3069.0 Issues and Challenges In Veterinary Public Health: Animal Worker Health, Human-Animal Bond, Surveillance and Preparedness

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
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.
Session 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.
James E. Dale, DVM, MPH, MBA

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 and Kristine M. Gebbie, DrPH, RN
9:00 AM
Etiology 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 and Jeff B. Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPM
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 and Marcia L. Headrick, DVM, MPH

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Organized by: Veterinary Public Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing