Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future is written by leading experts in their fields and is centered around topics that are most relevant to the overlap and connection of animal and human health. Topics covered include human health concerns derived from animals such as allergies and dog bites, global concerns of emerging diseases and pandemics, wildlife smuggling, animal abuse, and common diseases that can stem from popular household pets. Social issues—such as the connection between animal abuse and human violence—are also examined.
Covering the complete range of companion animal zoonoses, each topic begins with information on etiology, geographic distribution, epidemiology, and pathophysiology. The discussion then moves into clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management, alongside prevention information for both animals and humans. Companion Animal Zoonoses is an essential reference for practicing veterinarians, public health veterinarians, and veterinary students. It will also appeal to physicians who wish to better understand zoonotic diseases.