Human-Animal Medicine

1st Edition

Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks

Print ISBN: 9781416068372
eBook ISBN: 9781455757794
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th December 2009
Page Count: 432


Human-Animal Medicine is an innovative reference exploring the unprecedented convergence of human, animal, and environmental health, triggering global pandemics and requiring new clinical paradigms. The "One Health" approach calls for greater communication and cooperation between human health care providers, public health professionals, and veterinarians to better address vital issues of emerging diseases and environmental change. This incredibly timely book provides, for the first time, practical guidelines for "One Health" collaborations in a wide range of clinical human-animal health issues, including the H1N1 virus, zoonotic diseases, the human-animal bond, animal allergy, bites and stings, and animals as "sentinels" for toxic environmental health hazards.

Key Features

    • UNIQUE! For each condition, specific steps human health care providers, veterinarians, and public health professionals must take to prevent and manage disease.
    • UNIQUE! Comparative tables of disease signs, diagnosis and treatment in humans and animals for easy reference.
    • UNIQUE! Guidelines to detect and improve environmental factors affecting the health of humans and animals.
    • Occupational health guidelines for preventive care of animal workers including veterinary personnel, farmers, pet store employees, and zoo workers.
    • Treatment of emerging disease issues including zoonoses, H1N1 virus, harmful algae blooms, and animal-related pesticides
    • UNIQUE! Sample protocols facilitate professional communication between veterinarians, human health clinicians, and public health professionals.
    • Legal and ethical aspects of "One Health" that human health providers and veterinarians need to know.

    Table of Contents

    1 The Convergence of Human and Animal Medicine

    Laura H. Kahn, Bruce Kaplan, Thomas P. Monath

    2 Legal and Ethical Issues in Human-Animal Medicine

    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti

    3 Establishing a New Approach to Clinical Health History

    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti

    4 Sentinel Disease Signs and Symptoms

    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti

    5 Psychosocial and Therapeutic Aspects of Human-Animal Interaction

    Rebecca A. Johnson

    6 The Built Environment and Indoor Air Quality

    Clifford S. Mitchell, Carol Reinero, Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti, Judy Sparer

    7 Allergic Conditions

    Carol Reinero, Clifford S. Mitchell, Peter M. Rabinowitz

    8 Toxic Exposures

    Healthy Homes

    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti

    Carbon Monoxide (CO)

    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti


    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti


    Lisa A. Conti, Peter M. Rabinowitz


    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti

    Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs)

    Julia Zaias, Lorraine C. Backer, Lora E. Fleming

    9 Zoonoses


    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti


    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti

    Bartonella Infections

    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti


    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti


    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti

    Chlamydophila Psittaci and Related Infections

    Peter M. Rabino


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