[Zoobiuity Books ] Free Download as Kindle ePUB By Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Vior is on the same spectrum as less destructive forms of grooming as my veterinarian colleagues would suggest then self mutilation is truly grooming gone wild p 168The book
full of observations anecdotes and case studies that make the reader pause and think about his or her behaviors that are usually so automatic they are rarely examined for any deeper psychological or evolutionary meaning We can learn a lot from seeing how our animal cousins behave and human doctors could benefit from spending time talking to veterinarians about commonalities among their patients Overall this book is an amazing synthesis of facts from the human and veterinary perspectives with an overarching theme about the importance of one health In summary this book is about how
is full of observations anecdotes and case studies that make the reader pause and think about his or her
humans and animals live die evolve get sick heal in their natural settings and animals live die evolve get sick heal in their natural settings a plethora of interesting other topics Highly recommend to anyone interested in medicine science animals public health and one health 1010The Good This book is written so so well There is a lot of information in it and definitely fact dense but it doesn t read dry or heavy at all The author does an incredible ob synthesizing facts and interesting stories and anecdotes making this book interesting and engaging throughout Zoobiuity is a term coined by They had me at stallion with erectile dysfunction Couldn t put it down and I m not a big non fiction person Also bought it for my parents and then found my eleven year old reading it So there you go I honestly cannot think of anyone who wouldn t benefit from reading this book Natterson Horowitz is a doctor who was asked to do cardiovascular surgery on a tamarin While trying to reassure the monkey pre surgery she learned about the risks of a condition called capture myopathy found in animals She s shocked to find this condition well studied So far this is not going well She s acting like she discovered something new then leaves an incorrect impression about how when animal human medicine diverged so much It s really new then leaves an incorrect impression about how when animal human medicine diverged so much It s really topic worthy of discussion in this book I hope she gives it time If she doesn t I won t be finishing the book As it is most of her examples are fairly ridiculous so far Well read thoughThe book has gotten better but I m reeling I ve known uite a few doctors vets The best often explained things to us in terms of animals vice versa My uncle a couple of other vets used to fix up people as needed We ve always swapped medicines with our animals Anyone who has raised animals kids knows there s a lot of similarities both physically psychologically I read synopsis of a lot of scientific animal studies so it s uite daunting to listen to this highly trained doctor admit to this level of ignoranceShe confesses to being cloistered from the real world as a top cardiologist psychiatrist She points out admits to the snobbery of the medical community how the top doctors like neurosurgeons look down on mere vets even though it s tougher to get into vet school She also correctly points out that vets look down on human doctors since they merely work on one species of animal one that can usually talk but similarities between species is all news to her That s some ivory tower she s been living in It s scary Update I tried but the woman is The Witch’s Warning (Aberrations just too divorced from reality I guess that s what comes of devoting yourself to as much study as she has growing up without any pets It sust too much to bear though You d think she d realize how much she owes to animal studies already but she seems clueless How a heart surgeon could be is beyond me I don t know what crazy theories they teach in shrink school now but again you d think she d realize people have animal urges didn t emerge as from the caves very long ago by evolutionary standards She really needs to go live on a farm for a few year. Mushrooms stallions self mutilate and gorillas experience clinical depression Natterson Horowitz and science writer Kathryn Bowers have dubbed this pan species approach to medicine zoobiuity Here they present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind exploring how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose treat and heal patients of all speci. Natterson Horowitz a cardiologist psychiatrist draws a distinct link between shared conditions and diseases in all of the animal kingdom I liked this as a chaser for Frans de Waal s books I ve read on animal intelligence I ve had this on my TBR for a long time I am so glad I finally picked it upThis on my TBR for a long time I am so glad I finally
it upThis an engaging at how medical doctors confer with veterinarians which doesn t happen as often as it should The chapters are divided into various ailments and diseases and the connectionsPicked It UpThis An Engaging
made sense It seems the tides are turning and these doctors confersense It seems the tides are turning and these doctors confer If you love animals and our connection to their world I definitely recommend this one This book was good enough but could have been so much better The overall theme is that there are significant parallels between human and animal health that have been overlooked due to the bifurcation of human and veterinary medicine this is explored through chapters on problems like cancer substance abuse heart ailments and self harm It turns out that some recent discoveries in human health have long been known analogously by vets so we should look for connections to improve health for members of every species So far so good The book was written by a doctor collaborating with a science ournalist and the dumbed down additions to the text stand out so much they may as well have been printed in a different color In other words a common genetic blueprint instructed the embryos of Shamu Secretariat and Kate Middleton to grow different yet homologous limbs steering flippers thundering hooves and regal waving arms I probably don t need to uote the sentence that came before to make it obvious that this gloss is unnecessary for comprehension Now multiply that across the entire book And yet the paragraphs that I assume were written by the doctor are perfectly pleasant to read and don t reuire this kind of dressing up unless you assume the audience consists of recalcitrant 10th gradersI m not entirely sure this book deserves to be damned with two stars instead of three or my magazine article as book tag The central thesis is worthwhile and lots of the examples are interesting But the presentation borders on Natalie Angier ish and the examples pile up in a way that tells you about horses or koalas than the developing field of one health It did make me impatient and seemed less thoughtful than Spillover which deals with similar material Eye opening though hyper focused on salacious topics like sex and cutting One phrase sums up the premise Our physical body structures evolved over hundreds of millions of years Perhaps modern human emotions too have evolved over millenniaExcerpts Koalas in Australia are in the middle of a rampant epidemic of chlamydia Veterinarians there are racing to produce a koala chlamydia vaccineChimpanzees in the wild experience depression and sometimes die of itAll living organisms including plants are long lost relativesWhether it s a hagfish excreting a protective coating of slime over a clutch of eggs or a Gombe chimp demonstrating a termite fishing techniue to a uvenile animal parents of all kinds are invested in how their transitioning offspring fareTrillions of invisible creatures make our intestines their home a dark teeming world scientists call the microbiome as few as 1 out of every 10 cells in our bodies may actually be humanWithin our microbiomes there are two dominant groups of bacteria the firmicutes and bacteroidetes these bacteria break down food we can t digest on our own The geneticists made an interesting discovery obese humans had a higher proportion of firmicutes in their intestines lean humans had bacteroidetes As the obese humans lost weight over the course of a year the microflora in their guts started looking like lean individualsDragonflies these insects are amongst the fittes. New York Times BestsellerA Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012An O The Oprah Magazine “Summer Reading” PickFinalist 2013 AAASSubaru SBF Prize for Excellence in Science BooksDo animals overeat Get breast cancer Have fainting spells Inspired by an eye opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo which revealed that a monkey experienced the same symptoms of heart failure as her human patients ca. .
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T animals on earth Extraordinarily lean and muscular over 300 million years dragonflies have evolved so perfectly to the acrobatic demands of hovering bobbing and looping the loop Marden calls them world class elite animal athletes Gradually Watts challenged #The Bears Tastebuds She Traded Mango For Apple Then Spinach #bears tastebuds she traded mango for apple then spinach peppers and tomatoes Soon when the keepers showed up for a meal the bears were as enthusiastic as human foodies sniffing out the exotic offerings at a new gastropubRecently a 3rd year veterinary student was holding a free vaccination clinic for neighborhood dogs
and cats She was approached by a local woman who angrily askedcats She was approached by a local woman who angrily asked the animals received free healthcare while the people were left to fend for themselves The resourceful student Brittany King set to work creating a One Health Clinic Intellectually illuminating Sensational If you fail to read Zoobiuity you ll miss out on understanding the most important paradigm to reemerge since the Age of Enlightenment Life is high school there are Kingdom of Souls (Kingdom of Souls, jocks and nerds and stoners along a carefully graduated and strictly maintained social order It is true in medicine as well At the top are the brain and cardiac surgeons and at the bottom the Family Practice physicians note that the hierarchy has nothing to do with who actually saves lives And veterinarians Please the average doctor wouldust as soon consult a Ouija board This is unfortunate because as Zoobiuity shows human doctors could learn a lot from their veterinary colleagues The amount of overlap between humans and other kinds of animals is considerable and results in some illuminating observations about psychology etiology and evolutionary biologyThe author is a cardiologist who also consults at the Los Angeles zoo so she has seen plenty of cases of convergent behavior and illness and each chapter of the book covers a different broad category such as sex addiction virology and psychological conditions like self harm Each is illuminated with case studies showing a gradient of behavior that stretches across the animal kingdom in which humankind is simply one data point on the continuum In addition some behaviors which are considered pathological in humans have clear evolutionary roots that were at one time successful survival strategies successful in the sense that they allowed the animal to live long enough to reproduce and pass along the genes for the behavior The chapter on addiction starts with her describing the drug safe in her office an elaborate contraption of timers and passwords where access to each different type of drug is isolated from the others It is designed of course to prevent theft by doctors and nurses struggling with their own demons The most insightful parts of the chapter deal with what we have learned from animals about addiction as rewardrelief and how that can point us toward humane and effective treatmentsSubstance abusers can learn healthy behaviors that provide the same albeit less potent good feelings they used to seek from a bottle a pill or a needle In fact that may be what makes some rehab programs so effective for certain addicts If you look at the behaviors these program encourage socializing companionship anticipation planning and purpose they re all part of an ancient calibrated system that doles out internal neurochemical rewards p 109The chapter on self harm sees it as a troubling manifestation on the far end of what started out as grooming behavior similar to addiction in its anticipationrewardrelease cycleRelease and relief those are the same reasons cutters give for why they cut The same intensity and promise of sudden relief we might get from pulling a single strand of hair or picking a pimple dialed way way up leads cutters to carve lines in their skin with razor blades If we accept that this beha. Rdiologist Barbara Natterson Horowitz embarked upon a project that would reshape how she practiced medicine Beginning with the above uestions she began informally researching every affliction that she encountered in humans to learn whether it happened with animals too And usually it did dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer koalas can catch chlamydia reindeer seek narcotic escape in hallucinogenic.