Healthcare of the Well Pet

Author: Caroline Jevring,Thomas E. Catanzaro

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited

ISBN: 9780702023934

Category: Medical

Page: 201

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A practical book describing ways of implementing health care programs in small animal practices. In the initial chapters, practical "how-to" aspects such as client reminder and recall systems, marketing, use of staff time and more are discussed in general terms. Also covers specific types of programs in detail by first presenting theory and scientific background, and then demonstrating how this information can be presented to clients effectively to convince them of the benefits to their pets of preventative health care. Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-623-1
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Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals

Author: Franklin D. McMillan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470384727

Category: Medical

Page: 301

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The past few decades have seen a virtual explosion of scientific research in the area of cognition, emotions, suffering, and mental states in animals. Studies in the field, laboratory, and clinical medical practice have amassed an overwhelming body of evidence demonstrating that mental well-being is of paramount importance in all aspects of animal care. There is no longer any reasonable doubt among researchers that mental health is of equal importance as physical health and animal well-being. Recent research convincingly shows that physical health is strongly influenced by mental states, thereby making it clear that effective health care requires attention to the emotional well-being as well as physical. Yet, for its vast importance, mental health in veterinary medicine has to date not been compiled and structured into an organized field or body of knowledge. This information, so critical to the formal establishment of the field of mental health and well-being in animals, remains scattered throughout a wide array of scientific journals. This book represents the first authoritative reference text bringing together the most up-to-date information in the variety of subjects comprising the field of mental health and well-being in animals. Bringing together a host of distinguished experts internationally noted in the fields of animal emotion research, animal behavior, cognitive science, and neuroscience, the book represents the first authoritative reference compiling the diverse information on the animal mind and combining the revolutionary advances in the cognitive sciences with the knowledge in veterinary medicine and clinical animal behavior. This book takes a descriptive and proscriptive approach to mental health, mixing the scientific research with practical information with clinical applications for veterinary health professionals to use in practice.
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Behaviour Problems in Small Animals

Practical Advice for the Veterinary Team

Author: Jon Bowen (BVetMed.),Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027677

Category: Medical

Page: 283

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This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.
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The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour

Author: David Appleby

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 028564341X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors has been established for over twenty years and their experience and understanding of this new, and developing, science of ethology is the basis of the book. Experienced animal behaviour counsellors provide the most up-to-date account of the science of animal psychology for all pet owners, while providing a practical approach for all veterinarians who treat small animals. Dogs, cats and rabbits are the animals most commonly treated for behavioural problems and the book focuses on the problems that affect these companion animals. Exploring the psychology of a pet's relationship with its owner, and with each other, leading writers from Sarah Heath and Anne McBride to Inga MacKellar identify the problems all vets will be asked about and provide practical solutions to them. Bringing together a variety of expert opinions and the most up-to-date research The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour will help resolve a cat's anti-social behaviour and explain why a dog acts like its wild wolf ancestors. Groundbreaking essays on problem behaviour look at how learning and emotions governs animal behaviour while outlining the best way to understand: The foundations of canine behaviour How pets and children interact Behaviour problems in domestic rabbits Rage Syndrome in dogs Problems specific to ageing pets. This guide compiles the insights and experience of authors at the forefront of this expanding science to provide expert and professional perspectives that will enhance the relationship between a pet and its owner. Pet behavior, whether dogs, cats or rabbits, is affected by their ethology (the science of animal behavior) while it is also important to understand how learning and emotional response can govern their actions. Animal experts propose solutions to problem behavior in ground-breaking essays, as well as providing guidance on the relationship between pets and children (including the arrival of a new baby), "rage" syndrome in dogs, how to rehabilitate rescue dogs and cats, plus advice on legal and welfare issues. The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors has been established for almost thirty years to study why pets act as they do. The APBC's experience and understanding of this new, and developing, science of ethology is the basis for this book. Experienced animal behaviour counsellors provide the most up-to-date account of the science of animal psychology in the relationship between a pet and its owner, while providing a practical approach for veterinarians who treat small animals. Dogs, cats and rabbits are the animals most commonly treated for behavioural problems and the book focuses on the problems that affect these companion animals. Exploring the psychology of a pet's relationship with its owner, and with each other, leading writers from Julie Bedford and Anne McBride to Inga MacKellar identify the problems all vets will be asked about and provide practical solutions to them. Groundbreaking essays on problem behaviour look at how learning and emotional response governs animal behaviour while outlining the best way to understand: The foundations of canine behaviour, How pets and children interact, How to rehabilitate rescue dogs and cats, Rage Syndrome in dogs Bringing together a variety of expert opinions and the most up-to-date research The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour will help resolve a cat's anti-social behaviour and explain why a dog acts like its wild wolf ancestors.
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WSAVA-FECAVA Congress

25-29 April 2000 : scientific proceedings

Author: World Small Animal Veterinary Association. World Congress,Jolle Kirpensteijn,Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. World Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cats

Page: 536

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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine

Author: Debra Horwitz,Daniel S. Mills,Sarah Heath

Publisher: BSAVA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The classic BSAVA Manuals of Canine Behaviour and Feline Behaviour were ahead of their time in the appreciation of the importance of small animal behaviour and its problems and treatment. This completely new Manual builds on their success. Written primarily for the veterinary surgeon in general practice, by veterinarians working in the fields of behaviour in different countries, the BSAVA Manual of Clinical and Feline Behavioural Medicine offers both sound scientific information and practical easy-to-follow advice. The book will also appeal to those who already have a special interest in behaviour problems. Following a consideration of the place of behavioural medicine within the practice setting, the normal behaviours of cats and dogs are described. Some more theoretical chapters are included, to give a background understanding of learning theory, the physiology of fear, and types of aggression. But the major focus of the Manual is on the practical approach to history taking, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, and follow-up of the range of behavioural problems encountered in dogs and cats. Colour photographs and specially commissioned drawings illustrate important features such as body postures, and tables throughout help the reader to access important information quickly. In the last 10-15 years the veterinary professional has increasingly appreciated the wider importance of animal behaviour and psychological well-being. Behavioural problems can disrupt the pet=owner relationship to the point of breaking, and many pets are re-homes, abandoned or euthanased as a result. Safeguarding the pet-owner relationship and assisting owners in gaining a deeper understanding of their companion animals is an integral part of modern veterinary practice. The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine will enable you to cater for this need.
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Macropod Husbandry, Healthcare and Medicinals--Volumes One and Two

Author: Lynda Staker

Publisher: Lynda Staker

ISBN: 0977575128

Category: Kangaroos

Page: 970

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The most comprehensive work on macropods available, containing over 900 pages, published in two volumes, and complimented with over 3,000 coloured photographs. Ideal for macropod carers/rescuers, veterinarians and captive facilities, this husbandry manual includes hand rearing aspects of unfurred to furred joeys, and the care of adults; a huge section on captive husbandry and dietary needs, including a large section on the plants that macropods eat; 25 pages on the drugs used for macropod ailments, haematology and bio chemistry values, a reference guide to clinical signs of disease, over 500 pages on diseases, ailments and injuries, including x-rays and surgical procedures. With contributions from veterinarians, captive facilities and macropod carers and rescuers, this manual has taken 4 years to complete and is a compilation of information gleaned from over 28 years of working with macropods.
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Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787645939

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 467

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors(r) .
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