The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care, continues to develop and develop to fulfill growing calls for from practitioners worldwide for tactics to enhance their care of cats.
This rising need for assets and data could also be linked to what appears to be a rise within the worldwide reputation of the cat as a pet, and can also mirror increasing expectations from cat homeowners for good therapy for his or her companions.
ISFM, which celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2021, has veterinary and nurse members in 113 and 101 nations, respectively, and offers a steady circulate of data to veterinary professionals coping with cats. ISFM noticed the best month-to-month variety of Cat Friendly Clinics accredited in January 2022, and now has greater than 2500 clinics accredited in 44 nations (with a primary in Russia), displaying a need to enhance the veterinary expertise for cats worldwide.
Further file demand was proven by ISFM’s Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), which had 1,080,7281 article downloads final 12 months, passing the million mark for the primary time, and an 18% enhance on 2020.
In addition, ISFM’s most up-to-date pointers, the ‘2022 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Acute Pain in Cats’, revealed within the January 2022 difficulty of JFMS, have change into probably the most downloaded article prior to now 6 months, with greater than 23,000 downloads already. The pointers, which give veterinary professionals with sensible info on medicines, dosages and methods, have additionally achieved a formidable Altmetric rating of 187, reflecting the curiosity in ache administration on this species, which has been a traditionally uncared for space, and in serving to numerous cats be extra comfy.
ISFM’s different latest pointers, the ‘2021 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Collection and Administration of Blood and Blood Products in Cats’, had been probably the most downloaded article revealed in JFMS final 12 months, and have now been downloaded over 23,500 instances up to now.
Both the administration of acute ache and assortment and administration of blood and blood merchandise pointers are free to view and could be discovered at bit.ly/acutepainGLs and bit.ly/bloodtransfusionGLs, respectively.
Find out extra about ISFM membership and join at: https://isfm-members.net/
About the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)
The International Society of Feline Medicine is the veterinary division of the pioneering cat welfare charity International Cat Care. Trusted by vets and nurses, it offers a worldwide useful resource on feline well being and wellbeing.
About International Cat Care (iCatCare)
International Cat Care is a pioneering cat welfare charity that challenges cruelty, ignorance and misunderstanding by inspiring and enabling folks to know cats and make optimistic adjustments to their lives. Our imaginative and prescient is for a cat pleasant world.
The International Cat Care imaginative and prescient: A cat pleasant world the place every cat, owned and unowned, is handled with respect, compassion and understanding.
The International Cat Care mission: To allow extra folks to behave in a cat pleasant means to enhance cat welfare
Cat pleasant Clinic
Cat Friendly Clinic is a worldwide programme from International Cat Care and its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine which helps cats, their homeowners, and employees on the veterinary clinic.
Because of their distinctive nature and wishes, taking cats to a veterinary appointment could be very aggravating, each for cats and homeowners. The Cat Friendly Clinic programme is designed to scale back stress at each stage, together with assist for homeowners in transporting their cat to the vet, enabling a pleasant surroundings throughout the clinic, and steering for vets and vet nurses in dealing with. It additionally promotes a partnership of care between proprietor/caregiver and clinic.
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I’m the feline behaviour specialist at feline charity ‘International Cat Care’. We are about participating, educating and empowering folks all through the world to enhance the well being and welfare of cats by sharing recommendation, coaching and fervour.