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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Yeates, James

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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 biolog...y, 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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ISBN 9780198790969
Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Series Very Short Introductions
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780198790969
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 8 Mar 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Yeates, James
Series Very Short Introductions
Category Veterinary Science
Veterinary Science: Small Animals (Pets)
Veterinary Science: Large Animals (Domestic / Farm)
Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology
Veterinary Medicine: Infectious Diseases & Therapeutics
Veterinary Pharmacology
Veterinary Surgery
Veterinary Nursing
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 113mm
Height: 175mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 636.089
Weight 140g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Veterinary medicine, Veterinary medicine
NBS Text Veterinary Science
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly