Pets that have been in close contact with Ebola-infected people should be quarantined and — if they test positive — euthanized, according to new guidance issued by The American Veterinary Medical Association. The veterinarians’ group compiled the guidance after a dog in Spain was euthanized because its owner contracted Ebola and a dog belonging to […]
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AHI’s Dr. Richard Carnevale was recently named a task force member for a new group on antibiotic resistance in agriculture. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) recently announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The task force is […]
We’re recapping our Pet Night 2014 coverage, including the celebrity pets and Cutest Pets Contest winners, with this fun video. Take a look!
An intruder didn’t get more than 20 yards onto the White House grounds because two Secret Service security dogs stopped him. The dogs, named Hurricane and Jordan, were treated afterwards by a veterinarian for bruises they incurred from kicks during the incident. They have recovered and can return to work. Read more about these dogs […]
Rats living in New York City carry a multitude of zoonotic pathogens, according to Columbia University research published in the journal mBio. Using DNA testing on rats collected from New York City, researchers identified E. coli, Salmonella, Seoul hantavirus, Leptospira and 18 previously unknown viruses with similarities to known zoonotic pathogens. Read more from The […]
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Dogs have earned their designation as man’s best friend. Besides being loving pets and fun playmates, dogs (actually, most pets) can actually give you a leg up on the corporate ladder. As long as you take them to work with you, that is. Entrepreneur.com explores the ways companies are improving productivity and reducing stress, by […]
A new study suggests the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could extend far beyond earlier predictions. The researchers used knowledge of species that carry Ebola as well as environmental information to help identify “zoonotic niches” where transmission from animals to humans could occur — something they note is actually a rare event. The Ebola […]
Owning a pet can offer companionship, but researchers are saying pets offer more perks, including better physical and emotional health for aging generations. About 68 percent of U.S. households have a pet, according to a recent survey from the American Pet Products Association. The pets can be an essential part of the family — especially […]
Butterflies, cattle, and the military may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but for native prairies — some of the most threatened habitats in the world — the trio are closely connected. Scientists at Washington State University, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and the Center for Natural Lands Management, have established a study in […]