Veterinary Care and Management
Veterinary care is an essential part of an animal care and use Program. The primary focus of the veterinarian is to oversee the well-being and clinical care of animals used in research, testing, teaching, and production. This responsibility extends to monitoring and promoting animal well-being at all times during animal use and during all phases of the animal’s life. Well-being is determined by considering physical, physiologic, and behavioural indicators, which vary by species. The number, species, and use of animals housed in an institution may influence the complexity of the veterinary care program, but a veterinary program that offers a high quality of care and ethical standards must be provided, regardless of the number of animals or species maintained.
The use of laboratory Animals in Scientific Research has been a subject of debate for over a century. Though the animals were first used in research in second century AD their systematic use in research began about 100 years ago, when vaccines for polio and rabies came up for production. Since then, the animals have been used in research investigations and production of biologicals and have played an important role in unfolding vital information about the human and animal life processes. This has helped in the advancement of medicine, development of drugs, diagnostics and production of biologicals for alleviating sufferings of both human and animals. adequate veterinary care is an integral component of humane animal care and use in research, teaching and testing and further, that the state of animal well-being ensured through adequate veterinary care is essential to reliability of results from experimentation with animals.
- Welfare implications of management practices in the dairy industry
- Patient management
- Intensive care nursing
- Veterinary public health
- Practice operations
- Hospital design