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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes ban on 9 large constrictors
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a proposed rule on March 12 that seeks to list the Burmese python and eight other constrictor snakes as "injurious wildlife" under the Lacey Act, thus prohibiting the importation and interstate trade of the invasive species. The public has 60 days to comment on the proposed rule. The proposed rule change, which is published in the Federal Register, seeks to ban the following snakes: the Indian and Burmese python, northern African python, southern African python, reticulated python, green anaconda, yellow anaconda, Beni or Bolivian anaconda, DeSchauensee's anaconda, and boa constrictor. More

Click, buy, repeat: Consumers flocking to virtual shopping more than ever
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It's been the retailing story for years - and new research says it still is! Yes, online sales continue to soar, recession be damned. We were all probably at least vaguely aware of this phenomenon but to see it in such stark numbers astounds anew. More

Britain proposes mandatory dog chips, insurance
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A chip for Spot? In a country where guns are tightly controlled and even carrying a kitchen knife can bring prison time, some thugs use dogs to menace their victims. Now the British government is proposing that dog owners be forced to get microchips and take out insurance for their pets. Postal workers were delighted by the proposal. More

Pfizer and Eli Lilly in deal for animal treatments
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The animal health division of drugmaker Eli Lilly will acquire the rights to a portfolio of Pfizer products in Europe, including vaccines and feed additives. Lilly's Elanco division also acquired a manufacturing facility in Ireland used to produce animal vaccines, the drugmaker said. The product portfolio includes treatments for parasites, both commercial animals and pets. More

25 ways to jump-start your business
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Looking for ways to make your company more productive, make your team more creative, and make your operations more efficient? If so, then check out these 25 strategies, which range from thoughts on leadership to advice on how to motivate employees to ways of reducing IT costs. Each of these ideas has been tested by other small businesses and yielded a significant pay-off. Here's hoping they work just as well at your business. More

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AVMA tackles veterinary shortage with incentive program
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The American Veterinary Medical Association, as part of its ongoing effort to boost the number of U.S. food animal veterinarians, has created a new program to tackle a veterinary shortage - an educational debt relief program. The effort provides financial incentives in the form of student loan debt forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to four years of employment in food animal veterinary medicine. More

Dogbook on Facebook: lost dog alerts, dog park listings on social network for pets
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Your dog might not be playing Farmville any time soon, but Fido can have his own social network thanks to Dogbook. on Facebook. Your dog is a member of your family so why not have a special place to share photos, join dog groups and even locate the closest dog park? Finally, a Facebook app that is useful. Dogbook has 'arf alerts' where owners can post information on a lost pet. More

Picks for Pets
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Let's face it - household pets are about as beloved as children these days, and pet owners across the board are willing to shell out big bucks to keep their companion animals happy. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, US pet industry expenditures jumped $2.3 billion to $45.5 billion in 2009 from the year before. And the number should reach $47.7 billion in 2010, the group said. More
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