Shelter medicine is a small animal herd health discipline that is becoming an emerging area of specialization. This discipline rose from difficulties that shelter veterinarians face every day in local community shelters or supporting associations that protect the interests of animal well-being. The demands of veterinary health care when dogs, cats and other animals are housed together are so myriad, that demonstrates the necessity to establish protocols, standards, guidelines and the need to perform scientific investigations in shelter settings. Shelter Medicine also considers the demands of the community striving to find ways to reduce euthanasia and increasing the numbers of animals adopted. This thesis expects to describe the overall importance of Shelter Medicine and its main contents showing at the same time a practical evaluation application in a local Humane Society, in the USA, of the shelter medicine theoretical information available.
Mason N McLary
|Publisher||Universidade Técnica de Lisboa|
|Location of Publication||Lisbon, Portugal|
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