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. In the laboratory environment, we are at least working with known biological and chemical hazards. However, out in the field handling dogs that have had minimal veterinary care, the number and type of contaminants that could be on that needle cap is

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organizations such as the Alliance of Veterinarians for the Environment, the American Association of Public Health Veterinarians, the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, the American College of Zoological Medicine, and the AVMA consider this issue

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ecology of the oceans and affecting plants and animals that have evolved over time to live in that environment. The debate is no longer about whether climate change exists or even the role of humans in climate change but rather about what can be done at

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and only 28% opposing it. The scientific evidence substantiating the toxicity of lead and its negative impacts on health and the environment is overwhelming. A change from lead ammunition to nonlead alternatives seems to me to be a small sacrifice

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states that “the research laboratory environment involving invasive research cannot meet their complex social and psychological needs.” The truth is that advances in facility design and the employment of trained behaviorists have resulted in the

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environment. However, it is not clear how this would be accomplished, and I would contend that there are many other more substantial sources of stress in day-to-day practice operations. Finally, the authors define human-centered systems as “humanistic

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intrathecal lidocaine when euthanizing suffering animals in remote areas. It is true that some small amount of anesthetic drug is introduced into the environment and the exact effect of these agents is not known. However, the concentration of such contaminants

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and cats. As a former owner of three animal hospitals with 14 years' experience in small animal relief work, I have been met with almost universal disapproval in response to my requests to perform ovariectomies in a practice environment. The same

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in the effectiveness of antimicrobials and distribution of resistant organisms into food products and the environment. 3 Compounding this concern, it has been shown that resistance can be shared among organisms, so that a relatively benign microbe

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attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.” 1 There are other definitions, but all recognize that issues relating to health, the environment, and society cannot be resolved unless they are approached holistically. The one health

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