One Health Day November 3

November 3 marked the fourth annual One Health Day. The global campaign celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address threats at the human-animal-environmental interface. A One Health approach helps achieve the best health for people, animals, and our environment, understanding they are all connected.

One Health is more than zoonotic diseases. It also includes

  • Antibiotic use and resistance
  • Food safety and security
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Environmental health
  • Climate change
  • Chronic diseases
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Occupational health and safety

Swine veterinarians continue to be leaders in One Health. Many of our committees address One Health topics, and the AASV mission embraces a One Health approach. Remember, it is the mission of the AASV to:

  • increase the knowledge of swine veterinarians
  • protect and promote the health and well-being of pigs
  • advocate science-based approaches to veterinary, industry, and public health issues
  • promote the development and availability of resources that enhance the effectiveness of professional activities
  • create opportunities that inspire personal and professional growth and interaction
  • mentor students, encouraging life-long careers as swine veterinarians