The first edition of the "BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Shelter Medicine" has been launched a few weeks ago. It provides useful information for anyone who undertakes clinical work whether it be in private practice or in a charity setting. The manual is the first of its kind in Europe.
Shelter medicine encompasses vital aspects of physical and psychological health and welfare, infectious disease management, epidemiology, diagnostic testing and population control.
Shelter medicine is a recognised speciality in the United States and interest is growing across the rest of the world.