Montana Red Cross faces emergency blood shortage

WHITE FISH – The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage, facing its lowest level of blood donors after the summer in six years. Red Cross officials say they must collect 10,000 more blood products each week over the next month to recover a depleted blood supply. American Red Cross Montana Red Cross director of communications Matt Ochsner ...

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Daily time budgets for older horses and those with orthopedic conditions explored in the study

The portable automated equine monitoring system, called the Hoofstep, was attached to each horse’s forehead using a special soft softshell head collar. Image: Kelemen et al. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani1107186710.3390/ani11071867 Older horses and those with ongoing orthopedic problems share their days in much the same way as their healthy counterparts, the researchers report. Zsofia Kelemen and her fellow researchers at the University of ...

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5 minutes with George Tice, Executive Director of Public Policy, Elanco Animal Health

You have been working in the animal health sector for a long time, what are you most passionate about in the industry? Can you give us a quick overview of your role at Elanco, and what you like most about it? First and foremost, I am a veterinarian: I love animals and I myself am the proud owner of a ...

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How Covid disinformation created a race on animal medicine

Ruth Jeffers, owner of Jeffers, the pet supplies retailer, said she ran out of ivermectin paste on her website this year. After she restocked with more expensive versions, those tubes also sold out. So this spring, she limited new customers to five hits. Partly driven by demand, it increased the prices of Jeffers-branded ivermectin, its cheapest option, to $ 4.99 ...

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Spooky house makes a sweet gesture this Halloween

NEENAH (NBC 26) – If you’ve recently driven Main Street in Neenah, you might recognize this house. Jenna bree Every time Halloween arrives, Mike and Heather Fleming fill their backyard with hundreds of unique decorations, from tombstones to skeletons … and even a mad scientist. “There are a few that are pretty rare,” Mike said. “No one else has them ...

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City Council approves ordinance allowing backyard chickens in Plano

The ordinance states that residents must be approved for a permit with the animal services department before owning chickens. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock) Plano residents can now raise chickens in their own backyards after a new city ordinance was approved at the September 27 council meeting. Council members voted 7-1 in favor of allowing backyard hens. Jamey Cantrell, director of ...

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Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County to host Fall in Love adoption event as part of ASPCA and Subaru grant program – The Suburban Times

Submitted by Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. Granny is a sweet, easy-going bunny who loves to eat her green vegetables. The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is partnering with Tacoma Subaru to host a “Fall in Love” adoption event October 1-3. Made possible through a grant from the ASPCA, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce ...

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Free Saturday Pet Drive-Through Vaccination Clinic at Swansea Leisure Center

DENVER (KDVR) – The annual Focus on Health, hosted by Colorado State University Spur and the Dumb Friends League, offers free pet care in northern Denver neighborhoods on Saturday. Need a job? DIA hopes to fill 1,500 positions at the airport Limited wellness exams, microchip procedures, and free vaccinations will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the ...

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Alaqua announces the opening of a new wildlife rehabilitation center

FREEPORT – Alaqua Animal Refuge has announced the opening of its new wildlife rehabilitation center, located on five acres at their original property on Whitfield Road in Freeport. The Alaqua Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a state and federal licensed facility providing an indispensable resource for the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. Alaqua predicts that most of the ...

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ANNA Shelter talks about the adoption of pets | New

For any pet parent considering adoption, there are a lot of things to keep in mind as they explore what such a trip could be like. Several misconceptions exist about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, says Ruth Thompson, founder and director of ANNA Shelter, 1555 E. 10th St., Erie. One of those myths is that shelters only house ...

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