Conducting Dog Health Programs in Indigenous Communities: A Veterinary Guide

Written by Dr Samantha Phelan, Conducting Dog Health Programs in Indigenous Communities: A Veterinary Guide is an indispensable tool for individuals and organisations seeking to establish sustainable and culturally appropriate animal health programs in Indigenous communities. Dr Phelan is a Northern Territory-based veterinarian with significant field experience in remote Indigenous communities. It provides practical information and resources for local government, community organisations, environmental health workers, and others interested in the health and well-being of animals, their owners and their communities.

The manual includes discussion of:

  • History and importance of dog programs
  • Community development theories and planning
  • What to take, what to expect
  • Zoonoses: myths and realities
  • Commonly encountered diseases and other conditions
  • Parasite control protocols
  • Population control
  • Basic business requirements