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Euthanasia, A Vet’s Perspective (Part Four)

This is the fourth and last in a series discussing euthanasia. The first three installments focused on medical reasons that might result in a decision to euthanize a pet. In this blog, I will discuss behavioral reasons that might prompt this most difficult of decisions. Once before, I addressed the issue of human safety vs. animal rights. …

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Euthanasia, A Vet’s Perspective (Part Three)

In human medicine, a patient may receive either palliative care or hospice care. Palliative care often leads to hospice care. For instance, a person with high blood pressure would still receive blood pressure medication under palliative care. In hospice care, a patient no longer receives medication for chronic diseases. The goal shifts from trying to …

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Emergency Evacuations with Small Animals

In my previous two blogs, I discussed some of the logistics associated with evacuating large animals in the face of a natural disaster. Part One discusses having current vaccination and identification information on all of your horses. Additionally, it discusses the need for a working trailer and an effective method of communicating with neighbors and …

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