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Dogs, zoonoses and public health.

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Since the first edition of this text was published in 2000, a number of important advances have been made in the fields of genetics, molecular biology and epidemiology, speciation, and immunology that have provided new insights into our understanding of the zoonotic infections humans share with dogs. The scope of the book is expanded to include three new chapters, and all previous chapters are updated and in some instances rewritten. This second edition provides an even more comprehensive account of the changing world and culturally and individually diverse relationships with man's best friend, the domestic dog. The objectives of the second edition book are to review the anthropological aspects of the human-dog relationship and to identify the benefits which may be derived from it and attitudes from different parts of the world, where cultural attitudes towards dogs differ greatly. A new chapter examines the nondisease-related issues posed by dogs, and this is followed by updated reviews on all the major viral, bacterial, protozoan, and helminth parasitic zoonoses shared by humans and dogs. The final chapters deal with dog and selected disease control and prevention aspects, including current and future methods for effective and humane dog population management. The aim of the second edition of this book is to provide, for those interested in dogs and the world we share with them, a comprehensive updated account of the complex public health aspects of this encounter. It also aims to examine how interaction with dogs in different cultures and socioeconomic conditions facilitates both beneficial and harmful processes, and how the zoonotic diseases are currently being controlled. Topics discussed are the human-dog relationship (a tale of two species); benefits of the human-dog relationship; dog-associated problems affecting public health and community well-being; dogs and rabies; dogs and bacterial zoonoses; dogs and protozoan zoonoses; dogs and trematode zoonoses; dogs and cestode zoonoses; dogs and nematode zoonoses; dogs and ectoparasitic zoonoses; dog population management; zoonoses prevention, control, and elimination in dogs; and fertility control in dogs.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The human-dog relationship: a tale of two species. Author(s): Beck, A. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Benefits of the human-dog relationship. Author(s): Turner, D. C. Waiblinger, E. Meslin, F. X.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Dog-associated problems affecting public health and community well-being. Author(s): Butcher, R. L. Keuster, T. de
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) Dogs and rabies. Author(s): Wandeler, A. I. Bingham, J. Meslin, F. X.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Dogs and bacterial zoonoses. Author(s): Chomel, B. B. Arzt, J. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) Dogs and protozoan zoonoses. Author(s): Snowden, K. F. Budke, C. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Dogs and trematode zoonoses. Author(s): Gabrielli, A. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Dogs and cestode zoonoses. Author(s): Macpherson, C. N. L. Torgerson, P. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 153) Dogs and nematode zoonoses. Author(s): Morgan, E. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 162) Dogs and ectoparasitic zoonoses. Author(s): Halliwell, R. E. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 177) Dog population management. Author(s): Hiby, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 205) Zoonoses prevention, control, and elimination in dogs. Author(s): Lembo, T. Craig, P. S. Miles, M. A. Hampson, K. R. Meslin, F. X.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 259) Fertility control in dogs. Author(s): Massei, G.