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Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff

Handbook / Manual

By: Lila Miller(Editor), Stephen Zawistowski(Editor)

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Oct 2012 | Edition: 2 | #201580 | ISBN-13: 9780813819938
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Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, Second Edition is the premier reference on shelter medicine. Divided into sections on management, species-specific animal husbandry, infectious disease, animal cruelty, shelter programs, behavior, and spay/neuter, the new edition has been reformatted in a more user-friendly design with briefer chapters and information cross-referenced between chapters. Maintaining a herd health approach, new and expanded chapters address issues of husbandry, infectious disease management, behavior forensics, population management, forensic toxicology, animal cruelty and hoarding, enrichment in shelters, spay/neuter, and shelter design.

Now in full color, this fully updated new edition delivers a vast array of knowledge necessary to provide appropriate and humane care for shelter animals. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and shelter professionals will find this to be the go-to resource on the unique aspects of shelter medicine that help facilitate operating a modern, efficient, and humane shelter.

"The editors of this book have done a commendable job in providing a comprehensive and informative text that has something for all who work in shelter medicine. While much of the text is directed at veterinarians, other shelter staff members can use this text as a good reference to help improve conditions at their shelter."
- The Vin Store, August 2010

My primary interest in this book was the section on animal cruelty and its links to interpersonal violence, and I was most impressed. Chapters about animal abuse, the links, medical evaluation and documentation of animal abuse, veterinary forensics, equine abuse and animal fighting are extremely informative and truly ground breaking."
- The Latham Letter, spring 2006


Section 1: Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction to Animal Sheltering
Stephen Zawistowski & Julie Morris

Chapter 2. Population Statistics
Janet Scarlett

Chapter 3. Shelter Design
Lucinda Schlaffer & Paul Bonacci

Chapter 4. Sanitation
Kay Steneroden

Chapter 5. Administrative Issues
Bonnie Yoffe-Sharp

Chapter 6. Legal Issues for Shelters
Jane McBride

Section 2: Husbandry

Chapter 7. Quality of Life, Stress, and Emotional Pain in Shelter Animals
Frank McMillan

Chapter 8. Population Management
Sandra Newbury & Kate Hurley

Chapter 9. Canine Care in the Animal Shelter
Lila Miller & Stephanie Janeczko

Chapter 10. Feline Care in the Animal Shelter
Brenda Griffin

Chapter 11. Small Mammal Care in the Animal Shelter Chris Hanley

Chapter 12. Reptile and Amphibian Care in the Animal Shelter
Natalie Isaza & Ramiro Isaza

Chapter 13. Avian Care in the Animal Shelter
Debra Ann Nicholson

Chapter 14. Temporary Care of Wildlife in the Animal Shelter

Scott Diehl & Cheryl Diehl

Chapter 15. Equine Care in the Animal Shelter
Jeannine Berger, John Madigan & Kathryn Holcomb

Section 3: Infectious Disease

Chapter 16. Strategies for Infectious Disease Management in a Shelter
Miranda Spindel

Chapter 17. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in a Population
Janet Scarlett

Chapter 18. Practical Overview of Common Infectious Disease Agents
Elise Gingrich & Michael Lappin

Chapter 19. Disease Recognition and Diagnostic Testing
Kate Hurley & Patricia Pesavento

Chapter 20. Treatment Strategies
Julie Dinnage

Chapter 21. Outbreak Management
Jeanette O’Quin

Section 4: Animal Cruelty

Chapter 22. Overview of Animal Cruelty Laws
Stacy Wolf

Chapter 23. Veterinary Forensics: Medical Evaluation of Abused Live Animals
Robert Reisman

Chapter 24. Examination of the Deceased Victim
Melinda Merck

Chapter 25. Forensic Toxicology
Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

Chapter 26. Animal Hoarding
Gary Patronek

Chapter 27. Animal Fighting
Randall Lockwood

Chapter 28. Equine Cruelty
Pamela Corey

Section 5: Shelter Programs

Chapter 29. Emergency Medicine in the Animal Shelter
Cynthia Delany  

Chapter 30. Euthanasia
Martha Smith-Blackmore

Chapter 31. Foster Care
Martha Smith-Blackmore & Sandra Newbury

Chapter 32. Disaster and Emergency Planning Response for Animal Shelters
Kevin Dennison & Jeanie Lin
Section 6: Behavior

Chapter 33. Behavior Evaluation, Adoption Follow-Up
Emily Weiss& Heather Mohan-Gibbons

Chapter 34. Behavioral Enrichment  
Katherine Miller & Stephen Zawistowski

Chapter 35. Animal Behavior Forensics: Evaluation of Dangerous Dogs and Cruelty Victims
Pam Reid

Chapter 36. Behavioral Pharmacotherapy in the Animal Shelter
Amy Marder

Section 7: Spay Neuter

Chapter 37. Spay Neuter Services for Shelter and Community Animals
Kathleen Makolinski

Chapter 38. Anesthesia and Pain Management
Andrea Looney

Chapter 39. Surgical Techniques for Spay Neuter
Philip Bushby

Chapter 40. Pediatric Neutering   Leslie Appel & Janet Scarlett

Chapter 41. Management of Stray and Feral Community Cats
Julie Levy & Christine Wilford

Chapter 42. Non-Surgical Sterilization of Cats and Dogs
Brenda Griffin

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Lila Miller, BS, DVM, is Vice President of Veterinary Outreach and Veterinary Advisor of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY. She is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is co-editor of the textbook Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters, and has over 30 years of experience 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 that researched and wrote the ASV Guidelines for the Standards of Care of Shelter Animals.

Stephen Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB, is the Science Advisor for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY. He holds a PhD in Behavior Genetics and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine and an adjunct faculty member in the Anthrozoology Graduate Program at Canisius College. Dr. Zawistowski is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare and Science.

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