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Centaurs and science: The professionalization of laboratory animal care and use

Larry Carbone

in What Animals Want

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195161960
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790067 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161960.003.0006
 Centaurs and science: The professionalization of laboratory animal care and use

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This chapter examines the development of the profession of laboratory animal veterinary medicine. It argues that veterinarians have carved out a limited niche for themselves without impinging on the liberty of researchers to use animals as they see fit. Veterinarians have consolidated their domain of animal care (as opposed to animal use) through their focus on controlling animal infections and disease, but their medicalized conception of animal welfare left them ill prepared for the conceptual shift in animal welfare policy in the 1980s, with its new focus on animal behavior, subjectivity, emotion, and psychological well-being.

Keywords: veterinary practice; laboratory animal veterinary medicine; veterinarians; animal behavior

Chapter.  11926 words. 

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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