‘The Ark’s Cargo’ Key to Nation-building in Developing World

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New Memoir from Former International Veterinarian William W. Buisch, DVM.

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Our international involvement and personal interaction in animal and public health programs improves the health, welfare and stability of nations worldwide. The trust and friendships developed dramatically increase and, as a result, benefit us all.

“The Ark’s Cargo: For the Love of Animals” tells the uplifting story of William W. Buisch, DVM, who overcame homelessness to travel much of the developing world as an international veterinarian for the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Buisch’s work took him from the shores of the Caribbean to the vast Serengeti Plains in order to work with animals to improve their health, welfare and productivity, while simultaneously educating the public on the important role animals play in society.

“Our international involvement and personal interaction in animal and public health programs improves the health, welfare and stability of nations worldwide. The trust and friendships developed dramatically increase and, as a result, benefit us all,” he says.

A one-of-a-kind memoir, “The Ark’s Cargo” depicts a veterinarian working across a wide expanse of cultures facing challenges with native wildlife and local people alike. Buisch chronicles his adventures in places such as Central and South America, where he faced the ravages of a black jaguar in Panama and fended off drug lords in Columbia.

Chiefly, Buisch stresses the importance of minimizing livestock diseases and developing economic stability in marginal societies through animal health and improved productivity.

“We as a society can better address the needs of those who live on meager incomes or are impoverished,” Buisch says. “It is my hope that the reader will have a better understanding of these needs, how they may be met and the role each of us can play to improve the health and productivity needs of planet Earth.”

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William W. Buisch, DVM is a retired international veterinarian with the United States Department of Agriculture. He coordinated two revisions of “Foreign Animal Diseases,” published by the United States Animal Health Association.

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