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Tips for reducing risk and improving welfare when handling dogs in practice
  1. Stephanie Hedges


The risk of being bitten is often considered intrinsic to working in the veterinary profession. However, most bites are both predictable and avoidable. This article highlights the various ways of reducing the risk of dog-related injuries in practice, including managing the environment, changing the way we approach and handle patients, using treats and training to motivate different behaviour, and pharmacology to minimise handling and manipulation.

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