June 01, 2008

Dr. Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), was selected as the first recipient of the Penn Vet World Award.

AVMA News

AVMA assembles animal travel requirements The AVMA has dedicated an area of its Web site as a listing of links to reliable resources on domestic and international travel requirements for animals. The current listing links to Web sites sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of State, United Kingdom, and European Union. To access the site, go to www.avma.org and click on Reference and then "Travel requirements for animals, Resources on domestic and international." The direct link is www.avma.org/reference/travel_requirements.asp . The AVMA Council on Veterinary Service recommended creation of this Web area. ...

Companion Animals

Animal OCD is a serious welfare issue. Pets suffering from the disorder can become ill because they neglect to eat or sleep. Self-mutilating pets might require medical treatment or surgery. Persistent behavioral problems may eventually drive a pet owner to relinquish the animal or opt for euthanasia.