Veterinary groups warn that global animal health is being overlooked in the fight against pandemics

 

The Cattle Site

29 April 2021

 

As part of World Vet Day on 24 April, Brooke Veterinary Group joined a number of international organizations calling for additional investment in animal health and welfare.

 

Brooke and other stakeholders signed an open letter calling on governments and international agencies to invest in animal health and welfare in order to prevent another pandemic.

 

At least 75% of all new human infectious diseases emerge from animals, including the likes of COVID-19, SARS, Rabies and Ebola. Looking ahead, it is vital that we take a One Health approach and recognize the complex relationship between humans, animals and the environment.

 

The letter, penned by the Action for Animal Health coalition, calls for an immediate injection of funding to map the gaps and train more veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals...

 

more, including link to full letter

https://www.thecattlesite.com/news/56844/veterinary-groups-warn-that-global-animal-health-is-being-overlooked-in-the-fight-against-pandemics/