Human-Animal Medicine

1st Edition

Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks

Authors: Peter Rabinowitz Lisa Conti
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416068372
eBook ISBN: 9781437711868
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th December 2009
Page Count: 432

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


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.


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    About the Authors

    Peter Rabinowitz Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Services, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

    Lisa Conti Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Division of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL