About the chapter
The Animal Welfare Chapter has been established to provide a forum for the training of veterinarians to a detailed knowledge and above average competence in animal welfare in all species. This capability will be drawn from a broad base of knowledge across all body systems.
Course content includes, The Ethics of Animal Use, Physiological and Psychological Aspects of Adverse States, Animal Environments, The Veterinary Profession's Role in Animal Welfare, Veterinary Aspects of Animal Welfare, Specific Welfare Issues, Legislation and Animal Welfare and Human - Animal Relationships. Membership in this subject equips veterinarians to understand the scientific basis for optimum animal welfare and to be able to reason and debate coherently the legal and ethical aspects of animal welfare.