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October 08, 2014

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3:45 PM | The Surprising History of Veterinary Medicine for Dogs and Cats
And the ‘dangerous’ woman who played a vital role.Photo: Bildagentur Zoonar GmbHWe are used to the idea that veterinarians treat dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals, but it wasn’t always so. Before the automobile, the main role for vets was in the treatment of horses. As the number of horses declined, two British government reports (in 1938 and 1944) suggested vets should specialize in the treatment of farm animals. The change to small animals is often explained […]

Gardiner, A. (2014). The 'Dangerous' Women of Animal Welfare: How British Veterinary Medicine Went to the Dogs, Social History of Medicine, 27 (3) 466-487. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkt101

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3:14 PM | Well Played...
pic.twitter.com/gRkgLAsdwy— ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo) October 6, 2014
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3:12 PM | ...London...
pic.twitter.com/ohuuccLaFm— ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo) October 6, 2014
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3:10 PM | ...Zoo
pic.twitter.com/4j9oZWWqnV— ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo) October 6, 2014
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2:37 PM | Lawyer Tests Concept of "Personhood"
A New York court will decide today whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" http://t.co/1lzwtM5p0E pic.twitter.com/oYhmeWnZyq— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 8, 2014 "Tommy's owner, Patrick Lavery, has made the rare move of waiving his right to make an argument in the case. Lavery did not return a request for comment last week, but said when the lawsuit was filed last year that Tommy's "shed" was a state-of-the-art $150,000 facility, and that the chimp had been on a waiting […]

October 07, 2014

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11:06 PM | "Never Gets Old"
Here is something that never gets old - an elephant at peace in its natural habitat #Congo pic.twitter.com/ZUyXQFmFJL— Emma Stokes (@phnompenhtiger) October 7, 2014
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8:57 PM | Yep, "Beautiful"
RT @MaduroDive: Beautiful aerial shot! #sharks #deepblue #oceanlife #padi #scuba #scubadiving #scubadiver #scubalife pic.twitter.com/r8f30w5sSE— PADI (@PADI) October 7, 2014
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4:45 PM | National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) will conduct its Eighth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey in an effort to more accurately determine the exact number of pets in the United States that are overweight or obese. Pet owners and veterinarians are encouraged to participate in the study.Please visit the APOP website to learn more, as well as to participate in this important study.Links: Association for Pet Obesity Prevention website. […]
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1:40 AM | Big Bugs Great Zoo Success
Louisville Zoo is extending its Big Big Bugs exhibit another month. They have enjoyed great success with the robotic bugs.
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1:29 AM | Elephants Worth More Alive Than Dead
76 times more.

October 06, 2014

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8:14 PM | A Preview
Russia's Grizzly Coast at the Minnesota Zoo   http://t.co/FVHVE6OAsB  #FunFamilyTravel— Jody Halsted (@iatraveler) October 6, 2014
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7:58 PM | Performing Chimps Suffer Everafter
"In cases where people must intervene, such as when a chimpanzee mother is neglectful, then the human caregivers should maximi[z]e the influence of other chimpanzees and minimi[z]e their own." [See "5.", below]5. Early life experiences are important for humans and, @jgold85 reminds us, for chimpanzees: http://t.co/PSqvKx24LG via @EarthTouch— Crystal Dilworth (@PolycrystalhD) October 6, 2014
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6:29 PM | Acupuncture Works! (Just as Well as Fake Acupuncture Anyway)
The evidence has been accumulating for some time that acupuncture is an elaborate and very potent placebo that can effectively make subjective symptoms better without actually influencing the underlying disease. I have written about a number of studies illustrating this … Continue reading →
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12:49 PM | Never
Not @NCZoo MT"@NBCNews: At Philippines zoo, new attraction paying to get massage from pythons http://t.co/ssKiwERnV6 pic.twitter.com/o3QR2by6qJ"— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 6, 2014"What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"

October 05, 2014

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10:07 PM | The University of Florida’s Integrative Medicine Service: Good Science or a CAM Trojan Horse?
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF) recently announced the winner of their 2014 education grant. The University of Florida will receive the $10,000 award for demonstrating “their intent and ability to become a force in integrative veterinary medicine.” I … Continue reading →
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4:21 PM | Majestic Humpback Breach Captured
Now that's a breach! Humpback #whale's leap caught on camera off S. Africa http://t.co/5Z5iUKSPl6 #photography #nature #cetaceans— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) October 5, 2014
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3:59 PM | Two Days Ago
Happy #Friday from our @WellsFargo Family Farm! This awesome fan photo is the perfect way to celebrate! :) #TGIF pic.twitter.com/vAdu3sET3D— Minnesota Zoo (@mnzoo) October 3, 2014
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3:55 PM | Sunday Funday
It's time for a #SundayFunday at the @mnzoo! pic.twitter.com/dwGQzTMYxX— Minnesota Zoo (@mnzoo) October 5, 2014
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1:03 PM | Raw: Cheetah Cubs Video

October 04, 2014

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6:33 PM | 'Nother Rescue Zoo
Detroit Zoo is caring for 1007 turtles after smuggler caught at Detroit airport."The turtles were stuffed in rubber snow boots and cereal boxes. The Canadian man was arrested by federal agents before boarding a flight to Shanghai, China with the contraband turtles."
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6:05 PM | Also ReTweeted by 96Elephants
Please RT this important message to tourists on Safari Vacations. #GMFER pic.twitter.com/OiwH6Vv41r— PROTECT ALL WILDLIFE (@Protect_Wldlife) October 4, 2014
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5:51 PM | Patches Loves Peanut Butter
NC Zoo society being introduced to Patches and the new Polar Bear exhibit pic.twitter.com/3FDUx7Eemm— Dennis Clements (@cleme002) October 4, 2014O.K., the heart is peanut butter and NC Zoo polar bear Patches is licking it off the glass of her new exhibit as NC Zoo Society members take it all in. Hat tip: Member @cleme002.
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11:47 AM | Chronicles of Athena – 10 Weeks
At ten weeks of age Athena took an upgrade in her cheekiness levels. She’s been pushing her newly established boundaries and because I’m a soft touch I expect she’s discovered that many of those boundaries are quite flexible. New habits … Continue reading →

October 03, 2014

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8:16 PM | Tolerant Pop
Tolerant Pop. MT: King of @sdzsafaripark, Izu, met his 4 bundles of joy yesterday. Follow Park 4 more #cuteness.  #ff pic.twitter.com/UwO8qD0j20— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 3, 2014
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8:12 PM | "Incredibly Rare Photos"
These incredibly rare photos might be your last chance to see a Javan rhino http://t.co/xephIP1uNa via @earthtouch— Jason G. Goldman (@jgold85) October 3, 2014
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6:41 PM | Pix of Zoo's New Polar Bears
They are in quarantine for a few days, but here are photos of Winnipeg's newest polar bears.
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12:24 PM | Wonderful Elephant Behavior Video
A baby Asian elephant falls on exhibit in Zurich and three adults of the species rapidly come to the baby's aid.

October 02, 2014

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5:31 PM | The Picture of Delight
Baby elephant playing in the mud pic.twitter.com/DzTQdzrrka— Baby Animals (@BBAnimals) October 2, 2014
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4:00 PM | The Other Central Park Zoo...
...features 170,000 different microbes:Cool #science: There's as much biodiversity in soils of NY's Central Park as  in soil from Arctic to Antarctica http://t.co/GciH7iouoh— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) October 2, 2014
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1:00 AM | Anxitane (l-threanine) for Anxiety in Dogs
Introduction I was recently asked to look into the evidence concerning a potential therapy for anxiety in dogs, a supplement called Anxitane. It is always challenging to evaluate the effects of any therapy for anxiety in any species. Anxiety is … Continue reading →
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