2001 Companion animals
Pets or pests? The future of companion animal ownership
The 2001 Seminar examined current issues in companion animal ownership, including the changing picture of pet ownership, tackling the cycle of surrender and rehoming, and the consequences of traditional practices in companion animal breeding.
The future of companion animal ownership in Australia
Dr Hugh Wirth (President, RSPCA Australia)
Influences on pet ownership
Tony Cooke (Pet Care Information and Advisory Service)
Why animals are surrendered and what can be done to reduce surrender rates
Dr Robert Stabler (Stabler Behaviour)
Improving rehoming and reducing euthanasia - how to market homeless animals
Peter Barber (Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA Victoria)
Tracing lost pets: is microchipping working?
Dr Ted Donelan (Australian Veterinary Association)
Tail docking and other controversial practices
Dr Deb Kelly (South Australian Department of Environment and Heritage)
Inherited disorders in companion animals - what is and can be done to overcome this problem
Dr Paul McGreevy (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney)
The incidence of obese and overweight pets in Australia - a preliminary report
Dr Tanya Grassi, Anne Quain and Cassandra Pride ( Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney)
Native and exotic animals as pets - are they really companion animals?
Dr Karen Viggers (Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University)
This project is supported by the Commonwealth Government through a grant-in-aid administered by the Department of Finance and Deregulation.