Dogs, zoonoses, and public health by Calum N. L. Macpherson, François-Xavier Meslin, Alexander I. PDF

By Calum N. L. Macpherson, François-Xavier Meslin, Alexander I. Wandeler

ISBN-10: 1845938356

ISBN-13: 9781845938352

Zoonotic illnesses represent a public ailment in the course of the global. Addressing a bit studied sector of veterinary and scientific technology, this ebook covers the viruses, micro organism and protozoan and helminth parasites which are transmitted among guy and canine, discussing inhabitants administration, keep watch over illness brokers and human-dog relationships. totally up-to-date all through, this new version additionally comprises new chapters on merits of the human-dog courting and non-infectious illness matters with canines. it's a worthy source for researchers and scholars of veterinary and human medication, microbiology, parasitology and public overall healthiness.

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2006) are reported to own a pet dog. The human–animal bond concept is clearly not restricted to western countries, and is reflected in all cultures throughout the world despite variations in the nature of the human–dog interactions. In this chapter we review a range of issues other than zoonoses associated with dogs, such as injuries to humans and other animals; road accidents; impact on wildlife and the environment, including noise pollution; and impact on the local economy, particularly tourism.

As a consequence, dogs were perceived as safer by the local community, having a positive impact on their interactions with dogs and a subsequent improvement in animal welfare (S. Cleaveland, pers. comm. 2011). This is relevant to the implementation of dog population control programmes. ‘Catch/neuter/release’ programmes are a component of some dog population control strategies. Free-roaming dogs are captured from the street, vaccinated against rabies, neutered, and then returned to the street. ICAM (2008) stresses the importance of engaging with the community in an attempt to encourage a community responsibility and a subsequent change in human behaviour.

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