This is a work in progress, being developed by me as a service to students or professionals in the veterinary medical and allied fields who want to obtain or provide an education that is humane. It will be added to as more information is discovered or developed. Please E-mail me with any items you feel should be added or corrections to existing items: send E-mail. These will then be researched and changes made if appropriate.
The idea behind this project is to provide a ready source of information, particularly for the student so that he or she can easily get started exploring this subject. There will be a mixture of finite alternatives, evaluations of the effectiveness of some alternatives, major sources of alternatives (whether as a database or companies that produce the alternatives) and articles discussing practicalities, philosophy and ethics or moral principles.
It is sometimes the case that even educators in the field are not aware that traditional methods have been shown to be ineffective or no more effective than alternatives that are humane. The student may need to provide this sort of evidence as they make the case for getting a humane education. This is the reason for including certain key articles that may be helpful in this regard.
The inclusion of a particular reference or resource does not necessarily mean it is endorsed by the project, unless otherwise indicated.
An attempt will be made to categorize these entries by virtue of major disciplines, but sometimes there will be overlap and items will be listed in more than one category.
If you do not have access to an article that is cited (many have direct access links), you have the option of sending me a request for a copy. This information is shared on the same basis as if you were to obtain a copy through your university library and is to be used strictly to advance an individual’s education.
Nedim C. Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Medicine
Emeritus Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis