A Lesson for Paramedics: How to Treat Dogs Who Work in a War Zone (via New York Times)

Dogs facing illness and injury on the battlefield have different needs than humans, as Air National Guard paramedics learned during a two-day training session conducted by Long Island Veterinary Specialists and K-9 Medic. With military dogs playing crucial roles in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the need for expertise in quickly tending to wounded or […]

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Upcoming Meeting: International Workshop on Alternative Methods for Leptospira Vaccine Potency Testing

A deadly bacterial disease, an estimated 500,000 human cases of leptospirosis occur worldwide each year with a fatality rate of up to 25% in some regions. Leptospira vaccines for cattle, swine and dogs protect them from this disease and reduce the risk of animal-to-human transmission. From September 19-21, 2012, members of the Interagency Coordinating Committee […]

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Diseases from animals hit 2 billion people a year (via MSNBC.com)

“A global study mapping human diseases that come from animals like tuberculosis, AIDS, bird flu or Rift Valley fever has found that just 13 diseases are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths a year. The study, conducted by the International Livestock Research Institute, the Institute of Zoology in Britain […]

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Animal Agriculture Industry Says Consumers Deserve Choice and Accurate Information in Meat and Poultry Purchases

Animal Agriculture Industry Says Consumers Deserve Choice and Accurate Information in Meat and Poultry Purchases Coalition of Agricultural Organizations Respond to Discrepancies in Recent Consumers Union Report Today, a coalition of agricultural organizations sent a letter to Congress to set the record straight regarding antibiotics usage in food-producing animals, emphasizing that consumers deserve a choice […]

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