NHFHS Panel Discussion on Companion Animal Transport – 04/29/09

The points Dr Milani made about companion animal transport during the panel discussion are summarized here.

Further Reading 

Skunk and Raccoon Rabies in the Eastern United States: Temporal and Spacial Analysis . This article demonstrates how the Atlantic strain of rabies moved from the south where it was endemic to an area where there the animals had no natural immunity to the disease. Since this was written, the virus has continued migrating northward into Canada as well as westward.

Kustritz, Margaret Root. Determining the optimal age for gonadectomy of dogs and cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 231, No. 11, December 1, 2007)

News Articles from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Regulations governing shipment of food animals into states; compare these to what is or isn’t being done relative to the shipment of any companion animals to or from your facility. (Updated 2014)

Regulations governing the importation of dogs  (updated 2014) For those transporting puppies of unknown background less than 3 months of age, pay particular attention to the regulations re: similar animals from other countries.

Sachs, Jessica Snyder. Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World (New York: Hill and Wang) 2007.

Weldon, C du Preez LH. Hyatt AD, Muller R, Spearer, R. Origin of the amphibian cytrid fungus. (Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 December)