LIVE: Similarities in Animals and Humans: Health and Ecosystem Impacts

By Speaker: Dr. Mike Walsh • Published: January 18th, 2014
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Sleep patterns, obesity, exercise – many of the things we think of in terms of human health affect animals as well. Many diseases that affect animals also affect humans, and vice-versa. Some similarities may be more commonly known than others, but Dr. Mike Walsh, co-director of UF’s Aquatic Animal Health program, will discuss the many ways in which animals are “just like us” on this episode. Whether animals are wild, domesticated pets, are part of captive populations in aquariums or zoologic parks, how their health is managed makes a difference to all of us.