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Dogs in Indigenous Communities

Studies have shown that improvements in animal health and welfare can directly affect that of their human companions. For example, decreasing levels of zoonotic (transmissible) skin and gastrointestinal disease of dogs will be reflected in the human population.

Also limiting the population of wandering dogs will bring improvement in associated problems, such as dog bites, excessive environmental faecal matter with potential for disease spread, as well as excessive noise and stock attacks.

Our Indigenous Community Dog Health Program aims to improve the health and safety of Aboriginal children and families by veterinary services to communities who might otherwise not be able to access them, as well as teaching issues relating to human and animal health and well-being.



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