One world - One medicine - One health: Emerging veterinary challenges and opportunities

Bennie Osburn, C. Scott, P. Gibbs

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The interdependence of humans, animals, and their environment has never been more important than now. The most prominent issues putting pressure on global health today include the dramatic emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases, contamination of food, water and soil, bioterrorist events, and degradation of resources and habitats. Current global health challenges have prompted a call for more holistic, collaborative, action-oriented approaches toward the goal of logical and practical solutions. Veterinarians have pivotal obligations, opportunities, and contributions to make in enhancing public health, recognising and responding to zoonotic disease transmission, maintaining food and water quality, and promoting wildlife and ecosystem health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalOIE Revue Scientifique et Technique
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Global health
  • One health
  • One medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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