December 01, 2007

Hundreds of thousands of people fled from the wildfires that raced through much of Southern California in late October—and they brought along their animals.

Companion Animals

The evidence is building that a combination of two adulterants in pet foods, melamine and cyanuric acid, contributed to the deaths of hundreds of cats and dogs earlier this year.

Public Health

USPHS veterinarians contribute to humanitarian mission on U.S. Navy hospital ship posted November 15, 2007 Four veterinarians with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps recently offered preventive services while on a humanitarian mission aboard the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy hospital ship. The veterinarians served in one-month rotations while the ship traveled to Latin America and the Caribbean. The ship ended its four-month deployment in mid-October when it returned to Norfolk, Va. The occasion marked one of the first times that USPHS veterinarians were invited by the U.S. Department of Defense's Southern Command to participate aboard a Navy vessel on such a mission, side by side with other health professionals. Along with one r ...