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Companion Animal Care and Welfare


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Table of Contents

Contributor List vii

Foreword x
Robert Hubrecht

Prologue xii
James Yeates

1 Introduction: The Care and Animal Welfare of All Species 1
James Yeates

2 Carnivorans (Carnivora) 39
James Yeates

3 Cats (Felis silvestris catus) 52
Irene Rochlitz and James Yeates

4 Dogs (Canis familiaris) 81
Nicola Rooney and Kevin Stafford

5 Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) 124
Claudia Vinke, Nico J. Schoemaker, and Yvonne R. A. van Zeeland

6 Rabbits and Rodents (Glires) 145
James Yeates and Vera Baumans

7 European Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) 163
Siobhan Mullan and Richard Saunders

8 Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, and Degus (Caviomorphs) 185
Anne McBride and Anna Meredith

9 Golden Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) 203
Bryan Howard

10 Mongolian Gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) 218
Elke Scheibler and Eva Waiblinger

11 Domestic Rats (Rattus norvegicus) 233
Oliver Burman

12 Ungulates (Ungulata) 249
James Yeates and Paul McGreevy

13 Horses (Equus caballus) 266
Paul McGreevy and James Yeates

14 Birds (Avia) 293
John Chitty and James Yeates

15 Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) 318
Graham Law, Rudolf Nager, and Michael Wilkinson

16 True Parrots (Psittacoidea) 338
Joy Mench, Joanne Paul-Murphy, Kirk Klasing, and Victoria Cussen

17 Pigeons (Columba livia) 355
John Chitty

18 Reptiles (Reptilia) 371
Joanna Hedley, Robert Johnson, and James Yeates

19 Central Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps) 395
Robert Johnson and Sophie Adwick

20 Nonvenomous Colubrid Snakes (Colubridae) 412
Joanna Hedley and Kevin Eatwell

21 Mediterranean Tortoises (Testudo spp.) 425
Andrew C. Highfield

22 Ornamental Fish (Actinopterygii) 440
Lynne Sneddon and David Wolfenden

23 Goldfish (Carassius auratus) 467
Culum Brown, David Wolfenden, and Lynne Sneddon

Index 479

About the Author

About the Editor James Yeates, Chief Executive Officer at Cats Protection; previously Chief Veterinary Officer at the RSPCA, UK; Chair of the BVA Ethics and Welfare Group; member of the SPVS Council, BSAVA Scientific Committee and Equine Disease Coalition; and author of Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice (Wiley Blackwell) and Veterinary Science.

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