Dog from ‘The Artist’, cat take over Capitol Hill (via Yahoo.com)

“Two big pet superstars were able to put bipartisan bickering on hold for at least one day in Washington, as some congress members from both parties talked about animal rights issues on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan meeting was part of the annual Animal Health Institute Pet Night in Washington, D.C. The group promotes various animal […]

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Third Annual International Rabies Webinar (via World Rabies Day)

In preparation, for World Rabies Day on September 28, 2012, the Third Annual International Rabies Webinar will be hosted September 20-21. The Webinar brings together noted leaders in rabies research, One-Health advocates, professionals, students and World Rabies Day event planners in real-time to discuss the important public health issue of rabies while providing a forum […]

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Pets, Like Humans, Struggle With Obesity (via CBS Boston)

The obesity epidemic in America isn’t just true for people, pets are also showing signs – and medical conditions – associated with being overweight. In order to help obese pets, the nation’s first obesity clinic for pets recently opened at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The Tufts’ Veterinary Obesity Clinic will […]

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AHI Statement: Antibiotic usage on the farm is heavily scrutinized

A recent New York Times article called into question the government oversight of antibiotics used to keep food animals healthy.  Antibiotic usage on the farm is heavily scrutinized.  A rigorous FDA review process is backed up by USDA testing for residues and FDA management over the monitoring of resistant pathogens in meat, animals and humans.  […]

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2nd Yosemite visitor dies of rodent-borne illness (via NBC News)

A second person has died from hantavirus after visiting one of the most popular parts of Yosemite National Park earlier this summer, and park officials were warning past visitors to be aware of some flu-like aches and symptoms and seek medical help immediately if they appear. While the  rodent-borne disease is very rare, up to […]

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