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Animal Health Institute Announces Judges for 2015 Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill Contest

Journalists, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Animal Health Expert to Judge 7th Annual Capitol Hill Contest Washington, D.C. – September 14, 2015 The Animal Health Institute (AHI) announced four judges for this year’s Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest. The 2015 judges include both contest veteran judges and some participating for the first time. Francesca Chambers, White […]

Bird flu on the move in the U.S.

Highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza has surfaced on a turkey farm in northwestern Arkansas, marking the fourth outbreak and the third state in the central United States affected by the virus in the past week. The flock of 40,020 turkeys is located within the Mississippi flyway where this strain of avian influenza has previously been […]

Bats are disappearing

White-nose syndrome, an emerging and devastating fungal disease, is not just a bat problem, experts say. The disease has killed an estimated 5.7 million bats in the U.S. since it was first detected in 2006. Bats can carry serious zoonotic diseases, but if they disappear, the diseases likely will not. In addition, bats play an […]

Pet therapy may help cancer patients

Pet therapy may help cancer patients persevere through challenging treatments, according to new findings published Tuesday in Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology. The results show a significant improvement in quality of life for more than 40 patients who took part in a trial at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City, where they […]

Vaccine for Deer Against ‘Mad Cow’-Like Illness Shows Promise

A new vaccine created to fight an illness similar to “mad cow disease” in deer might also protect livestock and even humans from similar brain infections, researchers report. The vaccine appears to help prevent deer from becoming infected by the incurable brain disorder known as chronic wasting disease. Chronic wasting disease is caused by mysterious […]

Cattle quarantined near Yellowstone

Several thousand head of cattle have been quarantined in Montana after a cow near Yellowstone National Park tested positive for brucellosis, the livestock disease much feared by ranchers and also carried by elk and bison, state livestock officials said. The disruption comes at a crucial moment for the region’s beef producers, who are in the […]

Launch of white paper on vector-borne diseases

The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has launched a white paper on vector borne diseases and their impact on animal and human health, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The paper, which aims to assist in combating vector borne diseases to promote the better health and welfare of animals for […]