Dogs, Zoonoses and Public Health

Dogs, Zoonoses and Public Health

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Zoonotic diseases constitute a public health problem throughout the world. Addressing a little studied area of veterinary and medical science, this book covers the viruses, bacteria and protozoan and helminth parasites that are transmitted between man and dogs, discussing population management, control disease agents and human-dog relationships. Fully updated throughout, this new edition also includes two new chapters on benefits of the human-dog relationship and non-infectious disease issues with dogs. It is a valuable resource for researchers and students of veterinary and human medicine, microbiology, parasitology and public health.This first separation of species may well have been due to the predecessor of the domestic dog associating itself with early human hunters ... for breeds with specific physical and behavioural traits, the roles that dogs have fulfilled in human society have been many and varied. ... In recent years there has been a proliferation of the roles a#39;assistance dogsa#39; can fulfil for people; from the original guide dogs foranbsp;...

Title:Dogs, Zoonoses and Public Health
Author:Calum N. L. Macpherson, Francois-X. Meslin, Alexander I. Wandeler
Publisher:CABI - 2013


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