What is it about?

We show here that official veterinarians often experience work-related stress and fatigue. More than half of the respondents reported work-related stress or fatigue. Threatening situations, disturbed work–private life balance and a high amount of overtime work were frequent underlying causes of stress. Fieldwork, especially when working alone, was the most challenging part of the work; Of the respondents, three out of four performed animal welfare inspections mainly alone. Respondents´ wish to work in a pair was highlighted.

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Why is it important?

By testing interventions in field animal welfare controllers work shown to be beneficial, such as providing adequate support within the work community, decreasing the workload and enabling inspections to be done in pairs, job satisfaction could be improved.

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This page is a summary of: Veterinarians Experience Animal Welfare Control Work as Stressful, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, February 2020, Frontiers,
DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00077.
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