BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Shelter Medicine

Principles of Health and Welfare in a Multi-animal Environment

  • Rachel Dean, Margaret Roberts en Jenny Stavisky
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This brand new manual provides a practical guide on how to deal with various clinical situations that arise when working with cats and dogs in a shelter environment. The first part of the manual describes the principles of shelter medicine and population health. The second part covers the prevention, management and control of disease in a shelter environment. The final part provides information on working with people in the shelter environment.

What is shelter medicine? • Top tips for a shelter medicine vet Ethics and animal welfare • Using the ethical framework to make decisions Pragmatic decision-making in the charity situation • Dealing with the elderly thin cat • Dealing with the elderly dog • Dealing with heart murmurs in dogs and cats • Dealing with the itchy dog: is it atopic dermatitis? Population control and management • Setting up a population control program • TNR/CNR checklist • Euthanasia and shelters Optimizing neutering programmes • General anaesthesia protocols for early neutering Shelter metrics Principles of infectious disease and transmission Biosecurity in shelters • A brief overview of disinfectants Shelter design and the flow of animals through a shelter Preventive medicine in the shelter environment • Intake assessment for animals entering shelters Diarrhoea in the dog in the shelter environment Diarrhoea in the cat in the shelter environment Respiratory disease in the dog in the shelter environment • Rehoming a coughing dog Respiratory disease in the cat in the shelter environment • Rehoming a snotty cat Skins diseases in shelter animals Managing FeLV/FIV in the multi-cat/shelter environment Managing feline coronavirus and feline infectious peritonitis in the multi-cat/shelter environment • Toxoplasmosis • Exotic diseases in shelters • Zoonotic diseases in shelters Behaviour and stress management in the shelter environment • Current thinking on dog behaviour • Current thinking on cat behaviour • Socialization of puppies • Socialization of kittens • Dealing with the aggressive dog • Dealing with the hard-to-handle cat • Environmental enrichment for dogs in shelters • Environmental enrichment for cats in shelters Charities, their policies and their staff Law and shelter medicine • Dealing with a stray dog • Dealing with a stray cat The shelter veterinary team Working with the non-vet shelter team • Hoarding • Non-accidental injury Training and education in the shelter environment
Uitgavejaar 2018
ISBN 9781905319848
Verschijningsdatum 21 dec. 2018
Omvang 384
Redactie Rachel Dean, Margaret Roberts en Jenny Stavisky
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels
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