Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future

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Radford G. Davis D.V.M., M.P.H.
ABC-CLIO, Oct 20, 2011 - Medical - 286 pages
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Modern research shows us that disease and health of animals and people are intrinsically connected. The condition of the environment we share with animals is now understood to be a primary factor in establishing the health of both humans and animals. This concept is the basis of the One Health movement, which strives to expand interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans and animals worldwide.

Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future is written by leading experts in their fields and is centered around topics that are most relevant to the overlap and connection of animal and human health. Topics covered include human health concerns derived from animals such as allergies and dog bites, global concerns of emerging diseases and pandemics, wildlife smuggling, animal abuse, and common diseases that can stem from popular household pets. Social issues—such as the connection between animal abuse and human violence—are also examined.

 

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Contents

1 Allergies to Pets
1
2 Pets in HealthCare Settings
13
3 Dog Bites and Dangerous Pets
33
4 Animal Abuse Cruelty Neglect and the Connection to Human Violence
51
5 Emerging Diseases
71
6 Wildlife Trade Demand and Health
99
7 Immunocompromised HighRisk Populations and Animals
119
8 Zoonoses of Concern from Dogs
139
9 Zoonoses of Concern from Cats
161
10 Zoonoses of Concern from Small Mammals
181
11 Zoonoses of Concern from Pet Birds
201
12 One Health
219
Modern Animal Biotechnology
239
Index
263
About the Editor and Contributors
283
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Radford G. Davis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and associate professor of public health in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

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