TITLE

Telling tails

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;6/26/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 26, p800
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author argues against legislating the docking of dogs' tails in Great Britain, in reference to a study by Gillian Diesel and colleagues. The study quantified the risk of tail injury in dogs, evaluated the extent to which tail docking reduces the risk, and identified major risk factors. It was found that the overall risk of tail injury was low and that non-work trauma accounted for most of the injuries. The author concludes that prophylactic docking cannot be justified.
ACCESSION #
52483931

 

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