Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff / Edition 1

Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff / Edition 1

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by Lila Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813824486

ISBN-13: 9780813824482

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) National Shelter Outreach Program estimates there are 4,000-6,000 animal shelters in the United States. As the U.S. moves toward reducing the number of animals euthanized in its shelters, access to informed medical care and sound management procedures becomes increasingly critical. This premier text…  See more details below

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) National Shelter Outreach Program estimates there are 4,000-6,000 animal shelters in the United States. As the U.S. moves toward reducing the number of animals euthanized in its shelters, access to informed medical care and sound management procedures becomes increasingly critical. This premier text provides the most current information available -- both medical and nonmedical -- to those that care for companion animals in shelters. In addition to addressing issues of disease control, editors Miller and Zawistowski have assembled a group of veterinary and shelter experts to examine issues such as feral cat programs, basic sanitation, shelter design, cruelty investigations, and euthanasia. Dedicated to the field of shelter medicine, this book is a welcome addition to overall veterinary literature and belongs in the reference library of every shelter interested in maintaining animal health in a shelter environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813824482
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sect. 1Animal shelters and their functions
1The evolving animal shelter3
2Pet population dynamics and animal shelter issues11
3The administrative hurdles of shelter medicine25
4Legal concerns for shelters and shelter veterinarians35
Sect. 2Husbandry
5The animal shelter building : design and maintenance of a healthy and efficient facility55
6Sanitation in the animal shelter67
7Nutritional challenges for shelter animals79
8Dog and cat care in the animal shelter95
9Small mammal care in the animal shelter125
10Domestic rabbit care in the animal shelter141
11Avian care in the animal shelter environment157
12Reptile care in the animal shelter177
13Temporary care of wildlife in the animal shelter189
14Equine care in the animal shelter203
Sect. 3Disease management
15Implementing a population health plan in an animal shelter : goal setting, data collection and monitoring, and policy development211
16Infectious diseases of dogs and cats235
17Vaccination strategies in the animal shelter environment285
18Disease recognition and diagnostic testing307
Sect. 4Shelter and community programs
19Animal shelter behaviour programs317
20Behavioral pharmacotherapy in the animal shelter333
21Foster care in the animal shelter341
22Spay and neuter surgical techniques for the animal shelter355
23Feral cat management377
24Euthanasia in the animal shelter389
25Disaster medicine for animal shelter veterinarians411
Sect. 5Animal cruelty
26Animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect427
27Medical evaluation and documentation of abuse in the live animal453
28Veterinary forensics489
29Recognizing and investigating equine abuse499
30Animal fighting511
App. 1Animal welfare organizations and general information523
Index525

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