Practical Animal Handling - 1. Small Mammals

Producer: BVA (British Veterinary Association) Postal Bookshop

A video program produced and distributed by the British Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Foundation (BVA AWF), which features expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the welfare of the animal. The content reminds professionals of the different approaches to handling 7 representative species of small mammals (mouse, rat, hamster, gerbil, rabbit, guinea pig and ferret), assisting in the training of new staff, students and veterinary nurses by demonstrating techniques which limit stress to the patient. Holding, lifting, and examining each species is shown in close-up, along with how to present each of the common injection sites. An additional section considers the handling of young and old animals.


Format: VHS PAL
Running time: 15 mins.
Price: Free of charge (UK); postage costs (elsewhere)
Note: A digitised version of this program is available on CD-ROM from Prof. Paul Flecknell at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne