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Refresh page to view image Veterinarian's Role in Animal Welfare

This booklet provides AVMA policy statements on animal welfare issues affecting various species and practice types 

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Refresh page to view image Animal Welfare Forum Proceedings

Between 1990 and 2004, the AVMA offered a series of forums on a broad range of animal welfare-related topics.

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Refresh page to view image AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia

This document is intended to serve as guidance for veterinarians in exercising their professional judgment in the application of euthanasia.

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Refresh page to view image Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention

This report of the AVMA Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions was published in JAVMA and provides guidance for state and local leaders attempting to develop effective dog bite prevention programs in their communities.

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Refresh page to view image Comprehensive Review of Housing for Pregnant Sows

This report of the AVMA Task Force on the Housing of Pregnant Sows was published in JAVMA and resulted from an extensive review of more than 1,500 pages of peer-reviewed literature. 

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Refresh page to view image Guidelines for Veterinary Hospice Care

Veterinary hospice care is a growing field that provides end-of-life support for pets with chronic illness as well as counseling for pet owners. These guidelines provide basic information for veterinarians who wish to establish a hospice program.

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Refresh page to view image Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services

These guidelines include key considerations for establishing pet loss support help-lines, groups and counseling.

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Refresh page to view image Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Activity... Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Activity, Animal Assisted Therapy, & Resident Animal Programs

Veterinary involvement in animal-assisted and resident animal programs is necessary to protect the health and welfare of humans and animals. Interdisciplinary cooperation, supervision, and proper animal selection are critical to the successful use of animals in these programs.  These guidelines include a checklist for establishing a new program or enhancing an existing one.

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Refresh page to view image Guidelines (Wellness) for Animals in Assisted... Wellness Guidelines for Animals in Animal-Assisted Activity, Animal-Assisted Therapy, and Resident Animal Programs

Designed as a companion document to the Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Activity, Animal-Assisted Therapy, and Resident Animal Programs, these guidelines were developed to give veterinarians interested in these programs a foundation for wellness care. Key definitions, guiding principles, and preventive medical and behavioral strategies are discussed.

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Refresh page to view image Suspected Animal Cruelty, Abuse and Neglect Practical Guidance for the Effective Response by Veterinarians to Suspected Animal Cruelty, Abuse and Neglect

In recent years, much work has been done to assist veterinarians with making clinical diagnoses of conditions of suspected animal neglect, maltreatment, cruelty, abuse, starvation and fighting.  But there as been little written to guide the practitioner through the problematic issues of practice management when such cases are suspected.  The objective of this publication is to help small- and large- animal practitioners and their staffs to develop policies and protocols that establish procedures for effective responses when animal maltreatment is encountered.

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