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Avian influenza (AI) is a constant threat to the poultry industry in Europe. Up to date assessments of the factors influencing the probability of introduction of infection into poultry holdings are required for the implementation of informed prevention and control measures. We carried out a...

Author(s)
Gonzales, J. L.; Elbers, A. R. W.; Beerens, N.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
EFSA Supporting Publications, 2017, 14, 10, pp EN-1282
Abstract

Background: Malaria risk can vary markedly between households in the same village, or between villages, but the determinants of this "micro-epidemiological" variation in malaria risk remain poorly understood. This study aimed to identify factors that explain fine-scale variation in malaria risk...

Author(s)
Bannister-Tyrrell, M.; Verdonck, K.; Hausmann-Muela, S.; Gryseels, C.; Ribera, J. M.; Grietens, K. P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2017, 16, 164, pp (20 April 2017)
Abstract

Global agricultural feeds over 7 billion people, but is also a leading cause of environmental degradation. Understanding how alternative agricultural production systems, agricultural input efficiency, and food choice drive environmental degradation is necessary for reducing agriculture's...

Author(s)
Clark, M.; Tilman, D.
Publisher
Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK
Citation
Environmental Research Letters, 2017, 12, 6, pp 064016
Abstract

Zanthoxylum bungeanum Maxim. (Rutaceae) is a popular food additive and traditional Chinese herbal medicine commonly named HuaJiao in China. This plant is widely distributed in Asian countries. The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review on the traditional usages, botany, phytochemistry, ...

Author(s)
Zhang MengMeng; Wang JiaoLong; Zhu Lei; Li Tao; Jiang WeiDong; Zhou Juan; Peng Wei; Wu ChunJie
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2017, 18, 10, pp 2172
Abstract

The structural risk of West Nile Disease results from the usual functioning of the socio-ecological system, which may favour the introduction of the pathogen, its circulation and the occurrence of disease cases. Its geographic variations result from the local interactions between three components:...

Author(s)
Durand, B.; Tran, A.; Balança, G.; Chevalier, V.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 10, pp e0185962
Abstract

Leptospirosis is a worldwide bacterial infection, being more prevalent in tropical regions. Human beings, domestic animals and wildlife species are susceptible to a wide variety of serovars. Zoos have a great importance in keeping endangered species, increasing populations and accumulating...

Author(s)
Vieira, A. S.; Lilenbaum, W.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2017, 115, pp 496-500
Abstract

Diagnostic methods used in the initial and post-treatment evaluation of canine lymphoma are heterogeneous and can vary within countries and institutions. Accurate reporting of clinical stage and response assessment is crucial in determining the treatment efficacy and predicting prognosis. This...

Author(s)
Marconato, L.; Polton, G. A.; Sabattini, S.; Dacasto, M.; Garden, O. A.; Grant, I.; Hendrickx, T.; Henriques, J.; Lubas, G.; Morello, E.; Stefanello, D.; Comazzi, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 2017, 15, 3, pp 1029-1040
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Background: Semen quality, a predictor of male fertility, has been suggested declining worldwide. Among other life style factors, male coffee/caffeine consumption was hypothesized to influence semen parameters, but also sperm DNA integrity. To summarize available evidence, we performed a systematic ...

Author(s)
Ricci, E.; Viganò, P.; Cipriani, S.; Somigliana, E.; Chiaffarino, F.; Bulfoni, A.; Parazzini, F.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Nutrition Journal, 2017, 16, 37, pp (24 June 2017)
AbstractFull Text

The ruminal redox potential (Eh) can reflect the microbiological activity and dynamics of fermentation in the rumen. It might be an important indicator of rumen fermentation in combination with pH. However, the ruminal Eh has been rarely studied in dairy cows due to the difficulty of its...

Author(s)
Huang YaYu; Marden, J. P.; Benchaar, C.; Julien, C.; Auclair, E.; Bayourthe, C.
Publisher
Scientific Research Publishing, Irvine, USA
Citation
Agricultural Sciences, 2017, 8, 7, pp 616-630
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The inclusion of animals in educational practice is becoming increasingly popular, but it is unclear how solid the evidence for this type of intervention is. The aim of this systematic review is to scrutinise the empirical research literature relating to animal-assisted interventions conducted in...

Author(s)
Brelsford, V. L.; Meints, K.; Gee, N. R.; Pfeffer, K.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14, 7, pp 669

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