Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction
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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-13:
9780198790969
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
160
Autor:
James Yeates
Gewicht:
142 g
Format:
174x112x8 mm
Serie:
Very Short Introductions
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

James Yeates covers the history of veterinary science, considering the roles of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in animal health. Discussing recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance, he considers the future of the field, and difficulties in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they don't coincide.
James Yeates covers the history of veterinary science, considering the roles of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in animal health. Discussing recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance, he considers the future of the field, and difficulties in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they don't coincide.
Introduction; 1 All creatures great and small; 2 Our families and other animals; 3 Making illnesses better; 4 Making lives better; 5 Diseases across species; 6 Global veterinary medicine; 7 The future of veterinary medicine; References; Further Reading; Index
Every year billions of animals, from housecats to racehorses to pythons, are treated by veterinarians. The use of veterinary science to treat the health of animals has a long history; for the past five centuries it has developed as our understanding of animals' fundamental biology, pathology, and pharmacology has grown. Rapid global changes expected in the twenty-first century will require the profession to respond proactively, embracing new challenges and
opportunities.

James Yeates, Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA, introduces the field of veterinary science, covering the history of its scientific and clinical aspects from early practices to recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE and antibiotic resistance, and considering the differences between human medicine and veterinary medicine. Analysing the key roles played by diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with regard to the health of farm animals and pets, he relates this to wider aspects
concerning public health, such as zoonoses (diseases that jump from animals to humans). Yeates also covers recent 'One Health' approaches involving the health of both humans and animals, seen as synergistic, and discusses the challenges for the future of veterinary medicine, including the ethical dilemmas in
balancing the interests of owners and animals when they do not coincide.

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