Applying veterinary medicine
Synonyms: Animal health care
Conducting veterinary practice
Providing veterinary services
Providing veterinary skills
Description: Reducing animal disease through treatment and preventive care.
Context: Man's concern with diseases that afflict animals dates from his earliest contacts with them and is reflected in early views of religion and magic. Diseases of animals remain a concern principally because of the economic losses they cause and the possible transmission of the causative agents to humans.
Implementation: Veterinary medicine includes research and study of disease in farm animals, wild animals, animals used in scientific research and pests.
Claim: (a) Veterinary science has reduced the suffering of animals the world over. (b) It has increased the yield of food and other animal products many fold.
Counter Claim: Veterinary medicine has mystified the process of caring for animals to the point that many simple procedures once done by anyone are now forgotten.
Subjects: Medicine ApplicationHuman resourcesServicesVeterinaryCare
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies