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  1. A Reference Source for the Recognition & Alleviation of Pain & Distress in Animals

    Contributor(s):: Richard L. Crawford

    The Animal Welfare Information Center was established under the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act (Sect. 13(e)) and is required to provide specific information to the research community. One of these requirements deals with providing information which would minimize pain and distress to...

  2. Apr 15 2013

    Pain Management for the Life-limited Pet - Palliative Care Principles & Practices

    The sad reality is that most humans die in pain, in spite of advances in pain management and palliative care. Veterinary patients with life-limiting disease have an opportunity to avoid that human...

  3. Veterinary Vision, Fall 2008

    Contributor(s):: Claire Eldridge (editor)

    Veterinary Vision is a publication of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. This yearly magazine explores the research, teaching, and outreach services of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  4. Complementary medicine in cancer care: adding a therapy dog to the team

    Contributor(s):: Marcus, D. A.

  5. Complementary therapies

    Contributor(s):: Holland, Cindy, Albrecht, Sally

  6. Psychosocial and psychophysiological effects of human-animal interactions: The possible role of oxytocin

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Henri Julius, Kurt Kotrschal

    During the last decade it has become more widely accepted that pet ownership and animal assistance in therapy and education may have a multitude of positive effects on humans. Here, we review the evidence from 69 original studies on human-animal interactions (HAI) which met our inclusion...

  7. Jul 20 2012

    Third International Symposium on Veterinary Hospice Care

    The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets ( and the California Holistic Veterinary Medical Association are proud to have joined forces this year as co-organizers of the Third...

  8. Assessing pain in animals - putting research into practice

    | Contributor(s):: Flecknell, P. A., Roughan, J. V.

    Our ability to assess pain in animals in clinical situations is slowly developing, but remains very limited. In order to develop appropriate pain scoring schemes, numerous practical problems need to be overcome. In addition, we need to appraise realistically our current poor state of knowledge....

  9. Genetically modified animals in research: an analysis of applications submitted to ethics committees on animal experimentation in Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Nordgren, A., Rocklinsberg, H.

    The use of genetically modified (GM) animals in biomedical research has increased during recent years and its ethical aspects have been subject to ongoing academic discussion. In order to reinforce this discussion, we analysed applications submitted to animal ethics committees in Sweden during...