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Psychological Aspects of Maltreated Animals

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List of citations mentioned by Dr. McMillan:

  • Egeland B, LA Sroufe. 1981. Attachment and early maltreatment. Child Development 52:44-52.
  • Ojeda AE (ed). The trauma of psychological torture. Westport, Connecticut, Praeger.
  • Ascione F, Arkow P (eds), Child abuse, domestic abuse, and animal abuse: Linking the circles of compassion for prevention and intervention. West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University Press.
  • Wilson JP, Keane TM (eds). Assessing psychological trauma and PTSD. 2nd edition. New York, The Guilford Press, 2004.
  • Sinclair L, Merck M, Lockwood R. Forensic investigation of animal cruelty: A guide for veterinary and law enforcement professionals. Washington, DC: Humane Society Press, 2006.
  • Overall KA. 2004. Identification and rehabilitation of abused animals. Proceedings, Western Veterinary Conference. Las Vegas.
  • Marder A, Engle J. 1998. Are there behavioral indicators of animal abuse? Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior meeting, Baltimore, MD, July 25.
  • Best Friends-University of Pennsylvania puppy mill dog study. No direct link (the journal does not permit us to post the paper on our website). To get to the paper: do a Google Scholar search for “mcmillan duffy serpell". First item listed is the paper: click on right-hand side: [PDF] from

Additional reading on emotional maltreatment:

McMillan FD. Emotional maltreatment in animals. In: McMillan FD (ed). Mental health and well-being in animals. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, 2005:167-179.

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