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Mayor de Blasio hires animal advocate
New York Post
The Mayor's Office has hired a $65,000-per-year community-affairs staffer dedicated to animal issues, officials said. Jeff Dupee, a development manager with the animal rescue group Farm Sanctuary, began working at the newly created post Jan. 12.
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ASPCA working on database to track animal abuse
New York Post
Data-tracking system similar to CompStat is being devised for animal-abuse investigators — to spot trends so authorities can better combat them, the New York Post has learned. A former NYPD captain and lieutenant along with a former Bronx prosecutor are creating the cutting-edge database system for the ASPCA.
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Shedding their secrets
The New York Times
Over the past few years, scientists have found DNA that many animals shed in their surroundings. These genetic signatures provide valuable clues, helping researchers track invasive species moving into new territories and endangered animals flirting with extinction. Eventually, it may be possible to estimate the population of a species in a habitat simply by measuring how much DNA they leave. And instead of toting up hellbenders or other elusive critters, scientists may be able to catalog much of the diversity in animals and plants in a particular ecosystem simply by collecting DNA.
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European Medicines Agency touts big year for veterinary products
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
The European Medicines Agency recommended 20 new veterinary medicines for approval in 2014, the highest number in the past five years, according to data provided by the regulator. The agency also boasts that it received 29 requests for classification of medicines intended for rare diseases or species with a small population, the most the agency has seen in a single year.
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$2.5 million veterinary lab construction underway at UNH
The Associated Press via NECN-TV
The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of veterinarians from New Hampshire and New England who use the lab's services for the diagnosis of animal diseases in pets, farm animals, wildlife, zoo and marine animals.
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Zombie cat: Buried kitty believed dead, meows back to life
ABC News via Good Morning America
Looks like he used up all his nine lives. A cat in Florida that was hit by a car and then buried is apparently back from the dead. "I was so shocked," owner Ellis Hutson told ABC News. "I didn't know really what to do." Bart the cat is having surgery at the Humane Society to repair his jaw and remove his eye.
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Rabies booster defends pets with out-of-date vaccination against the disease
Kansas State University via ScienceDaily
Pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus, a new study by veterinary diagnosticians finds.
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Probing the link between veterinarians' suicide risk and performing euthanasia
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
Performing euthanasia has been implicated as a contributing factor to mood disorders and suicide among veterinarians. This study's authors sought to investigate the association between euthanasia, depression and suicide risk among practicing veterinarians. Overall, the researchers found a weak association between depression, suicide risk and the frequency of euthanasia. The results suggest there are other factors contributing to the mental well-being of veterinarians.
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Top 10 veterinary hospital design galleries of 2014
VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN via dvm360.com
Thinking of changing your hospital's design? Check out the top 10 designs from 2014. The most visited photo galleries include a restaurant converted into a veterinary practice and a comeback from a destructive fire.
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Veterinarians urge AVMA to spin off accrediting body
Veterinary Information Network
"The council really needs to start being independent. They really need to have their own budget. It needs to have its own staff. It needs to have its own legal advice." That plea, delivered by Dr. Mary Beth Leininger, was the height of a two-hour meeting dubbed a "listening session," hosted Jan. 19 by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education.
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Parasitic concerns: Mind the gap
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
In 2014, in an effort called Connecting with Today's Clients, the Companion Animal Parasite Council, supported by Bayer HealthCare, surveyed U.S. veterinarians, veterinary team members and pet owners to gain some insight into whether all groups are on the same page when it comes to parasite control.
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Pet CSI: How dog and cat DNA nabs bad guys
WBUR-FM
On Sept. 14, 2000, three carpenters building a barn loft at an upscale property near Lakeville, Indiana, were bound and shot execution style during an armed robbery. Less than two years later, the triggerman in the case, Phillip Stroud, was found guilty on all three counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison. The criminal was done in — at least in part — by the dog droppings he had stepped in during the commission of the crime.
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Download the ASPCA mobile app — It could save a life!
ASPCA APCC
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Animal Poison Control Center free mobile app provides a wealth of knowledge in the palm of your hand. With quick access to potentially lifesaving information and our hotline 24/7/365, the ASPCA APCC app helps keep your pet safe year-round. The ASPCA is dedicated to helping you and your pet, and this is another way we are able to do just that.
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Feline Poultry Meal recalled for potential salmonella contamination
Food Safety News
Oma's Pride of Avon, Connecticut, is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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Before and after photos of rescued dogs show the difference a home makes
TODAY
Dogs can bring so much joy to their owners, but as some people have shared on Reddit, just a few simple photos show just how much being adopted means for man's best friend. On the subreddit called Before N After Adoption, users have been submitting before and after pictures of their rescued pups that show just how happy a loving home make dogs and cats.
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