Animal Intervention In Public Health

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After 1750, the relationship between food and state was innovative. As animals settled in London for closer distance to shops and consumers, many conflicts arose. A great concern of exchange of diseases between human and animals emerged. In Hardy’s scholarship, Pioneers in the Victorian province: veterinarians, public health and urban animal economy, it presented various factors of improving public health. With the presence of veterinarians, and meat inspectors, they seek to control the diseases threatening to attack the immune system, leaving humans vulnerable and sickly.
Animals were part of daily life in the cities. There were dairy cattle for milk, horses for transportation, pigs, dogs, rabbits, pigeons for protein, and cattle, poultry
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During the beginning phases of public health, veterinary surgeons were absent. It was only right that vets should be involved with public health because they are the animal doctors. They know best when an animal is showing symptoms of any sickness. They can be the one that prevent diseases from spreading by taking care of it from the root. To flourish professionally in the field of veterinary work, one must go through the Army. This was the only way to become one, if he/she wanted to become a vet. One of the successful veterinarian that came out from the British Army was George Fleming. Fleming, one of the influential vets, published a volume about “public hygiene and general welfare of the community with veterinary sanitary science”. Fleming campaigned to notify the medical profession the dangers of tuberculosis in meat and milk. His research on tuberculosis led to the merged of veterinarians into the system of British public health organization. It soon perked political interest of the middle class. Veterinarians soon entered political authority positions in local governments such as, mayors and city

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