28. 2. 2023


Ludek Broz, Frédéric Keck and Kerstin Weich edited a research topic of Frontiers in Veterinary Science focusing on veterinary anthropology that has emerged in the last five years as a new domain of research in the wake of ethnographic and historical studies of zoonotic diseases, such as avian influenza, swine influenza, rabies, or plague. This Research Topic aims to stimulate further development of this (sub)field by broadening its empirical and analytical focus to produce new general understandings of how veterinary knowledge and practices mediate changing relationships between humans and animals. Based on the model of medical anthropology, and bringing questions from animal studies, veterinary anthropology is an anthropology both of vets and with vets: it follows vets across varied arenas where they meet the challenges of new demands from humans and animals in ways that can fundamentally alter relations between the two and the socio-ecological contexts in which they exist.


Veterinary anthropology: Samples from an emerging field (2023)

Ludek Broz, Frédéric Keck and Kerstin Weich


Avian Influenza Risk Environment: Live Bird Commodity Chains in Chattogram, Bangladesh (2021)

Erling Høg, Guillaume Fournié, Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Rashed Mahmud, Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Tony Barnett


Diverging Discourses: Animal Health Challenges and Veterinary Care in Northern Uganda (2022)

Anna Arvidsson, Klara Fischer, Kjell Hansen, Susanna Sternberg-Lewerin and Erika Chenais


Medicine, Value, and Knowledge in the Veterinary Clinic: Questions for and From Medical Anthropology and the Medical Humanities (2022)

Jane Desmond


A Feminist Ethic of Care for the Veterinary Profession (2022)

Vanessa Ashall


Islam and Veterinary Science: Rethinking Animal Suffering Through Islamic Animal Ethics and the Evolving Definition of Halal Slaughter (2022)

En-Chieh Chao


Vets and Vaccines: A Discursive Analysis of Pet Vaccine Critique (2022)

Pru Hobson-West