Lyme disease has continued to be a common diagnosis among dogs, cats, horses and humans in the first half of 2018. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. The disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick and can affect many species. Currently, one out of five dogs are infected with the bacteria.
HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 15 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will be barn tours to meet the animals, music with a local DJ, games and crafts for kids, yard sale, refreshments and a bake sale, an Eagles football team basket raffle and genuine pig paintings.
Heaves, also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), is a chronic respiratory disease of horses. It is similar to that of asthma in humans. Heaves is a common and serious condition that affects 15% of mature horses (typically over seven years of age).
BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Glenn Sorino, better known as “The Bird Whisperer,” will be the featured speaker at the 31st annual Catskill Exotic Bird Club dinner, to be held Thursday, July 26 at the Eagle’s Nest.
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(BPT) - Like humans, dogs are susceptible to catching the flu. Dog flu is a year-round illness that can easily spread from dog to dog, but isn’t contagious to humans.
ROSCOE, NY — Rocky’s Refuge, Inc. has received a grant of $4,990 from the Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund, established at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan through a bequest from Jean Rowe, to assist in the costs of building and supporting a year-round cat neuter/spey center.
ROCK HILL, NY — The Sullivan County SPCA celebrated the official opening of its new medical isolation building during an open house event on Wednesday, April 4.
MONTICELLO, NY — E. B. Crawford Public Library will hold a police canine unit demonstration led by Fallsburg police officer Chris Rosa on Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Officer Rosa has been with the Fallsburg Police Department for 18 years and has been a canine officer for approximately 12 years. Learn how dogs are trained and what they can do.
Diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes,” is a disease of the pancreas that results in the body’s inability to either make or use insulin. The pancreas is a small organ located near the stomach, very much like the pancreas in humans. The pancreas provides two functions. One is to produce enzymes that help with digestion.