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  1. Mortality resulting from undesirable behaviours in dogs aged under three years attending primary-care veterinary practices in England

    Contributor(s):: Boyd, C., Jarvis, S., McGreevy, P. D., Heath, S., Church, D. B., Brodbelt, D. C., O'Neill, D. G.

  2. Evaluation of the CASH Dispatch Kit combined with alternative shot placement landmarks as a single-step euthanasia method for cattle of various ages

    Contributor(s):: Gilliam, J. N., Woods, J., Hill, J., Shearer, J. K., Reynolds, J., Taylor, J. D.

  3. Humane euthanasia of neonates II: field study of the effectiveness of the Zephyr EXL non-penetrating captive-bolt system for euthanasia of newborn piglets

    Contributor(s):: Grist, A., Knowles, T. G., Wotton, S. B.

  4. Electroencephalographic responses of anaesthetised rats to carbon dioxide inhalation

    Contributor(s):: Kells, N. J., Beausoleil, N. J., McIlhone, A. E., Johnson, C. B.

  5. Electroencephalographic responses of anaesthetised pigs to intraperitoneal injection of sodium pentobarbital

    Contributor(s):: Kells, N. J., Beausoleil, N. J., Sutherland, M. A., Johnson, C. B.

  6. Reply to Crawford et al.: Why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Is an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat Management

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter J. Wolf, Jacquie Rand, Helen Swarbrick, Daniel D. Spehar, Jade Norris

    The recently published article, ‘A Case of Letting the Cat out of the Bag—Why Trap-Neuter-Return Is Not an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat (Felis catus) Management,’ by Crawford et al. warrants rebuttal. The case presented in the paper, opposing the initiation of TNR trials in...

  7. Social Enterprise as a Model to Improve Live Release and Euthanasia Rates in Animal Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Thomsen, J., Thomsen, B., Copeland, K., Coose, S., Blackwell, S., Dante, V.

  8. Grief for pets – Part 2: Avoiding compassion fatigue

    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Hewson

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses, and it can result in compassion fatigue. There seems to have been little acknowledgement of this in the workplace or the literature, and we lack research on prevalence, risk factors...

  9. Chapter 23 - Following the Loss of a Companion Animal: Aftercare and Pet Loss Support

    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Goldberg, Sandra Brackenridge

  10. A Case of Letting the Cat out of The Bag—Why Trap-Neuter-Return Is Not an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat (Felis catus) Management

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather M. Crawford, Michael C. Calver, Patricia A. Fleming

    Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs, in which stray cats are captured, neutered and returned to the environment are advocated as a humane, ethical alternative to euthanasia. We review the TNR literature in light of current debate over whether or not there should be further TNR trials in...

  11. Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Euthanasia in Equine Practice

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    | Contributor(s):: Svenja Springer, Florien Jenner, Alexander Tichy, Herwig Grimm

    Euthanasia of companion animals is a challenging responsibility in the veterinary profession since veterinarians have to consider not only medical, but also legal, economic, emotional, social, and ethical factors in decision-making. To this end; an anonymous questionnaire-based survey of...

  12. Historical Perspective of Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Cooney, K.

  13. Herd-Level on-Farm Mortality in Extensively Managed Beef Herds

    | Contributor(s):: Mõtus, Kerli, Niine, Tarmo, Viltrop, Arvo, Emanuelson, Ulf

    The herd on-farm mortality rate is an indicator of herd animal health and welfare status. The aim of the present study was to describe herd-level on-farm mortality rates and to identify risk factors that contribute to high herd mortality rates. Online or postal questionnaires were sent to 676...

  14. Integrated Return-To-Field and Targeted Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return Programs Result in Reductions of Feline Intake and Euthanasia at Six Municipal Animal Shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar, Peter J. Wolf

    For decades, animal shelters in the U.S. have sought to reduce the number of cats that are impounded and euthanized. Since the 1990s, low-cost sterilization campaigns aimed at owned cats have achieved varying levels of success in meeting these objectives. Over a similar time period, the use of...

  15. Companion-Animal Caregiver Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding End-of-Life Care

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, Roschelle A., Pierce, Jessica

    Although awareness of end-of-life care is growing within the veterinary field and there appears to be consumer demand for these services, it is unclear exactly what caregivers know about end-of-life options for their companion animals. Are companion-animal caregivers aware of the range of options...

  16. In Praise of Dead Pets: An Investigation into the Content and Function of Human-Style Pet Eulogies

    | Contributor(s):: Rennard, Jane, Greening, Linda, Williams, Jane M.

    Few socially recognized death customs are available for bereaved pet owners, who may experience adverse mental health as a result of disenfranchisement and other complications surrounding pet loss. Additionally, pet owners can experience complex grief when the death is by euthanasia. When a human...

  17. There for You: Attending Pet Euthanasia and Whether this Relates to Complicated Grief and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Adrian, Julie Ann Luiz, Stitt, Alexander

    Recognizing the deep relationship between grief and the loss of a companion animal, veterinarians and mental health practitioners often find themselves consoling pet owners both prior to and in the aftermath of pet euthanasia. Yet how does euthanasia influence this bereavement process? To explore...

  18. Pet Loss and Representations of Death, Attachment, Depression, and Euthanasia

    | Contributor(s):: Testoni, Ines, Cataldo, Loriana De, Ronconi, Lucia, Zamperini, Adriano

    Studies that have examined pet loss hypothesize that attachment, representations of death, and the belief in an afterlife for animals may influence owners’ bereavement and depressive outcomes. The following instruments were administered to 159 Italian participants recruited through snowball...

  19. Mouse aversion to isoflurane versus carbon dioxide gas

    | Contributor(s):: Moody, Carly M., Weary, Daniel M.

    Isoflurane and carbon dioxide (CO2) gas are used for rodent euthanasia. This study compared mouse aversion to isoflurane versus gradual-fill CO2 gas, and compared two methods of isoflurane delivery: vaporizer and drop. Mouse acclimation to a light–dark apparatus was used to create a light...

  20. Public Opinions on Strategies for Managing Stray Cats and Predictors of Opposition to Trap-Neuter and Return in Brisbane, Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Jacquie Rand, Gina Fisher, Kate Lamb, Andrea Hayward

    A survey of Brisbane residents was undertaken to investigate community attitudes toward urban stray cats and their management. Surveys were distributed to 84 medical and dental practices across Brisbane City, and were completed by 305 patients and staff. Practices were targeted to achieve a...