35 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

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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.

    Approaching, Catching, and Routine Handling of Cats

    Approaching, Catching, and Routine Handling of Cats

    Cats cause more injuries to handlers than dogs do, so it is important to know the proper ways to approach, catch, and handle cats.

    • 11 min
    Transmittable Diseases of Cats

    Transmittable Diseases of Cats

    Cat handlers should know the potential diseases that could be acquired from cats, especially ringworm and Cat Scratch Disease, and how to prevent them.

    • 15 min
    Domestication and Behavior in Cats

    Domestication and Behavior in Cats

    Cats are less domesticated and have unique behavior characteristics compared to dogs.

    • 15 min
    Transporting Dogs

    Transporting Dogs

    Precautions must be taken to safely transport dogs by car, truck, or airlines.

    • 12 min
    Special Equipment for Handling Dogs

    Special Equipment for Handling Dogs

    A variety of special handling equipment for dogs exists with much variation in the success of their proposed effects.

    • 14 min
    Walking Dogs, Lifting and Carrying Dogs, and Placing Dogs in Cages and Runs

    Walking Dogs, Lifting and Carrying Dogs, and Placing Dogs in Cages and Runs

    Walking, lifting or carrying, placement of dogs in cages, and trimming nails are common handling procedures for dogs.

    • 11 min

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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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