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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Although it is obvious to veterinarians that a Border collie and a 96-year-old woman likely make a poor pet-owner match, it may not be obvious to a potential owner who has never been around Border collies. Indeed, one reason healthy animals wind up in shelters, says Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) interim director for animal welfare, is because people "acquire a pet with an expectation the pet doesn't fulfill."
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Shelters can adopt out only so many animals, says Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis. So the biggest impact on euthanasia numbers will be on the intake side of the equation, not the adoption side.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
On a hot Sunday morning in July, J.C. Burcham, DVM, and a colleague neuter 79 cats at a local animal welfare organization. Dr. Burcham, who practices in a large veterinary hospital in Olathe, Kan., knows firsthand about relinquishment and euthanasia.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Misbehaving is the most dangerous thing a companion animal can do.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
To effectively satisfy the rising demand for better preventive healthcare programs and veterinary services for shelter animals, veterinarians must understand the mission and goal of animal shelters and the resources available to them.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
During the early days of television, a basset hound named Cleo popularized that formerly exotic breed.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Although the statistics vary, estimates suggest that three to four million animals are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters every year.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Increasing numbers of veterinarians could find themselves drawn into the jaws of dog-fighting investigations -- to provide expert testimony, treat injured animals or both -- if the violent activity continues to escalate as it has recently, especially in urban areas.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2007
New York—The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is partnering with animal-welfare and community organizations in a nationwide effort to improve the quality of animal treatment and care.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
This bioethicist and philosophy professor is on a mission to improve the lives of all animals and emphasizes communication as key in this process. "People skills can make the difference between life and death for an animal."
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2006
Schaumburg, Ill. — Eight standards now serve as the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) overarching guide to evaluating future animal welfare policies, resolutions and actions.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
I'm happy to see Veterinary Medicine openly explore the many facets of animal welfare in the August 2006 issue. And I'd like to thank Dr. Rollin for a thought-provoking opinion on animal welfare and the veterinary profession (Guest Commentary, "Now is the time to take a stand on animal welfare," August 2006).
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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.