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New approaches to minimizing stress and distress when handling dogs and cats

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


“Restraint” means many things to many people, and whether it is “light” or “heavy” restraint may be unclear. What does restraint mean to a patient, and how are we changing the way we make decisions about this? Do we need to “restrain” patients to handle them? Can we achieve the goals of restraint—safety for everyone and the ability to accomplish the needed task—in ways that minimize fear and distress for everyone?

We are beginning to rethink downstream effects of restraint. This talk will focus on some of the neurochemical effects of restraint and newer data showing alternative approaches that may keep us all safer and allow us to practice medication in a way that benefits everyone. 

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College invites you to its three-part 2021 Fall Webinar Series presented by Dr. Karen Overall, professor of behavioural medicine at AVC. Participating veterinarians and veterinary technicians will earn one hour of RACE-accredited CE per webinar (RACE-program number: 20-864250).  

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To register and learn more, visit the event website.



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