Anti-Vaxxers Putting Pets At Risk

Story By: Steve Dale Anti–vaxxers—those opposed to most or even all vaccines—are gaining momentum. Their claims are based largely on misguided and even made–up notions regarding human vaccines—and now even more distorted information regarding vaccines for animals. This isn’t a small cult without impact. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are various measles outbreaks in the U.S. with …

Kibbles ’n Bits (of insects)

At least 2 billion people worldwide eat insects regularly as part of their diet. There’s no telling how many cats and dogs do. But one thing is certain: More and more pet owners are feeding their pets insects. Simon Doherty, BVMS, president of the BVA, recently told BBC news that “There’s a really exciting future for the use of insect protein for companion animals. …

DR. ANDRE DESROCHERS named as the 2019 Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award Winner

St. Louis, Missouri, September 12, 2019 – Dr. André Desrochers of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec has been named the recipient of the 2019 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award for his outstanding contributions to the bovine sector and his work to advance animal welfare. The award is presented annually by the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins …

DNA Studies Reveal That Shelter Workers Often Mislabel Dogs As ‘Pit Bulls’

Story by: Sarah CareyDNA results show that shelter workers are often mistaken when they label a dog as a pit bull, with potentially devastating consequences for the dogs, a new University of Florida study has found. “Animal shelter staff and veterinarians are frequently expected to guess the breed of dogs based on appearance alone,” said Julie Levy, D.V.M., Ph.D., a …