AVMA Welfare Focus Newsletter - Publications of Interest May 2012

Recent Reports

Buckmaster AJ. Ecology of the feral cat (Felis catus) in the tall forests of Far East Gippsland. Dissertation, March 2011; University of Sydney
A PhD thesis investigating the ecology of feral cats in a forested area in Australia.
Available at: http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/8123/1/Buckmaster%20Thesis%20final%20version.pdf

Slater MR, Weiss E, Lord LK. Current use of and attitudes towards identification in cats and dogs in veterinary clinics in Oklahoma City, USA. Anim Welf 2012;21:51-57.
A survey of owner attitudes towards dogs and cats wearing ID tags. Positive attitudes indicate the potential for increasing the number of animals wearing appropriate tags.
Available at: http://www.ufaw.org.uk/documents/slater.pdf

Redondo JI, Suesta P, Gil L, Soler G, Serra I, Soler C. Retrospective study of the prevalence of postanaesthetic hypothermia in cats. Vet Rec 2012;170:206
A retrospective study of 275 anesthetic records found over 10% of cats experienced severe post-anesthetic hypothermia.
Abstract only available at: http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/170/8/206.abstract

Books

Schmeltzer LE, Norsworthy GD, eds. Nursing the Feline Patient West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Strain GM. Deafness in Dogs and Cats. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI, 2011.

Krause B. The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places. Boston, Mass: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.

Lewbart GA, ed. Invertebrate Medicine West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Huffman JE, Wallace JR. Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications (Developments in Forensic Science) West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2012.

Guidelines

Vogt AH, Rodan I, Brown M, Brown S, Buffington CAT, Forman MJL, Neilson J, Sparkes A. AAFP-AAHA Feline Life Stage Guidelines. J Amer Ani Hosp Assoc 2010;46:70-85. Available at: http://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocuments/FelineLifeStageGuidelines.pdf.

American Association of Feline Practitioners, International Society for Feline Medicine. Feline Friendly Handling Guidelines. J Feline Med Surg 2011;13:364-375. Available at: http://catvets.com/uploads/PDF/2011FelineFriendlyHandlingGuidelines.pdf.

Bartges J, Boynton B, Hoyumpa Vogt A, Krauter E, Lambrecht K, Svec R, Thompson S. AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines. J Amer Ani Hosp Assoc 2012; 48:1. Available at: https://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocuments/Canine_Life_Stage_Guidelines.pdf

Programs

Feline Advisory Bureau and American Association of Feline Practitioners. Cat Friendly Practice Program. Available at: http://catfriendlypractice.catvets.com/. Access requires AAFP membership.


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