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

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 …

Government Tries To Clarify Rules For Emotional Support Animals On Flights

When it comes to emotional support animals on airplanes, there has been confusion, strong emotion and much suspicion that passengers are taking advantage of government policies in the last few years. In response, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has provided guidance on how it will enforce existing regulations concerning air travel, disabilities and animals in airplane cabins. Read more

A Horse Vet Goes To The Airport

When I travel, I usually leave from the airports in Lubbock or Midland, Texas. Both are relatively dinky. The security line takes less then 10 minutes to get through. I almost always have to catch a connection in Dallas or Denver, but seldom have to go through big-city airport security lines.  Read more