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1. Bison gores girl posing for photo at Yellowstone

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 18, 2015

Yahoo (05/17)

2. No need to panic over canine influenza, AVMA expert says

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Canine influenza has pet owners worried, particularly as possible cases are spotted outside the Chicago area, where it has infected more than 1,000 dogs. "It is an epidemic. It's not, however, something that people should panic about," said AVMA Past President Dr. Douglas Aspros. People with dogs whose immune systems are compromised or puppies should keep their pets away from other dogs, and owners who think their dog might be sick should see a veterinarian. NBC News (05/19)

3. New strain of rabies discovered in N.M. fox

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Officials in New Mexico said a previously undocumented strain of rabies has been identified. Using genetic sequencing of a sample taken from an infected fox, scientists found a strain that resembles but is distinct from the virus carried by bats. A woman bitten by the fox received post-exposure prophylaxis and did not develop rabies. Dead animals in the area will be collected and tested. New Mexico state veterinarian Paul Ettestad said finding a novel form of rabies is unusual. Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) (free content) (05/19)

4. Abandoned kittens cared for by male cat with cerebellar hypoplasia

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

USA Today (05/19)

5. Dog has new home after hiding from storm in dead owner's arms

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Amid the rubble left by a recent tornado in Van, Texas, rescuers found an 8-year-old Great Pyrenees hiding in her dead owner's arms. The dog, renamed Emma, has a new home with rescuer Michelle Shockley. According to a veterinarian who examined the dog after the storm, Emma was bruised extensively and had head trauma. ABC News (05/19)

6. It's raining spiders in Australia

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

National Geographic News (free registration) (05/18)

7. Team rebuilds turtle's beak with 3D-printed titanium prosthesis

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Veterinarians, rescuers and 3D printing experts worked together to save a loggerhead turtle by replacing his fractured jaw with a custom 3D-printed titanium prosthesis. The Dekamer Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center tended to the turtle, named AKUT-3, after he was found floating in the ocean with 60% of his upper and lower jaw sheared off by a boat's propeller. Rescuers plan to release AKUT-3 once he's fully recovered from the surgery. CNET (05/19)

8. Cartwheeling spider among most fascinating of year's new species

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

In 2014, 18,000 new species were discovered, while another 10 million are believed to remain undiscovered. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry compiles a "Top 10" list annually, choosing species with unique traits or habits. This year, a cartwheeling spider and a fish that makes detailed patterns in the sand are on the list. Reuters (05/21)

9. Shadow boxing pet: This cat could have been a contender

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

The Oregonian (Portland) (05/18)

10. Heartbeat-activated camera captures world from a dog's eye

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

CNET (05/18)

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