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DescriptionSince publication of the first edition of this book, public concern for the well-being of animals has continued to increase throughout the world. In addition, advances in research over the past decade have yielded an enormous amount of knowledge about animal mental health and wellbeing. Studies on animal stress, distress, emotions, psychological trauma, and mental disorders have brought to light insights on how to care for and treat the animal mind. The second edition is:
Fully revised, expanded, and comprehensively updated with the most current knowledge about the full array of mental health issues seen in animals.
Written by key opinion leaders, internationally-recognized experts and specialists.
Comprehensive in its coverage, from the basic principles of mental wellness, emotional distress, suffering and mental illness, through to measurement and treatment.
Packed with even more practical information, wisdom and clinical tips.
This book remains invaluable to veterinary professionals, animal welfare researchers and advocates, and other animal caregivers.
With contributions by: Gina Alvino; Melissa Bain; Ngaio J. Beausoleil; C. A. Tony Buffington; Larry Carbone; Kathy Carlstead; Sharon Crowell-Davis;Victoria Cussen; Ian J.H. Duncan;Carine Elkhoraibi; Daniel Q. Estep;Temple Grandin;Sophie S. Hall; Suzanne Hetts;Debra F. Horwitz; Gary Landsberg; Lori Marino;Franklin D. McMillan;David J. Mellor; Michael Mendl; Daniel S. Mills;Karen L. Overall; Elizabeth S. Paul; Pamela J. Reid; Claire Ricci-Bonot; Lauren M. Robinson; Amy Robinson-Junker; Lynne M. Seibert; David Shepherdson;Daniel M. Weary; Alexander Weiss; Jacqueline Wilhelmy;James W. Yeates.
Table of contents
- Part 1: Foundational Issues of Animal Mental Health and Well-being
- 1: Mental Health in Animals: A Veterinary Behaviorist’s View — Debra F. Horwitz
- 2: The Problems with Well-Being Terminology — Franklin D. McMillan, James W. Yeates
- 3: The Philosophical and Biological Evolution of Feelings in Well-being — Ian J.H. Duncan
- 4: The Relationship Between Mental and Physical Health — Melissa Bain, C. A. Tony Buffington
- Part 2: The Pleasant Experiences: Mental Wellness
- 5: Moving Beyond a Problem-based Focus on Poor Animal Welfare Towards Creating Opportunities to Have Positive Welfare Experiences — David J. Mellor, Ngaio J. Beausoleil
- 6: The Mental Health and Well-being Benefits of Personal Control in Animals — Franklin D. McMillan
- 7: Quality of Life of Animals in Veterinary Medical Practice — James W. Yeates
- 8: The Mental Health and Well-Being Benefits of Social Contact and Social Support in Animals — Franklin D. McMillan
- 9: Subjective Well-being, Happiness, and Personality in Animals — Alexander Weiss, Lauren M. Robinson
- 10: Fostering Mental and Behavioral Wellness During Upbringing and Throughout Life — Daniel Q. Estep, Suzanne Hetts
- Part 3: The Unpleasant Experiences: Distress, Suffering, and Mental Illness
- 11: What Is Distress? A Complex Answer to a Simple Question — Franklin D. McMillan
- 12: Suffering, Agency, and the Bayesian Mind — Daniel M. Weary
- 13: Mental Illness in Animals: Diagnostic Considerations Using Selected Mental Disorders — Karen L. Overall
- 14: Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Psychopathology in Animals — Franklin D. McMillan
- Part 4: Mental Health Issues in Special Populations
- 15: Cognitive and Emotional Disorders in the Aging Pet — Jacqueline Wilhelmy, Gary Landsberg
- 16: Mental Health Issues in Farm Animals: A Music Mixing Board Model of Behavioral Characteristics Using The Panksepp Emotional System — Temple Grandin
- 17: Mental Health Issues in the Horse — Daniel S. Mills, Claire Ricci-Bonot, Sophie S. Hall
- 18: Mental Health Issues in Shelter Animals — Victoria Cussen, Pamela J. Reid
- 19: The Mental Health of Laboratory Animals — Carine Elkhoraibi, Amy Robinson-Junker, Gina Alvino, Larry Carbone
- 20: Mental Health Issues in Captive Birds — Lynne M. Seibert
- 21: Psychological Well-Being in Zoo Animals — David Shepherdson, Kathy Carlstead
- 22: Mental Health Issues in Captive Cetaceans — Lori Marino
- Part 5: Assessment and Management of Emotional Distress and Disorders
- 23: Assessing Affective States in Animals — Michael Mendl, Elizabeth S. Paul
- 24: Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders – Non-Pharmacologic Methods — Pamela J. Reid
- 25: Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders – Pharmacologic Methods — Sharon Crowell-Davis
ReadershipSuitable for: Veterinary practitioners, postgraduate students in animal science and veterinary medicine, animal welfare professionals, NGOs, animal welfare organisations.
This edition comprehensively summarizes the vast amount of knowledge about the animal mind that has accumulated. It also reviews the often-forgotten relationship between mental and physical health, providing an overview of the literature on the physiologic, environmental, and genetic influences that explain that relationship. Of particular interest to the members of the veterinary profession is how this edition describes the effects that positive and negative emotions have on animal health. Veterinarians are encouraged to consider both the mental and physical health of their patients. Readers who were fascinated by the first edition of this book will find the second edition to be a well-documented update and may be surprised at the amount of new information focused on the mental well-being of animals. Those who did not read the first edition will experience an interesting, well-written, and well-referenced book on the relevance of the mental health of animals to their well-being. This book will be of interest to all those who interact or work with animals, including veterinarians. - Jose M. Peralta
Franklin D. McMillan, DVM is the director of well-being studies at Best Friends Animal Society. Dr. McMillan is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Animal Welfare and was in private practice for 23 years as well as serving as clinical professor of medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McMillan’s research concerns animal quality of life and the mental health and emotional well-being of animals who have endured hardship, adversity, and psychological trauma. Dr. McMillan lectures worldwide and has published dozens of scientific journal articles on the subjects of emotional health and suffering, stress, and quality of life in animals.
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