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The Domestic Animal/Wildlife Interface

Edited by Edited by E. Paul J. Gibbs (University of Florida, Gainesville) and Bob H. Bokma (National Center for Import and Export, Riverdale, MD)
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The Domestic Animal/Wildlife Interface

Published: October 2002

Volume 969

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During the last century, the conservation of wildlife and the need to increase the production of animal agriculture, particularly in developing countries, have been in conflict at times, yet both have clear financial, biological, social, and even spiritual value for society. This volume addresses the problems of disease in both wildlife and domestic animals and the transmission of disease between the two populations. It examines ways in which we can conserve and manage animals in both sectors for optimal health and production, while preserving ecological communities. Diseases as diverse as tuberculosis, foot and mouth, and rinderpest are discussed. Global disease surveillance, the transmission of diseases between animals and people, and human dependence on healthy livestock and wildlife are also emphasized.