Category: Farm Animals

Behavioral Euthanasia and Quality of Life Decisions

Sometimes the decision to euthanize a pet is not clear. If you are considering euthanasia for behavioral reasons, there may be alternative options to consider first.

What Does Managing Behaviors Really Mean?

Management is an important part of the behavior modification process and is a first step in setting up your pet for success.

How to Make Veterinary Visits Less Stressful

        Fear during clinic visits often leads to patient distress, discomfort, and behavior problems. If their fear and anxiety are not addressed effectively, it can worsen over time, become harder to manage safely, and can have negative impacts on their welfare. Fear and emotional distress create challenges that can prevent pets from receiving necessary care. Fear can put people at risk. You may be hesitant to take your pet in just to avoid the experience; some people are embarrassed by their pet’s behavior. Remember they are behaving this way because they are afraid, not because they are

Exotic Animal Handling: Chickens

     The gallus gallus domesticus is the Latin name for an animal we all think we know well: the humble chicken. But even an animal humans have been raising and breeding for thousands of years can have some surprising health needs you should know how to check on. From checking the abdomen for being egg–bound, to checking feet, wings, eyes, nose and mouth for health issues, exotic animal specialist, Dr. Susan A. Brown leads Dr. Yin through this examination with CattleDog Publishing’s own stunt chickens, BonBon & Coconut. This is a great resource for the growing population of backyard

Chicken Training

Question: I am a Psychology student who is currently enrolled in a subject that requires animal training. I saw your video on on training chickens. I was wondering how many days did it take you to teach the chicken those tricks? Did you use positive reinforcement? What are the chances of students like me to train a chicken on color discrimination within 20 days? I appreciate your kind consideration and time for reading this. Thank you. Julie Gajudo Phillipines Answer: Chickens can learn tricks surprisingly fast—often even faster than dogs. That’s because training of simple tasks just involves a

Low Stress Handling® Silver-Level Certification

Individual Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and employers the individual’s dedicated interest in Low Stress Handling®. Hospital Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and staff the hospital’s commitment to appropriately training staff in Low Stress Handling® methods.

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