Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Apr 10, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6734 - Companion Animal Welfare Issues

Spring. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

E. Berliner, H. DeTar, M. Henry, staff.

Companion animal welfare issues have become a major concern for many American communities. Precipitated by the changing status of companion animals, communities are considering a broad range of complex, animal-related issues. These include companion animal homelessness, the role of humane euthanasia, the breeding and production of pets, animal fighting, re-evaluation of practices such as cat declawing and dog ear-cropping, management of community cats, international animal welfare,and the role of the veterinarian in each of these areas. This course will address these and other issues while providing a sense of history of humane movements and animal law and policy, and explore how we define adequate welfare for companion animal species. The objective of the course is to provide information for veterinary students enabling them to assume leadership with regards to these issues in their future communities.

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