Dr. V. Bhanu Rekha graduated in veterinary science in 1995 from Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and was honored with six university gold medals. She did her Master’s degree from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly in 1997 and is a recipient of ICAR junior research fellowship. She did her Post graduate diploma in zoonoses and Ph.D in veterinary Public Health from MVC, TANUVAS in 2013. Dr. V. Bhanu Rekha is associated with teaching and research in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Pondicherry since 1999 and at present she is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research. She has published several research publications in international and national journals/conference proceedings and received various awards to her credit. She has done research in the areas of listeriosis, tuberculosis, food pathogens and several other zoonotic diseases.
Dr.V.J. Ajay Kumar completed his B.V.SC and AH in 1995 from the college of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thirussur. He did his M.V.SC in Veterinary Public Health at Kerala Agricultural University and his research programme was on human and porcine brucellosis. He finished his Ph.D. from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanad. The research work was on epidemiological and molecular characterization of Listeria monocytogenes. He is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research. He has several research publications and achievements to his credit. His areas of interest include food hygiene, epidemiology
Millions of us own pets and they are often considered as family members. The human–animal bond has many different forms of relationships, including companionship, protection, and service. However, such interactions are not always benign or without adverse consequence. The problems related to pet animal keeping includes allergies, bites and various diseases. Most diseases are species specific. The majority of diseases pose no threat to humans and can be treated. A few are more dangerous to those with poor immune systems and a very small minority are unquestionably dangerous e.g. rabies. Zoonoses are diseases that can be passed naturally from animals to man. As such zoonoses are worldwide and often spread with human through their companion and domestic animals. Most zoonotic diseases can be avoided through good hygiene – disinfecting areas which have become contaminated, washing hands after handling contaminated items and weå rubber gloves to prevent infectious matter entering skin wounds. Routine veterinary care, including fecal tests, blood tests, and vaccinations, are very important and should not be ignored. In this book we are going to deal about the important diseases transmitted through pet animals to human beings.