Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions
Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...
Grief for pets: Part 2: Realistic client care so that you 'do no harm'
Research indicates that many clients think about their animal companions' deaths while the animals are still well, and would like their veterinarians to lead discussions about end-of-life issues. However, most veterinarians are unaware of this. Moreover, they have not been trained in how pet loss...
Interventions for improving employment outcomes among individuals with spinal cord injury: A systematic review
Contributor(s):: Trenaman, L. M., Miller, W. C., Escorpizo, R., the, Scire Research Team
Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt
Contributor(s):: Mikhail, Alan
Selected Employee Attributes And Perceptions Regarding Methods And Animal Welfare Concerns Associated With Swine Euthanasia
Contributor(s):: John Steven Matthis
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between selected employee attributes and employees' perceptions regarding swine euthanasia, and to explore employees' animal welfare concerns associated with swine euthanasia. This study establishes the most prevalent personality...
An introduction to developmental problems in puppy hood
Contributor(s):: Hargrave, C.
Many veterinary staff wondered why the Companion Animal Welfare Council, that conducted independent studies into the welfare, care and treatment of companion animals, concluded that the minimum standard of accredited qualification for professionals instructing a puppy class should be at level 4...
Barking in home alone suburban dogs ( Canis familiaris) in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Stevenson, M., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
The aim of this study was to establish expected average parameters for barking in normal suburban dogs in New Zealand (defined as dogs with no history of problem or nuisance barking) that are left alone for 8 hours during the day, with indoor/outdoor access, and are walked daily. Parameters...
Behavioural first aid advice for new puppy owners
The veterinary nurse is an essential source of advice for many new puppy owners and advice given at the start of the creation of the human-pet bond will affect not only the quality of that relationship, but also the development and behavioural repertoire of the young dog. Advice on choosing the...
Client education benefits all: patient, client and practice
Contributor(s):: Aitken, E.
The education of clients by the veterinary nurse is an important role, which helps to improve animal welfare. From the very simple waiting room displays to the more time-consuming clinics and client evenings, there are methods to suit various situations with associated benefits for the patient,...
Four core communication skills of highly effective practitioners
Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. R.
For 40 years, medical researchers have been studying physician-patient interactions, and the results of these studies have yielded three basic conclusions: physician-patient interactions have an impact on patient health, patient and physician satisfaction, adherence to medical recommendations,...
Small animal behavioral triage: a guide for practitioners
Contributor(s):: Martin, K. M., Martin, D., Shaw, J. K.
Behavioral concerns are the principal cause of a weakened human-animal bond and pet relinquishment. Triaging behavioral concerns and providing early intervention may be the difference between a patient remaining in its current home or relinquishment. Prevention and intervention behavior services...
The impact of pet loss: an update on the research and evidence-based ways to help grieving clients
Grief on an animal's death is a normal reaction. However, although some support resources are available, including counsellors, helplines and online fora, there is little collective societal understanding of pet owners' grief. In addition to personal and situational factors (e.g. age, coping...
The political economy of land grabs in Malawi: investigating the contribution of limphasa sugar corporation to rural development
Contributor(s):: Chinsinga, B., Chasukwa, M., Zuka, S. P.
Though a recent phenomenon, land grabs have generated considerable debate that remains highly polarized. In this debate, one view presents land deals as a path to sustainable and transformative rural development through capital accumulation, infrastructural development, technology transfer, and...
The use of in-depth interviews to understand the process of treating lame dairy cows from the farmers' perspective
Contributor(s):: Horseman, S. V., Roe, E. J., Huxley, J. N., Bell, N. J., Mason, C. S., Whay, H. R.
Interventions aimed at improving animal welfare on farms may be more successful if greater attention is paid to the points of view of farmers. For example, understanding how different dairy farmers detect lame cows, decide to treat them, get them to the point of treatment, and how practical...
A survey of veterinarians in the US: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues
Contributor(s):: Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W.
A stressful aspect of veterinary medicine is the euthanasia of animals, especially companion animals. The veterinarian must relate to both the suffering animal and the grieving client. An objective of this project was to assess veterinarians' need for training on how to help themselves and their...
Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats
Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.
Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity
Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.
Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009
Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.
Cruelty towards domestic cats
Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Maioka, P. C.
Dichotomy in the emotional approaches of caretakers of free-roaming cats in urban feeding groups: findings from in-depth interviews
Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.
Although the occurrence of cat-caretaking of free-roaming cats is widespread, particularly so in countries with a climate suitable for cats to reproduce year-round, our knowledge of this relationship is still incomplete. People who engage in daily activities of feeding and caring for groups of...