Veterinarians and ethics

I. Killing, culling

Understanding Animal Companion Surplus in the United States: Relinquishment of Nonadoptables to Animal Shelters for Euthanasia.

Author: Kass P. H., New Jr. J. C., Scarlett J. M., Salman M. D.
Source: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2001, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 237–248.
Document:  pdf1

Encounters with "death work" in veterinary medicine : an ethnographic exploration of the medical practice of euthanasia.

Author: Morris P.
Source: Northeaster University, 2009, Sociology Dissertation, Paper 6
Document:  Encounters with death work in veterinary medicine _ an ethnogra

How effective is dog culling in controlling zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis? A critical evaluation of the science, politics and ethics behind this public health policy.

Author: Nery Costa C. H.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 2011, Vol. 44, Issue 2, pp. 232-242
Document:  aop14-11

Culling Dogs in Scenarios of Imperfect Control: Realistic Impact on the Prevalence of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis

Author: Ortega-Pacheco A. and Jiménez-Coello M.
Source: in "Euthanasia – The ´Good Death` Controversy in Humans and Animals", 2011, edited by Josef Kuře, pp. 233- 249
Document:  InTech-Debate_for_and_against_euthanasia_in_the_control_of_dog_populations

Animal shelter dogs: factors predicting adoption versus euthanasia (Thesis Ph.D.)

Author: DeLeeuw J. L.
Source: Department of Psychology and the faculty of the Graduate School of Wichita State University, 2010.

II. Dog natural death / Euthanasia

The Loss of Animal Companions: A Humanistic and Consumption Perspective.

Author: Stephens D. L. and Hill R. P.
Source: Society and Aninals, 1996, Vol. 4 , Issue 2 , pp. 189- 210

Document:  322_s426

Causes of death or reasons for euthanasia in military working dogs: 927 cases (1993–1996).

Author: MooreG. E., Burkman K. D., Carter M. N. and Peterson M. R.
Source: Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, 2001, Vol. 219, Issue 2, pp. 209- 214

Document:  olddog-Moore2001

The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development.

Author: WSPA, HSI, IFAW, RSPCA International, WSAVA, ARC.
Source: The International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) Coalition

Document:  09_resources_d0501

Methods for the euthanasia of dogs and cats: comparison and recommendations.

Author: Tasker L.
Source: World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

Document:  Methods for the euthanasia of dogs and cats- English

AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition.

Author: Leary S., Underwood W., Anthony R., et al.
Source: American Veterinary Medical Association, 2013


Ageing: It’s a Dog’s Life

Author: Selman C., Nussey D. H. and Monaghan P.
Source: Current Biology, 2013, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. R451-R453

Document: PIIS0960982213004132

III. Role of veterinarians, training of vets

Visibly better. The role of the veterinarian in the public interest.

Author: Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Council for Animal Affairs, The Netherlands
Source: Council for Animal Affairs 2009/01, May 2009
Document:  rda2009_01_visiblybetter

Operational guidance for dog-control staff.

Author: Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA International)

Document: Operational+guidance+for+dog+control+report

AVMA: The veterinarian’s role in Animal Welfare.

Author: AVMA Animal Welfare Committee
Source: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 2009

Document: the_veterinarians_role_in_animal_welfare-january2

Teaching Animal Welfare in Some Veterinary Schools in Latin America.

Author: Tadich N. T., Molento C. F. M. and Gallo C. B.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2010, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 69-73.

Document: 4037

Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census.

Author: Stavisky J., Brennan M. L., Downes M. and Dean R.
Source: BMC Veterinary Research; 2012, Vol. 8, Issue163. 


Report on European Veterinary Education in Animal Welfare Science, ethics and Law.

Author: Morton D. B, Sant'Ana M. M., Ohl F. et al.
Source: Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
(EAEVE), 2013.

Document: full_report_aw_curriculum_adopted