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By James Yeates

ISBN-10: 111878295X

ISBN-13: 9781118782958

ISBN-10: 1444334875

ISBN-13: 9781444334876

A functional advisor to aid veterinarians increase the welfare in their sufferers of their daily paintings. A concise and obtainable advent to welfare that's either attention-grabbing and useful in practice.

The booklet describes how you can review sufferers, advance in-practice caliber of lifestyles exams, unravel tricky scientific dilemmas, and switch reliable judgements into genuine welfare results. It experiences to be had clinical info, felony concerns and moral dilemmas, and relates those to daily case experiences all through. It presents methods for all veterinary execs to advance their animal welfare figuring out, with out assuming previous wisdom, whereas advancing the knowledge and talents of skilled practitioners.

Key features:

  • Presents useful and reasonable equipment for operating with vendors to enhance sufferers' welfare in the constraints of daily practice.
  • Provides worthy suggestion for paintings inside of many felony jurisdictions.
  • Includes summaries of study, important references, and extra analyzing sources.
  • Key issues are recapped on the finish of every chapter.

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

Published as part of the celebrated Wiley-Blackwell – UFAW Animal Welfare sequence. UFAW, based 1926, is an across the world acknowledged, self reliant, medical and academic animal welfare charity. For complete info of all titles on hand within the UFAW sequence, please stopover at

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Iatrogenic harms are part of each veterinary professional’s welfare 26 Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice account. Every treatment involves a welfare gamble that the benefits will ­outweigh the harms, and veterinary professionals should try to make only rational and safe bets. The most obvious welfare harm is pain. Operations or other interventions can involve tissue damage and inflammation. g. g. g. increased heart rate, respiratory rate, blood glucose or cortisol levels, altered immune function, C-reactive protein and haptoglobin levels).

Similarly, performing caesarians can propagate dystocias. g. widespread coccidiostats) may paradoxically perpetuate those husbandry systems by making them feasible. g. atopy) but then treat those ­conditions (to some degree). 11 Beyond Health Pathological and iatrogenic causes of animal welfare are not the only things that affect animals’ lives. There are many other elements which are discussed in the next chapter. However, it is worth describing why these other causes should be important to veterinary professionals.

The most obvious right is that of property. This allows owners to do many things to their animals, including sell them, use them, destroy them and to gain any benefits that derive from them. In most countries, owners’ property rights are not absolute. g. licences for keeping dangerous wild animals). g. owners cannot use their dog to kill their neighbour). Some laws can allow the state to deprive owners of their animal or to disqualify them from owning or using animals in the future, after their conviction for an offence.

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