AVMA Welfare Focus Newsletter - Publications of Interest February 2012

Recent Research and Commentary

Roger P. Promoting personal views in practice. In Practice 2012;34:54
Full text: http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/34/1/54.full.pdf
A discussion of whether small animal veterinarians should promote their views on farm animal welfare to their clients.

Tateo A, Padalino B, Boccaccio M, Maggiolino A, Centoducati P. Transport stress in horses: Effects of two different distances. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 2012;7:33-42
Full Text: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/1558-7878/PIIS1558787811000712.pdf
This paper outlines some parameters that can be used to assess transport-related stress in horses.

Batchelor CEM, McKeegan DEF. Survey of the frequency and perceived stressfulness of ethical dilemmas encountered in UK veterinary practice. Veterinary Record 2012;170:19.
Abstract: http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/170/1/19.abstract
'Client wishing to continue treatment despite poor animal welfare' was rated the most stressful ethical dilemma.

Mellor DJ. Animal emotions, behaviour and the promotion of positive welfare states. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 2012;60:1-8.
Abstract: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00480169.2011.619047
Commentary promoting an increased emphasis on positive welfare states.

New Books

McAnulty PA, Dayan AD,Ganderup N-C, Hastings KL [Eds] The Minipig in Biomedical Research -- CRC Press

Trotter KS [Ed] Harnessing the Power of Equine-Assisted Counseling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice -- Routledge

Lewbart GA [Ed] Invertebrate Medicine -- Wiley-Blackwell

Akhtar A. Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare (Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics) -- Palgrave Macmillan (February 28, 2012)

Morris P. Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine -- Temple University Press (June 8, 2012)

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