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Exploring the Role of Communication in Companion Animal Obesity in the Veterinary Practice
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Contributor(s):: Alexandra Phillips, Cindy Adams (adviser)
Veterinarians are tasked with an important communication challenge when treating obese cats and dogs, as obesity among pets remains a prevalent health and welfare concern. Our objectives were to 1) foster further understanding of the owner and veterinary perspectives of the complex factors that...
Nov 03 2017
2017 North Carolina Veterinary Conference
Beyond One Health—Zoological Medicine in the Anthropocene
Contributor(s):: Chris Walzer
In contrast to some of the well-established core disciplines of veterinary medicine, such as radiology, surgery, and internal medicine, zoological medicine is often perceived as a relatively recent development. However, as early as 1831, local veterinary practitioner Charles Spooner became the...
Investigating cruelty to animals in private and commercial settings
Contributor(s):: Catherine Mary Tiplady
This thesis examines animal abuse occurring in the context of domestic violence, among animals encountered by veterinarians in practice and in media broadcasts of animal cruelty. Whilst the focus on the thesis is on animal abuse within a domestic violence context, I have also studied...
Oct 23 2017
AVMA Annual Economic Summit
Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship
Contributor(s):: Fox, R., Gee, N. R.
This paper explores the changing nature of companion animal-human relationships in Britain over the past 30 years. This period has seen rapid change in attitudes and practices towards companion animals, with notable advances in medical treatment, nutrition, and understanding of non-human animal...
Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten
Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.
This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.
Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor housing has been associated with health issues, such as chronic lower urinary tract signs, and...
Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare
Contributor(s):: Vogl, C. R., Vogl-Lukasser, B., Walkenhorst, M.
Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been undertaken investigating farmers' local knowledge related to this issue. Ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM)...
Practices and perceptions of animal contact and associated health outcomes in pregnant women and new mothers
Contributor(s):: Weng, HsinYi, Ankrom, K.
Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...
Forming an end of life hospice/Pawspice service
Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.
Practitioners who support the human-animal bond can organize a team to provide end of life hospice/'Pawspice' care services in their hospitals. Selected staff can acquire communication skills needed to deal with end of life care issues. Pawspice carers often express worry, disappointment, fear,...
A survey of veterinarians' attitudes toward euthanasia of companion animals in Japan
Contributor(s):: Sugita, H., Irimajiri, M.
This study investigated veterinarians' attitudes toward euthanasia of companion animals in Japan. A nationwide survey was conducted with 932 veterinarians in small animal practices. It examined the number of times they administered euthanasia, their moral criteria for choosing euthanasia for...
Do all dogs go to heaven? Investigating the association between demographic characteristics and beliefs about animal afterlife
Contributor(s):: Royal, K. D., Kedrowicz, A. A., Snyder, A. M.
The purpose of this research was to explore American's beliefs about animal afterlife based on key demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, geographic region, religion/faith, and pet ownership. We attained a large and diverse sample of respondents (n=800) using Amazon's Mechanical...
The Role of Veterinary Education in Safety Policies for Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D. M., Siebens, H. C., Freeman, L. M.
An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children
Contributor(s):: Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.
Study of the Levels of Human-Human and Human-Animal Empathy in Veterinary Medical Students from Chile
Contributor(s):: Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D., Tadich, T.
Bereavement: How We, Our Staff, and Our Clients Face It
Contributor(s):: Hess, L.
Guardians' Perceptions of Dogs' Welfare and Behaviors Related to Visiting the Veterinary Clinic
Contributor(s):: Mariti, C., Pierantoni, L., Sighieri, C., Gazzano, A.
Veterinarians' role in clients' decision-making regarding seriously ill companion animal patients
Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.
Oct 07 2017
5th International Veterinary Social Work Summit