Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety is one of the most rapidly developing subject areas in veterinary science. In its broadest sense, this subject area deals with the complex interaction of animal and human health our shared environment. All developed societies employ veterinarians in the prevention of zoonotic diseases, and the assurance of public health and food safety. This book is the first to bring together key areas of current concern in veterinary public health and food safety in one single volume. From analysing risk sources to exploring modern approaches in food safety assurance, this timely book is an ideal reference for those working, studying or researching in this field. As well as bringing together established areas of research and interest, this book also includes completely new topics of concern such as risks associated with obesity and risk management in petting farms and in water sports. * Edited and written by international experts in the field; * An ideal textbook and reference; * Many illustrations and photographs, including some in colour.