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October 5, 2012
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  Veterinary Medicine Update 
  • U.S.-made treats recalled over salmonella contamination
    Kasel Associated Industries voluntarily issued a recall of its Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats due to possible salmonella contamination. These are American-made chicken jerky treats and have no connection to the jerky treats from China that have raised concerns over animal illnesses but have not been recalled. This is the company's second recall in two weeks due to salmonella contamination. NBC News/Vitals blog (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • San Diego Zoo's new panda cub developing normally, veterinarians say
    The San Diego Zoo's 9-week-old male panda cub is increasingly responsive and appears to be developing normally, according to veterinarians who conducted an exam this week. His eyes have opened, and his weight is similar to that of other cubs born at the zoo. Zoo staff said the cub's mother will increasingly work to develop his sensory capabilities through grooming and moving him to new settings. KFMB-TV (San Diego)/CNS (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Animal News 
  • Japan's extreme animal-loving culture
    From dugongs to capybaras, the Japanese adore their animals, and this author experienced the creatures and culture firsthand on a recent trip to the Asian nation. In addition to extensive public facilities that showcase a variety of species, including an immense insect exhibit, Japan boasts a hotel chain that is a vacation destination for families with dogs, and some families keep interesting pets such as large beetles. Associated Press (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Owner wants rope toys banned after dog's death
    Lea Robinson is fighting to have certain rope toys for dogs removed from store shelves after her 1-year-old dog died from ingesting string from the toy. After Perry, Robinson's pug-beagle mix, ripped apart a rope toy, some of the string became lodged in his intestine. Veterinarians worked to treat Perry with two surgeries, but he did not survive. Veterinarian Mina Youssef explains what happens when an animal ingests string from rope toys: "It can cause a lot of damage and it can cause a blockage in the intestine, which basically makes the intestine twist like an accordion." The store that sold the toy said it is working with Robinson to investigate, but the toys it sells adhere to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations. WOAI-TV (San Antonio) (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Around the Office 
  • 3 ways to keep employees happy at work
    You risk losing your employees if they are unhappy, but there are a few strategies you can use to keep them satisfied with their work life, Ken Silber of Wonderlic writes. Look for employees who will mesh with the culture of your company and respect their ideas, he writes. Also, understand that they have a life outside of the office, he advises. B2C Marketing Insider (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • The October 15 issue of JAVMA News is available online
    News and feature articles about the veterinary profession and animal health are available online for free from the twice-monthly Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Read the Oct. 15 JAVMA News. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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