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the United Kingdom found that implementation of the Dangerous Dog Act had little effect on the rate of hospital visits for dog bite injuries. Combining these mixed results with findings that visual identifications of breed are frequently erroneous 6

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, 2015 . Available at: sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300 . Accessed Mar 28, 2016. Recognizing and reporting nonaccidental injuries in pets The March 1, 2016, issue of JAVMA offered an interesting juxtaposition. In the letters section

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rehabilitation as a result of & domestic cat ( Felis cattus ) attack, and 78% of these did not survive. The majority of immature individual animals of all species submitted because of cat attacks died or had to be euthanized because of the severity of injuries

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strategy, citing our finding in a study 2 of Canadian cities to state that “there was no significant reduction in hospitalization rates for dog bite injury in communities before and after BSL was introduced.” Further, in their response to a subsequent

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ideas as to why certain groups may have high suicide rates. One aspect of the theory that is relevant to veterinarians is the “capacity to enact lethal self-injury.” According to Thomas Joiner, who developed the theory, “those whose jobs entail exposure

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favor not just strong dangerous dog legislation in general, but breed-specific legislation in particular. Anecdotal evidence from surgeons, emergency room doctors, and pediatricians who treat dog-bite victims' injuries, 2 along with results of various

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, 2014 . Dog bite prevention and public health The study by Rhea et al 1 on “Use of statewide emergency department surveillance data to assess incidence of animal bite injuries among humans in North Carolina” adds to the growing body of

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involves the purposeful fabrication or infliction of an illness or injury in a human or animal by a caregiver for the purpose of gaining attention from others, particularly in the medical or veterinary field. Most of the research associated with MBP focuses

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, including multiple injuries, revision surgery, and the presence of empty pin holes. In addition, only 4 dogs were included, 2 of which had severe orthopedic injuries, including the possibility of osteomyelitis, and 1 of which was a toy breed dog that was

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angustirostris ) with life-threatening injury or disease” by Witmer et al 1 addresses an important aspect of euthanasia. In the case of wild species, or animals that must be humanely euthanized in areas where rendering facilities do not exist, options other than

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