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A practical guide to help veterinarians improve the welfare oftheir patients in their everyday work. A concise and accessibleintroduction to welfare that is both interesting and valuable inpractice. The book describes ways to evaluate patients, developin-practice quality of life assessments, resolve difficult clinicaldilemmas, and turn good decisions into real welfare outcomes. Itreviews available scientific information, legal issues and ethicaldilemmas, and relates these to everyday case studies throughout. Itprovides ways for all veterinary professionals to develop theiranimal welfare understanding, without assuming prior knowledge,while advancing the wisdom and abilities of experiencedpractitioners. Key features: Presents practical and realistic methods for working withowners to improve patients' welfare within the constraints ofeveryday practice. Provides useful advice for work within many legaljurisdictions. Includes summaries of research, vital references, and furtherreading sources. Key points are recapped at the end of each chapter. Suitable for all those working in the veterinary and relatedprofessions, including veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animalwelfare scientists, animal behaviourists, paraprofessionals and laystaff. Published as a part of the prestigious Wiley-Blackwell –UFAW Animal Welfare series. UFAW, founded 1926, is aninternationally recognised, independent, scientific and educationalanimal welfare charity. For full details of all titles available inthe UFAW series, please visit ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a.