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p. 1126. Global veterinary medicinelocked

  • James Yeates


Geographical distance is no longer a major barrier to the spread of germs or genes, or the interaction of different animals. We need to think of the world’s animals as a single population—herd medicine on a global scale. ‘Global veterinary medicine’ explains that as humans change the global and local environments, veterinary science needs to get better at predicting and preventing the emergence and spread of diseases and, when they inevitably occur, identify and respond to them quickly, effectively, and proportionately. Veterinary science also has a clear role in the conservation of species and biodiversity as well as in improving farming systems to make them both profitable and sustainable.

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