Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice - download pdf or read online

By James Yeates

ISBN-10: 111878295X

ISBN-13: 9781118782958

ISBN-10: 1444334875

ISBN-13: 9781444334876

A useful advisor to assist veterinarians enhance the welfare in their sufferers of their daily paintings. A concise and obtainable advent to welfare that's either fascinating and worthy in practice.

The e-book describes how you can assessment sufferers, enhance in-practice caliber of existence tests, unravel tricky medical dilemmas, and switch solid judgements into actual welfare results. It studies on hand clinical details, felony concerns and moral dilemmas, and relates those to daily case reports all through. It presents methods for all veterinary execs to improve their animal welfare figuring out, with out assuming past wisdom, whereas advancing the knowledge and skills of skilled practitioners.

Key features:

  • Presents functional and practical tools for operating with vendors to enhance sufferers' welfare in the constraints of daily practice.
  • Provides priceless suggestion for paintings inside many felony jurisdictions.
  • Includes summaries of analysis, very important references, and additional studying sources.
  • Key issues are recapped on the finish of every chapter.

Suitable for all these operating within the veterinary and similar professions, together with veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal welfare scientists, animal behaviourists, paraprofessionals and lay staff.

Published as part of the distinguished Wiley-Blackwell – UFAW Animal Welfare sequence. UFAW, based 1926, is an across the world regarded, self sufficient, medical and academic animal welfare charity. For complete info of all titles to be had within the UFAW sequence, please stopover at

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Be indicated by) physiological changes and behaviours (Denton et al. 2009). This means that we can relate ­animals’ feelings to their environment at the time and the environment in which they evolved. Such reasoning allows us to identify a number of causes and symptoms of animals’ feelings. Scientific studies and personal experience can add evidence to support a hypothesis that animals feel a certain feeling in a certain context, although this evidence is always circumstantial. More experience, agreement and scientific data can make us more confident that an animal will experience a certain emotion in a certain circumstance and that this circumstance is therefore worth achieving or avoiding.

2008). Many domestic animals demonstrate what might be called vet-fear. Vet-fear varies between different animal individuals, for example some dogs may specifically fear males (Hennessy et al. 1997; Wells & Hepper 1999) or one particular clinician (Timmins et al. 2007). Hospitalisation or isolation can cause distress, whether on the farm or yard or in a practice. A lack of space can lead to lack of exercise and boredom. Lack of conspecific (or human) company can cause isolation stress. g. hospitalised dogs cannot choose when to go to the toilet).

People usually want their animal to be happier and are often willing to pay for it. Individual practices could therefore market themselves directly as helping animals’ welfare. Indeed, the profession itself stands to gain from being seen as animal advocates. Happier animals should mean h ­ appier clients. Happier clients can be more willing to pay. A legal argument is that the animal welfare laws of many countries apply to veterinary professionals as to owners. Most prosecuting bodies appear reluctant to prosecute veterinary professionals for welfare offences, but this may not always be the case.

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