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One Health Headlines: Friday, June 22, 2012

Last week we highlighted some of the wide coverage given to the recently published One Health-related book “Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing.” This coverage included a lengthy essay in the New York Times by the authors of Zoobiquity, taking a look at some of the conditions that effect both humans and animals. We lead off this One Health roundup with AVMA President-Elect Doug Aspros’ response to that essay, which appeared in the Times earlier this week.

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Videos from the Zoobiquity initiative

Here at Aardvarks2Zebras, we explore the intersection of human and animal health. Recently, AVMA member Dr. Julio Lopez sent us a link to these videos in which he was interviewed about topics as varied as “Do animals get STDS?” and “Do animals get the flu?” They’re really interesting and a great example of the One Health concept. You can check out all of the videos (there are five so far) by clicking the link above.

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Wild animals – to own, or not to own

While responsibility and commitment are inherent to owning any animal, exotic pets (certain species of small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates) and wild animals (raccoon, deer, bear, and all other species that, whether or not raised in captivity, are normally found in a wild) may have special requirements or pose risks that owners might not be aware of or truly appreciate until it’s too late.  Many regulations pertaining to possession of wildlife and exotic pets exist to protect these animals, as well as people, ecosystems, and other animals.  All who own or are considering owning such animals should educate themselves about the husbandry, welfare, and safety requirements of the animals, as well as the risks the animals may pose to humans, other animals, and ecosystems. Measures should then be taken to reduce those risks.  People who won’t do this shouldn’t own these animals.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, May 18, 2012

This week’s One Health roundup includes stories on the risks of Salmonella from small turtles and recently recalled pet food, how a warmer winter led to an increase in vehicle-wildlife collisions, the high cost of dog bites, the latest in animal research, and much, much, MUCH more (it was a busy week).

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One Health Headlines: Friday, April 13, 2012

A number of rabies-related stories were in the news this week, with officials across the country warning that warmer weather and drought conditions could be linked to an increased risk of wildlife encounters and rabies transmission.

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