Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...
Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.
Pets in society
| Contributor(s):: Dean, R. W.
Oct 23 2017
AVMA Annual Economic Summit
Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Broom, D.
| 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.
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...
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...
Plague: infections of companion animals and opportunities for intervention
| Contributor(s):: Oyston, Petra C. F., Williamson, Diane
Animal welfare in disaster management
| Contributor(s):: Vroegindewey, G.
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...
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...
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...
Ethics, evidence, and medicine
| Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
| 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...
Searching for the 'win-win'? Animals, genomics and welfare.
| 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...