One Health Research Paper

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The concept of “One Health” has recently become a topic of interest in veterinary medicine. One Health is the concept that animal, human and environmental health are closely linked. Understanding the impact animals have on the society is important for a veterinarian to understand. In my personal life, I have experienced many situations where veterinary medicine is closely aligned with public health. Traveling abroad to Mexico, Costa Rica and South Africa allowed me to experience how the health of the public is impacted by a large feral canine population. Littering the streets with excrement, carrying zoonotic diseases such as rabies and posing a serious bite risk, these feral canines pose a severe public health risk. Viewed as vermin and pests,
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