilena Infectol 28:205-10. 2011
  6. doi Herd and individual animal risks associated with bovine tuberculosis skin test positivity in cattle in herds in south west England
    A M Ramírez-Villaescusa
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Prev Vet Med 92:188-98. 2009
  7. doi Seroprevalence of Cysticercus cellulosae and associated risk factors in free-range pigs in Kenya
    J M Kagira
    Trypanosomiasis Research Centre KARI, Kikuyu, Kenya
    J Helminthol 84:398-403. 2010
  8. doi Risk factors for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 infection in backyard chicken farms, Thailand
    Mathilde Paul
    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Unité Epidémiologie Animale UR 346, Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Acta Trop 118:209-16. 2011
  9. ncbi Effectiveness of movement-prevention regulations to reduce the spread of foot-and-mouth disease in The Netherlands
    A G J Velthuis
    Business Economics, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Prev Vet Med 82:262-81. 2007
  10. ncbi Non-commercial poultry industries: surveys of backyard and gamefowl breeder flocks in the United States
    L Garber
    United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
    Prev Vet Med 80:120-8. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Combinatorial vaccines against anthrax and plague
    John Clements; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. A Low-Cost Upper-Extremity Prosthesis for Under-Served Populations
    BRADLEY VEATCH; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Resistant E.coli in Humans and Poultry
    James Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2005
  4. Avian Influence Cooperative Research Centers-Human-Animal Inferface
    Jeffery Bender; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. ANIMAL RESOURCES FACILITY IMPROVEMENT
    Richard Larson; Fiscal Year: 2004
  6. IMPROVEMENT OF ANIMAL RESEARCH FACILITIES
    Gary Moore; Fiscal Year: 2002
  7. Neurobiology of Social Behavior
    David Amaral; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. CONTROLLING ALLERGENS AND COSTS IN THE ANIMAL FACILITY
    Abigail Smith; Fiscal Year: 2000
  9. CORE GRANT FOR VISION RESEARCH
    JAMES ZIESKE; Fiscal Year: 2007
  10. NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network
    Edward Bell; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications296 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain ST398 is present in midwestern U.S. swine and swine workers
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4258. 2009
    ..However, no studies to date have investigated carriage of MRSA among swine and swine farmers in the United States (U.S.)...
  2. pmc High prevalence and increased severity of pathology of bovine tuberculosis in Holsteins compared to zebu breeds under field cattle husbandry in central Ethiopia
    Gobena Ameni
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:1356-61. 2007
    ..In the light of increased numbers of Holstein cattle introduced into this area to raise milk production to satisfy the needs of Addis Ababa's growing population, these findings highlight the need for a control program in these herds...
  3. doi Longitudinal investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in piglets
    J S Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:238-43. 2011
    ..No piglets or sows received antimicrobials during the study period. These results indicate that age must be considered when designing surveillance programmes and interpreting results of different studies on MRSA...
  4. pmc Prevalence of ST9 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pigs and pig handlers in Malaysia
    Vasanthakumari Neela
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
    J Clin Microbiol 47:4138-40. 2009
    ..5% of pig handlers...
  5. doi [Pet ownership and health status of pets from immunocompromised children, with emphasis in zoonotic diseases]
    Katia Abarca V
    Departamento de Pediatria, Hospital Clinico, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
    Rev Chilena Infectol 28:205-10. 2011
    ..To characterize pet ownership and pet health status in families of immunocompromised (IS) children, with emphasis in zoonotic diseases...
  6. doi Herd and individual animal risks associated with bovine tuberculosis skin test positivity in cattle in herds in south west England
    A M Ramírez-Villaescusa
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Prev Vet Med 92:188-98. 2009
    ....
  7. doi Seroprevalence of Cysticercus cellulosae and associated risk factors in free-range pigs in Kenya
    J M Kagira
    Trypanosomiasis Research Centre KARI, Kikuyu, Kenya
    J Helminthol 84:398-403. 2010
    ..The study shows that porcine cysticercosis is prevalent in free-range pigs in Busia District, Kenya and thus control measures need to be instituted...
  8. doi Risk factors for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 infection in backyard chicken farms, Thailand
    Mathilde Paul
    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Unité Epidémiologie Animale UR 346, Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Acta Trop 118:209-16. 2011
    ..Findings from this study may help to tailor prevention measures to the local circumstances of backyard farms in different regions of the world...
  9. ncbi Effectiveness of movement-prevention regulations to reduce the spread of foot-and-mouth disease in The Netherlands
    A G J Velthuis
    Business Economics, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Prev Vet Med 82:262-81. 2007
    ..In densely populated areas this decrease went from 135 infected farms to 103, while the duration reduced from 88 days to 81...
  10. ncbi Non-commercial poultry industries: surveys of backyard and gamefowl breeder flocks in the United States
    L Garber
    United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
    Prev Vet Med 80:120-8. 2007
    ..9 residences per circle had backyard poultry flocks. Gamefowl breeder flocks were larger, used more health care and biosecurity practices, and moved birds more frequently compared to backyard flocks...
  11. doi Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pigs in Belgium
    Florence Crombé
    Department of General Bacteriology, CODA CERVA VAR, Brussels, Belgium
    Microb Drug Resist 18:125-31. 2012
    ..In accordance with other European countries, age-related and management-related differences in MRSA prevalence were observed that should be considered when control strategies are outlined...
  12. doi An exploration of the drivers to bio-security collective action among a sample of UK cattle and sheep farmers
    Claire Heffernan
    Livestock Development Group, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AT, UK
    Prev Vet Med 87:358-72. 2008
    ..Efforts to support group formation must also recognise and address the issues relating to perceptions of social connectedness among the communities involved...
  13. doi Feed efficiency differences and reranking in beef steers fed grower and finisher diets
    O N Durunna
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2P5, Canada
    J Anim Sci 89:158-67. 2011
    ....
  14. doi Measuring and comparing constraints to improved biosecurity amongst GB farmers, veterinarians and the auxiliary industries
    G J Gunn
    Epidemiology Research Unit, SAC, Inverness, United Kingdom
    Prev Vet Med 84:310-23. 2008
    ..Auxiliary industries, in general, were not certain of their role in biosecurity although study participants highlighted zoonoses as part of the issue and offered that most of the constraints operated at farm level...
  15. pmc Agricultural use of antibiotics and the evolution and transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    G G Khachatourians
    Department of Applied Microbiology and Food Science, College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
    CMAJ 159:1129-36. 1998
    ..The author reviews trends in antibiotic use in animal husbandry and agriculture in general...
  16. doi Industrial food animal production, antimicrobial resistance, and human health
    Ellen K Silbergeld
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:151-69. 2008
    ....
  17. doi Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance among Campylobacter spp. in Louisiana retail chickens after the enrofloxacin ban
    Feifei Han
    Department of Food Science, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 6:163-71. 2009
    ..Further studies involving a larger sample size over time are warranted to better assess the effects of banning enrofloxacin use in poultry and the levels of fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter...
  18. doi Prevalence and risk factors associated with bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in dairy herds in Jordan
    A Q Talafha
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P O Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan
    Trop Anim Health Prod 41:499-506. 2009
    ..Results of this study indicated that BVDV is highly prevalent in Jordan and BVDV infection could be controlled by livestock-trade control, and applying strict biosecurity measures in the dairy farms...
  19. ncbi Review of African swine fever: transmission, spread and control
    M L Penrith
    TAD Scientific, 40 Thomson Street, Colbyn, 0083 South Africa
    J S Afr Vet Assoc 80:58-62. 2009
    ..Attempts to produce a vaccine are ongoing and new technology offers some hope for the future, but this will not remove the necessity for implementing adequate biosecurity on pig farms...
  20. pmc Is R(0) a good predictor of final epidemic size: foot-and-mouth disease in the UK
    Michael J Tildesley
    Centre for Infectious Diseases, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Labs, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    J Theor Biol 258:623-9. 2009
    ..Combining these two predictions provides a good assessment of both the local and larger-scale heterogeneities present in this complex system...
  21. doi Risk factors for herd breakdown with bovine tuberculosis in 148 cattle herds in the south west of England
    A M Ramírez-Villaescusa
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL, England, UK
    Prev Vet Med 95:224-30. 2010
    ..Method of storage or lack of storage of slurry might aid persistence of M. bovis in the environment if M. bovis survives in slurry in some circumstances...
  22. pmc Occurrence and diversity of tetracycline resistance genes in lagoons and groundwater underlying two swine production facilities
    J C Chee-Sanford
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:1494-502. 2001
    ..This study demonstrated that tet genes occur in the environment as a direct result of agriculture and suggested that groundwater may be a potential source of antibiotic resistance in the food chain...
  23. pmc Cattle husbandry in Ethiopia is a predominant factor affecting the pathology of bovine tuberculosis and gamma interferon responses to mycobacterial antigens
    Gobena Ameni
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:1030-6. 2006
    ..A difference in the cellular immune response between zebu and Holstein cattle was observed, while tuberculosis lesion severities were identical in the two breeds, when both were kept in a pasture...
  24. pmc Community-acquired MRSA and pig-farming
    Xander W Huijsdens
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 5:26. 2006
    ..Sporadic cases of CA-MRSA in persons without risk-factors for MRSA carriage are increasing...
  25. ncbi Prevalence of fecal shedding of Salmonella spp in dairy herds
    Carla L Huston
    Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210 1092, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 220:645-9. 2002
    ..To estimate prevalence of Salmonella spp in Ohio dairy farms and to identify potential risk factors for fecal shedding of salmonellae...
  26. doi Risk factors associated with bovine tuberculosis in traditional cattle of the livestock/wildlife interface areas in the Kafue basin of Zambia
    M Munyeme
    Department of Disease Control, University of Zambia, School of Veterinary Medicine, P O Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia
    Prev Vet Med 85:317-28. 2008
    ..0) of being positive compared to sedentary herds (OR=1.0). The results in this study provide preliminary information about potential risk factors that were found to be associated with BTB status in cattle...
  27. ncbi Bovine respiratory disease in feedlot cattle: environmental, genetic, and economic factors
    G D Snowder
    USDA, ARS, US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE, USA
    J Anim Sci 84:1999-2008. 2006
    ..The economic loss associated with lower gains and treatment costs for BRD infection in a 1,000-cattle feedlot was estimated as dollar 13.90 per animal, not including labor and associated handling costs...
  28. ncbi Risk factors for the prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Mbulu District, Tanzania
    H A Ngowi
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
    Vet Parasitol 120:275-83. 2004
    ..This study suggests the need for further studies in order to design and implement effective prevention and control measures for porcine cysticercosis in Mbulu District, Tanzania...
  29. ncbi Animal movements and the spread of infectious diseases
    Eric M Fèvre
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG, UK
    Trends Microbiol 14:125-31. 2006
    ..Measures based on heightened surveillance are proposed that mitigate the risks of new pathogen introductions...
  30. ncbi Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in pigs and pig farmers
    T Khanna
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Vet Microbiol 128:298-303. 2008
    ..This study demonstrates that MRSA is common in pigs in Ontario, Canada, and provides further support to concerns about transmission of MRSA between pigs and humans...
  31. ncbi Public health concerns for neighbors of large-scale swine production operations
    K M Thu
    Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 2854, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 8:175-84. 2002
    ..However, additional exposure assessment research is required to elucidate the relationship of reported symptoms among swine CAFO neighbors and CAFO emissions...
  32. ncbi Quantitative risk assessment of human campylobacteriosis associated with thermophilic Campylobacter species in chickens
    Hanne Rosenquist
    The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Institute of Food Safety and Toxicology, Division of Microbiological Safety, 19, Mørkhøj Bygade, 2860 Søborg, Denmark
    Int J Food Microbiol 83:87-103. 2003
    ..Finally, the simulations showed that people in the age of 18-29 years had the highest risk of developing campylobacteriosis...
  33. ncbi A survey on biosecurity and management practices in Belgian pig herds
    S Ribbens
    Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Unit of Veterinary Epidemiology, Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 83:228-41. 2008
    ..4% of pig herds were small, hobby herds that reported different biosecurity and management characteristics (such as the equipping pigs on pasture and feeding kitchen waste)...
  34. ncbi The effects of weaning beef calves in two stages on their behavior and growth rate
    D B Haley
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon S7N 5B4, Canada
    J Anim Sci 83:2205-14. 2005
    ..Nutritional management of two-stage weaned calves during the nursing-deprived period should be evaluated in future research because poor pasture conditions may have decreased gains by calves weaned by the two-stage method in this study...
  35. pmc Recent network evolution increases the potential for large epidemics in the British cattle population
    S E Robinson
    Epidemiology Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE, UK
    J R Soc Interface 4:669-74. 2007
    ..Therefore, despite restriction of cattle movements, emergent behaviour in this self-organizing system has potentially increased the size of infectious disease epidemics within the cattle industry...
  36. pmc Antimicrobial resistance of old and recent Staphylococcus aureus isolates from poultry: first detection of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant strain ST398
    Mostafa Nemati
    Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:3817-9. 2008
    ..Ten recent isolates were methicillin resistant and had spa types t011 and t567, belonging to multilocus sequence type 398. This is the first report of "livestock-associated" methicillin resistant S. aureus from healthy poultry...
  37. ncbi The effect of abrupt weaning of suckler calves on the plasma concentrations of cortisol, catecholamines, leukocytes, acute-phase proteins and in vitro interferon-gamma production
    M C Hickey
    Teagasc, Grange Research Centre, Dunsany, Co Meath, Ireland
    J Anim Sci 81:2847-55. 2003
    ..Abrupt weaning increased plasma cortisol and noradrenaline concentrations that were accompanied by attenuation of in vitro interferon-gamma production to novel mitogen and antigen complexes up to 7 d after weaning...
  38. doi Prevalence and characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs and pig workers in Tenerife, Spain
    Ana Morcillo
    Departamento Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 9:207-10. 2012
    ..We therefore consider it essential to deepen epidemiological study of this strain of animal origin, as well as to increase surveillance and control measures at all stages of the food chain...
  39. doi Tail-biting: a new perspective
    Nina R Taylor
    University of Bristol, Department of Farm Animal Science, Langford House, Langford BS40 5DU, UK
    Vet J 186:137-47. 2010
    ....
  40. pmc Intensive livestock operations, health, and quality of life among eastern North Carolina residents
    S Wing
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 2089, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:233-8. 2000
    ..Long-term physical and mental health impacts could not be investigated in this study...
  41. pmc Danish integrated antimicrobial resistance monitoring and research program
    Anette M Hammerum
    National Center for Antimicrobials and Infection Control, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1632-9. 2007
    ....
  42. doi Application of routines that contribute to on-farm biosecurity as reported by Swedish livestock farmers
    M Nöremark
    Department of Disease Control and Epidemiology, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
    Transbound Emerg Dis 57:225-36. 2010
    ..There is also a need to further investigate the motivators and constraints for altered routines among both Swedish livestock farmers and professionals visiting farms...
  43. doi A structural equation model to evaluate direct and indirect factors associated with a latent measure of mastitis in Belgian dairy herds
    J Detilleux
    Quantitative Genetics Group, Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, 4000 Liege, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 107:170-9. 2012
    ....
  44. doi Impact of selection for residual feed intake on breeding soundness and reproductive performance of bulls on pasture-based multisire mating
    Z Wang
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton T6G 2C8, Canada
    J Anim Sci 90:2963-9. 2012
    ..However, the decreased sperm motility and the greater number of progeny per sire associated with -RFI status need further investigation...
  45. doi A case-control study of risk factors for equine influenza spread onto horse premises during the 2007 epidemic in Australia
    Simon M Firestone
    Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Camden, NSW 2570, Australia
    Prev Vet Med 100:53-63. 2011
    ..In future outbreaks, in addition to broader disease control measures, on-farm biosecurity practices should be adopted by horse owners and managers to prevent equine influenza spread...
  46. ncbi Serological survey of caprine toxoplasmosis in Ethiopia: prevalence and risk factors
    S Teshale
    Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P O Box 34, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia
    Parasite 14:155-9. 2007
    ..The high prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Ethiopian goats suggests a high risk of human infections. Further epidemiological investigation, isolation and genotyping of T. gondii are planned...
  47. doi Evaluation of pet-related management factors and the risk of Salmonella spp. carriage in pet dogs from volunteer households in Ontario (2005-2006)
    E K Leonard
    Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Zoonoses Public Health 58:140-9. 2011
    ..In two-variable models that controlled for feeding raw food, the non-dietary variables were no longer statistically significant. These results highlight the potential public health risk of including raw animal products in canine diets...
  48. doi Farm level risk factors associated with severity of post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome
    Pablo Alarcon
    Royal Veterinary College, London, AL9 7TA, UK
    Prev Vet Med 101:182-91. 2011
    ..In addition, this study highlights the potential efficacy of biosecurity measures in the reduction/prevention of within-farm PMWS severity...
  49. doi Comparison of sampling methods used for MRSA-classification of herds with breeding pigs
    E M Broens
    Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, PO Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Vet Microbiol 147:440-4. 2011
    ..Individual analysis of environmental wipes is highly recommended, as pooling 5 environmental samples resulted in a substantial reduction of the apparent prevalence...
  50. doi The origins of animal domestication and husbandry: a major change in the history of humanity and the biosphere
    Jean Denis Vigne
    CNRS InEE, Museum national d histoire naturelle, UMR 7209, archéozoologie, archéobotanique sociétés, Pratiques et Environnements, 55 rue Buffon, Paris, France
    C R Biol 334:171-81. 2011
    ..It also provides a brief discussion on the birth of ungulate domestication and its roots, as well as appropriate bibliographic references to enlighten the current status of domestication research...
  51. pmc Pig-farming systems and porcine cysticercosis in the north of Cameroon
    E Assana
    Department of Animal Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Helminthol 84:441-6. 2010
    ..6%. Binary logistic regression analysis indicated that a lack of knowledge of the taeniasis-cysticercosis complex and the absence of a pig pen in the household were associated with pig cysticercosis...
  52. ncbi Salmonella in Belgian laying hens: an identification of risk factors
    Harriet Namata
    Center for Statistics, Campus Diepenbeek, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 83:323-36. 2008
    ..The results also showed a significant higher risk for Salmonella for a 1 week increase in flocks' age as well as with a unit increase in the size of the flock...
  53. doi Bayesian analysis of animal movements related to factors at herd and between herd levels: Implications for disease spread modeling
    Tom Lindström
    IFM Theory and Modelling, Linkoping University, 581 83 Linkoping, Sweden
    Prev Vet Med 98:230-42. 2011
    ..We argue that the methodology presented may be a useful tool for improvement of risk assessment based on data found in central databases...
  54. doi Including carbon emissions from deforestation in the carbon footprint of Brazilian beef
    Christel Cederberg
    SIK, the Swedish Institute of Food and Biotechnology, 402 29 Göteborg, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 45:1773-9. 2011
    ..We conclude that carbon footprint standards must include the more extended effects of land use changes to avoid giving misleading information to policy makers, retailers, and consumers...
  55. doi Cat and dog ownership and management patterns in central Italy
    Margaret R Slater
    Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A and M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College Station, TX 77843 4458, USA
    Prev Vet Med 85:267-94. 2008
    ..For cats and dogs, education about sterilization seemed to be critically important. For dogs, factors relating to training, which may reflect the strength of the human-animal bond, were also important...
  56. doi Transmission of swine pathogens: different means, different needs
    Robert Desrosiers
    Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    Anim Health Res Rev 12:1-13. 2011
    ..Identifying and quantifying transmission means should be a priority for every important infectious disease for which it has not been done...
  57. doi Horse owners'/managers' perceptions about effectiveness of biosecurity measures based on their experiences during the 2007 equine influenza outbreak in Australia
    K Schemann
    Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, 425 Werombi Road, Camden 2570, NSW, Australia
    Prev Vet Med 106:97-107. 2012
    ..This study identified factors associated with horse owners' and managers' perception of effectiveness of biosecurity measures. These findings should be considered in the design of infection control programs...
  58. pmc Reproduction of mucohaemorrhagic diarrhea and colitis indistinguishable from swine dysentery following experimental inoculation with "Brachyspira hampsonii" strain 30446
    Joseph E Rubin
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e57146. 2013
    ..hampsonii" strain 30446, however was isolated. The purpose of this study was to experimentally reproduce mucohaemorrhagic colitis and characterize strain 30446 shedding following inoculation...
  59. doi Companion animal knowledge, attachment and pet cat care and their associations with household demographics for residents of a rural Texas town
    Melanie E Ramón
    Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4458, USA
    Prev Vet Med 94:251-63. 2010
    ..Attachment scores for companion animal owners were similar to those previously reported and similar for cat and dog owners. A pattern of better care emerges for owners who view their cats as companions...
  60. doi Residual intake and body weight gain: a new measure of efficiency in growing cattle
    D P Berry
    Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork, Ireland
    J Anim Sci 90:109-15. 2012
    ..The advantages of both reduced daily DMI and greater ADG in animals superior for RIG are demonstrated compared with animals superior for either RFI or RG...
  61. ncbi Control of piglet coccidiosis by chemical disinfection with a cresol-based product (Neopredisan 135-1)
    Evelyn Straberg
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Parasitology, University of Leipzig, An den Tierkliniken 35, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Parasitol Res 101:599-604. 2007
    ..No clear relation of infection prevalence to the frequency of intermediate disinfection (one, two or three times) was seen, and thus, single intermediate disinfection 1 week after farrowing is considered sufficient...
  62. ncbi The emergence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Eastern and Southern Africa as a serious agricultural problem and public health risk
    Isaac K Phiri
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, PO Box 32379 Lusaka, Zambia
    Acta Trop 87:13-23. 2003
    ..More research is required in the region to assess the extent and public health and economic impact of T. solium infection in order to determine whether and what prevention and control efforts are needed...
  63. pmc Multivariate analysis of management and biosecurity practices in smallholder pig farms in Madagascar
    S Costard
    Epidemiology Division, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire, UK
    Prev Vet Med 92:199-209. 2009
    ..The development of tailored recommendations is essential for Malagasy smallholders who have limited resources and need to make evidence-based management changes to reduce the risk of contagious diseases in their herds...
  64. doi Potential for transmission of infections in networks of cattle farms
    V V Volkova
    Epidemiology Group, Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK
    Epidemics 2:116-22. 2010
    ..We note that the second order properties of a directed contact network may vary through time even with little change in the mean contact rates or in overall connectedness of the network...
  65. pmc Estimates for local and movement-based transmission of bovine tuberculosis in British cattle
    Darren M Green
    Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirlingshire, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1001-5. 2008
    ..With these areas expanding rapidly over the last decade, their close surveillance is important to both identify infected herds qucikly, and limit their further growth...
  66. pmc Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak on pig farm, Argentina
    Ariel Pereda
    Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Castelar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:304-7. 2010
    ..Molecular analysis indicated that the virus was genetically related to the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus strain. The outbreak presumably resulted from direct human-to-pig transmission...
  67. doi Q fever in The Netherlands: the role of local environmental conditions
    Wim van der Hoek
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Environ Health Res 21:441-51. 2011
    ..The findings suggest that intensive goat and sheep husbandry should be avoided in areas that are characterized by a combination of arable land with deep groundwater and little vegetation...
  68. pmc Prevalence of and risk factors for influenza in southern Ontario swine herds in 2001 and 2003
    Zvonimir Poljak
    Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can J Vet Res 72:7-17. 2008
    ..Finisher herds were SIV-positive only if source sow herds were positive. Simultaneously, 45% of finisher herds were SIV-negative although sow source herds were positive...
  69. doi Biocontainment, biosecurity, and security practices in beef feedyards
    Aric W Brandt
    Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:262-9. 2008
    ..To determine the biocontainment, biosecurity, and security practices at beef feedyards in the Central Plains of the United States...
  70. pmc The disease burden of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Cameroon
    Nicolas Praet
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e406. 2009
    ..Because a body of information on human and porcine cysticercosis in Cameroon is becoming available, the present study was undertaken to calculate the impact of this neglected zoonosis...
  71. pmc Contact networks in a wildlife-livestock host community: identifying high-risk individuals in the transmission of bovine TB among badgers and cattle
    Monika Böhm
    Environment Department, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e5016. 2009
    ....
  72. ncbi Effect of banning vancomycin analogue avoparcin on vancomycin-resistant enterococci in chicken farms in Taiwan
    Tsai Ling Lauderdale
    Division of Clinical Research, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Taiwan
    Environ Microbiol 9:819-23. 2007
    ....
  73. doi Postal survey of contacts between cattle farms on the Isle of Lewis
    M C Vernon
    Department of Veterinary Science, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge
    Vet Rec 166:37-40. 2010
    ....
  74. doi Explaining mastitis incidence in Dutch dairy farming: the influence of farmers' attitudes and behaviour
    J Jansen
    Department of Communication Science, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Prev Vet Med 92:210-23. 2009
    ....
  75. ncbi Assessment of the economic impact of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome on swine production in the United States
    Eric J Neumann
    Office of Swine Health Information and Research, National Pork Board, 1776 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 50325, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 227:385-92. 2005
    ..To estimate the annual cost of infections attributable to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus to US swine producers...
  76. doi Serological survey of bovine brucellosis in barka and arado breeds (Bos indicus) of western Tigray, Ethiopia
    - Haileselassie Mekonnen
    Live Animal Export Inspection and Certification Department, Humera, Western Tigray, Ethiopia
    Prev Vet Med 94:28-35. 2010
    ..Hence, screening tests aiming at culling seropositive barka was recommended before distribution to other poverty-prone areas of the region...
  77. ncbi Alternative approaches to control--quo vadit?
    Frank Jackson
    Moredun Research Institute, Department of Parasitology, Bush Loan, Pentland Science Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Vet Parasitol 139:371-84. 2006
    ....
  78. doi Use and husbandry of captive European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in scientific research: a review of current practice
    Lucy Asher
    Epidemiology Division, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK
    Lab Anim 42:111-26. 2008
    ..We recommend that more research be conducted into the welfare of starlings to inform legislation and guidelines, and thus maximize the welfare of captive animals...
  79. ncbi Herd factors associated with the seroprevalences of four major respiratory pathogens in slaughter pigs from farrow-to-finish pig herds
    D Maes
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Res 31:313-27. 2000
    ..Purchase of gilts, number of fattening pigs per pen and airspace stocking density are risk factors that can be managed directly by farmers striving to attain a high respiratory health status of pigs...
  80. ncbi Risk factors for brucellosis in indigenous cattle reared in livestock-wildlife interface areas of Zambia
    J B Muma
    Department of Disease Control, University of Zambia, School of Veterinary Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia
    Prev Vet Med 80:306-17. 2007
    ..7-51) compared to the smallest herd category (10-25). The negative binomial regression model identified geographical area, contact with wildlife, and herd size as having significant effect on counts of seropositive cattle in a herd...
  81. ncbi Attempted eradication of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus colonisation in horses on two farms
    J S Weese
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Equine Vet J 37:510-4. 2005
    ..Infection control protocols can be used to control MRSA in human hospitals, but measures to eradicate MRSA on horse farms have not been evaluated...
  82. ncbi Risk factors for infection of sow herds with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus
    Sten Mortensen
    Department of Animal Science and Animal Health, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Prev Vet Med 53:83-101. 2002
    ..The results are consistent with the modified-live vaccine strain spread to other herds by trade with animals and semen and by neighbour (area) transmission. We suggest that virus spread by aerosols was a frequent mode of transmission...
  83. ncbi Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in never-smoking animal farmers working inside confinement buildings
    Eduard Monso
    Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Ind Med 46:357-62. 2004
    ..Our aim was to determine the characteristics and risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in never-smoking European farmers working inside animal confinement buildings...
  84. pmc Temporal shedding patterns and virulence factors of Escherichia coli serogroups O26, O103, O111, O145, and O157 in a cohort of beef calves and their dams
    M C Pearce
    Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:1708-16. 2004
    ..For E. coli O26 and O103, there was no association between shedding and scouring, and there was no significant change in shedding following housing...
  85. ncbi Animal and farm influences on the dynamics of antibiotic resistance in faecal Escherichia coli in young dairy calves
    A C B Berge
    Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, 18830 Road 112, Tulare, 93274 CA, USA
    Prev Vet Med 69:25-38. 2005
    ..4). E. coli from calves treated with antibiotics within 5 days prior to sampling were also more likely to be increasingly multiply resistant than E. coli from calves not exposed to individual antibiotic therapy (OR = 2.0)...
  86. ncbi The effect of early weaning on feedlot performance and measures of stress in beef calves
    J D Arthington
    University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona 33865, USA
    J Anim Sci 83:933-9. 2005
    ..Early weaned calves, managed within the system described in this study, may have improved G:F...
  87. ncbi The prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Eastern and Southern provinces of Zambia
    I K Phiri
    Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    Vet Parasitol 108:31-9. 2002
    ..The current study suggests the presence of human tapeworm carriers and a high risk of human cysticercosis in the surveyed areas as well as in urban centres where pigs from rural areas are increasingly sold, slaughtered and consumed...
  88. ncbi Biosecurity and bovine respiratory disease
    Robert J Callan
    Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 18:57-77. 2002
    ..Several animal husbandry and production management practices can be used to minimize pathogen shedding, exposure, and transmission ..
  89. ncbi Chronic pleuritis in Danish slaughter pig herds
    A Cleveland-Nielsen
    Department of Animal Science and Animal Health, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Grønnegaardsvej 8, DK 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Prev Vet Med 55:121-35. 2002
    ..Two factors protected against CP: feeding with only dry feed and practising all-in-all-out production...
  90. ncbi Environmental exposure to confined animal feeding operations and respiratory health of neighboring residents
    Katja Radon
    Institute for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, LMU, Munich, Germany
    Epidemiology 18:300-8. 2007
    ..We aimed to assess respiratory health in neighbors of confined animal feeding operations...
  91. pmc What do we feed to food-production animals? A review of animal feed ingredients and their potential impacts on human health
    Amy R Sapkota
    Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:663-70. 2007
    ..As large-scale, concentrated production methods have become the predominant model for animal husbandry, animal feeds have been modified to include ingredients ranging from rendered animals and animal waste to ..
  92. doi Direct and indirect contacts between cattle farms in north-west England
    M L Brennan
    Epidemiology Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Neston CH64 7TE, UK
    Prev Vet Med 84:242-60. 2008
    ..These findings lead to greater understanding of inter-farm contact and may aid development of appropriate biosecurity practices and control procedures, and inform mathematical modelling of infectious diseases...
  93. doi Fate and transport of antibiotic residues and antibiotic resistance genes following land application of manure waste
    Joanne C Chee-Sanford
    USDA ARS, 1102 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Environ Qual 38:1086-108. 2009
    ....
  94. pmc Antimicrobial growth promoters used in animal feed: effects of less well known antibiotics on gram-positive bacteria
    Patrick Butaye
    Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Clin Microbiol Rev 16:175-88. 2003
    ..Also, some pharmacokinetic data and information on the influence of these products on the intestinal flora are presented...
  95. ncbi Bias of Tedlar bags in the measurement of agricultural odorants
    Steven L Trabue
    USDA ARS, National Soil Tilth Lab, 2150 Pammel Dr, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    J Environ Qual 35:1668-77. 2006
    ..These results indicate that significant odorant bias occurs when using Tedlar bags for the sampling of odors from animal production facilities...
  96. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in poultry
    Davy Persoons
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:452-3. 2009
    ..To determine whether MRSA is present in poultry, we sampled 50 laying hens and 75 broiler chickens. MRSA was found in some broiler chickens but no laying hens. In all samples, spa type t1456 was found...
  97. pmc Contact structures in the poultry industry in Great Britain: exploring transmission routes for a potential avian influenza virus epidemic
    Jennifer E Dent
    Centre for Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, VLA, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3NB, UK
    BMC Vet Res 4:27. 2008
    ....
  98. ncbi Morbidity in Swedish dairy calves from birth to 90 days of age and individual calf-level risk factors for infectious diseases
    Catarina Svensson
    Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, P O Box 234, SE 532 23, Skara, Sweden
    Prev Vet Med 58:179-97. 2003
    ..5-0.6). Cross-breeds with beef breeds were associated with increased odds ratios for increased respiratory sounds (OR: 2.1-4.3) and colostrum from second-lactation cows and birth during night for other infectious disease (OR: 1.6, 1.5)...
  99. doi High probability of avian influenza virus (H7N7) transmission from poultry to humans active in disease control on infected farms
    Marian E H Bos
    Department of Farm Animal Health, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 201:1390-6. 2010
    ..0%; 95% CI, 0.0%-1.0%) and cleaning assistance during depopulation (0.0%; 95% CI, 0.0%-9.2%). No significant association was observed between the probability of infection and the exposure variables...
  100. doi Estimating animal movement contacts between holdings of different production types
    Tom Lindström
    IFM Theory and Modelling, Linkoping University, 581 83 Linkoping, Sweden
    Prev Vet Med 95:23-31. 2010
    ..We also argue that keeping records of production types is of great value since it may be helpful in risk assessments...
  101. pmc Influence of antibiotic selection on genetic composition of Escherichia coli populations from conventional and organic dairy farms
    Seth T Walk
    Microbial Evolution Laboratory, 165 Food Safety and Toxicology Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5982-9. 2007
    ..coli flora. In addition, the results support the hypothesis that the current prevalence of Tet(r) loci on dairy farms has little to do with the use of this antibiotic...

Research Grants72

  1. Combinatorial vaccines against anthrax and plague
    John Clements; Fiscal Year: 2006
    Until recently, anthrax was primarily a concern of individuals working in animal husbandry and military planners concerned about the potential use of anthrax spores as an agent of biological warfare...
  2. A Low-Cost Upper-Extremity Prosthesis for Under-Served Populations
    BRADLEY VEATCH; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..as 25,000,000 persons; approximately 80% of these live in rural areas and survive through agriculture and animal husbandry. Limited surveys in several developing nations indicate that assistive appliances are much desired and if ..
  3. Resistant E.coli in Humans and Poultry
    James Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..the emergence of resistant bacteria that infect or colonize food animals of different species, using various animal husbandry practices [indiirectly addressed]...
  4. Avian Influence Cooperative Research Centers-Human-Animal Inferface
    Jeffery Bender; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Studies will also be conducted to identify environmental, behavioral, animal husbandry, or other factors facilitating transmission of influenza viruses from animals to humans, to characterize ..
  5. ANIMAL RESOURCES FACILITY IMPROVEMENT
    Richard Larson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This project will effectively increase useable animal husbandry/research space by 20% since some rooms in the ARF are currently out of use and others have population limits ..
  6. IMPROVEMENT OF ANIMAL RESEARCH FACILITIES
    Gary Moore; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The replacement of these cage sanitation systems is necessary to provide animal husbandry to a varied population of animals located in different locations on the campus...
  7. Neurobiology of Social Behavior
    David Amaral; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In particular, we established highly successful protocols of animal husbandry that allow infants, following lesions at two weeks of age, to be raised by their biological mothers and to ..
  8. CONTROLLING ALLERGENS AND COSTS IN THE ANIMAL FACILITY
    Abigail Smith; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This application will test the animal health effects of changing animal husbandry procedures that are major sources of employee exposure to allergen...
  9. CORE GRANT FOR VISION RESEARCH
    JAMES ZIESKE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, it will also provide for daily animal husbandry that is required to maintain our high standards for animal housing, sanitation, and veterinary care...
  10. NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network
    Edward Bell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..for the importance of maternal and child health, derived from their economic and personal interest in animal husbandry, lowans also have a sophisticated appreciation for the power and importance of genetics, derived from their ..