The Initial Months of COVID-19: Dog Owners' Veterinary-Related Concerns
| Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Bussolari, C., Currin-McCulloch, J., Packman, W.
Veterinarians, like many other professions, were significantly impacted by the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Standard practices were disrupted, and veterinary hospitals had to quickly modify standard protocols to safely serve their clients and patients. The purpose of this study was...
Association between Dog Owner Demographics and Decision to Seek Veterinary Care
| Contributor(s):: Park, R. M., Gruen, M. E., Royal, K.
Shared Goals, Different Barriers: A Qualitative Study of UK Veterinarians' and Farmers' Beliefs About Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship
| Contributor(s):: Sarah E. Golding, Jane Ogden, Helen M. Higgins
Although much research has investigated the drivers of inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in human medicine, equivalent research in veterinary medicine is in its infancy. This qualitative study used a critical incident approach to explore farm veterinarians' (vets) and farmers'...
Slower, shorter, sadder: a qualitative study exploring how dog walks change when the canine participant develops osteoarthritis
| Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.
Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Euthanasia in Equine Practice
| 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...
Self-reports of Dutch dog owners on received professional advice, their opinions on castration and behavioural reasons for castrating male dogs
| Contributor(s):: Roulaux, P. E. M., van Herwijnen, I. R., Beerda, B.
Pet Grief: Tools to Assess Owners' Bereavement and Veterinary Communication Skills
| Contributor(s):: Ines Testoni, Loriana De Cataldo, Lucia Ronconi, Elisa Silvia Colombo, Cinzia Stefanini, Barbara Dal Zotto, Adriano Zamperini
In Italy, there are still very few studies on the psychological impact of losing a pet. The need to fill this gap springs from the fact that pet loss counseling services are increasingly being activated. The aim of this study is the Italian adaptation of instruments for veterinary counseling...
Attitudes and Practices of Australian Veterinary Professionals and Students towards Early Age Desexing of Cats
| Contributor(s):: Heather M. Crawford, Michael C. Calver
Surgical desexing of cats is typically carried out after six months of age (Mature Age Desexing, MAD); between 4–6 months (Traditional Age Desexing, TAD); or before four months (Early Age Desexing, EAD). We complemented existing surveys of veterinarians’ acceptance of EAD with...
Veterinary Behavior: Assessment of Veterinarians' Training, Experience, and Comfort Level with Cases
| Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Hellyer, P. W., Rishniw, M., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R.
Best Practice in Supporting Professional Identity Formation: Use of a Professional Reasoning Framework
| Contributor(s):: Armitage-Chan, E.
Antibiotic Use on Goat Farms: An Investigation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Missouri Goat Farmers
| Contributor(s):: Lauren K. Landfried, Ellen K. Barnidge, Patrick Pithua, Roger D. Lewis, Jonathan Jacoby, Christopher C. King, Carole R. Baskin
Use of low dose, prophylactic antibiotics contributes to the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In one study, goat meat in Missouri was found to have a higher percentage of antibiotic residues at slaughter than the national average, so we attempted to identify factors related to goat...
"You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis
The Responsibility of Veterinarians to Address Companion Animal Obesity
| Contributor(s):: Barry S. Kipperman, Alexander J. German
Obesity is a modern-day epidemic in both people and companion animals. A summary of the current research on the causes, risk factors, consequences, and implications of overweight and obesity, and the compliance of small-animal practitioners in recognizing and addressing pet obesity, is...
Human Animal Bond Association Newsletter Winter 2019
Disaster Preparation for Your Pets, p2 Human-Animal Bond Certification Program, p3 2019 HABA Board and Advisors, p4
Efforts to Ban the Routine Tail Docking of Pigs and to Give Pigs Enrichment Materials via EU Law: Where Do We Stand a Quarter of a Century on?
| Contributor(s):: Elena Nalon, Nancy De Briyne
In its role as guardian of the Treaties, the European Commission must ensure that Member States enforce EU law within their territories. If adequate enforcement is found to be wanting, the Commission also has the power to take infringement procedures as a corrective measure. The case of...
Human Animal Bond Association: The Bond Bulletin (Volume 43, Summer 2018)
HAB Certification, p3 Learning Center, p4 In the Trenches, p5 Anthrozoology and Veterinary Medicine, p6 Community Spotlight, p7
Medical Updates and Appointment Confirmations: Pet Owners' Perceptions of Current Practices and Preferences
| Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan, Regina Schoenfeld, Stacee Santi
Pet ownership is increasing, in large part due to the number of millennial pet owners. More pet owners as well as the advent of extensive veterinary care options have resulted in a substantial increase in veterinary care spending. Yet, regardless of client cohort or type of medical procedure...
Human-Animal Bond Association Newsletter, Volume 43 (Spring 2018)
Contents: Western Veterinary Conference Speakers, p2 Scholarship Winner, p3 Adele and Everything After, p3
A Systematic Review of the Literature Addressing Veterinary Care for Underserved Communities
| Contributor(s):: LaVallee, Elizabeth, Mueller, Megan Kiely, McCobb, Emily
Currently, there is a care gap in veterinary medicine affecting low-income and underserved communities, resulting in decreased nonhuman-animal health and welfare. The use of low-price and community veterinary clinics in underserved populations is a strategy to improve companion-animal health...
A Survey of Rabbit Handling Methods Within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
| Contributor(s):: Oxley, James Andrew, Ellis, Clare Frances, McBride, E. Anne, McCormick, Wanda Denise
Rabbits are commonly kept in a variety of settings, including homes, laboratories, and veterinary clinics. Despite the popularity of keeping this prey species, little research has investigated current methods of handling. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of caregivers (owners...