Animal welfare | Veterinary Medicine

Animal welfare

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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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 23, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
ALAMEDA, CALIF. - 5/23/05 - Maddie's Fund founders donated $93 million to the fund, building on their original donation of $200 million.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2004
SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) endorses eight animal welfare guidelines designed to direct the group's position on controversial matters, such as cat declaws, tail docking and the production of foie gras.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2004
EAST LANSING, MICH.—Veterinary college faculty are more comfortable with production methods for sheep and cattle than those used in poultry and swine management.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2004
PHILADELPHIA— Animal agriculture resolutions and Dr. Bonnie Beaver's presidential speech set a welfare-related tone for this year's American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) meeting.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2003
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has some choice words to contribute to the evolving animal welfare dialogue.