Addressing Emerging Infectious Diseases in Veterinary Medicine: Global Health Challenges and Solutions

  • Supriya S. Patil, Patange Aparna P., Pranita Kadam
Keywords: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Veterinary Medicine, Global Health, Challenges, Solutions


Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) pose significant threats to global health, encompassing both human and animal populations. In veterinary medicine, these challenges manifest in various forms, ranging from zoonotic diseases to novel pathogens impacting livestock and wildlife. This abstract explores the multifaceted nature of addressing EIDs within the realm of veterinary medicine, highlighting global health challenges and proposing potential solutions. One of the primary challenges in combating EIDs in veterinary medicine is the interconnectedness of human and animal health. Zoonotic diseases, such as avian influenza and Ebola, underscore the importance of One Health approaches that recognize the intimate linkages between animals, humans, and the environment. Additionally, the globalization of trade and travel facilitates the rapid spread of infectious agents across borders, necessitating coordinated international responses. Veterinary medicine faces unique hurdles in EID surveillance, diagnosis, and control. Limited resources, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, often impede effective disease monitoring and response efforts. Furthermore, the emergence of antimicrobial resistance poses a formidable threat to both animal and human health, necessitating judicious antimicrobial use and innovative strategies for disease management. To address these challenges, collaborative frameworks involving veterinarians, public health professionals, policymakers, and researchers are essential. Enhanced surveillance networks, investment in diagnostic capacity, and research into emerging pathogens are paramount.


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How to Cite
Supriya S. Patil. (2024). Addressing Emerging Infectious Diseases in Veterinary Medicine: Global Health Challenges and Solutions. Revista Electronica De Veterinaria, 25(1), 464 - 476. Retrieved from