Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff

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Lila Miller, Stephen Zawistowski
Wiley, Oct 16, 2012 - Medical - 744 pages
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Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, SecondEdition is the premier reference on shelter medicine. Dividedinto sections on management, species-specific animal husbandry,infectious disease, animal cruelty, shelter programs, behavior, andspay/neuter, the new edition has been reformatted in a moreuser-friendly design with briefer chapters and informationcross-referenced between chapters.  Maintaining a herd healthapproach, new and expanded chapters address issues of husbandry,infectious disease management, behavior forensics, populationmanagement, forensic toxicology, animal cruelty and hoarding,enrichment in shelters, spay/neuter, and shelter design.

Now in full color, this fully updated new edition delivers avast array of knowledge necessary to provide appropriate and humanecare for shelter animals.  Veterinarians, veterinarytechnicians and shelter professionals will find this to be thego-to resource on the unique aspects of shelter medicine that helpfacilitate operating a modern, efficient, and humane shelter.

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More on animal welfare and cruelty cases than in the 1st edition. Shelter programs, feline colonies, behavior evaluation for adoption are discussed. The infectious disease management section is ... Read full review

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About the Author

Lila Miller, BS, DVM, is Vice President of VeterinaryOutreach and Veterinary Advisor of the American Society for thePrevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY.  She is anadjunct assistant professor at the University of PennsylvaniaSchool of Veterinary Medicine and Cornell University College ofVeterinary Medicine. She is co-editor of the textbook InfectiousDisease Management in Animal Shelters, and has over 30 years ofexperience working in the field of animal sheltering.  Dr. Miller co-founded the Association of Shelter Veterinarians(ASV) in 2001 and served as a member of the task force thatresearched and wrote the ASV Guidelines for the Standards of Careof Shelter Animals.

Stephen Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB, is the Science Advisorfor The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animalsin New York, NY.  He holds a PhD in Behavior Genetics and is aCertified Applied Animal Behaviorist.  He also is an adjunctprofessor at the University of Illinois College Of VeterinaryMedicine and an adjunct faculty member in the AnthrozoologyGraduate Program at Canisius College.  Dr. Zawistowski is thefounding co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare andScience

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