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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI)

By: James Yeates(Author)

144 pages, 20 b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2018 | #237346 | ISBN-13: 9780198790969
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About this book

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.


Contents

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


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Biography

Dr James Yeates is Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA. He is a practising member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and Official Veterinarian. He has served on the Council of the British Veterinary Association, the Council of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons; Scientific Committee of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association; and UK Equine Disease Coalition. He is the author of Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice (Wiley Blackwell, 2013).

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