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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Companion or pet animals are an integral part of many societies. Over the last two decades a body of literature has accumulated highlighting the potential benefits which these animals may...

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companion animals

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 1441 words.

Companion or pet animals are an integral part of many societies. Over the last two decades a body of literature

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companion animals

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Companion or pet animals are an integral part of many societies. Over the last two decades a body of literature has accumulated highlighting the potential benefits which these animals may...

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Companion animals

James A. Serpell.

in Anthrozoology

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7569 words.

Companion animals (or pets) form a distinctive category of domestic animals defined by their primary use as nonhuman social support providers. Companion animals have an ancient history that...

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Reproducing Companion Animals

Jessica du Toit and David Benatar.

in Pets and People

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 6222 words.

Breeding companion animals as well as allowing them to reproduce is controversial. In this chapter three kinds of argument for an alternative course of action are presented, namely...

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Friendship with Companion Animals

Cynthia Townley.

in Pets and People

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 6082 words.

Animals seem to be friends with one another and with humans, as they show clear affiliations and preferences for some individuals over others. The relationships between humans and their...

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Companion and Assistance Animals

Jean Harvey.

in Pets and People

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 8140 words.

This chapter examines one approach to the ethics of companion animals: the “utilization with welfare-safeguards” model. Some of the “benefits” are complex (like guiding the sight impaired)...

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The Euthanasia of Companion Animals

Michael Cholbi.

in Pets and People

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 6701 words.

Euthanasia of companion animals is far less ethically controversial than human euthanasia. However, modeling the ethics of euthanizing companion animals on the ethics of euthanizing human...

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Care, Moral Progress, and Companion Animals

Maurice Hamington.

in Pets and People

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 6564 words.

This chapter contends that our companion animal relationships foment the development of care ethics and, moreover, provide the habit and skill needed for moral progress. Responsiveness is...

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The Oedipal Animal? Companion Species and Becoming

Joanna Bednarek.

in Deleuze and the Animal

January 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics. 9894 words.

This chapter raises the issue of Deleuze and Guattari’s tendency to perpetuate the anthropocentric limitations of philosophy. Does Capitalism and Schizophrenia provides us with tools for...

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People and Companion Animals: It Takes Two to Tango

Catherine Amiot, Brock Bastian and Pim Martens.

in BioScience

July 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biological Sciences; Environment. 6886 words.

Animals have accompanied humans for thousands of years, with a strong bond forged between humans and other species. Our relationships with animals can take different forms. On one hand,...

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Clonal group distribution of fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli among humans and companion animals in Australia

Joanne L. Platell, Rowland N. Cobbold, James R. Johnson and Darren J. Trott.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

September 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 1545 words.

Objectives

To determine the phylogenetic group distribution and prevalence of three major globally disseminated clonal groups [clonal group A (CGA) and...

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Building a Meaningful Social World between Human and Companion Animals through Empathy

Antonio Calcagno.

in Pets and People

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 6165 words.

Drawing on Edmund Husserl and Edith Stein, the chapter argues that a shared social world with companion animals would have to include the following elements: a shared sense of a built...

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Carbapenemase-producing bacteria in companion animals: a public health concern on the horizon

Sam Abraham, Hui San Wong, John Turnidge, James R. Johnson and Darren J. Trott.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 1566 words.

Clinical infections attributed to carbapenemase-producing bacteria are a pressing public health concern owing to limited therapeutic options and linked antimicrobial resistance. In recent...

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Occurrence and characteristics of extended-spectrum-β-lactamase- and AmpC-producing clinical isolates derived from companion animals and horses

C. M. Dierikx, E. van Duijkeren, A. H. W. Schoormans, A. van Essen-Zandbergen, K. Veldman, A. Kant, X. W. Huijsdens, K. van der Zwaluw, J. A. Wagenaar and D. J. Mevius.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

June 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 4472 words.

Objectives

To investigate the occurrence and characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)- and AmpC-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates in...

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High diversity of plasmids harbouring bla CMY-2 among clinical Escherichia coli isolates from humans and companion animals in the upper Midwestern USA

Valeria Bortolaia, Katrine H. Hansen, Christine A. Nielsen, Thomas R. Fritsche and Luca Guardabassi.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

June 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 2551 words.

Objectives

To determine the population structure and genetic relatedness of plasmids encoding CMY-2 β-lactamase in clinical Escherichia coli from humans and...

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Emergence of human pandemic O25:H4-ST131 CTX-M-15 extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli among companion animals

Christa Ewers, Mirjam Grobbel, Ivonne Stamm, Peter A. Kopp, Ines Diehl, Torsten Semmler, Angelika Fruth, Janine Beutlich, Beatriz Guerra, Lothar H. Wieler and Sebastian Guenther.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

April 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 5448 words.

Objectives

In view of the intercontinental emergence of Escherichia coli clone O25:H4-ST131 producing CTX-M-15 extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) in human...

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Clonal spread of highly successful ST15-CTX-M-15 Klebsiella pneumoniae in companion animals and horses

Christa Ewers, Ivonne Stamm, Yvonne Pfeifer, Lothar H. Wieler, Peter A. Kopp, K. Schønning, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, Sandra Scheufen, Inka Stolle, Sebastian Günther and Astrid Bethe.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

October 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 2714 words.

Objectives

To investigate the clinical relevance and molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella species in animals.

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Use of antimicrobials in companion animal practice: a retrospective study in a veterinary teaching hospital in Italy

Martina Escher, Michele Vanni, Luigi Intorre, Alfredo Caprioli, Rosalba Tognetti and Gaia Scavia.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

April 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 5270 words.

Objectives

To describe the use of antimicrobials in a veterinary teaching hospital for companion animals in Italy, with particular regard to the agreement...

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Applying definitions for multidrug resistance, extensive drug resistance and pandrug resistance to clinically significant livestock and companion animal bacterial pathogens

Michael T Sweeney, Brian V Lubbers, Stefan Schwarz and Jeffrey L Watts.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

June 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 2646 words.

Abstract

Standardized definitions for MDR are currently not available in veterinary medicine despite numerous reports indicating that antimicrobial resistance...

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Trends and molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in clinical staphylococci isolated from companion animals over a 16 year period

Natacha Couto, Cláudia Monchique, Adriana Belas, Cátia Marques, Luís T. Gama and Constança Pomba.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

June 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 6113 words.

Objectives

The objective of this study was to investigate the evolution of resistance to antimicrobials, corresponding mechanisms and molecular...

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