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  1. Oct 23 2017

    AVMA Annual Economic Summit

    The AVMA veterinary economics team, various allied groups, educational leaders and industry leaders come together to present the current data and research regarding issues impacting the financial...

  2. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D.

  3. Introduction

    Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  4. Are you treating all creatures great and small?

    Contributor(s):: Cope, I.

    The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...

  5. Euthanasia of pets: strengthening end-of-life care

    Contributor(s):: O'Dair, H.

    Practices often have procedures in place to educate and bond clients when they first visit with young animals, but the significance of having similar policies during pets' end-of-life care can be overlooked. Hilary O'Dair discusses how support services can help grieving owners and veterinary...

  6. Plague: infections of companion animals and opportunities for intervention

    Contributor(s):: Oyston, Petra C. F., Williamson, Diane

  7. Animal welfare in disaster management

    Contributor(s):: Vroegindewey, G.

  8. Insurance for household animals and its application to enlightening of preventive veterinary medicine - how insurance can support the human-animal bond?

    Contributor(s):: Kawarai, A.

    Anicom has acquired the license of operating "Animal health insurance" from the Financial Services Agency and has now been issued the insurance policies to more than 430 thousands animals (89% dogs, 10% cats, and 1% birds/rabbits/ferrets) as at December, 2012. When animals are registered to...

  9. Dichotomy in the emotional approaches of caretakers of free-roaming cats in urban feeding groups: findings from in-depth interviews

    Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.

    Although the occurrence of cat-caretaking of free-roaming cats is widespread, particularly so in countries with a climate suitable for cats to reproduce year-round, our knowledge of this relationship is still incomplete. People who engage in daily activities of feeding and caring for groups of...

  10. Ethics, Science, and Antimicrobial Resistance

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, Bernard

    The issue of regularly feeding low levels of antibiotics to farm animals in order to increase productivity is often portrayed as a dilemma. On the one hand, such antibiotic use is depicted as a necessary condition for producing cheap and plentiful food, such that were such use to stop, food...

  11. Ethics, evidence, and medicine

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  12. The human-animal bond in academic veterinary medicine

    Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.

    This article outlines the development of academic veterinary interest in the human-animal bond (HAB) and provides short summaries of the various centers currently studying the HAB at North American universities. Although most of these centers are at veterinary schools, the level of involvement by...

  13. Treat or euthanize: helping owners make critical decisions regarding pets with behavior problems

    Contributor(s):: Haug, L. I.

    This article describes the environmental and the animal's own factors that influence the development of behaviour problems and aggression and also considers the owners' perceptions, emotions and finances to help them decide on a treatment programme before considering euthanasia.

  14. Comparison of strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners of pet dogs and cats

    Contributor(s):: Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Kogan, L. R., Wright, M. L.

    Objective - To assess differences in strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners and determine whether these variations were associated with differences in medical care for pets. Design - Survey. Sample Population - 419 pet owners presenting a dog or cat for...

  15. The contribution of animals to human well-being: a veterinary family practice perspective

    Contributor(s):: Timmins, R. P.

    There is considerable evidence that humans can benefit both physically and emotionally from a relationship with companion animals, a phenomenon known as the human-animal bond (HAB). This has not only increased the demand for veterinary services to meet the needs of these non-human family members...

  16. Farmers' relationship with different animals: the importance of getting close to the animals - case studies of French, Swedish and Dutch cattle, pig and poultry farmers. (Special issue: Competing discourses of farm animal welfare and agri-food restru

    Contributor(s):: Bock, B. B., Huik, M. M. van, Prutzer, M., Eveillard, F. K., Dockes, A.

    This article seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the factors that influence farmers' relations with animals and focuses on the relevance of sector (e.g. beef or dairy cattle), animal species, housing systems and any national differences. It seeks to draw out how the relationship between...

  17. Searching for the 'win-win'? Animals, genomics and welfare. (Special issue: Competing discourses of farm animal welfare and agri-food restructuring.)

    Contributor(s):: Twine, R.

    Animal Genomics sits within the nexus of the central contradiction that characterises human/animal relations within contemporary Western societies. On the one hand we can observe a historical move toward less instrumental human/animals relations and the emergence of ethics of care which have...

  18. Assistance dog placement in the pediatric population: benefits, risks, and recommendations for future application

    Contributor(s):: Davis, B. W., Nattrass, K., O'Brien, S., Patronek, G., MacCollin, M.

    Assistance animals have long been recognized for their value in enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities by increasing the physical independence, confidence, and social lives of their handlers. Recently, this concept has been applied to the growing population of children with physical...

  19. Applying scientific advances to the welfare of farm animals: why is it getting more difficult?

    Contributor(s):: Keeling, L.

    Despite the interest and willingness to apply the advances in animal welfare science, it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so. This paper addresses three main areas. The first deals with the economic consequences and, while recognizing the cost of implementing change, highlights the...

  20. Consumer demand under commercial husbandry conditions: practical advice on measuring behavioural priorities in captive animals

    Contributor(s):: Cooper, J. J.

    In recent years, consumer demand studies are used to objectively quantify the value of captive animals placed on environmental resources. Considerable progress is made in the development of effective methodologies to assess what resources are valued under controlled experimental conditions, but...