Veterinarians, physicians explore overlap between animal and human health

Veterinarians and physicians gathered over the weekend for a conference that connected the dots between human and animal health. At Zoobiquity, veterinarians and physicians paired up to attend talks and participate in rounds at the Bronx Zoo, all while exposing and learning from the similarities and overlap between human and animal health conditions. "There are more similarities than there are differences between the species," said oncologist Larry Norton. "When these similarities [in illness] arise, they convey important information. The more knowledge we have about cancer in mammals, for example, the more we can help all the mammals -- whether it's humans or the animals."

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