Special Issue "Animal Management Following Natural Disasters"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2013
Prof. Dr. Leslie Irvine
University of Colorado, Department of Sociology, Ketchum 223, 492-7039, UCB 327 Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Interests: human-animal relationships, animal selfhood, animal sheltering, animal welfare in disasters
Disasters involving animals entail social, economic, moral, and psychological concerns. These include public health and safety, the human-animal bond, economic impact, and ethical and moral questions. This volume will advance knowledge on the topic of animals in disasters.
Manuscripts of original research using methods appropriate to the topic will be considered. Topics could include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) reducing animals’ vulnerability to disasters; (2) the role of the human-animal bond in post-disaster coping; (3) innovative rescue and response strategies; (4) improving preparedness; and (5) helping low-income and minority populations identify risks and create action plans.
Prof. Dr. Leslie Irvine
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Pets/companion animals
- Laboratory animals
Animals 2012, 2(3), 380-394; doi:10.3390/ani2030380
Received: 1 August 2012; in revised form: 20 August 2012 / Accepted: 22 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (87 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Animals 2012, 2(4), 529-539; doi:10.3390/ani2040529
Received: 10 July 2012; in revised form: 19 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (105 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Animals 2012, 2(4), 591-610; doi:10.3390/ani2040591
Received: 7 September 2012; in revised form: 25 September 2012 / Accepted: 9 October 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (127 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Evaluation of the Morbidity and Mortality of Animals Post Canterbury Earthsquakes
Authors: Hayley Squance1 and Kate Hill 2
Affiliations: 1 Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand; E-Mail: email@example.com
2 Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Recent disasters such as floods, fires, snow storms, earthquakes and tsunamis, nationally and internationally, have contributed to a significant number of human and animal deaths and injuries. There has been little scientific research on how disasters affect animals; therefore there is a lack of understanding on how to mitigate hazards and risks that could, in turn, reduce morbidity and mortality of animals. The foci of the study was to evaluate how animals die in disasters and how disasters affect the health of animals immediately and short-term post disaster using the recent Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand as a case study. A retrospective cohort review of all veterinary patients who presented at veterinary clinics in the Christchurch area pre and post earthquakes was undertaken. A time-series analysis was developed to identify an increase in the presentation of medical conditions post event. The outputs from the research project can be used in earthquake risk and impact models to develop mitigation measures for animal welfare during disasters.
Last update: 18 January 2013