Journal article

Ranking of Production Animal Welfare and Ethics Issues in Australia and New Zealand by Veterinary Students

Amelia Cornish, Andrew D Fisher, Teresa Collins, Chris Degeling, Rafael Freire, Susan J Hazel, Jennifer Hood, Janice KF Lloyd, Clive JC Phillips, Kevin J Stafford, Vicky Tzioumis, Paul D McGreevy



The importance of animal welfare and ethics (AWE) within the veterinary education should reflect community concerns and expectations about AWE, and the professional demands of veterinary accreditation on the first day of practice (or 'Day One' competences). Currently, much interest and debate surrounds the treatment of production animals, particularly around live export. To explore the attitudes to AWE of veterinary students in Australia and New Zealand, a survey was undertaken to (i) understand what students consider important AWE topics for initial production animal competence; and (ii) ascertain how these priorities correlated with gender, area of intended practice and stage-of-study. The..

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Awarded by Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by [the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching] grant number [ID13-2833].