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Practical relevance: One of the reasons why cats enjoy such a high level of popularity as domestic pets is the fact that they are clean. When there is a breakdown in this fastidious behaviour and elimination occurs outside of the litter box or tray, the strain on the cat-owner bond and on human...

Author(s)
Heath, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 3, pp 199-208
Abstract

Objectives: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant disease in cats. Identifying risk and protective factors may help to prevent this significant disease. Methods: An age-matched case-control study was performed to determine the risk factors in cats with naturally occurring CKD. Twenty-nine...

Author(s)
Piyarungsri, K.; Pusoonthornthum, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2017, 19, 4, pp 358-363
Abstract

The study of mammalian societies and other similar social groups requires identification of group members and documentation of their spatial organization. Ultrawide band technology is a pioneering research technique that allows real-time automatic recording of the location of each group member. ...

Author(s)
Parker, M.; Lamoureux, S.; Allouche, B.; Brossier, J. A.; Weber, M.; Feugier, A.; Moniot, D.; Deputte, B.; Biourge, V.; Serra, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2017, 21, pp 13-19
Abstract

Feline and canine atopic dermatitis are thought to have a similar immunopathogenesis. As with dogs, detection of allergen-specific IgE in cat serum merely supports a diagnosis of feline atopy based on compatible history, clinical signs and elimination of other pruritic dermatoses. In this study, a...

Author(s)
Diesel, A.; DeBoer, D. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2011, 22, 1, pp 39-45
Abstract

Recommendations to cat owners to house their cats indoors confer the responsibility to provide conditions that ensure good health and welfare. Cats maintain their natural behaviors, such as scratching, chewing, and elimination, while living indoors, and they may develop health and behavior problems ...

Author(s)
Herron, M. E.; Buffington, C. A. T.
Publisher
Veterinary Learning Systems, Yardley, USA
Citation
Compendium Continuing Education for Veterinarians, 2010, 32, 12, pp unpaginated
Abstract

Although most cat owners believe that cats have a need to roam outdoors and that this activity benefits their welfare, roaming also carries welfare risks for the cat. On the other hand, most cats have not been selectively bred to be "house cats" that live indoors 24 hours a day. Until recently,...

Author(s)
Jongman, E. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2007, 2, 6, pp 193-196
Abstract

Housing conditions and behavioural problems of a sample of 1177 cats were described by their 550 owners. Indications for inadequate housing in the light of species-specific needs were analysed. 65.1% of the cats were Domestic European Shorthairs and 78.7% were castrated animals. 87% of the...

Author(s)
Heidenberger, E.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1997, 52, 3/4, pp 345-364
Abstract

To evaluate the effect of cat removal on cat-allergen content in the home, serial house dust samples were collected from 15 homes during a 9- to 43-week period after cat removal. Samples were obtained with a hand-held vacuum cleaner, and allergen content was measured by a radioimmunoassay specific...

Author(s)
Wood, R. A.; Chapman, M. D.; Adkinson, N. F., Jr.; Eggleston, P. A.
Citation
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 1989, 83, 4, pp 730-734
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Cover for toxoplasmosis

Infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii is one of the commonest parasitic infections of man and other warm-blooded animals (Dubey and...

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Cover for Taenia

Taenia saginata and T. solium are tapeworms with cattle and pigs, respectively, as the main intermediate hosts, and humans as the main definitive...

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