From: University of Calgary
Published March 27, 2017 08:55 AM

Veterinary Medicine researchers explain One Health concept

If you’re bewildered by the term "One Health," you’re not alone. While the use of One Health approaches to solve complex health issues isn’t new, disagreement over a definition has, at times, complicated the concept’s development.

A book recently published by researchers with the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine uses case studies to illustrate the One Health concept — a concept the text describes as “a transdisciplinary approach to the sustainable management of complex health problems arising from the interaction of animals, humans and their environment.”

“We wanted to illustrate the concept of One Health using contemporary case studies from our collaborative research and outreach programs,” says Dr. Susan Cork, a professor and head of the Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, who, along with Drs. David Hall and Karen Liljebjelke, published the multi-author book One Health Case Studies, Addressing Complex Problems in a Changing World.

 

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