Euthanasia and Pain in Canine Patients with Terminal and Chronic-Degenerative Diseases: Ethical and Legal Aspects
| Contributor(s):: Mota-Rojas, D., Domínguez-Oliva, A., Martínez-Burnes, J., Casas-Alvarado, A., Hernández-Ávalos, I.
Euthanasia is commonly performed in veterinary medicine to humanely induce the death of an animal when its quality of life is affected by pain or chronic degenerative diseases. The choice of euthanasia is a bilateral decision that represents a challenge for both the veterinarian and the owner...
End-of-life decisions: A focus group study with German health professionals from human and veterinary medicine
| Contributor(s):: Selter, Felicitas, Persson, Kirsten, Kunzmann, Peter, Neitzke, Gerald
IntroductionAt first glance, human and (companion animal) veterinary medicine share challenging processes in end-of-life (EOL) decision-making. At the same time, treatment options in both professions are substantially different. The potential of an interdisciplinary exchange between both fields...
Life, Death, and Humanity in Veterinary Medicine: Is it Time to Embrace the Humanities in Veterinary Education?
| Contributor(s):: Brosnahan, Margaret M.
Medical humanities is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary field of study that has experienced explosive growth in the United States since the 1960s. Two key components of medical humanities include first, the use of literature, poetry, and visual arts in the education of medical students,...
Search methods that people use to find owners of lost pets
| Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.
Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Blevins Sinski
This study explores the connection between gender, leadership and implementation of best practice strategies to reduce or eliminate euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion animals in animal sheltering organizations. The purpose of this mixed methods study utilizing an online survey and...
How far should we go?
| Contributor(s):: Quain, A.
2021CompanionJuly24-262041-2487EnglishSydney School of Veterinary Science, Australia.text
Address the end of life of the animal in the presence of the children of the familyApproccio al fine vita dell'animale in presenza di bambini
| Contributor(s):: Caux, A., Dattee, V.
Timely Euthanasia in the United States Dairy Industry–Challenges and a Path Forward
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer B. Walker, I. Noa Roman-Muniz, Lily N Edwards-Callaway
Euthanasia is a valuable management tool utilized on dairies to end the suffering of sick or debilitated cows. Euthanasia should be implemented if an animal’s pain cannot be adequately alleviated and if there is a limited chance of recovery. To be humane, euthanasia should be quick,...
Philosophy of a "Good Death" in Small Animals and Consequences for Euthanasia in Animal Law and Veterinary Practice
| Contributor(s):: Kirsten Persson, Felicitas Selter, Gerald Neitzke, Peter Kunzmann
Moral stress is a major concern in veterinary practice. Often, it is associated with the challenges in end-of-life situations. Euthanasia, however, is also meant to bring relief to animal patients and their owners. The reasons for the moral strain euthanizing animals causes to professional...
Dairy Cattle Euthanasia-Focus Groups Exploring the Perspectives of Brazilians Working in the Dairy Cattle Industry
| Contributor(s):: Merenda, V. R., de Oliveira, E. B., Fowler, H. N., Pairis-Garcia, M. D.
The objective of this study was to explore perspectives and attitudes about euthanasia specific to the Brazilian dairy cattle industry. Twenty-five Brazilian citizens (13 veterinarians, 4 animal scientists, 3 professors, 3 researchers, 1 dairy owner, and 1 caretaker) participated in one of...
Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.
Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...
The Good Life, the Good Death: Companion Animals and Euthanasia
| Contributor(s):: Eva Meijer
In this paper, I investigate the relevance of a relational approach to nonhuman animal euthanasia, focusing on companion animals. Recent scholarship in animal ethics, political philosophy and different fields of animal studies argues for viewing other animals as subjects, instead of as objects...
An Exploratory Study of Veterinary Professionals' Self-Reported Support of Bereaved Clients Before, During, and After Companion Animal Euthanasia in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P., Coe, J. B., Niel, L.
Exploring pet owners' experiences and self-reported satisfaction and grief following companion animal euthanasia
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Coe, J. B., Meehan, M., Niel, L.
Humanely Ending the Life of Animals: Research Priorities to Identify Alternatives to Carbon Dioxide
| Contributor(s):: Aline R. Steiner, Shannon Axiak Flammer, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Charlotte Berg, Regula Bettschart-Wolfensberger, Rebeca García Pinillos, Huw D.R. Golledge, Michael Marahrens, Robert Meyer, Tobias Schnitzer, Michael J. Toscano, Patricia V. Turner, Daniel M. Weary, Thomas C. Gent
The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) for stunning and killing animals is considered to compromise welfare due to air hunger, anxiety, fear, and pain. Despite decades of research, no alternatives have so far been found that provide a safe and reliable way to induce unconsciousness in groups of...
Shelters Reflect but Cannot Solve Underlying Problems with Relinquished and Stray Animals—A Retrospective Study of Dogs and Cats Entering and Leaving Shelters in Denmark from 2004 to 2017
| Contributor(s):: Peter Sandøe, Janne B.H. Jensen, Frank Jensen, Søren Saxmose Nielsen
Data covering about 90% of the estimated intake of dogs and cats to Danish shelters from 2004 to 2017 were used to study the effects of tight control of dogs and of efforts to increase shelter services for unwanted or stray cats. During the period, there was a low and decreasing intake of dogs,...
Evaluation of euthanasia of sheep with intravenous saturated salt solutions to enable the collection of whole, intact brains
| Contributor(s):: Stanger, K. J., Kells, N. J., Fisher, A. D., Jubb, T., Rault, J. L., Johnson, C.
Comparison of penetrating and non-penetrating captive bolt in an alternative occipital approach in calves
| Contributor(s):: Collins, S. L., Kull, J., Benham, C., Krawczel, P., Donohue, K. D., Caldwell, M.
Evaluation of brainstem disruption following penetrating captive-bolt shot in isolated cattle heads: comparison of traditional and alternative shot-placement landmarks
| Contributor(s):: Gilliam, J. N., Shearer, J. K., Bahr, R. J., Crochik, S., Woods, J., Hill, J., Reynolds, J., Taylor, J. D.
Comparison of novel mechanical cervical dislocation and a modified captive bolt for on-farm killing of poultry on behavioural reflex responses and anatomical pathology
| Contributor(s):: Martin, J. E., McKeegan, D. E. F., Sparrey, J., Sandilands, V.