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DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: April 26, 2014

When used appropriately, prescription and over-the-counter medications can help people and animals. When used, stored, or disposed of in the wrong way, these same beneficial products may become harmful to people, animals, and the environment.

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Protect your family, pets, and livestock from rodents and rodenticides

Millions have seen the social media video “RAT on the New York subway!”, but did you know that the CDC website states that “rats and mice spread over 35 diseases”?  The AVMA has developed a resource to help you protect your family, pets, and livestock from rodents and rodenticides.

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Take precautions to avoid spread of disease at the dog park

The weather is warming up, so you might be thinking about taking your dog to the local dog park. Before you go, though, you should take some precautions to avoid the spread of disease. Make sure your dogs are vaccinated, says Dr. Susan Nelson, a clinical associate professor at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center, because illnesses can spread at dog parks. Make sure that you and your pet are protected against fleas and ticks, and that your dog is also protected against heartworm. Talk to your veterinarian to make sure your dog is up-to-date on his or her vaccines and about flea/tick and heartworm preventives.

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What to do if you find a bat in your bedroom

What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and found a bat in your bedroom? A lot of us might be alarmed. Some of us might be clear-headed enough to leave the room, close the door, and call animal control. And some of us might do what Ann Hawthorne of Washington, D.C. did and open a window to let the bat fly out.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 16, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: New research raises fears that the deadliest form of the Ebola virus could spread through the air between species; how the recently sequenced pig genome could help treat animal and human disease; a medical team in Miami uses human cancer treatments to fight an orangutan’s lymphoma; and much more.

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