Handling every patient ethically
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Handling and restraint are parts of our daily lives as veterinary nurses. We think nothing of bringing a dog into the treatment area on a leash, or removing a cat from its carrier; but, have we really considered what effect our handling is having on that particular animal? Will the animal associate the car and the carrier with its experience? How will its experience affect its behaviour the next time it enters the clinical environment?
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