Animal welfare: Companion animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of companion animals.
AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
Promoting animal welfare amidst conflict
Posted on July 1, 2002 In early March, Dr. Inayat H. Kathio took a leave of absence from his Pittston, Pa., clinic to travel to Israel at a time…
Welfare Implications of Electroimmobilization
Electroimmobilization is the use of electrical current to restrain conscious animals by causing paralysis.
Welfare Implications of Canine Devocalization
Devocalization (also termed debarking, devoicing or bark softening) is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to resect varying…
Welfare Implications of Ear Cropping-Dogs
Some dog breeds in the US customarily have their ears reduced with a blade or scissors to modify shape and/or allow a naturally drooping ear to stand…
Welfare Implications of Tail Docking-Dogs
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of amputation of part of a dog’s tail.