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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction By James Yeates (Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA)

Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

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James Yeates covers the history of veterinary science, considering the roles of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in animal health. Discussing recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance, he considers the future of the field, and difficulties in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they don't coincide.
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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction by James Yeates (Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA)

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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Dr. Yeates's accessible, engrossing, and compassionate overview of the history, current state, and future of veterinary science ultimately underscores the vital need to apply the concept of one health to sustain and improve the well-being of all creatures worldwide. * Dr. S.M. Johnson Chiang, World Veterinary Association President *

About James Yeates (Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA)


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).

Table of 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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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction by James Yeates (Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA)
James Yeates (Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA)
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
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Oxford University Press
2018-03-08
160
0198790961
9780198790969
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