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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. Pet Grief: Tools to Assess Owners' Bereavement and Veterinary Communication Skills

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    | 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...

  4. Attitudes and Practices of Australian Veterinary Professionals and Students towards Early Age Desexing of Cats

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    | 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...

  5. Best Practice in Supporting Professional Identity Formation: Use of a Professional Reasoning Framework

    | Contributor(s):: Armitage-Chan, E.

  6. Antibiotic Use on Goat Farms: An Investigation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Missouri Goat Farmers

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    | 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...

  7. "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

    | Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  8. The Responsibility of Veterinarians to Address Companion Animal Obesity

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    | 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...

  9. Human Animal Bond Association Newsletter Winter 2019

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    Disaster Preparation for Your Pets, p2 Human-Animal Bond Certification Program, p3 2019 HABA Board and Advisors, p4  

  10. 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?

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    | 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...

  11. Human Animal Bond Association: The Bond Bulletin (Volume 43, Summer 2018)

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    HAB Certification, p3 Learning Center, p4 In the Trenches, p5 Anthrozoology and Veterinary Medicine, p6 Community Spotlight, p7

  12. Medical Updates and Appointment Confirmations: Pet Owners' Perceptions of Current Practices and Preferences

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    | 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...

  13. Human-Animal Bond Association Newsletter, Volume 43 (Spring 2018)

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    Contents: Western Veterinary Conference Speakers, p2 Scholarship Winner, p3 Adele and Everything After, p3

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Perceptions of Veterinarians in British Columbia of Cat Management Strategies to Reduce Cat Overpopulation and Impacts on Wildlife Populations

    | Contributor(s):: Sherwood, Lauren J., Wilson, Amy G., South, Cluny S., Roche, Steven M., Luszcz, Tanya M. J.

    Free-roaming cats present a multidisciplinary challenge for wildlife conservation and feline welfare. Veterinary professionals are critical stake-holders in the issue of free-roaming cats, making it imperative that their attitudes and perspectives are well understood. In this study, we conducted...

  17. Attitudes toward Animals of Students at Three European Veterinary Medicine Schools in Italy and Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Menor-Campos, David J., Diverio, Silvana, Sánchez-Muñoz, Carolina, López-Rodríguez, Rocío, Gazzano, Angelo, Palandri, Lorenzo, Mariti, Chiara

    The European Veterinary Code of Conduct recognizes the crucial role of veterinarians in improving animal welfare and maintaining its standards. However, several studies have claimed that veterinary students’ attitudes toward animals may worsen as they progress through their academic training....

  18. Mandated Reporting of Suspected Animal Harm by Australian Veterinarians: Community Attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Acutt, Donna, Signal, Tania, Taylor, Nik

    Research demonstrates that animal abuse is linked with various forms of interpersonal violence and that veterinarians themselves are concerned about this link. However, Australian veterinarians are not currently mandated to report cases of suspected animal abuse (AA), a position outlined by the...

  19. Investigating risk factors that predict a dog's fear during veterinary consultations

    | Contributor(s):: Edwards, P. T., Hazel, S. J., Browne, M., Serpell, J. A., McArthur, M. L., Smith, B. P.

  20. Review of principles governing dog health education in remote Aboriginal communities

    | Contributor(s):: Willis, E. M., Ross, K. E.