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Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control / Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode.

Olmstead, Alan L., (author.). Rhode, Paul Webb, (author.).
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Subject: United States. Bureau of Animal Industry.
Communicable diseases in animals > United States > Prevention.
Livestock > Diseases > United States > Prevention.
Animals > Diseases > United States > Prevention.
Communicable diseases in animals > United States > Prevention > Decision making.
Animal health.
Food > Safety measures.
Disease Transmission, Infectious > prevention & control > United States.
Health Policy > history > United States.
History, 19th Century > United States.
History, 20th Century > United States.
Animal Diseases > history > United States.
Disease Transmission, Infectious > prevention & control.
Health Policy > history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Animal Diseases > history.
United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0674736044
  • ISBN: 9780674736047
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 465 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-446) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: An enduring struggle -- Livestock disease environment and industry dynamics -- The battle to create the Bureau of Animal Industry -- The BAI in action: Establishing the area eradication model -- Bad blood: Deciphering Texas fever and confining its spread -- Contagions and crises: Foot-and-mouth disease -- The hog cholera puzzle: Controversy and discovery -- Trichinosis, trade, and food safety -- The benevolence of the butcher: The creation of federal meat inspection -- Bovine tuberculosis and the milk problem -- The eradication of Texas fever: Conflict and cooperation -- An impossible undertaking: Eradicating bovine tuberculosis -- Getting off the fix: Hog cholera eradication -- The mirror of the past.
Summary: Sixty percent of infectious human diseases are shared with other vertebrates. Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode tell how innovations to combat livestock infections--border control, food inspection, drug regulation, federal research labs--turned the U.S. into a world leader in combatting communicable diseases, and remain central to public health policy.
Language Note: In English.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from e-book title screen (DeGruyter platform, viewed February 25, 2016).
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