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  1. GI Zoonoses in Companion Pets of the Homeless : the Effects of Environment and Behavior on the Prevalence of GI Parasites, and the Role of Veterinarians in Public Health Education

    Contributor(s):: Matthew Edwards, Luis Ruedas (adviser)

    Veterinarians are the front-line in the world of pet-health and zoonoses which means they are also at the front-line of human health and have an important role of educating clients on behaviors that would both reduce the risk of human and pet contracting a disease. In this study we collected 85...

  2. Standards for the academic veterinary medical library

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Anne Murphy, Martha A. Bedard, Jill Crawley-Low, Diane Fagen, Jean-Paul Jetté

    The Standards Committee of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section was appointed in May 2000 and charged to create standards for the ideal academic veterinary medical library, written from the perspective of veterinary medical librarians. The resulting Standards for the Academic Veterinary...

  3. Working with Animals

     Fact sheet on working with animals produced by the Women’s Occupational Health Resource Center (WOHRC). The WOHRC (1979-1987) was a research and training program devoted to identifying and better understanding hazards faced by women workers. WOHRC was housed in Columbia’s...

  4. Relationship of human and animal tuberculosis in the interface areas of the National parks of the Kafue Basin in Zambia

    Contributor(s):: Musso Munyeme

    Tuberculosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. In Zambia the disease has been consistently reported in the Kafue Basin without a clear understanding of transmission dynamics in the livestock-wildlife interface. The main objective of this study was to determine the...

  5. A Functional Tool for the Prioritization of Zoonotic Diseases in Ontario

    Contributor(s):: Victoria Ng, Jan M. Sargeant

    Presentation on the creation of a functional tool regarding prioritization of zoonotic diseases in Ontario including a discussion of disease criteria for prioritization and multi-criteria decision analysis.

  6. Preparedness and disaster response training for veterinary students

    Contributor(s):: Dianne Dunning

    Background: The nation's veterinary colleges lack curricula necessary to meet veterinary demands for animal public health and emergency preparedness. A One Health (OH) perspective, which is a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to promote the optimal health of people, animals, and...

  7. Incorporating one health into medical education

    Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, P. M., Natterson-Horowitz, B. J., Kahn, L. H., Kock, R., Pappaioanou, M.

  8. Evacuation of Pets During Disasters: A Public Health Intervention to Increase Resilience

    Contributor(s):: Chadwin, R.

  9. Medicina veterinária de desastres e catástrofes : contributo para a extensão do Plano Municipal de Emergência de Proteção Civil de Lisboa aos animais de companhia

    Contributor(s):: José Filipe Miranda Vieira

    Os desastres têm capacidade de acometer ecossistemas completos provocando distúrbios na fauna e flora e atingem populações que, pela própria definição de desastre, não são capazes de dar uma resposta adequada. Quando estes ocorrem...

  10. Veterinary Public Health Collaborations: An Essential Component of Future Public Health Preparedness

    Contributor(s):: Bryan C. Gooding

    Veterinarians protect the public's health by serving in multiple roles as epidemiologists, food inspectors, and veterinary medical officers in local, state, federal, and military organizations. One of the more prominent roles that veterinarians play in the public health arena is preventing...

  11. The Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Assisted-Living Facilities via Medicalization

    Contributor(s):: Heather Nicole Yonce

    Medicalization is defined as a “process in which personal and social problems and behaviors have come to be viewed as diseases or medical problems that the medical and allied health professionals have a mandate to ‘treat’” (Kaufman 1994, 45-46). Medicalization is enacted...

  12. Willingness to Consult a Veterinarian on Physician's Advice for Zoonotic Diseases: A Formal Role for Veterinarians in Medicine?

    Contributor(s):: Rick Speare, Diana Mendez, Jenni Judd, Simon Reid, Saul Tzipori, Peter D Massey

    Physicians appear to find zoonotic diseases a challenge and consider that this topic belongs more to the veterinary profession. However, veterinarians have no formal role in clinical medicine. Data were collected as part of the Queensland Social Survey 2014 to determine the willingness of the...

  13. Compliance with Hygiene Recommendations for Human-animal Contact at Petting Zoos

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen E. Werden, Paul C. Bartlett

    Background: Most children at petting zoos are at least somewhat naïve with respect to animal contact, which is probably why they are being taken to a petting zoo. Unfortunately, their immune systems may be equally naïve, thereby putting these children at high risk of contracting one of...

  14. Assessing Factors Associated with Observed Levels of Adherence to Antirabies PEP Vaccine Among Animal Bite Victims in Machakos Level Five Hospital

    Contributor(s):: Alice N. Gichohi

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with observed levels of adherence to ant rabies PEP vaccine among animal bite victims in Machakos level five hospital.Methodology: The study used Cross sectional study design. It utilized both qualitative and quantitative...

  15. The One Health Approach to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Ebola and the Animal Health Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Rebecca K. Gordon

    The fundamental basis for the One Health concept is rooted in the interconnectedness of animal, human, and environmental health. Because of these complex linkages, supporters of One Health advocate that effective solutions to public health challenges require multi-disciplinary communication,...

  16. Zoonosis y tenencia responsable de animales de compañia : un estudio con alumnos de educación básica de la región metropolitana de Chile

    Contributor(s):: Francisco Isaías Velásquez Semper

    Las Zoonosis son aquellas enfermedades de trasmisión animal-humano y viceversa, las cuales causan importantes dificultades para la salud de la población en general, debido a la falta de conocimiento en su prevención. La Tenencia Responsable es el conjunto de obligaciones que...

  17. Dogs and People in Aboriginal Communities: Exploring the Relationship within the Context of the Social Determinants of Health

    Contributor(s):: Kate Senior, Richard Chenhall, Eva McRae-Williams, Daphne Daniels, Keith Rogers

    Aboriginal people and dogs have a very long association. The archaeological evidence suggests that the dingo, which was intentionally brought to Australia, was present from about 3500 years ago. Dogs introduced by European settlers quickly replaced or interbred with dingoes at Aboriginal...

  18. Obesity and Associated Comorbidities in People and Companion Animals: A One Health Perspective

    Contributor(s):: M. Chandler, S. Cunningham, E. M. Lund, C. Khanna, R. Naramore, A. Patel, M. J. Day

    This article reviews the biology, prevalence and risks for obesity in people and companion dogs and cats, and explores the links between obesity and diabetes mellitus and cancer across these species. Obesity is a major healthcare problem in both human and veterinary medicine and there is an...

  19. One Health Approach to Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets

    Contributor(s):: M. J. Day

    One of the most significant healthcare issues facing the human population, and shared by small companion animals (i.e. pet dogs and cats), is the growing problem of obesity. A recent analysis of global human obesity evaluated data from 19.2 million people in 200 countries over a 40-year period....

  20. Emergence and re-emergence of Zoonoses. Context and consequences

    Contributor(s):: V. Sala, E. De Faveri

    Zoonoses have been and are still considered merely a “veterinary problem”. Instead, the understanding of their emergence, re-emergence and persistence is more effectively addressed in the context of a “struggle” between pathogens, animals and man. The expression...