Cooperative Veterinary Care

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Item#: 9781119130529
Author Howell & Feyrecilde
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Cooperative Veterinary Careputs the focus on preventing and reversing fear and stress in the veterinary setting through preparation, planning, and most importantly training.Offers evidence-based cooperative techniques to prevent fear and calm reactive patients, with concrete guidance for preventing, identifying, and reversing fear and stress in the veterinary settingProvides a unique system for identifying patients and selecting the right technique for each petSupplies information on safe patient exams and interactions without the need for restraintCovers strategies to successfully implement these new techniques every day and boost client compliancePresents step-by-step detailed training protocols, including photographs and over 100 videos showing how to train patients quickly and effectively

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments ixAbout the Companion Website xi1 Introduction to Low'-Restraint and No'-Restraint Veterinary Care 1 1.1 First, Do No Harm 11.2 Stress, Fear, and the Veterinary Clinic 21.3 Freedom, Wants, and Needs 21.4 Iatrogenic Behavioral Injury 31.5 Introduction to Low'- and No'-Restraint Animal Care 4References 92 Perception and Communication 11 2.1 Sensation and Perception 112.2 Stress and Fear 192.3 Body Language 212.4 Causes of Stress in the Veterinary Setting 40References 443 Learning, Conditioning, and Training 45 3.1 Classical Conditioning 453.2 Operant Conditioning 493.3 Habituation, Sensitization, Desensitization, Counterconditioning, and More 583.4 The ABCs of Behavior 633.5 Fundamental Training Skills 67References 874 Successful Visits: Environment and Protocols to Prevent Fear and Stress 89 4.1 Setting Up for Success: Before the Visit 894.2 During the Visit 914.3 Happy Visits and Other Preventative Planning 1034.4 Hospitalization, Treatments, Diagnostics, and Boarding 108References 1195 Level One Patients and Training 121 5.1 Introduction to the Levels of Training 1215.2 Identifying Level One Patients 1215.3 Level One Training: Dog Exam Room and Examination 1265.4 Level One Training: Cat Exam Room and Examination 1325.5 Level One Training: Injections and Sample Collection 1355.6 Administering Medications and Grooming 143References 1486 Level Two Patients and Training 149 6.1 Level Two Training 1496.2 Identifying Level Two Patients 1496.3 Level Two Training: Dog Exam Room and Examination 1546.4 Level Two Training: Cat Exam Room and Examination 1606.5 Level Two Training: Injections and Sample Collection 1646.6 Administering Medications and Grooming 171References 1817 Level Three Patients and Training 183 7.1 Level Three Training 1837.2 Identifying Level Three Patients 1847.3 Preparing to Train 1887.4 Making a Training Plan 1907.5 Getting Started: Approach, Target, and Station 1917.6 Teaching Consent, Touch, and Restraint 1967.7 Muzzle Training 2017.8 Physical Examination Training 2027.9 Treatments, Sample Collection, and Imaging 2077.10 Grooming 2127.11 Additional Consent Options 2167.12 Level Three Cats 2188 Additional Patient Resources 223 8.1 Introduction 2238.2 Neutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals 2238.3 Professionals and Their Roles 226References 2279 Implementation Strategies 229 9.1 Change Is Never Easy 2299.2 Proposing Change 2299.3 Overcoming Obstacles: Common Concerns and Questions 2319.4 Making Change for the Right Reasons 237Reference 238Appendix 239Glossary 241Index 249