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Session: Issues and Challenges In Veterinary Public Health: Animal Worker Health, Human-Animal Bond, Surveillance and Preparedness
3069.0: Monday, November 05, 2007: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
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Issues and Challenges In Veterinary Public Health: Animal Worker Health, Human-Animal Bond, Surveillance and Preparedness
Contemporary issues in Veterinary Public Health will be addressed. The continuing collaborative efforts to address human animal interaction and associated health states will be reviewed. The underlying relevance of the "one medicine" concept will be the foundation of the session. Dr. Roger Mahr, President of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, recently noted that,"Animal health is truly at a crossroads. Its convergence with human and ecosystem health dictates that the 'one world, one health, one medicine' concept must be embraced. We need our colleagues in human medicine, public health, and the environmental health sciences." This session will continue such dialogue.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss contemporary issues and challenges in Veterinary Public Health. 2. Describe opportunities for collaboration between clinical veterinary practioners and public health officials. 3. Indentify factors and practices impacting on the health of animals, animal workers and the general public.
Moderator(s):James E. Dale, DVM, MPH, MBA
8:30 AM   Companion animal veterinarians and public health initiatives: Tools for integrated animal-human zoonotic surveillance
Diane M. Gubernot, MPH, Rebecca Parkin, PhD, MPH
8:45 AM   Veterinarians as partners in public health preparedness: Qualitative and Quantitative Needs Assessment Results
Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH, Lindsay N. Benson, MPH, June Beckman-Moore, BA, Kristine M. Gebbie, DrPH, RN
9:00 AMEtiology and consequences of injuries to veterinary technicians
Leslie D. Nordgren, PhD Candidate, Susan G. Gerberich, PhD, Bruce H. Alexander, PhD, Andrew D. Ryan, MS, Timothy R. Church, PhD, Jeff B. Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPM
9:15 AM   Benefits of Human-Companion Animal Interaction Across Care Settings
Rebecca A. Johnson, PhD, RN
9:30 AM   Antibiotic use by dairy farmers in South Carolina: A pilot evaluation of knowledge, attitudes, and practices
Daniela B. Friedman, PhD, Nathaniel Jay Patterson, EMT-B, C.P. Kanwat, MBBS, MPH, Joe C. Neely, REHS, Courtney Samuel, MPH, Marcia L. Headrick, DVM, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Veterinary Public Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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