English | 2012 | ISBN-10: 1905319150 | 336 Pages | PDF | 10.54 MB
The importance of animal behavior and psychological well-being is increasingly being recognized in the veterinary profession. This new edition is designed to be even more practical and user-friendly than the first. For a range of behavioral presentations, consideration is given to evaluation of the patient, including any possible underlying disease; evaluation of client attitudes, beliefs and behavior; risk evaluation; behavioral biology of the condition; acute management protocols; long-term treatment strategies; prognosis; follow-up; and preventive measures. A special chapter on shelter animals has been added, as this is an area where veterinary support is increasingly sought in both health and husbandry. An included CD offers client handouts, history-taking forms, detailed behavioral questionaires for each species and a referral form.
About the Author
Debra Horwitz: Veterinary Behaviour Consultations, St Louis, Missouri
Daniel S. Mills: University of Lincoln, Department of Biological Sciences, Riseholme