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  • January 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: The URI Challenge

    Donna Mlinek of the Dumb Friends League explores how reducing cat stress can increase cat health.

  • November 1, 2006

    Book Review: Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching

    For those who've been following the news of outbreaks of bird flu as they get closer and closer to home, and for those who are blissfully ignorant of the looming specter of another global pandemic, this book provides an in-depth look at the history of avian viruses and of H5N1 in particular.

  • October 2, 2006

    Heartworm: Frequently Asked Questions

    Environmental changes are paving the way for the spread of heartworm, but veterinarians and scientists know more about the disease than ever before.

  • July 1, 2006

    Vaccination Station: The Finer Points of Shelter Protocols

    UC Davis Shelter Medicine Program director Kate Hurley answers common questions about vaccinations in the shelter.

  • July 1, 2006

    Go Spay It on the Mountain

    The HSUS's Jennifer Hobgood tells the story of the organization's Rural Area Veterinary Services program, which brings vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, behavior advice, and much more to pet owners in underserved communities.

  • July 1, 2006

    Avian Flu: Making a Plan

    News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.

  • May 1, 2006

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.

  • May 1, 2006

    Canine Vaccination Guidelines for Shelters

    The American Animal Hospital Association recently released its 2006 canine vaccine guidelines, complete with a section specifically created for animal shelters.

  • March 1, 2005

    Learning to Cope With Big Bad Bugs

    Vaccine study finds coughing increases with longer kennel stays. Disease study finds shelters aren't the root source of viruses'but certainly help them along.

  • November 1, 2004

    Outbreak of Drug-Resistant Salmonella at an Animal Shelter

    Veterinarian Kate Hurley interviews an Idaho shelter director about the salmonella outbreak in his facility'and about what he's doing to prevent future crises.

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