Zoobiquity Book Raises Awareness that Humans and Animals Share Health Issues

Zoobiquity Book Raises Awareness that Humans and Animals Share Health Issues

06/20/2012

The new book "Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing" creates stir in media

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW ON HOW THIS CONTRIBUTES TO THE ONE HEALTH CONVERSATION.

Cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, joining forces with science journalist Kathryn Bowers, employs fascinating case studies and meticulous scholarship to present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind. “Zoobiquity” is the term the authors have coined to refer to a new, species-spanning approach to health. Delving into evolution, anthropology, sociology, biology, veterinary science, and zoology, they break down the walls between disciplines, redefining the boundaries of medicine.

Zoobiquity explores how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.

For doctors and non-doctors alike, Zoobiquity dangles the possibility that many areas of human endeavor—psychology, nutrition, and parenting…even education, business, and entertainment—can be explored and understood by appreciating our vast and sometimes unexpected overlaps with our fellow animals.

NEWS COVERAGE OF BOOK at New York Times and ABC News

 

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I'd like to congratulate Dr. Natterson-Horowitz and co-author Kathryn Bowers on this tremendous focus on the comparative medicine aspects of One Health. What is so critical about this book is that it comes from the human side of the equation. It is hoped that this work will stimulate a greater appreciation of the One Health approach and open even more interdisciplinary dialogue. Thank You, Zoobiquity team. Cheryl Stroud

Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD | | 06/25/2012 8:39 PM
Shared issues between humans and animals can point to ways to improve health for everyone. How might the cases highlighted in "Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach About Health and the Science of Healing" advance One Health concepts?

One Health Commission | | 06/25/2012 12:39 PM
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