Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics Theory and Cases

ISBN-10: 0813803993
ISBN-13: 9780813803999
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 331
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Rollin explores fundamental questions of veterinary ethics and animal welfare. He includes case studies to help veterinarians, and other professionals who work with animals, to understand the ethical questions and dilemmas specific to their professions.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Theory
Social, Personal, and Professional Ethics
Ethics[subscript 1] and Ethics[subscript 2]
Ethical Vectors in Veterinary Medicine
The Anatomy of Ethical Decision Making
The Nature of Ethical Theory
Effecting Ethical Change
The Fundamental Question of Veterinary Ethics
New Patterns of Animal Use
Articulating a New Ethic for Animals
Veterinarians and the New Social Ethic for Animals
How Veterinary Medicine Should Respond to the New Ethic: The Case of Animal Research
Veterinarians and Farm Animal Welfare
Recent Progress
Veterinarians and Companion Animal Welfare
Subtle Advantages of Pursuing Companion Animal Welfare
The Changing Role of Companion Animals and Their Value
Pain in Veterinary (and Human) Scientific Medicine
Animal Distress and Animal Happiness
The Ethics of Critical Care
Aesculapian Authority in Veterinary Medicine
The Ethics of Alternative Medicine
Cases
Introduction
Cow with Cancer Eye
Substandard Husbandry for Sheep
Fracture Fixation
Farmer Using Illegal Growth Promotant
Client Sells Known BVD Shedders
Client Requests Dog Euthanasia Because She Is Moving
Farmer Requests a Fetotomy
Suspected Dogfighting
Docking and Cropping of Dobermans
Leaving a Sow Untreated
Euthanasia of Cat Who Sprays
Euthanasia of Treatable Horse for Insurance
Euthanasia of Grieving Dog
Supernumerary Teat Removal
Breeder Seeking Euthanasia for Puppy with Overbite
Veterinary Anatomist Spaying Farm Cats
Breeder Asking for Anesthetics So She Can Crop Ears
Penicillin Residue in Milk
Marketing Heartworm Regimen
Dairy Farmers Using Unauthorized Feed Additive Prescribed by a Veterinarian
Veterinarian's Responsibility When a Dog Is Suspected to Be Overly Aggressive
Painful Research Designed without Analgesia
Clients Who Insist on Continuing Treatment for Failing Cancer Dog
Tail Docking in Dairy Cattle
Killing of Neonatal Buck Kids
Veterinarian Discovers Violations in Religious Slaughter
Using Information about Alternative Surgical Training in Hiring
Pig Farmer Asking for Euthanasia Solution
Feeding Kittens to Snakes
Veterinarian Seeking Maternity Leave
Surgical Procedures Performed by a Technician
Veterinary Liaison with Pet Store Chain Providing Poor Animal Care
Freeze-Firing Racehorses
Performing Cat Castration on the Farm
Irresponsible Veterinarian-Breeder
Annual Rabies Vaccination
Government Policy Regarding Export of Breeding Swine
Improperly Labeled Prescriptions Swallowed by Child
Referral Practice "Stealing" Clients
Confidentiality and a Breeder Perpetuating a Line of Dogs with Seizures
Should Veterinarians Be Required to Report Animal Abuse?
Two Cases of Found Dogs
Should a Biting Dog Be Adopted Out?
Euthanizing Sick Animals without Their Owner's Permission
Partner's Misdiagnosis
Heavy Metal Toxicosis and Slaughter for Food
Conflict of Interest
Rabies Vaccine for Livestock
Female Veterinarian Receiving Unwelcome Attention
Female Veterinarian Offended by Colleagues' Humor
Client Refuses Euthanasia for Sick Cat
Should Veterinarians Prescribe Drugs to Increase Productivity?
Previous Practitioner Leaves Sponge in Dog's Peritoneum
Illicit Importation of Boar Semen
Misreading of Radiograph
Cattery Serving as Source of FIP
Injured, Unowned Animal
Writing Prescriptions for Branded Drugs in Return for Financial Incentive
Negligence of an Emergency Clinician in Treating Trauma
Poor Air Quality in Swine Barn
Supplementing Income with Prescription Drugs
Client's Request to Euthanize His Dog after His Death
Confidentiality and an Employee's History of Drug Abuse
Convenience Euthanasia of a Dog without Proper Permission
Veterinarian Who Ignores Roundworms in Puppies
Stray Tattooed Beagle
Prescribing and Selling Pharmaceuticals
Suspected Poisoning
Euthanasia of Research Animal without Researcher's Permission
Anorexic Client Not Feeding Her Dog
Improving Rural Euthanasia
Second Commentary on Stray Tattooed Beagle
Bull Mastiff with Osteosarcoma
Financially Stressed Client and Annual Physical
Botched Caesarean Section
Farmer Asking Advice of "Experts"
Confidentiality in the Case of a Client Selling Sick Animals
Conflict in Obligations to a Peer and a Client
Reporting a Dog Being Used to Carry Drugs
An Elderly Client Seeking "Unnecessary" Medical Advice
A Cat Who Fractures Both Legs after a Surgical Procedure
Can Annual Vaccinations Be Justified?
An Organic Farmer Who Won't Use Antibiotics for Foot Rot
Using Wood Chippers to Kill Chickens
Should Shelters Place Animals in Less than Perfect Homes?
Why Should We Worry about Animal Suffering Right before Death?
"Good" versus "Natural" Death
Is It Wrong to Modify Animals to Fit Production Systems?
How Do Veterinarians Respond to Clients with Too Many Animals?
Should a Veterinarian Wear Company Logos?
Technicians Performing Management Procedures on Farm
Extralabel Drug Use
Animal Welfare versus Animal Rights
Raw Diet
Using an Elastrator on Older Bulls
Finding Animals for Continuing Education
Should Veterinarians Support Activist Groups?
Auditability of Animal Welfare
Producer Unwilling to Euthanize Sick Pigs
Veterinarians and Laws Banning Pitbulls
Giving Analgesics to Mask Pain in Horses
Are Animals Raised in Confinement Happy in Confinement?
Elderly Couple Adopting Many Animals
The Ethics of Killing Healthy Animals
Appendix
References
Index

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