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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
When I read the August issue of Veterinary Medicine on animal welfare, it caused me to remember incidents of animal abuse that I did not report and that haunt me to this day.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Editor's Note: DVM Newsmagazine asked six thought-leaders to talk about five of the most pressing issues facing the veterinary profession at CVC East in Baltimore. During the succeeding months, each of the issues introduced at the first DVM Newsmaker's Summit will be presented for publication. This month, the panel takes on animal welfare and veterinary medicine's important role. Dr. Bonnie Beaver introduced the issue of animal welfare.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
It is a positive step for the profession, for animals, and for society that veterinary medicine has embraced responsibility for preventing cruelty to animals. But we also need to attend to a more subtle and less well understood form of severe cruelty: the chronic, large-scale neglect that occurs with animal hoarding.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
In my 30-year career as an animal scientist, I have focused on two areas of cattle and pig treatment badly in need of major improvement: farm housing and slaughterhouse handling.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
The welfare of companion animals, which are classified by U.S. law as property, is protected by special legislative measures, including anti-cruelty statutes and pet trust arrangements.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
The public views veterinarians favorably, regarding them as experts in animal care and welfare. But the veterinary profession has had a love-hate relationship with animal advocates.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
Companion-animal veterinarians need a strong sense of integrity to navigate the complex ethical quandaries present at the crossroads of pets, owners, and society.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
When advising owners, the farm-animal veterinarian has a primary responsibility to be an advocate for the individual animal's health and welfare.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
Undoubtedly, the major social issues confronting veterinary medicine today revolve around animal welfare--farm animal welfare; the legal status of animals, including the concept of guardianship; and the efficacy of alternative medicine modalities.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
Should zoos exist? And if yes, for what purpose?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
Societal concerns about animal welfare have led to changes in the philosophy and practice of laboratory-animal medicine that are advantageous to research animals as well as to laboratory-animal veterinarians.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
One yellow tabby named Darwin will not soon be forgotten by anyone who knows his story. In April 2004, this 9-lb cat was presented DOA to Brooklyn, N.Y., emergency veterinarian Brett Levitzke. Dr. Levitzke knew immediately that Darwin had died as a result of trauma. "I took the woman who brought Darwin in aside and asked her what had happened," he says. "She said her daughter's fiancé had beaten the cat. I told her that I take this very seriously and that I would get law enforcement involved. She said, 'OK, I want this guy prosecuted.'"
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
The symposium Veterinary Ethics: Controversies, Challenges, and Opportunities, convened at the 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in February, considered the diverse ethical concerns that arise from the competing and potentially conflicting interests that vie for the veterinarian's attention.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 28, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
STARKVILLE, Miss. - 6/28/06 - Mississippi State University's (MSU)College of Veterinary Medicine received a $500,000 endowment to decrease the number of animals euthanized in the county.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 22, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
CLEVELAND - 8/22/05 - Licensure for commercial dog and cat breeders would be strengthened if the Pet Animal Welfare Statute(PAWS)is amended.