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  • cats
  • The myth about cats giving pregnant women toxoplasmosis has been causing misery for a long time. (humanesociety.org)
  • Since toxoplasmosis can be transmitted via contact with cat feces, many pregnant women are told to lower their risk by giving away their cats or by putting their cats outside. (humanesociety.org)
  • But cats aren't the only animals who can transmit it, they're just the only species to shed the infectious stage in their feces. (humanesociety.org)
  • Because it's difficult for cats to transmit toxoplasmosis directly to their caregivers, a pregnant woman is generally unlikely to contract the disease from her pet cat. (humanesociety.org)
  • For instance, in one animal hoarding case, 11 cats were seized from a trailer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Canine epilepsy is often genetic but epilepsy in cats and other pets is rarer, likely because there is no hereditary component to epilepsy in these animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most common inflammatory or infectious diseases which cause seizures in cats include, feline infectious peritonitis, Toxoplasmosis and Cryptococcus. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United States, cats make up 4.6% of reported cases of rabies infected animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • See: Global spread of H5N1#Felidae (cats) Ringworm Cryptococcus Veterinary parasitology studies both external and internal parasites in animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Heartworm Roundworm Toxoplasmosis Cytauxzoonosis Domestic cats are affected by over 250 naturally occurring hereditary disorders, many of which are similar to those in humans, such as diabetes, hemophilia and Tay-Sachs disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feline acne Feline eosinophilic granuloma Flea allergy dermatitis Hyperthyroidism Miliary dermatitis (feline eczema) Mange Nutritional skin disorders Bladder cancer Bone cancer Intestinal cancer Liver cancer Lymphoma in animals Mammary tumor Mast cell tumor Nose cancer Skin cancer Soft tissue sarcoma Stomach cancer Anal sacs impaction Cerebellar hypoplasia is a disorder found in cats and dogs in which the cerebellum is not completely mature at birth. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Companion Animal Parasite Council (also commonly referred to as CAPC, pronounced "Cap-C", is a non-profit organization (501c3) composed of practicing veterinarians, academic veterinary parasitologists, veterinary technicians, state public health veterinarians, and staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who are dedicated to reducing the numbers of parasites in dogs and cats along with reducing the risk of transmitting these parasites and diseases to humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Animal People estimates that 4 million cats are killed and consumed in Asia every year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cats may also pose a danger to pregnant women and immunosuppressed individuals, since their feces can transmit toxoplasmosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • zoonotic
  • Zoonotic transmission can occur in any context in which there is companionistic (pets), economic (farming, etc.), predatory (hunting, butchering or consuming wild game) or research contact with or consumption of animals, animal products, or animal derivatives (vaccines, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • populations
  • To determine whether the ICSBP−/− lesion also influences effector functions downstream from the defect in IL-12 p40 induction, we assessed the ability of IFN-γ-activated macrophage populations from ICSBP mutant animals to restrict the growth of T. gondii in vitro as measured by incorporation of [3H]uracil, a nucleotide preferentially used by the parasite. (nih.gov)
  • Pets can also transmit ringworm and Giardia, which are endemic in both animal and human populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hoarding
  • Animal hoarding is keeping a higher-than-usual number of animals as domestic pets without ability to properly house or care for them, while at the same time denying this inability. (wikipedia.org)
  • Compulsive hoarding can be characterized as a symptom of mental disorder rather than deliberate cruelty towards animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides a "Hoarding Prevention Team", which works with hoarders to help them attain a manageable and healthy number of pets. (wikipedia.org)
  • The number of animals involved alone is not a determinative factor in identifying hoarding. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , "people are more likely to get [toxoplasmosis] from eating raw meat or from gardening. (humanesociety.org)
  • On the basis of national serologic data collected during the 1994 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, approximately 40% of the adult population of the United States has had toxoplasmosis, the disease caused by the parasite T gondii . (aasv.org)
  • Integrated farming systems involving both crop and livestock production in a closed system can reduce financial risk for the producer, since organic producers generally receive premiums or higher prices for their products sold that cover and possibly reduce disease risk so long as there is no outside contact with other pigs or animals, such as cows, or poultry. (wikipedia.org)
  • The environment (geographical location, housing, contact with other animals) of the animal is one of the most important determinants of disease risk and exposure for organic swine. (wikipedia.org)
  • In direct zoonosis the disease is directly transmitted from animals to humans through media such as air (influenza) or through bites and saliva (rabies). (wikipedia.org)
  • Contact with farm animals can lead to disease in farmers or others that come into contact with infected animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disease spreads from one animal to another by contact with infected feces or ingestion of infected tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses are important as pathogens, causing disease to humans, crop plants, and domestic animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • PREGNANCY
  • Sensible precautions will protect you from toxoplasmosis during your pregnancy, and getting rid of your cat would be an unnecessary cruelty to both of you. (humanesociety.org)
  • If infected during pregnancy, a condition known as congenital toxoplasmosis may affect the child. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxoplasmosis is usually spread by eating poorly cooked food that contains cysts, exposure to infected cat feces, and from a mother to a child during pregnancy if the mother becomes infected. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurological
  • Clinical signs of toxoplasmosis in Australian marsupials vary and include diarrhoea, respiratory distress, weight loss, blindness, neurological deficits and sudden death [ 18 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Epilepsy in animals is a group of neurological disorders characterized by seizures, caused by abnormal bursts of electrical activity in the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • parasites
  • The reason bacteria, parasites and viruses effect animals and people in such an adverse way is because of how they affect the central nervous system, not because they are gaining control on an intelligence level. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • Protozoans of this order include parasites of humans, and both domesticated and wild animals including birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • commonly
  • 2 Of the food-producing animals, it is believed that swine are more commonly infected and thus more often the foodborne source of the organism. (aasv.org)
  • parasite
  • Significant reductions in the parasite load in liver, spleen, bone marrow and draining lymph nodes were found in these animals. (cambridge.org)
  • We hypothesize that the impaired synthesis of IL-12 p40 in ICSBP-/- animals is the primary lesion responsible for the loss in resistance to T. gondii because IFN-gamma-induced parasite killing was unimpaired in vitro and, more importantly, administration of exogenous IL-12 in vivo significantly prolonged survival of the infected mice. (nih.gov)
  • vaccine
  • Vaccine was maintained initially through arm-to-arm transfer and later through production on the skin of animals, and bacteriological sterility was impossible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Antigens
  • This finding makes the USM.TOXO1 antigen an attractive candidate for improving the toxoplasmosis serodiagnosis and demonstrates that multiepitope antigens could be a potential and promising diagnostic marker for the development of high sensitive and accurate assays. (biomedcentral.com)
  • swine
  • The charts show serological test results from USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System National Swine Surveys. (aasv.org)
  • This perception stems from past studies, which indicate that the seroprevalence of antibodies against T gondii is high in swine relative to other food-producing animals. (aasv.org)
  • 6 The results of the 2000 USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System's National Swine Survey, the most recent comprehensive study of the US pork industry, found a seroprevalence rate of 6.00% for sows and 0.90% for finisher pigs (Table 1) (Dr E. Bush, Veterinary Epidemiologist and Swine Specialist with the USDA Center for Animal Health Monitoring, 2002, personal communication). (aasv.org)
  • In 1995, the USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System National Swine Survey found rates of 15.00% in sows and 3.20% in finishers (Table 1). (aasv.org)
  • Overall numbers for certified organic livestock remain low compared to the overall U.S. swine numbers, with approximately 12,000 animals in 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • The definition of organic swine according to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), is largely unchanged: Animals for slaughter must be raised under organic management from the last third of gestation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since the requirements of organic swine systems require outdoor access and greater space requirements per animal than conventional systems, breeds and breeding management are very important for producers. (wikipedia.org)