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  • Study: Common method of restraining cats causes physical signs of fear, stress
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    A common method of restraining cats both in animal shelters and veterinary settings is far more likely to cause them to experience stress and fear than a less restrictive form of handling. That’s the message of a study published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Noting that “veterinarians and non-veterinarian staff… Read more »
  • Get in gear for the SAC data drive and you may win a grant of up to $5,000!
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    Would you like to get a piece of $20,000 in grants from the Rachael Ray Foundation? Then don’t delay – update your 2018 data with Shelter Animals Count today, and be eligible for a random drawing for grants from between $500 and $5,000! This opportunity is available to all qualifying… Read more »
  • A Year of Inspiration, Lifesaving, and Building the Future for Animals
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    Not every year is equally inspiring to look back on, but for us at the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF, this one definitely was. The Million Cat Challenge, which is a joint project of our program and the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, started 2018 off by reaching… Read more »
  • Study: Can fecal transplantation from a healthy dog help parvo puppies?
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    Canine parvovirus can sweep through an animal shelter rapidly.Left untreated, most parvo puppies will die from the hemorrhagic diarrhea and other complications of the disease. A study conducted earlier this year suggests help might come from an unlikely source: the transplantation of stool from healthy dogs. In the study, recently… Read more »
  • Cambodian landmine detection organizations fight back against the dog meat trade
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    While most associate dog meat consumption with countries such as China and Vietnam, few know about the thriving trade in dogs that takes place in Cambodia. Now, thanks to an agreement with an anti-landmine organization that relies on dogs to detect mines and the efforts of a UF Shelter Medicine… Read more »

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