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Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

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This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences between human and animal enhancement); working equids (the welfare of those worked to their limit); ge...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 159)

From bionic cat to superdog: ethical challenges of advanced prosthetic technology in veterinary medicine.

This chapter discusses an ethical appraisal of the use of veterinary treatments to improve physical disabilities in companion animals, using the ethical matrix, a decision support framework. The ethical dilemma of the application of prostheses in dogs and cats, and the benefits of prostheses in improving the welfare and quality of life of affected dogs and cats are highlighted.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification. Author(s): Gardiner, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 18) Good for whom? Differences between human and animal enhancement. Author(s): Chan, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 28) Working equids: the welfare of those worked to their limit. Author(s): Upjohn, M. Wells, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Genetics and other technologies for increasing the productivity of cattle, sheep and pigs: welfare implications. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Technologies for increasing the productivity of poultry: welfare implications. Author(s): Gunnarsson, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 76) Selective breeding, cloning and gene editing of dogs and cats for appearance and performance traits. Author(s): Packer, R. M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Methods to increase fish production: welfare and sustainability implications. Author(s): Huntingford, F. Turnbull, J. Kadri, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 122) Welfare concerns in genetically modified laboratory mice and rats. Author(s): Osborne, N. Morton, D. Prins, J. B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 140) Cloning, editing and GMOs for animal enhancement. Author(s): Ormandy, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 170) Animal welfare and the brave new world of modifying animals. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 179) A duty to the enhanced, not a duty to enhance: welfare responsibilities associated with domestication. Author(s): May, S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 189) Pressing animals beyond their biological limits. Author(s): Rollin, B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 197) Concluding: pushing animals to their limits. Author(s): Whiting, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Disciplinary Committee, Ordem dos Médicos Veterinários, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390547
  • Record Number
  • 20183246209