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Healthy dogs, healthy communities: evaluating the impact of new interdiscplinary interventions to enhance dog health and welfare in remote Indigenous communities

 

Overview

This project examined the relationships which exist between culturally appropriate education, dog health and safety and human health and wellbeing, in Indigenous rural and remote communities.

The Healthy dogs, healthy communities project used information about the current levels of dog health and safety to develop educational intervention programs. These programs were then used as a basis to improve the health and safety of community dogs with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of the people living in these Indigenous communities.

The project was jointly funded by the Australian Research Council linkage grant, Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) New South Wales, Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association and IDEXX Laboratories Australia.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Contacts

University of Sydney
Faculty of Veterinary Science
NSW 2006
Ph: (02) 9351 2222
Camperdown Campus
Ph: (02) 9351 8783
Camden Campus
Ph: (02) 9351 1665

Related publications

Dixon RM, Dixon RJ, Constable S (2007)

Risky journeys: the development of best practice adult educational programs to Indigenous people in rural and remote communities.

International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations; 7(4): 231-240

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Last updated: 13 September 2013
 
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