Zoobiquity Means One Health, Steve Dale's Pet World


It’s been called one health or comparative medicine, and now the in-vogue term is Zoobiquity to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet.

The 3rd Zoobiquity Conference was held in New York City on November 2, attended by nearly 400 veterinarians, physicians, students and various health professionals at both Rockefeller University and the Bronx Zoo. On my Steve Dale’s Pet World show Sunday (November 10), I will interview Dr. Richard Goldstein, chief medical officer Animal Medical Center in New York City, at 6:30 AM CDT on WGN Radio (720 AM or listen at HERE)

Goldstein helped to organize the Zoobiquity event, and spoke about Lyme disease (as he does around the world). Both dogs and people can get Lyme (even at this time of year – at least until it gets really cold – and even in the big city). Human physicians say they are jealous at what veterinarians can do, the quality of the diagnostic test for Lyme in animal medicine, preventive vaccines are available, and few people wear a preventive tick collar or use a spot on product to prevent tick disease.  Bottom line: We can do more to prevent Lyme in dogs than in people.

The Centers for Disease Control just upped the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year to around 300,000, and most experts suggest even these numbers are under diagnosed.

Also, the Chicago Pet Show is Nov. 9 and 10 at the Kane County Fairgrounds.  With over 150 pet related companies, several petting areas and opportunities to see face to face everything pet related. The premise of this Chicago Pet Show is to help rescues that need forever homes.  Parking is free and adult admission is $7, free for those under 18-years and over 65-years. .

With Bill Moller traveling – Paul Lisnek (filling in for Bill) and Steve team up from 2 to 3 p.m.

at 2:30 it all gets pretty fishy with Doug Poindexter, president World Pet Association to talk about Aquatic Experience – Chicago, held Nov. 15-17 at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

Aquatic Experience – Chicago is the first show in history to combine everything aquatic under one roof.   From saltwater to freshwater with pond and aquatic animals, we’ll have it all.  Fish lovers and wanna be fish lovers as well as retailers are invited for educational seminars and a thriving show floor filled with hobbyists from entry level to the most sophisticated aquarium keepers You’ll see the newest in the world of aquariums. Various speakers will provide fishy education.

Steve and Paul will also interview people in involved in the latest Second City Show as well as the latest American Bar Association show. Of course, I believe lawyers are funny without needing to go on stage. Of all the co-hosts on the planet Paul Lisnek is the smartest….because with age comes wisdom.