A new perspective on the way forward to make the One Health approach universally accepted, used and sustainable.
Since 2011, five One Health Congresses have been organized on a biennial basis. They have been held in Australia (x2) Thailand, Amsterdam, Canada and the Sixth World One Health Congress will be in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 14 to 18 June 2020.
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIR.0b013e31829201e1) concluded that:
1) Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with decreased Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk (Level of Evidence: B).
2) Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, may have some causal role in reducing CVD risk (Level of Evidence: B).
Scant evidence currently exists on the association of using pet fitness trackers to encourage dog owners to increase their fitness level. It seems reasonable to assume a dog owner wanting to increase their dog's level of fitness with increase their own level of fitness.
Started May 1, 2019 as Executive Vice President of NAFV. A 1,200 member organization of active and retired veterinarians working in various federal Departments and Agencies.
The National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV) is a constituent body of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), formed during the AVMA annual meeting in 1918 by a small group of Bureau of Animal Industry veterinarians. It has grown to approximately 1,000 members since and is recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture as the representative organization for federally employed veterinarians and as an association of managers and supervisors. NAFV strives to serve both veterinarians and the agencies they work for by facilitating communication, making suggestions for improvements, and working collaboratively to address issues of concern. As an advocate for veterinarians in federal service, NAFV emphasizes professionalism and expertise in federal service, while promoting continuing education, teamwork, and a standard of excellence.