The changing roles of animals in western society: influences upon and from the veterinary profession
Contributor(s):: Fogle, B.
The author discusses the role of animals and the influences of gender on evolving social attitutes toward them, noting that veterinarians, both men and women, "need to lead the discussion not just reacting to changes in public perception."
A case study employing operant conditioning to reduce stress of capture for red-bellied tamarins ( Saguinus labiatus )
Contributor(s):: Owen, Y., Amory, J. R.
Traditional techniques used to capture New World monkeys, such as net capture, can induce high levels of acute stress detrimental to welfare. Alternatively, training nonhuman animals via operant conditioning to voluntarily participate in husbandry and/or veterinary practices is accepted as a...
Behavioral management at the Phoenix Zoo: new strategies and perspectives
Contributor(s):: Tresz, H.
It all started with a seemingly simple decision to re-evaluate and document the Phoenix Zoo's behavioral management protocol. The purpose of this project was to present proactive standards for the care and psychological well-being of our living collection, while meeting or exceeding the...
Emergency and disaster planning at Ohio animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., Wittum, T. E.
Results of a cross-sectional study to determine the level of emergency and disaster response planning at Ohio nonhuman animal shelters and the role Ohio agencies have in emergency and disaster response planning in their communities indicated a lack of preparedness coupled with underutilization of...
Impact of a bilingual mobile spay/neuter clinic in a U.S./Mexico border city
Contributor(s):: Poss, J. E., Everett, M.
There are between 4 and 10 million dogs and cats killed annually in the United States. Although there are no accurate national estimates of the number of companion animals who are sterilized surgically. Approximately 26,000 companion animals are euthanized annually in El Paso County, Texas,...
Research and teaching of dairy cattle well being: finding synergy between ethology and epidemiology
Contributor(s):: Duffield, T. F., Leslie, K. E., Lissemore, K. D., Millman, S. T.
Epidemiology is a tool used to identify and quantify risk factors that contribute to the state of health or disease. In addition, the maintenance of health and recognition of nonhuman animal welfare are both key principles of health management. Animal welfare and ethology provide important...
What shelters can do about euthanasia-related stress: an examination of recommendations from those on the front line
Contributor(s):: Rogelberg, S. G., Digiacomo, N., Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Clark, O. L., Teeter, L., Walker, A. G., Carter, N. T., Starling, P. G.
Shelter employees with euthanasia responsibilities are an at-risk population for a variety of psychological and emotional ailments. This study surveyed 305 employees from 62 shelters throughout the United States to gather first-hand perspectives on what should be done to assist shelter workers in...
A survey of veterinarians in the US: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues
Contributor(s):: Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W.
A stressful aspect of veterinary medicine is the euthanasia of animals, especially companion animals. The veterinarian must relate to both the suffering animal and the grieving client. An objective of this project was to assess veterinarians' need for training on how to help themselves and their...
Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009
Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.
Cruelty towards domestic cats
Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Maioka, P. C.
From mules, horses and livestock to companion animals: a linguistic-etymological approach to veterinary history, mirroring animal and (mainly) human welfare
Contributor(s):: Devriese, L.
Pet loss support in veterinary practice
Contributor(s):: Dando, J.
The loss of a pet can be a highly emotional, stressful and sometimes traumatic experience for any pet owner and veterinary professionals - whether a surgeon, nurse or receptionist - who are at the forefront of dealing with people on a regular basis as they go through some very difficult times....
Responsible pet ownership and dog owners conduct in the county of Alegre-ES
Contributor(s):: Loss, L. D., Mussi, J. M. S., Mello, I. N. K. de, Leao, M. S., Franque, M. P.
Supporting older people with pets in sheltered housing
Contributor(s):: Ormerod, E.
Use of and satisfaction of pet owners with a clinical behavior service in a companion animal specialty referral practice
Contributor(s):: Herron, M. E., Lord, L. K.
Vet's role in helping grieving owners
Contributor(s):: McParlin, P.
Religion, philosophy and ethics - how these affect our treatment of animals
Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C.
The veterinary profession's role in the implementation of OIE standards
Contributor(s):: Dehaven, W. R., Golab, G. C.
Economics and animal welfare in small animal veterinary practice: the case of genetic welfare problems
Contributor(s):: Yeates, J.
Inconvenient desires: should we routinely neuter companion animals?
Contributor(s):: Palmer, C., Corr, S., Sandoe, P.