Interested in the animal health implications of COVID-19? Two of the experts who helped put together the 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines want to fill you in during a free webinar this Thursday, March 19.
You try to do the right thing. In this case, the right thing was an animal-rescue group saving dogs from a Korean meat market and shipping them to North America last October so they could be adopted out to forever homes. Only one of the dogs turned out to be something of a forever home himself: He was likely acting as host to the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus (CDV), which had not previously been reported in North America.
“Pain jeopardizes the human-animal bond,” says Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA. “[It] jeopardizes everything [veterinarians] seek to achieve.” September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and Harvey talked to NEWStat about the importance of pain management in strengthening the human-animal bond, and offered a great tip on how front office staff can help.
This week: Vaccinating wildlife may reduce threat of zoonotic disease, and the AKC recognizes a rare dog breed. Plus, why do fireworks freak out some dogs but not others?
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When 58-year-old Sharon Larson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, got nipped by her new puppy last June, the small bite seemed pretty minor at first. Until she developed flu-like symptoms that came on quickly and only got worse. Within two days, she was dead. Larson tested positive for a bacterial infection called
This week: A serial cat killer has England on edge, United Airlines hopes new pet guidelines will make a difference, and a veterinary student turned con artist preys on horse owners.
As of Thursday, 21,000 firefighters were battling 137 active wildfires in various stages of containment across 2,200 square miles in nine western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. Veterinary practices in the affected areas have gotten used to it.
Odds are, not often enough.That’s according to a new survey of cat owners in the United Kingdom, carried out to coincide with Feline Hypertension Month, which runs through the end of May.
Up until last weekend, there were only four reported cases of dogs and cats testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus anywhere in the world: two dogs and a cat in Hong Kong, and another cat in Belgium. Then along came a tiger