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Tuesday, May 24 • 14:30 - 15:30
One health, culling [wildlife] and the common good

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One Health recognizes that the health of humans and non-human animals are interlinked through our shared environment. One Health differs from traditional approaches to zoonotic risks, because it also aims to promote the health of animals and ecological systems. Despite the widespread valorisation and adoption of One Health, culling domestic animals and wildlife remains a key component of institutional responses to animal-borne infectious disease. Using the threats posed by Hendra virus [HeV], bovine tuberculosis [bTB] and highly pathogenic avian influenza [HPAI] viruses as case examples, I explore how culling and other standard control measures for animal-borne infectious disease might be justified as part of One Health approaches. The purpose is to further nascent discussions about the ethical dimensions of One Health and begin to describe the principles around which a public health agenda that truly seeks to co-promote human and nonhuman health could potentially begin to be implemented


Dr Chris Degeling

Dr Chris Degeling is a health social scientist, philosopher, and veterinarian who works in the social studies and ethics of public health. At the completion of his PhD (2009) he undertook a further 18 months training in qualitative research methods and population health intervention... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 14:30 - 15:30 ACST
Room L2 Adelaide Convention Centre