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A Manufactured Plague

A Manufactured Plague

The History of Foot-and-mouth Disease in Britain

  • Author: Abigail Woods
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849770301
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is currently regarded as one of the world's worst animal plagues. But how did this label become attached to a curable disease that poses little threat to human health? And why, in the epidemic of 2001, did the government's control strategy still rely upon Victorian trade restrictions and mass slaughter? This groundbreaking and well-researched book shows that, for over a century, FMD has brought fear, tragedy and sorrow- damaging businesses and affecting international relations. Yet these effects were neither inevitable nor caused by FMD itself but were, rather, the product of the legislation used to control it, and in this sense FMD is a 'manufactured' plague rather than a natural one. A Manufactured Plague turns the spotlight on this process of manufacture, revealing a rich history beset by controversy, in which party politics, class relations, veterinary ambitions, agricultural practices, the priorities of farming and the meat trade, fears for national security and scientific progress all made FMD what it is today.

Taste, Trade and Technology

Taste, Trade and Technology

The Development of the International Meat Industry since 1840

  • Author: Richard Perren
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351896083
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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Focusing on the interactions of producers, sellers and consumers of meat across the world, Richard Perren elucidates aspects of the evolution of the international economy and the part played by the investment of capital and the enterprise of individuals. The study utilises the government reports and papers issued by all countries involved in the meat trade, including North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Britain. Beginning in the nineteenth century allows a comprehensive analysis of how an efficient meat exporting industry was built. The industry required investment, which was part of the general process of economic development. Perren focuses on the nature of the firms involved with the trade, the part played in the industry's development by foreign investment and the encouragement given by governments. Close attention is also paid to the stimulus of war, the impact of animal health and food hygiene regulations on producers and the competing demands of interest groups involved in the food businesses. By taking an historical as well as a contemporary approach, the book contributes to the current discussion on the effectiveness of animal and meat inspection in identifying farm livestock diseases such as tuberculosis and BSE. This study advances our knowledge of the process of food distribution in the industrialising and post-industrial economies, and leads to a comprehensive understanding of an important component of the international food chain.

The Social and Cultural Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK in 2001

The Social and Cultural Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK in 2001

Experiences and Analyses

  • Author: Martin Döring,Brigitte Nerlich
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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The 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in the UK, during which millions of animals were culled over a nine-month period, had a devastating and long-lasting impact on individuals and communities. In 2002, the European Parliament noted that policymakers need to have a better understanding of the social and psychological impact of such events on adults and children, on farmers and non-farmers. Although many studies about FMD have been published since 2001, this is the first to offer a detailed examination of the various ways in which the outbreak affected the fabric of rural life and rural culture across classes and across generations. Drawing on the experiences of farmers, the media, artists, writers, children and churches, this collection provides a space for academic inquiry, political and poetic reflection and artistic expression.

Healing the Herds

Healing the Herds

Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine

  • Author: Karen Brown,Daniel Gilfoyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 299
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Healing the Herds: Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine offers a new and exciting comparative approach to the complex interrelationships of microbes, markets, and medicine in the global economy. It draws upon fourteen case studies from the Americas, western Europe, and the European and Japanese colonies to illustrate how the rapid growth of the international trade in animals through the nineteenth century engendered the spread of infectious diseases, sometimes with devastating consequences for indigenous pastoral societies. At different times and across much of the globe, livestock epidemics have challenged social order and provoked state interventions, which were sometimes opposed by pastoralists. The intensification of agriculture has transformed environments, with consequences for animal and human health. But the last two centuries have also witnessed major changes in the way societies have conceptualized diseases and sought to control them. The rise of germ theories and the discovery of vaccines against some infections made it possible to move beyond the blunt tools of animal culls and restrictive quarantines of the past. Nevertheless, these older methods have remained important to strategies of control and prevention, as demonstrated during the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Britain in 2001. From the late nineteenth century, advances in veterinary technologies afforded veterinary scientists a new professional status and allowed them to wield greater political influence. In the European and Japanese colonies, state support for biomedical veterinary science often led to coercive policies for managing the livestock economies of the colonized peoples. In western Europe and North America, public responses to veterinary interventions were often unenthusiastic and reflected a latent distrust of outside interference and state regulation. Politics, economics, and science inform these essays on the history of animal diseases and the expansion in veterinary medicine.

South African Historical Journal

South African Historical Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: South Africa
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Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Lancashire, England
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Typhoid in Uppingham

Typhoid in Uppingham

Analysis of a Victorian Town and School in Crisis, 1875-1877

  • Author: Nigel Richardson
  • Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
  • ISBN: 9781851969913
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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After the Public Heath Acts of 1872 and 1875, British local authorities bore statutory obligations to carry out sanitary improvements. Richardson explores public health strategy and central-local government relations during the mid-nineteenth-century, using the experience of Uppingham, England, as a micro-historical case study. Uppingham is a small (and unusually well-documented) market town which contains a boarding school. Despite legal changes enforcing sanitary reform, the town was hit three times by typhoid in 1875-6.Richardson examines the conduct of those involved in town and school, the economic dependence of the former on the latter, and the opposition to higher rates to pay for sanitary improvement by a local ratepayer 'shopocracy'. He compares the sanitary state of the community with others nearby, and Uppingham School with comparable schools of that era. Improvement was often determined by business considerations rather than medical judgments, and local personalities and events frequently drove national policy in practice. This study illuminates wider themes in Victorian public medicine, including the difficulty of diagnosing typhoid before breakthroughs in bacteriological research, the problems local officialdom faced in implementing reform, and the length of time it took London ideas and practice to filter into rural areas.

Animal Disease and Human Trauma

Animal Disease and Human Trauma

  • Author: Ian Convery,Maggie Mort,Cathy Bailey,Josephine Baxter
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230506978
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Many disasters are approached as if they have a clear beginning, middle and end, but the experience of being in a disaster is often very different. For many victims or survivors, part of what makes particular events so harrowing is a sense that the past, the present and the future are all implicated or affected by what has happened. This book offers ways of thinking about disasters that are non-linear and non-prescriptive. Focusing on the UK Foot and Mouth Disease Disaster of 2001, and drawing on international case studies, this fascinating study explores the lived experience of disasters, looking at how daily lives intersect with dramatic events. Exploring the intersection between `natural` and `technological` disaster, and individual and collective trauma, this book views disaster in its local specificities as well as the wider context of control, risk and debates surrounding the relationship between nature and culture.

Public Understanding of Science

Public Understanding of Science

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Electronic journals
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Environment & Planning

Environment & Planning

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  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: City planning
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Veterinary History

Veterinary History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Veterinary medicine
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British Farmer's Magazine

British Farmer's Magazine

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Agriculture
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Rabies in Britain 1830-2000

Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Rabies in Britain 1830-2000

Rabies in Britain, 1830-2000

  • Author: Neil Pemberton,Michael Worboys
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230542402
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Rabies was a constant threat in Victorian Britain and gripped popular imagination, not least because its human form, hydrophobia, produced a vile death with the mind and body out of control. This book explores the changing understanding of rabies amongst veterinarians, animal welfare campaigners, state officials, politicians and the public.

The American Biology Teacher

The American Biology Teacher

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Biology
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The Salisbury Review

The Salisbury Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Political Science
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Category: American literature
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British Agricultural Policy, 1912-36

British Agricultural Policy, 1912-36

A Study in Conservative Politics

  • Author: Andrew Fenton Cooper
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719028861
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Dun & Bradstreet Exporters' Encyclopaedia

Dun & Bradstreet Exporters' Encyclopaedia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Export marketing
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