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Companion Animal Care and Welfare: The UFAW Companion Animal Handbook

Companion Animal Care and Welfare: The UFAW Companion Animal Handbook

Authors
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Year 01/02/2019
Pages 624
Version paperback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
ISBN 9781118688793
Categories Veterinary medicine, Animal husbandry
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Companion Animal Care and Welfare: The UFAW Companion Animal Handbook presents a comprehensive, accessible and practical reference for all parties seeking information about the proper care of companion animals. Identifies the needs of companion animals, explains how we know these needs, and gives scientifically-backed advice on how to meet these needs Promotes the most humane treatment and best possible care of our companion animals Addresses controversial issues such as selective breeding, companion animal showing, the keeping of exotic species, and the international pet trade Covers the husbandry and care of all major companion animal species, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians

Companion Animal Care and Welfare: The UFAW Companion Animal Handbook

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

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