Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff


Author: Emily Weiss,Heather Mohan-Gibbons,Stephen Zawistowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118922840
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff presents and evaluates the available research and programs that address both animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management and rehoming of dog and cats. Introductions to dog and cat behavior relevant to any animal professional Reviews behavioral reasons for the relinquishment of dogs and cats Describes intake and assessment protocol, shelter design, training and enrichment programs that reduce stress and enhance behavioral well-being Concepts to improve the adoption process and support the human-animal bond post-adoption

Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff


Author: Lila Miller,Stephen Zawistowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118445570
Category: Medical
Page: 744
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Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, Second Edition is the premier reference on shelter medicine. Divided into sections on management, species-specific animal husbandry, infectious disease, animal cruelty, shelter programs, behavior, and spay/neuter, the new edition has been reformatted in a more user-friendly design with briefer chapters and information cross-referenced between chapters. Maintaining a herd health approach, new and expanded chapters address issues of husbandry, infectious disease management, behavior forensics, population management, forensic toxicology, animal cruelty and hoarding, enrichment in shelters, spay/neuter, and shelter design. Now in full color, this fully updated new edition delivers a vast array of knowledge necessary to provide appropriate and humane care for shelter animals. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and shelter professionals will find this to be the go-to resource on the unique aspects of shelter medicine that help facilitate operating a modern, efficient, and humane shelter.

Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters


Author: Lila Miller,Kate Hurley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119949459
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters is a comprehensive guide to preventing, managing, and treating disease outbreaks in shelters. Emphasizing strategies for the prevention of illness and mitigation of disease, this book provides detailed, practical information regarding fundamental principles of disease control and specific management of important diseases affecting dogs and cats in group living environments. Taking an in-depth, population health approach, the text presents information to aid in the fight against the most significant and costly health issues in shelter care facilities.

Canine and Feline Behavior and Training: A Complete Guide to Understanding our Two Best Friends


Author: Linda P. Case
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111780439
Category: Science
Page: 420
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical components of a successful human-animal relationship, and provides a framework to understand the behavior, communication patterns, and learning techniques that govern social interactions. Well-researched and accessible, Canine and Feline Behavior: A Complete Guide to Understanding Our Two Best Friends is an application-based resource to encourage effective training and behavior modification programs for both dogs and cats. Coverage begins with a foundation of evolutionary histories and domestication, focusing on normal communication and social behavior patterns. Learning theory is then presented in the context of real-world relevance to companion animal care, behavior prevention, training, and modification. Finally, common behavior problems and approaches to manage these issues are discussed, making this an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand more about their dogs and cats. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Stray

A Shelter Veterinarian's Reflection on Triumph and Tragedy
Author: Dena Mangiamele
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998403304
Category:
Page: N.A
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Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat


Author: Gary Landsberg,Wayne Hunthausen,Lowell Ackerman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702052949
Category: Medical
Page: 572
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Formerly the Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, the new edition of the definitive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems of the dog and cat has been extensively updated. It retains the highly practical approach that has proved so successful in previous editions, offering diagnostic guidelines, preventative advice, treatment guidelines and charts, case examples, client forms and handouts, and product and resource suggestions along with details on the use of drugs and natural supplements to help optimize the behavior services offered in practice. To add to these features, the third edition is now fully referenced, there is significant new content, the book as been written with the entire hospital team in mind, and many color images have been added. The new edition welcomes a wide international mix of new contributors from Australia, Spain, Mexico and the United States. A website link gives access to the handouts and forms previously found on disk. As well as fulfilling its original purpose as a practical tool for the busy clinician, this edition offers valuable and useful support material for all those studying the field of companion animal behavior. Now in full color and using a revised format, Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat remains the most complete, up-to-date and practical resource for the treating and diagnosing canine and feline behavior problems.

Cat Culture

The Social World Of A Cat Shelter
Author: Janet Alger,Steven Alger
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439907722
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Even people who live with cats and have good reason to know better insist that cats are aloof and uninterested in relating to humans. Janet and Steven Alger contend that the anti-social cat is a myth; cats form close bonds with humans and with each other. In the potentially chaotic environment of a shelter that houses dozens of uncaged cats, they reveal a sense of self and build a culture—a shared set of rules, roles, and expectations that organizes their world and assimilates newcomers.As volunteers in a local cat shelter for eleven years, the Algers came to realize that despite the frequency of new arrivals and adoptions, the social world of the shelter remained quite stable and pacific. They saw even feral cats adapt to interaction with humans and develop friendships with other cats. They saw established residents take roles as welcomers and rules enforcers. That is, they saw cats taking an active interest in maintaining a community in which they could live together and satisfy their individual needs. Cat Culture's intimate portrait of life in the shelter, its engaging stories, and its interpretations of behavior, will appeal to general readers as well as academics interested in human and animal interaction.

Animal Abuse and Unlawful Killing E-Book

Forensic veterinary pathology
Author: Helen M. C. Munro,Ranald Munro
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070203729X
Category: Medical
Page: 124
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This book guides veterinarians and lawyers through the diverse and complex fields of alleged cruelty to, and unlawful killing of, companion animals, farm livestock and wildlife. It draws together current knowledge on how to approach, investigate and report forensic cases. Covers all aspects of the forensic post-mortem including cause and time of death Features the fundamentals of abuse and neglect Allows rapid access to descriptions of different types of injuries and gives essential guidance on their interpretation Backed by practical standard operative procedures from world experts to ensure proper and professional case management High quality, specially selected photographs, a clear writing style and concise presentation informs and encourages the reader towards soundly-based conclusions

Animal Control Management

A New Look at a Public Responsibility
Author: Stephen Aronson
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 155753540X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 401
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This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. The book covers those financial, personnel, legal and health and safety issues that animal control directors and management staff need to know in providing direction and oversight of animal control programs. Chapters examine selected topics in which the author assesses the strengths and weaknesses, offers new insights and strategies for managing more effectively. For example, the two chapters on contracting, discuss the steps in the process, strategies, and suggested provisions in the written agreement to make the program more effective. The animal law chapters explain the basis for the laws, but also highlight those provisions that if enacted into law, can strengthen enforcement options. The chapter on budget and revenues explains funding variations among programs and how local officials have been creative in financing these programs. Subjects addressed in this book include many recently recognized as vital to the management of animal control programs. They include: need for websites, use of program evaluations, and the value of forms, records and reports. In addition, the author discusses and assesses from a new perspective: interacting with the public and the media, liability issues, wildlife problems, and the politics of animal control.

Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare


Author: Ilona Rodan,Sarah Heath
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455774014
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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Learn to manage the physical and psychological well-being of your feline patients with Feline Behavioral Medicine: Prevention and Treatment. From house soiling problems to aggression, this all-new reference offers detailed guidance on assessing, treating, and preventing the full spectrum of feline behavioral problems. Material is organized by both topic and life stage for quick access to the information you need. Plus its incorporation of patient education materials, instructive images, and the latest AAFP guidelines, makes it an invaluable addition to any vet clinician's library. "This book ... will undoubtedly become THE reference in that very specific field." Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Royal Canin: Vets Today, January 2016 UNIQUE! Focus on the prevention of behavior problems is found throughout the majority of the book to show clinicians how to incorporate behavioral considerations into general practice. Comprehensive, holistic care fusing the physical and psychological well-being of feline patients serves as a foundation for all content. International team of expert contributors provides in-depth, authoritative guidance using the most up-to-date information available. Updated information on preventive advice and treatment recommendations follows the guidelines set forth by the AAFP. Client handouts and behavior questionnaires in the book help vets clearly communicate with clients about their cat's behavior.

Pet Behavior Protocols

What to Say, what to Do, when to Refer
Author: Suzanne Hetts
Publisher: Amer Animal Hospital Assn
ISBN: 9780941451741
Category: Medical
Page: 335
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Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals


Author: Karen L. Overall
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780801668203
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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Here's authoritative scientifically based guidance on preventing, diagnosing, and successfully treating behavior cases. Every kind of problem from aggressive behavior to self-mutilation, is discussed. * A practical guide to preventing, diagnosing, and treating small animal behavior cases. * Covers every class of problem--from the most common to those rarely seen. * Emphasizes evaluation and step-by-step diagnosis of normal versus abnormal behavior. * Provides easy-to-use client instruction protocols you can photocopy. * Focuses on ways to deal with animal behavior so the incidence of euthanasia can be reduced. * Covers legal obligations and problems resulting from pet's behavior.

The Animal Ethics Reader


Author: Susan J. Armstrong,Richard G. Botzler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317421973
Category: Philosophy
Page: 738
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The Animal Ethics Reader is an acclaimed anthology containing both classic and contemporary readings, making it ideal for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a thorough introduction to the central topics, controversies and ethical dilemmas surrounding the treatment of animals, covering a wide range of contemporary issues, such as animal activism, genetic engineering, and environmental ethics. The extracts are arranged thematically under the following clear headings: Theories of Animal Ethics Nonhuman Animal Experiences Primates and Cetaceans Animals for Food Animal Experimentation Animals and Biotechnology Ethics and Wildlife Zoos and Aquariums Animal Companions Animal Law and Animal Activism Readings from leading experts in the field including Peter Singer, Bernard E. Rollin and Jane Goodall are featured, as well as selections from Tom Regan, Jane Goodall, Donald Griffin, Temple Grandin, Ben A. Minteer, Christine Korsgaard and Mark Rowlands. Classic extracts are well balanced with contemporary selections, helping to present the latest developments in the field. This revised and updated Third Edition includes 31 new readings on a range of subjects, including animal rights, captive chimpanzees, industrial farm animal production, genetic engineering, keeping cetaceans in captivity, animal cruelty, and animal activism. The Third Edition also is printed with a slightly larger page format and in an easier-to-read typeface. Featuring contextualizing introductions by the editors, study questions and further reading suggestions as the end of each chapter, this will be essential reading for any student taking a course in the subject. With a new foreword by Bernard E. Rollin.

Dogs with Jobs

Working Dogs Around the World
Author: Merrily Weisbord,Kim Kachanoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671047353
Category: Pets
Page: 250
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Based on the new PBS television special, this unique book celebrates the accomplishments of a fascinating cast of canine workers, including Star, a Black Lab who assists with arson investigations, and Magnus, a German Shepherd who clears land mines.

Necropsy Guide for Dogs, Cats, and Small Mammals


Author: Sean P. McDonough,Teresa Southard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119115655
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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Necropsy Guide for Dogs, Cats, and Small Mammals is a complete, practical resource for performing necropsies on dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and ferrets in the veterinary clinic, animal shelter, research laboratory, or in the field. Provides practical guidance on all aspects of performing an necropsy on dogs, cats, and small mammals and interpreting the results Presents more than 200 full-color images to demonstrate techniques and findings Offers step-by-step instructions for the necropsy process and collecting samples Includes an anatomy review, discussion of dissection techniques, and list of common artifacts and post-mortem changes for each organ system Supports veterinarians in performing a necropsy in any setting, including animal shelters, veterinary clinics, research laboratories, and in the field

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion

Canine and Feline Behavior
Author: Debra F. Horwitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118854411
Category: Medical
Page: 1032
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Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, Second Edition offers fast access to reliable, practical information on managing common behavior disorders in dogs and cats. Takes a new section approach to allow for easier browsing Adds 19 new topics or algorithms covering separation anxiety, thunderstorm sensitivity, introducing pets to the family and each other, enrichment, geriatric behavior problems, handling techniques, urine marking, leash reactivity, pediatric behavior problems and best practices, and rescue pets Offers a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and managing behavior problems in dogs and cats Designed for fast access to information, with identically formatted topics for ease of use Includes access to a companion website providing 43 client education handouts for download and use, including 25 brand-new handouts

Studying Captive Animals

A Workbook of Methods in Behaviour, Welfare and Ecology
Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118629345
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may be used to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals living under the control of humans, including companion animals, feral populations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process of conducting a scientific study: from designing the original project, formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing the data, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as a scientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write a formal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element of the student project - and how to deal with the ethical review process. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis and presentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. In addition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice is provided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. The text describes the different types of student projects that may be undertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may be found for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studying and working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading for students studying zoo biology and animal management; it is also suitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animal welfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animal production, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinary science. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates but will also be of value to postgraduate students who have not previously engaged in field studies. Professionals working in institutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and other regional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access to this practical guide.

Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats

Techniques for Developing Patients Who Love Their Visits
Author: Sophia Yin
Publisher: CattleDog Publishing
ISBN: 9780964151840
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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Dr. Sophia Yin, author of the Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist, author, and speaker. Her passion for animals and their proper handling and restraint led her to spend hundreds of hours on this project - a new book and instructional DVD set focused on the most humane techniques that reduce stress for people and pets. The book and DVD feature: • More than 1,600 photos that show practicing veterinarians and students how to handle dogs and cats correctly • Explanations of what vets think they’re doing right but may actually be doing wrong • Three hours of video clips with voiceover narratives that show correct and incorrect handling procedures By using this training tool, vets will: • Be able to implement the most up-to-date handling techniques • Learn how to restrain animals correctly through behavior modification that does not involve coercion, dominance, or other negative training methods • Increase efficiency because patients will willingly comply with procedures • Stop perpetuating behavior problems in patients • Create a safer environment for themselves and and their team with fewer bites, scratches, and back injuries • Improve the bond between vet, pet, and client Published by CattleDog Publishing, USA and distributed by Manson Publishing Ltd.

Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine

Photobiomodulation
Author: Ronald J. Riegel,John C. Godbold, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119220114
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Case Study: A Holistic Approach to the Treatment of Cunean Tendonitis/Bursitis - Distal Tarsitis Syndrome

The Science and Technology of Dog Training


Author: James O'Heare
Publisher: Behavetech Pub
ISBN: 9781927744000
Category: Pets
Page: 249
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The Science and Technology of Dog Training is a manual for both students of dog training and established professionals, presenting basic through to advanced principles, strategies, and techniques in non-coercive dog training. No fads or proprietary "one-true-way" "systems." Dog Training introduces the natural science of behavior, its principles and the technology of behavior engineering derived from it. It covers all of the foundational behaviors with instructions from preliminaries right through to maintenance and also advanced training procedures such as shaping and behavior chaining for complex behaviors. Dog Training presents a positive reinforcement emphasized approach. Dog Training is treated like a self-study course in a book, providing a list of detailed behavior objectives for each chapter as well as exercises trainers can use to develop and expand their repertoire of effective training behaviors.