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By Sophie Hall, Luke Dolling, Katie Bristow, Ted Fuller, Daniel S. Mills

Succinct, hugely readable and proposal upsetting, this crucial new textual content is designed to elevate expertise of the capability financial effect of spouse animals within the united kingdom. It discusses the aptitude advantages and prices of significant other animals to the economic climate and highlights the necessity for this topic to be completely researched, given the aptitude scale of influence that spouse animals have, and the aptitude expenditures of ignoring this subject. The e-book includes:

- case stories to demonstrate the reductions to the NHS that may be linked to significant other animal ownership;
- hyperlinks to up to date tables and content material that will shape templates to be used in different nations; and
- hugely readable details written by way of specialist authors and key opinion leaders within the field.

Inspired through the seminal Council for technological know-how and Society (CSS) document, spouse Animals in Society (1988), this paintings updates and extends its review of the commercial influence of spouse animals on society and lays a benchmark for destiny improvement. This pivotal new e-book is critical for coverage makers at nationwide and overseas degrees and all these fascinated with animal welfare

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The average cost of a non-elective inpatient hospital stay, excluding excess bed days, in 2013 was £1489 (Department of Health, 2013). Using these figures, the cost of hospital admissions due to animal bites in 2013 for 20% of the country was £2,483,652. This suggests that the often-quoted figure Updates on the Economic Impact of Companion Animals to the UK 23 of around £3 million cost to the NHS from dog attacks (The Telegraph, 2014) may be a significant underestimate. If these averages are applied to the population, a figure of over £12 million is indicated.

It costs approximately £50,000 to support a guide dog from birth to retirement. The associated costs of breeding and puppywalking dogs are approximately £3100 and £5100, respectively, while the cost of training guide dogs is £13,900 for basic and a further £10,100 for advanced training. There are also costs arising from creating the human– animal working partnership, calculated at £3300, and the financial contribution of supporting the partnership, calculated at £12,800. Overall, the Guide Dogs charity estimates that the cost of the core guide-dog service equates to £50 million/year (2012 figures; Guide Dogs, 2013).

591 billion). 7% of the nation’s health expenditure, was reported. In addition to this, another AUS$825 million was calculated for health benefits towards family members, thus producing an overall estimated cost saving of AUS$1813 million (5% of the total health expenditure). Possible Contribution to UK Healthcare Expenditure Savings The above methods used to calculate the savings to the Australian economy can be used to replicate the potential savings for UK healthcare expenditure, given similar assumptions.

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