Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, 2nd Edition
January 2013, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
Section 1: Introduction
1 Introduction to Animal Sheltering 3
Stephen Zawistowski and Julie Morris
2 Population Statistics 13
3 Shelter Design 21
Lucinda Schlaffer and Paul Bonacci
4 Sanitation 37
5 Administrative Issues 49
6 Legal Issues for Shelters 59
Section 2: Husbandry
7 Quality of Life, Stress, and Emotional Pain in Shelter Animals
Franklin D. McMillan
8 Population Management 93
Sandra Newbury and Kate Hurley
9 Canine Care in the Animal Shelter 115
Lila Miller and Stephanie Janeczko
10 Feline Care in the Animal Shelter 145
11 The Care of Small Mammals in the Animal Shelter 185
Christopher S. Hanley
12 Reptile and Amphibian Care in the Animal Shelter 201
Natalie Isaza and Ramiro Isaza
13 Avian Care in the Animal Shelter 225
Debra A. Nicholson
14 Temporary Care of Wildlife in the Animal Shelter 247
Scott Diehl and Cheryl Diehl
15 Equine Care in the Animal Shelter 263
Jeannine Berger, John Madigan and Kathry Holcomb
Section 3: Infectious Disease
16 Strategies for Management of Infectious Diseases in a Shelter
17 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in Shelter Populations
18 Practical Overview of Common Infectious Disease Agents
Elise Gingrich and Michael Lappin
19 Disease Recognition and Diagnostic Testing 329
Kate Hurley and Patricia Pesavento
20 Treatment Strategies 34
Julie D. Dinnage
21 Outbreak Management 349
Section 4: Animal Cruelty
22 Overview of Animal Cruelty Laws 371
23 Veterinary Forensics: Medical Evaluation of Abused Live
Robert W. Reisman
24 Examination of the Deceased Victim 407
25 Forensic Toxicology 421
26 Animal Hoarding 431
27 Animal Fighting 441
28 Equine Cruelty 453
Section 5: Shelter Programs
29 Emergency Medicine in the Animal Shelter 463
Cynthia D. Delany
30 Euthanasia 469
31 Foster Care 495
Martha Smith-Blackmore and Sandra Newbury
32 Disaster and Emergency Planning and Response for Animal
Kevin M. Dennison and Jeanie Lin
Section 6: Behavior
33 Behavior Evaluation, Adoption, and Follow-Up 531
Emily Weiss and Heather Mohan-Gibbons
34 Behavioral Enrichment 541
Katherine Miller and Stephen Zawistowski
35 Animal Behavior Forensics: Evaluation of Dangerous Dogs and
Cruelty Victims 559
Pamela J. Reid
36 Behavioral Pharmacotherapy in the Animal Shelter 569
Section 7: Spay/Neuter
37 Spay/Neuter Services for Shelter and Community Animals
Kathleen V. Makolinski
38 Anesthesia and Pain Management 593
39 Surgical Techniques for Spay/Neuter 625
Philip A. Bushby
40 Pediatric Neutering 647
Leslie Appel and Janet Scarlett
41 Management of Stray and Feral Community Cats 669
Julie K. Levy and Christine L. Wilford
42 Nonsurgical Sterilization of Cats and Dogs 689
Appendix 1 Resources for Veterinary and Shelter Professionals 697
Appendix 2 Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters 701
About the Author
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.
The second edition of this well-known shelter reference has been reformatted and expanded to include 12 additional chapters with new information on treatment and control guidelines of infectious disease, quality of life, population management, epidemiology, treatment options and the decision-making process in shelters, management of disease outbreak, forensic toxicology, animal hording, enrichment in shelters, and behavior forensics. The previous edition was 560 pages and the new edition is 736 with standalone chapters on nutrition and vaccination eliminated and moved to individual species chapters. Chapters are cross-referenced where applicable to reduce redundancy.
- Features expanded husbandry coverage to include cats in depth and small mammals
- Presents new treatment and control guidelines for infectious diseases
- Offers a full color, user-friendly design with information cross-referenced between chapters
- Maintains a herd health approach
- Provides updated and expanded coverage of animal cruelty, including new laws, animal hoarding, forensics, and toxicology
- Includes new information on shelter design, sanitation, and spay/neuter techniques and programs
“This book is an essential resource for all who are interested in this rapidly advancing field. I wore out my copy of the first edition, and I expect to do the same with this wonderfully updated book. This book belongs in the libraries of all animal shelters as well as those of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students who have an interest in shelter medicine.” (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2013)
“An excellent tool for the “real” world.” (Vet Nurses Today, 1 July 2013)
“The result is a fine guide to animal management, the latest laws, and the newest veterinary practices in a shelter environment: a 'must' for any veterinary reference collection.” (Midwest Book Review, 1 March 2013)
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