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Taking the Bite Out of Rabies

The Evolution of Rabies Management in Canada

by (author) David John Gregory & Rowland Tinline

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Category
History, Public Affairs & Administration, Legal History
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487504281
    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price
    $210.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487519834
    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price
    $210.00

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Involved in rabies research for much of their working careers, editors David J. Gregory and Rowland R. Tinline explore Canada’s unique contributions to rabies management in Taking the Bite Out of Rabies. By placing the major players in rabies management from provincial and federal agencies, universities, and research institutions in historical context, Gregory and Tinline trace Canada’s largely successful efforts to control rabies. Concerned about the loss of institutional memory that tends to follow success, Gregory and Tinline view this book as a crucial way to collate, verify, and preserve records for future understanding and research.

 

The book maps the history of rabies across Canada and explores the science, organization, research, and development behind Canada’s public health and wildlife vaccination programs. It also discusses how ongoing changes in agency mandates, the environment, and the evolution of the rabies virus affect present and future prevention and control efforts.

About the authors

Dr. David Gregory was the Chief of Poultry and Zoonotic Diseases at the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency and, following his retirement, carried out consultancies for Health Canada, the Canadian Executive Services Overseas in Russia, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Rowland Tinline is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University and was director of the Queen’s GIS Laboratory.

Rowland Tinline's profile page