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WHO publishes updated list of medically important antimicrobials

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its updated list of medically important antimicrobials. Published February 8, the WHO List of Medically Important Antimicrobials adds new categories on the basis of their importance in human medicine, risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and the potential human health implications of inappropriate use in nonhuman sectors, particularly in animal agriculture.

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Enjoying the Orange Peril

10,000 Birds

Last year I bade farewell to an old friend, or, to be more precise, my much-loved Swarovski scope. Technically, it was an ATS 80 HD spotting scope, together with three eyepieces, a 20x, 30x and a 25×50 wide-angle zoom; the latter was the lens I used most often.(The 20x wide-angle lens was great in poor light in the rain forest.) I had owned the scope, from new, for 23 years, in which time it had travelled with me to four different continents and around 40 different countries.

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States begin to restrict cattle imports from those with influenza cases

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In an effort to prevent domestic cattle from being exposed to highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza Type A H5N1), 17 states have restricted cattle importations from states where the virus is known to have infected dairy cows.

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What do i do with this egg i found?

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Hello everyone. I found this egg in the middle of my yard on the ground about half an hour ago, i didn't want to leave it there because it seemed misplaced, we have a dog walking around freely with a good appetite and the temperature outside is 3°C. When i picked the egg up it was already cold, it's around 2.5 by 2cm in size. After picking it up i carefully washed it under lukewarm water and kept it in my hand for warmth, now i have placed it in a small box and under a lamp (you can see

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States with HPAI-infected dairy cows grows to six

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A herd of dairy cattle in Ohio has been infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), increasing the number of states with dairy operations affected by the virus to six.

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Number of states with HPAI-infected dairy cows grows

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More dairy cattle in Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced April 1 and 2 that these mark the first known cases of HPAI in cattle in Idaho and New Mexico, and add to the two detections in Texas and two in Kansas that were announced on March 25.

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AVMA task force to tackle specialist shortage in academia

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A new task force, proposed by the AVMA Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee (VSOC) and approved by the Board during its April 5 meeting in Schaumburg, Illinois, establishes an entity tasked with identifying—and proposing solutions for—issues limiting the number of veterinary specialists seeking careers in veterinary academia.

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National Academies of Practice adds 25 new veterinary fellows, professional members

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The National Academies of Practice, an interdisciplinary organization of health care practitioners and scholars, accepted 15 new fellows of the Veterinary Medicine Academy. This year's awards were presented on March 16 during a ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, 10 individuals were added as new professional members of the academy in the veterinary medicine category.

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American Association of Swine Veterinarians – February 24-27, 2024

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The American Association of Swine Veterinarians held its 55th annual meeting from February 24-27 in Nashville, Tennessee. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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American Association of Equine Practitioners – November 29-December 3, 2023

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The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) held its 69th annual convention from November 29-December 3, 2023, in San Diego. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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APHIS, Justice Department strengthen Animal Welfare Act enforcement

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A memorandum of understanding between the U.S. departments of agriculture and justice means greater collaboration and coordination when investigating and prosecuting Animal Welfare Act violations.

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Education council schedules site visits – April 2024

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The AVMA Council on Education has scheduled site visits to 13 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine for the remainder of 2024.

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Oregon VMA – March 1-3, 2024

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The Oregon VMA (OVMA) held its Oregon Veterinary Conference from March 1-3 in Corvallis. The OVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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Veterinary emergency, critical care groups hold symposium – September 7-11, 2023

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The 29th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium was held September 7-11, 2023, in Aurora, Colorado. Several organizations presented awards and seated new officials.

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AVMA celebrates National Pet Week 2024

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The AVMA will be celebrating National Pet Week, held this year from May 5-11, with themes for each day of the week.

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Board makes committee appointments

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The AVMA Board of Directors in April made several appointments to AVMA committees, including the Animal Welfare Committee and Committee on Antimicrobials.

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In Memory – April 11, 2024

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Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, April 11, 2024

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Are Kittiwakes Catholic?

10,000 Birds

Of all the gulls that occur in Britain, there’s none that is as pelagic as the Kittiwake. It’s a bird that rarely occurs inland, and outside the breeding season it spends its time far out to sea. British-ringed Kittiwakes have been reported many times from Greenland and Newfoundland, and birds in adult plumage are regularly seen in winter in mid-Atlantic.

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Golden-Crowned Kinglets are Trash Birds

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In Portland, Oregon, the Golden-Crowned Kinglet is fairly common in appropriate habitat, particularly during migration and in winter. The eBird bar chart for the kinglet in Multnomah County, which includes Portland, is below. But this “tiny, hyperactive songbird” is not found only high in the tree canopy. It also found much lower, adorning some of Portland’s public trash cans.

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Close to Home

10,000 Birds

Most weeks, I can blog about going somewhere a bit more exotic, and seeing something a bit more unusual for me. But this week, I had no car to drive, so I had to go on foot to the nature reserve on the far side of our neighborhood. This place, called Los Filtros Viejos (the Old Filters) because it used to be Morelia’s main water source, is actually a great place for birding.

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Springtime in Bonn

10,000 Birds

When waiting it felt like ages, but once I heard them it felt like they had returned way too early: Firecrests singing in our local park in Bonn. On the way to work in the mornings and on weekend walks, I was very glad to hear the songs of all the migrants arriving. In addition to the Firecrests, within a few days the songs of Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, and Eurasian Blackcap started resonating through the freshly sprouting vegetation.

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You Will See (or Hear) These

10,000 Birds

Most weeks, I use a recent outing to inspire my weekly post. This week, however, we had visitors, and I had a bird-free Monday. (Monday is normally my fun day, to paraphrase Prince, and the Bangles.) So I had to look to a fellow 10,000 Birds writer for inspiration, instead. Thanks, Jason, for mentioning Trash Birds — even if you used the phrase in an unusual way.

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Whooper Swans at Lake Kussharo, Hokkaido

10,000 Birds

To be honest, I never cared too much for swans. On the one hand, they are very easy to see in Germany, swimming in public parks or teaching pensioners how to eat bread. On the other hand, their white color and their considerable size made me see them as somewhat arrogant birds – the white Golf convertible of the bird world. Contrary to how ChatGPT would now continue this post, seeing them at Lake Kussharo did not really change this view.

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Birding Hongbenghe, Yunnan (Part 3)

10,000 Birds

This post starts like every birding blog post should start – by showcasing some bulbul species. (Yes, I am joking. According to the highly successful book ” 7 Habits of Highly Successful Birding Blog Post Writers”, only about 50% of birding blog posts should start with bulbuls). And of course, given that black is the new black (yes, I know – not a very original phrase), it should start with a Black Bulbul.

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Birding Shanghai in March 2024

10,000 Birds

Birding Shanghai has its own specific annoyances apart from birds not showing up. One is the continuing destruction of much of its environment. Any place that used to be good for an interesting species last year is likely to have been turned into another construction site this year. The other is that more and more places are closed to the public, jealously guarded by black-clad, Mussolini-inspired watchmen who without any hint of irony tell you that a specific place is privately owned despite th

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Late Winter Birding in Munich

10,000 Birds

I spent a weekend in Munich recently to visit my girlfriend and my brother. As South Germany always has different birds on offer to the area around Bonn, I had to take my camera with me. While I usually only take my binoculars on trips where birding is not really a part but I just want to make sure. I’m sure every birder knows that feeling when some bird flies past and you think to yourself, “I was thinking about whether to take my binoculars and in the end decided not to – I j

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Feather Trails: A Journey of Discovery Among Endangered Birds–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Endangered. Extinction. Research. Conservation. These are the words that define so much of our conversations about the natural world today. The chapter titles of Feather Trails: A Journey of Discovery Among Endangered Birds represent both ends of the spectrum: “A World Full of Poisons,” “Malaria,” “Forest Intruders,” “Lead Shock,” “Shot.” But also: “Delisted,” “Growing Up,” “Second Chances,” “No

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Strange Pigeon???

Reddit Animals

Ok so today I saw a pigeon unlike any I’ve ever seen. It was weirdly fat particularly in the neck area, its tail feathers were shaped in an odd way, and it kept making this sound. Like a regular pigeon sound followed by a weird exhale? Does anyone know what that is?

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Dogs and cold

Reddit Animals

Is it okay to leave a dog ( about 6 months old ) outside for longer periods of time ( since evening till morning ) at temperatures of 0-5° ( 32F to 41F ) at kinda windy weather? It's my neighbourh which has this dog and as i know it has no shelter also.

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Were the pandas poorly treated by Edinburgh zoo?

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I remember reading about them as a huge hit but saw an article today saying that Tian Tian (the female) was recalled to China and retired because she developed a fear of people likely due to being on display for so long in the zoo. Also seems very cruel that the zoo tried to so many failed and forced artificial insemination procedures on her simply to try and make extra money from cubs as apparently they were paying a million dollars a year just in loan fees to display the pandas.

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