Animal health care Conducting veterinary practice Providing veterinary services Providing veterinary skills
Reducing animal disease through treatment and preventive care.
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.
Veterinary medicine includes research and study of disease in farm animals, wild animals, animals used in scientific research and pests.
(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.
Veterinary medicine has mystified the process of caring for animals to the point that many simple procedures once done by anyone are now forgotten.
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