144 episodes

Humans have domesticated and handled animals for 14,000 years. Modern times have brought urbanization and technology which have caused a drastic decline in human-animal interactions. As a result, the knowledge of how to properly handle, restrain, and house animals is in decline. In Better Animal Handling, C.B. Chastain, veterinarian and professor emeritus, describes effective, humane animal handling with emphasis on safety measures to prevent injury and the transmission of zoonotic diseases.

Better Animal Handling Dr. C.B. Chastain

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Humans have domesticated and handled animals for 14,000 years. Modern times have brought urbanization and technology which have caused a drastic decline in human-animal interactions. As a result, the knowledge of how to properly handle, restrain, and house animals is in decline. In Better Animal Handling, C.B. Chastain, veterinarian and professor emeritus, describes effective, humane animal handling with emphasis on safety measures to prevent injury and the transmission of zoonotic diseases.

    Health and Behavior

    Health and Behavior

    This week, Dr. Chastain and Abby discuss:
    Psychological health and stereotypic behaviorNutraceuticals for behavior modificationAnimal behavior specialistsLink to show notes:  BetterAnimalHandling.com

    • 12 min
    Better Animal Handling

    Better Animal Handling

    Dr. C.B. Chastain with support from his over-achiever cattle dog, Abby, explains the sequence of domesticating different species of animals, the decline in the knowledge of proper animal handling, and the types of animal handlers.

    Link to show notes:  BetterAnimalHandling.com

    • 16 min
    The Art of Firm Kindness

    The Art of Firm Kindness

    This week Dr. C.B. Chastain and Abby describe:
    Handler affection for animalsProper animal handler attitudeThe power of patienceThe use of voice, touch, and body languageLink to show notes:  BetterAnimalHandling.com

    • 18 min
    Safety Considerations

    Safety Considerations

    Dr. Chastain and Abby describe the animal handling importance of:
    Safety firstDistraction versus pain for restraintAnimals' respect for handlersAppropriate attire for handling animalsLink to show notes:  BetterAnimalHandling.com

    • 15 min
    Animal Handling and Injuries

    Animal Handling and Injuries

    Topics for this week's episode by Dr. Chastain and Abby are:
    Handling ConsiderationsPre-handlingPre-restraintEffects on animalsSurroundings and conditionsPersonnelDurationRisks of InjuryLink to show notes:  BetterAnimalHandling.com

    • 15 min
    Zoonoses - Diseases Transmitted from Animals to Humans

    Zoonoses - Diseases Transmitted from Animals to Humans

    This week Dr. Chastain and Abby explain:
    What are zoonoses?How to prevent transmission of zoonosesLink to show notes:  BetterAnimalHandling.com

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Crud19 ,

Well done and informative!

This a well done and informative podcast about animal handling techniques. Dr Chastain really knows his stuff. And I love Abby!

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