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Human and animal health: strengthening the link

Escrito por Nuria Querol i Viñas.

Human and animal health: strengthening the linkIncreasing collaboration between the NSPCA and the RSPCA is helping government policy to formulate improved links between the two reporting schemes. In several local authorities vets will contact the appropriate children and families social services department to notify it of animal abuse because of…

Knowledge and attitudes of Australian veterinarians to animal abuse and human interpersonal violence

Escrito por Nuria Querol i Viñas.

Knowledge and attitudes of Australian veterinarians to animal abuse and human interpersonal violenceThe overwhelming majority of veterinarians believed that they should intervene in some way when confronted with either animal or human abuse, although most felt ill-equipped to deal with suspected human abuse. Almost 20% of cases of animal abuse had associated suspected or known human abuse. It is suggested that veterinarians need more resources made available to them to be able to deal more effectively with these situations.…