Sunday, August 19, 2012

SmartBrief Newsletter AVMA

Animal Health SmartBrief
Our mission is to save you time and keep you smart. So you won't miss a thing, here are the top ten most-clicked stories in Animal Health SmartBrief from the past 7 days.
1. Boy Scout leader hurt in attack by rabid beaver
A Boy Scout leader attacked by a rabid beaver during a swim in the Delaware River is recovering. Scouts helped the 51-year-old man and killed the beaver, which was later determined to be rabid. Poughkeepsie Journal (N.Y.) (08/13)
2. Petco food bowls, Catswell treats are recalled (Philadelphia) (08/14)
3. The wackiest pet names and how they came to be
Chew Barka's name refers to the apricot toy poodle's main activities during his trial overnight with eventual owners Michele and Peter Manzelli III. Chew Barka and cat Pico de Gato topped Veterinary Pet Insurance's 2012 lists of the wackiest dog and cat names. NBC News (08/13)
4. Atlanta zoo adds raccoon dogs from Italy
A pair of 2-year-old raccoon dogs from a wildlife park in Italy joined the lineup at the Atlanta zoo. The animals, also known as tanuki, originally came from eastern Asia, and while they resemble raccoons, they're actually canines. Record (Hackensack, N.J.), The (08/14)
5. Newfound snake virus resembles deadly arenaviruses
A California woman's love for her boa constrictor, Larry, led researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences to new studies that ultimately uncovered a virus related to Ebola and arenaviruses such as Lassa fever that are deadly to humans. (08/14)
6. Frequently asked questions by pet owners about bed bugs and pets
Reports of bed bug infestation are increasing in the United States. To educate pet owners and help them take precautions to protect themselves, their families and their pets, the AVMA has developed an FAQ on bed bugs. View AVMA's bed bug FAQ.
7. Do dog owners look for breeds to match their temperaments?
Aggressive people may choose their dogs from breeds that are perceived to have similar temperaments and aggression levels, according to researchers at Queen's University Belfast. The study surveyed 147 owners of German shepherds, Rottweilers, Labradors and golden retrievers. (08/09)
8. Austrian zoo elephant pregnant using frozen sperm from wild male
Ultrasound photos show a normally developing fetus inside Tonga, an African elephant at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna who was inseminated with frozen sperm from a wild African bull elephant. Frozen sperm has been used successfully in other mammals, but it has proved trickier with elephants, and this case is believed to be the first success story. BBC (08/14)
9. Experts share latest animal behavior tips
Pet behavior experts offered updates and advice before the AVMA Annual Convention earlier this month. Presentations ranged from advice on which supplements can help aging cats cope with cognitive changes to a simple suggestion to stop your dog from eating feces. Chicago Tribune (free registration) (08/15),0,1859322.column
10. Judge's ruling may set precedent for feral cat care
A Cook County, Ill., judge ruled last month that feral cats are wild animals and the care of their colonies comes under state authority. The potentially precedent-setting ruling came in the case of a couple cited under local rules for caring for a feral cat colony; the court upheld a county law that allows residents to care for feral cat colonies as long as the animals are properly vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) (08/10)
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