Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff / Edition 1

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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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Editorial Reviews

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“This book is an essential resource for all who are interested in this rapidly advancing field.  I wore out my copy of the first edition, and I expect to do the same with this wonderfully updated book.  This book belongs in the libraries of all animal shelters as well as those of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students who have an interest in shelter medicine.”   (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2013)

“An excellent tool for the “real” world.”  (Vet Nurses Today, 1 July 2013)

“The result is a fine guide to animal management, the latest laws, and the newest veterinary practices in a shelter environment: a 'must' for any veterinary reference collection.”  (Midwest Book Review, 1 March 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813824482
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 546
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author

Lila Miller, BS, DVM, is Vice President of Veterinary Outreach and Veterinary Advisor of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY.  She is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is co-editor of the textbook Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters, and has over 30 years of experience working in the field of animal sheltering.   Dr. Miller co-founded the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) in 2001 and served as a member of the task force that researched and wrote the ASV Guidelines for the Standards of Care of Shelter Animals.

Stephen Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB, is the Science Advisor for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY.  He holds a PhD in Behavior Genetics and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist.  He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine and an adjunct faculty member in the Anthrozoology Graduate Program at Canisius College.  Dr. Zawistowski is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare and Science

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Animal shelters and their functions
1 The evolving animal shelter 3
2 Pet population dynamics and animal shelter issues 11
3 The administrative hurdles of shelter medicine 25
4 Legal concerns for shelters and shelter veterinarians 35
Sect. 2 Husbandry
5 The animal shelter building : design and maintenance of a healthy and efficient facility 55
6 Sanitation in the animal shelter 67
7 Nutritional challenges for shelter animals 79
8 Dog and cat care in the animal shelter 95
9 Small mammal care in the animal shelter 125
10 Domestic rabbit care in the animal shelter 141
11 Avian care in the animal shelter environment 157
12 Reptile care in the animal shelter 177
13 Temporary care of wildlife in the animal shelter 189
14 Equine care in the animal shelter 203
Sect. 3 Disease management
15 Implementing a population health plan in an animal shelter : goal setting, data collection and monitoring, and policy development 211
16 Infectious diseases of dogs and cats 235
17 Vaccination strategies in the animal shelter environment 285
18 Disease recognition and diagnostic testing 307
Sect. 4 Shelter and community programs
19 Animal shelter behaviour programs 317
20 Behavioral pharmacotherapy in the animal shelter 333
21 Foster care in the animal shelter 341
22 Spay and neuter surgical techniques for the animal shelter 355
23 Feral cat management 377
24 Euthanasia in the animal shelter 389
25 Disaster medicine for animal shelter veterinarians 411
Sect. 5 Animal cruelty
26 Animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect 427
27 Medical evaluation and documentation of abuse in the live animal 453
28 Veterinary forensics 489
29 Recognizing and investigating equine abuse 499
30 Animal fighting 511
App. 1 Animal welfare organizations and general information 523
Index 525
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