Animal Health Week 2016


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Animal Health Week Educational Handouts

One Health
Prevention: The Key to Dealing with Intestinal Parasites
Lyme Disease
Rabies: The Great Pretender
Rabies – Fact Sheet
Rabies – Prevention Tips for Pet Owners
Vaccination and your Dog
Zoonoses – Shared Disease Agents of People and Pets


Each year through Animal Health Week, the veterinary community draws attention to an important health-related message. 

Animal Health Week 

We have been celebrating Animal Health Week for more than 30 years and this year we want to emphasize the importance of One Health. Animal health is intrinsically tied to the health of humans and that of the environment. This year we want to showcase how important it is that we all work together to protect the health of animals, people and the planet wholly and globally. During Animal Health Week, from October 2 to 8, 2016, we’re reminding animal owners that ensuring the health of their animals not only protects their animals, but ensures the health of humans and the environment as well. Every step you take to protect the animals in your care contributes to the global health of the population and the planet. Animal Health + Human Health + Planet Health = One Health.

Animal owners should be aware that:

  • The concept of ONE HEALTH involves groups of professionals, including veterinarians, physicians, and scientists, working together to attain optimal health for animals, people, and the environment.  
  • The health of humans, animals and ecosystems is interconnected. Keeping one healthy requires that all are healthy.
  • Everyone can contribute to ONE HEALTH for the betterment of health in people, animals and the planet.
  • The health of your animal can have an important influence on your health and global health.
  • Veterinarians play a critical role in ONE HEALTH as they manage the connection between animal health, human health and the state of the environment.
  • Responsible animal ownership that includes regular veterinary visits, vaccinations, parasite prevention, exercise and optimal nutrition protects the health of people and our global environment for ONE HEALTH.


Generous support of the 2016 Animal Health Week campaign is provided by:

Principal Sponsor


Program Sponsors

Petcard iFinance Canada      MERIAL

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