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RAISING CATTLE AND EATING MEAT: Rinderpest, Measles, and Mad Cow Disease

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses diseases affecting livestock and their consequences. Topics covered include rinderpest, a deadly form of plague that can occur among domesticated cows, sheep, and goats; ... More


Anglo-French Colonial Co-operation and its Impact in West Africa, 1945–1949

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The aim of the British Colonial Office was to ensure that colonial co-operation in Africa produced practical measures to bring benefits to Africans. However, colonial officials in Britain were ... More


Meat, Mercy, Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial Bengal, 1850-1920

Samiparna Samanta

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190129132
eISBN:
9780190993948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129132.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This book uses the lens of humanitarian debates to understand the nature of British colonialism in India. It demonstrates that with emergence of new notions of public health in late 19th-century ... More


Shaping the Serengeti Ecosystem

Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Andy Dobson, Simon A. R. Mduma, and Kristine L. Metzger

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter outlines the historical events that have shaped the nature of the Serengeti ecosystem and the surrounding human populations. Currently, the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is an area of some ... More


The Multiple Roles of Infectious Diseases in the Serengeti Ecosystem

Sarah Cleaveland, Craig Packer, Katie Hampson, Magai Kaare, Richard Kock, Meggan Craft, Tiziana Limbo, Titus Mlengeya, and Andy Dobson

in Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes research on specific pathogens that illustrates the multiple roles of infectious diseases in the Serengeti, including (a) impacts on individual hosts (canine distemper virus); ... More


Risk

Chris Otter

in Diet for a Large Planet: Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226697109
eISBN:
9780226705965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705965.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the emergence of several unpredictable food crises which appeared after 1800. These particular crises centred on adulteration (particularly of milk), imported epizootics ... More


Beasts, murrains, and veterinary health

Saurabh Mishra

in Beastly encounters of the Raj: Livelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089725
eISBN:
9781781708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089725.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter argues that the colonial state largely adopted a hands-off or non-interventionist policy when it came to the question of health of ‘public cattle’ in India. This was largely because the ... More


Ticks, germs, and bacteriological research

Saurabh Mishra

in Beastly encounters of the Raj: Livelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089725
eISBN:
9781781708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089725.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter will look at bacteriological developments that took place in India in the context of animal diseases such as rinderpest, surra, and glanders. It is a striking fact that the ... More


The Politics of Care: Veterinarians and Humanitarians

Samiparna Samanta

in Meat, Mercy, Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial Bengal, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190129132
eISBN:
9780190993948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129132.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter builds up the first case study of the book by examining the trajectory of diseased animals. It investigates how rinderpest or the Calcutta Epizootic of 1864 came to be constructed as a ... More


Meat: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Samiparna Samanta

in Meat, Mercy, Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial Bengal, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190129132
eISBN:
9780190993948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129132.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

While there had always remained a close relationship between animals and human disease, until the mid-20th century however, medical knowledge on the boundary between animal and human health remained ... More


Serengeti Shall Not Die

Thomas M. Lekan

in Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199843671
eISBN:
9780190935375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199843671.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the politics of scientific knowledge and visual representation of savanna environments in Bernhard and Michael Grzimek’s bestselling book and Academy Award–winning documentary ... More


A Weakness for the Maasai

Thomas M. Lekan

in Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199843671
eISBN:
9780190935375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199843671.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ground-level debates over pastoral land rights that lay outside the aerial camera’s frame in Serengeti Shall Not Die. When the British gazetted Serengeti National Park in ... More


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