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  • September 1, 2006

    China's Dog Slaughter Draws Worldwide Outrage

    The HSUS asks for public support in the fight against dog massacres in China.

  • 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.

  • March 1, 2005

    This Card Can Be a Lifesaver

    Animal care and control officers who receive membership cards when they join the Kansas Animal Control Association will find more than simple proof that they're members'those cards contain information that could possibly save a life.

  • July 1, 2004

    Zoonotic Disease: The Enemy In Our Midst

    Veterinarian Kate Hurley reviews the basics of zoonotic disease, including some simple steps you can take to protect your environment, animals, and people from widespread infection.

  • September 1, 2003

    Rabies: Staying Vaccinated and Informed

    Pre-exposure vaccinations are important, but they are only the first step in protecting yourself against the virus.

  • July 1, 2003

    Monkeypox Outbreaks Cause for Concern in Animal Shelters

    Shelters that handle any species affected by monkeypox need to take extra health-screening precautions with these and other animals entering their facilities.

  • September 1, 2001

    Rabies Pre-Exposure Intradermal Vaccine Discontinued

    Aventis Pasteur, maker of the only rabies pre-exposure intradermal vaccine, has discontinued the product after determining that automating the intensive manual manufacturing process would be too expensive.

  • July 1, 2001

    Safety Check: Tips for Avoiding Poisonous Potions

    Animal caretakers need to be aware of what chemicals commonly used in the shelter can be poisonous when mixed together.

  • July 1, 2001

    ShelterSpeak: Employee Safety

    "I'm just curious as to how many shelters require their employees to wear rubber gloves, protective eye wear, and even earplugs or something comparable to block out loud noise (barking) in the dog kennel area when cleaning/feeding? Is this truly a requirement, and if not, should it be? I'm wondering, too, if the earplugs fall under some type of OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] regulation for auditory protection?"

  • November 1, 2000

    Protecting Yourself from Rabies

    If you work hands-on with animals in an area where rabies is known to exist, you should receive the pre-exposure rabies vaccination series and then have your antibody levels checked every two years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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