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One Health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches.

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The second edition of this book contains 32 chapters divided into 4 main sections that discuss the theoretical foundations of One Health; methods, skills and perspectives for the practice of One Health; the application of One Health in infectious and non-infectious diseases and governance and capacity building, all of which are related to the global issues of the prevention and control of animal, ...


Chapter 11 (Page no: 135)

A legal framework of one health: the human-animal relationship.

This chapter provides an introduction to the legal framework of One Health. It begins with an overview of national Swiss provisions concerning the human-animal relationship in constitutional law, private law and animal welfare law including animal disease law. The chapter then introduces European Union (EU) regulations, World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recommendations and World Health Organization (WHO) regulations. This chapter concludes by emphasizing that the greater importance is to attach animal welfare issues as part of the One Health concept wherein the One Health approach is a compelling reason to strengthen animal welfare laws with the purpose of enhancing both animal and, consequently, human health.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) One health in history. Author(s): Bresalier, M. Cassidy, A. Woods, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Why one health? Author(s): Zinsstag, J. Waltner-Toews, D. Tanner, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) An ecological and conservation perspective. Author(s): White, C. L. Lankton, J. S. Walsh, D. P. Sleeman, J. M. Stephen, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39) Grappling with complexity: the context for one health and the ecohealth approach. Author(s): Bunch, M. J. Waltner-Toews, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 52) Towards a healthy concept of health. Author(s): Lerner, H. Zinsstag, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 57) Transdisciplinary research and one health. Author(s): Berger-González, M. Pelikan, K. Zinsstag, J. Ali, S. M. Schelling, E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 71) The role of social sciences in one health - reciprocal benefits. Author(s): Whittaker, M. Obrist, B. Berger-González, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 88) One health study designs. Author(s): Schelling, E. Hattendorf, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 102) Surveillance and response conducted in a one health context. Author(s): Aenishaenslin, C. Martins, S. B. Stärk, K. D. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 118) One health economics. Author(s): Häsler, B. Cuevas, S. Canali, M. Aragrande, M. Shaw, A. Zinsstag, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 145) Animal-human transmission models. Author(s): Chitnis, N. Zinsstag, J. Fuhrimann, S. Hattendorf, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 157) A one health perspective for integrated human and animal sanitation, nutrient recycling and climate change. Author(s): Hung Nguyen-Viet Cissé, G. Phuc Pham-Duc Vi Nguyen Tanner, M. Odermatt, P. Tu Vu-Van Hoang Van Minh Zurbrügg, C. Schelling, E. Zinsstag, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 170) Reaping one health benefits through cross-sectoral services. Author(s): Danielsen, S. Schelling, E. Whittaker, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 184) One health leadership and team building training. Author(s): Pelican, K. Blair, B. Adisasmito, W. Allen, I. Amir, V. Bazeyo, W. Errecaborde, K. Huong Le Thi Mahero, M. Wanzala, S. Bender, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 197) The practice of one health: lessons learned. Author(s): Stephen, C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 205) Climate change: the ultimate one health challenge. Author(s): Stephen, C. Duncan, C. Pollock, S.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 217) Emergence of antimicrobial resistance and interaction between humans, animals and environment. Author(s): Szelecsenyi, A. Meier, H. Spinner, K. Vonaesch, P. C. Zinsstag, J. Widmer, A. F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 234) Integrated rabies control. Author(s): Léchenne, M. Miranda, M. E. Mauti, S. Mbilo, C. Zinsstag, J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 250) Brucellosis surveillance and control: a case for one health. Author(s): Schelling, E. Kasymbekov, J. Baljinnyam, Z. Roth, F. Dean, A. Zinsstag, J.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 263) Human and animal African trypanosomiasis. Author(s): Welburn, S. C. Coleman, P.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 283) Bovine tuberculosis at the human-livestock-wildlife interface in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Tschopp, R. Yahyaoui, H.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 298) The role of companion animals in supporting human patients with non-communicable diseases. Author(s): Turner, D. C. Hediger, K.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 310) Towards resilience: the one health approach in disasters. Author(s): Gallagher, C. A. Jones, B. Tickel, J.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 327) Food security and nutrition. Author(s): Gordon, I. J. Alonso, S. Crump, L. Dominguez-Salas, P. Garine-Wichatitsky, M. de
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 344) Benefits of human-animal interactions for mental health and well-being. Author(s): Hediger, K. Beetz, A. M.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 356) The spiritual dimension of health. Author(s): Fries, T. Cooke, K. T. Berger, M. G.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 368) Academic and institutional 'one health' research capacity building. Author(s): Oura, C. Conlon, K. C. Smith, W. Stephen, C. Blakley, B. Saint-Charles, J. Clarke, M.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 382) One health in policy development: options to prevent rabies in cattle in Bhutan. Author(s): Rinchen, S. Tenzin, T. Gurung, R. B. Rinzin, K. Cork, S.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 394) One health into action: integrating global health governance with national priorities in a globalized world. Author(s): Okello, A. Vandersmissen, A. Welburn, S. C.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 410) Measuring added value from integrated methods: towards a game theory of one health. Author(s): Zinsstag, J. Mahamat, M. B. Schelling, E.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 419) Summary and outlook: one health in practice. Author(s): Zinsstag, J. Tanner, M.