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Title Critical needs for research in veterinary science / Committee on the National Needs for Research in Veterinary Science, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 222 pages) : illustrations, charts
Contents The role of veterinary research in human society -- Progress and opportunities in veterinary research -- Setting and implementing an agenda for veterinary research -- Resources for veterinary research -- An assessment of current and projected resource needs for research in veterinary science
Summary Research in veterinary science is critical for the health and well-being of animals, including humans. Food safety, emerging infectious diseases, the development of new therapies, and the possibility of bioterrorism are examples of issues addressed by veterinary science that have an impact on both human and animal health. However, there is a lack of scientists engaged in veterinary research. Too few veterinarians pursue research careers, and there is a shortage of facilities and funding for conducting research. This report identifies questions and issues that veterinary research can help to address, and discusses the scientific expertise and infrastructure needed to meet the most critical research needs. The report finds that there is an urgent need to provide adequate resources for investigators, training programs, and facilities involved in veterinary research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Animals -- Diseases -- Research -- United States.
Veterinary medicine -- Research -- United States.
Veterinary Medicine -- organization & administration.
Biomedical Research -- organization & administration.
Food Supply.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0309550513 (electronic bk.)
9780309550512 (electronic bk.)