Help Keep Tails Wagging At AWLQ This World Animal Day

On World Animal Day this Friday October 4—an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually—Animal Welfare League Qld are hoping to raise money to purchase two custom-fitted vehicles. Every week dedicated volunteers at AWLQ head to the beach with a group of abandoned and homeless canine companions in tow as part of AWLQ’s Beach Walking Program—to give shelter …

AMRRIC Recognised With National Award

The NT-based not-for-profit organisation Animal Management in Remote and Rural Indigenous Communities recently received a prestigious award for managing companion animal health in Indigenous communities. AMRRIC received the honour on 12 September at the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards ceremony held on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The awards attracted more than 1000 entries—twice as many as the previous year. Read more

Shelter Snapshot: Infectious Respiratory Disease In Animal Shelters

Respiratory disease outbreaks are a major issue in animal shelters, primarily due to the ease of spread and the constraints often imposed by a shelter setting. The potential spread of respiratory disease in boarding, training and veterinary facilities can be distressing not only to clients whose pets may have been exposed but also to facility owners and staff. Read more

Journal Scan: Pet Owner Perceptions Of Small Animal Surgery, Anesthesia And Pain Management

Effective client communication and education are vital components of a successful veterinary practice. Small animal pet owners’ perceptions of veterinary procedures have been reported in Canada and Finland, revealing that many owners believe they receive insufficient information from their veterinary service providers. Until recently, however, an equivalent study had not been performed in the United States. Read more

Insurance Won’t Cover A DCM Diagnosis?

Our tale of grain-free diets, dilated cardiomyopathy and ultrasounds all starts with pet owner Lisa Connor coming in for an appointment with Dr. Esther Stone to examine Brutus, her 150-pound Great Dane. Lisa lives alone with Brutus, but she works from home, which allows her to shower affection on her canine housemate. Her limited income hasn’t stopped her from providing …

A Veterinary Way With Words

Many veterinary clients of Nick Trout, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, are unaware that he is a successful novelist and nonfiction writer with six best-selling books to his credit. Those who are aware often behave in one of two ways, he says. They either grow nervous and ask, “You’re not going to write about us, are you?” or they start acting peculiar …

Walk Softly And Carry A Big Net: The Global Fight Against Rabies

Few veterinary professionals in the U.S. are haunted by the specter of widespread human rabies deaths in their communities. For others in the rest of the world, it’s very real. An estimated 59,000 human deaths occur globally every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—the majority of which occur in Asia and Africa. Of those estimated deaths, 99% result …

It’s Official: Elanco To Purchase Bayer Animal Health

Elanco Animal Health has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bayer Animal Health, the companies announced separately on Tuesday. The transaction is valued at $7.6 billion, including $5.3 billion to be paid in cash and $2.3 billion in equity. Subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to be finalized in mid-2020, according to …