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By James Yeates

A useful consultant to aid veterinarians increase the welfare in their sufferers of their daily paintings. A concise and available creation to welfare that's either attention-grabbing and priceless in practice.

The booklet describes how one can assessment sufferers, improve in-practice caliber of lifestyles exams, unravel tough medical dilemmas, and switch strong judgements into genuine welfare results. It reports to be had medical info, felony concerns and moral dilemmas, and relates those to daily case reviews all through. It presents methods for all veterinary execs to boost their animal welfare figuring out, with out assuming earlier wisdom, whereas advancing the knowledge and talents of skilled practitioners.

Key features:

  • Presents useful and lifelike tools for operating with proprietors to enhance sufferers' welfare in the constraints of daily practice.
  • Provides precious recommendation for paintings inside many criminal jurisdictions.
  • Includes summaries of study, very important references, and additional studying 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 the world over known, self sufficient, medical and academic animal welfare charity. For complete info of all titles to be had within the UFAW sequence, please stopover at

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Decisions need to be based not only on science but also on emotions and values. Veterinary professionals are experts at applying science to individual cases. Pleasant (positively valenced) feelings are worth achieving. Unpleasant (negatively ­valenced) feelings are worth avoiding. Things may have value because they cause or ­signify better or worse feelings. Science cannot prove or disprove animals’ feelings. We can ­egomorphically compare animal’s and our own context, biology and responses. We must consider relevant me–other differences, by considering deeper similarities.

At Step 4, some owners fail to make a welfare-friendly choice because they place their own interests above those of the animal. Some owners want to make or save money, to keep their animals in their own possession or to avoid demanding effort or lifestyle changes. For example, Heleski et al. (2005) found economic concerns to be the most common type of barrier to farm animal welfare improvements. It can be a barrier for one owner to be at home to administer twice daily treatments or to walk their dog daily.

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.

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