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Cruelty towards the family pet: a survey of women experiencing domestic violence on the Central Coast, New South Wales
Cheryl Travers, Andrew Dixon, Karen Thorne and Kaye Spicer
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 409-410.
Cheryl Travers, Public Health Officer1
Andrew Dixon, Health Statistician1
Karen Thorne, Programs Development Manager2
Kaye Spicer, Service Manager3
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