Large animal cruelty investigation training animal cruelty investigation flow chart
Download
1 / 36

Large Animal Cruelty Investigation Training Animal Cruelty Investigation Flow Chart - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 136 Views
  • Uploaded on

Large Animal Cruelty Investigation Training Animal Cruelty Investigation Flow Chart. Floron C. Faries, Jr., DVM, MS Professor and Extension Program Leader for Veterinary Medicine Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas A&M System. Initial Observation of Animals. 1. Are dead animals present?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Large Animal Cruelty Investigation Training Animal Cruelty Investigation Flow Chart' - keith


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Large animal cruelty investigation training animal cruelty investigation flow chart

Large Animal Cruelty Investigation TrainingAnimal Cruelty Investigation Flow Chart

Floron C. Faries, Jr., DVM, MS

Professor and Extension Program Leader for Veterinary Medicine

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Texas A&M System


Initial Observation of Animals

1. Are dead animals present?

Yes Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.

No Go to step 2.

2. Are ALL animals in abnormal physical condition?


Initial Observation of Animals

1. Are dead animals present?

Yes Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.

No Go to step 2.

2. Are ALL animals in abnormal physical condition?


Physical Examination of Animals

Movement:

  • inability to rise

  • slow to rise

  • swaying walk

  • crippled walk

    Behavior:

  • drooped head, ears

  • pawing

  • despondent

Feet:

  • excessively long hooves

  • foot infections

  • joint, leg swelling

    Skin:

  • rough, dry hair coat

  • excessive hair loss


Physical Examination cont’d

Appearance:

  • gaunt, drawn appearance

  • lack of body fat

  • wound(s) with drainage and odor

  • open mouth breathing

  • excessive coughing

    Discharges:

  • nasal discharge

  • eyes tearing

  • profuse watery diarrhea

Vital Signs:

  • pale mucous membranes

  • elevated body temperature,

    respiratory rate, heart rate

  • slow capillary and jugular refill


Initial Observation of Animals

1. Are dead animals present?

Yes Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.

No Go to step 2.

2. Are ALL animals in abnormal physical condition?


Initial observation of animals cont d
Initial Observation of Animals cont’d

Yes Proceed to step 3.

No But some animals appear abnormal and

others normal. Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.


Some Abnormal Animals

Status:

  • Are thin animals old?

  • Are thin animals lactating?

  • Are thin animals being overworked?

  • Are newborn animals not nursing?

Causes:

  • infectious diseases

  • metabolic disorders

  • parasitic infestations and infections

  • intoxications


Initial Observation of Animals

1. Are dead animals present?

Yes Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.

No Go to step 2.

2. Are ALL animals in abnormal physical condition?


Initial observation of animals cont d1
Initial Observation of Animals cont’d

Yes Proceed to step 3.

No But some animals appear abnormal and

others normal. Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.


All abnormal animals
All Abnormal Animals

3. Are abnormal environmental conditions present?

Note: If such conditions are present and animals are required to live for a prolonged period of time therein, such could constitute cruelty.


Evaluate environmental conditions
Evaluate Environmental Conditions

Facilities:

  • lack of shelter from sun, cold, wind

  • no access to sunlight

  • ongoing muddy conditions

  • absence of drinking water

    Space:

  • confined, close quarters without ventilation

  • overcrowding

  • small space confinement

Sanitation:

  • accumulated animal excrement

  • an excessive foul odor from excrement or carcasses

  • accumulated rodent excrement


All abnormal animals1
All Abnormal Animals

3. Are abnormal environmental conditions present?

Note: If such conditions are present and animals are required to live for a prolonged period of time therein, such could constitute cruelty.


Yes Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.

No Go to step 4.


All abnormal animals2
All Abnormal Animals

4. All animals in the group exhibit abnormal physical condition but do not appear to be subject to abnormal environmental conditions.

Note: Failure to provide an adequate supply of drinking water constitutes animal cruelty.

Note: Feeding thin/unthrifty animals at less than maintenance levels constitutes animal cruelty.


All abnormal animals3
All Abnormal Animals

4a. Consider dehydration: Is acceptable drinking

water present?

Yes Move on to step 4b.

No If possible, do the "skin pinch" test to confirm dehydration. Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.


All abnormal animals4
All Abnormal Animals

4b. Consider malnutrition: Is forage and/or feed

available in sufficient quantity?

Yes Go to step 5.

No Evaluate pasture/feed situation. Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.


Evaluate pasture
Evaluate Pasture

  • accessible ground is bare

  • no grass is available

  • a browse line is apparent on the trees/shrubs

  • bark is missing from trees/fence posts

  • most exposed wood is gnawed


Note: The animals without pasture grass must be offered hay and possibly supplemental feed

(ex. grain, pellets, cubes, textured feed, sacked feed, etc).


Evaluate feeding containers
Evaluate Feeding Containers

  • Are racks, troughs, pans, buckets and tubs present?

  • Is there evidence they are frequently used?

  • Are they clean?

  • Saliva in the trough indicates hungry animals.

  • Is there evidence that hay is being fed?

    Horse – at least 1lb hay/100 lb body weight daily

    Cow – at least 1lb hay/100 lb body weight daily


All animals abnormal
All Animals Abnormal

4b. Is forage and/or feed available in sufficient

quantity?

Yes Go to step 5.

No Evaluate pasture/feed situation. Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.


All animals abnormal1
All Animals Abnormal

5. If water and food are provided in ample quantities and the animals do not appear to be subject to abnormal environmental conditions, remaining possibilities include infectious diseases, plant toxins or chemical toxins.

Consult a local veterinarian for assistance.


Record
Record

Local Veterinarian: ________________________________

Phone: _____________________

Date__________________ Time_________________

Location__________________________________________

Animal species_____________________________________

Conclusion________________________________________

Action____________________________________________


ad