A One Health approach is necessary to prevent zoonotic diseases associated with NTPs

Prevention and control of zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial resistance requires a One Health approach. This approach includes identifying of host, pathogen, and environmental factors that influence the risk of disease; promoting animal husbandry and welfare; understanding the industry operations and regulatory frameworks; and developing interventions and educational campaigns that can be implemented in the many settings, at home or away from home, where people come in contact with NTPs. Partners involved in a One Health approach to preventing NTP zoonoses are government agencies including public health and animal health officials; NTP industry including breeders distributors,and retailers including pet and agricultural industry employers and employees; industry groups, professional associations, and affiliated non-governmental organizations; human and animal healthcare providers; nontraditional pet owners; and other relevant One Health partners.