February 22, 2010


Mysterious disease kills fish in L. Naivasha

Thousands of fish in Lake Naivasha have died in the last two days raising fears among fishermen and locals.

Part of the lake has been covered by the decaying fish as a heavy odour filters across the water body that is said to be on its deathbed.

All species of fish in the lake have been affected by the mysterious disease with fingers pointing to toxic wastes from flower farms.

Kenya Boardcasting Corporation (KBC) - www.kbc.co.ke
19 Feb 2010
E Kona and C Mwiti
Photo courtesy of KBC
Location: Kenya, Africa - Map It

Congressman sees need for more zoo and wildlife veterinarians

The House of Representatives has taken up legislation to increase the number of veterinarians specially trained in the care and conservation of wild animals and their ecosystems.

In addition to offering financial incentives to encourage veterinary students to pursue careers in wildlife or zoologic medicine, the bill introduced by Rep. Alcee L. Hastings would create grants for U.S. veterinary schools and colleges to expand zoo animal and wildlife education.

JAVMA News - www.avma.org
01 Mar 2010 (published 18 Feb 2010)
Photo courtesy of JAVMA News


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  3. Disease surveillance and referral bias in the veterinary medical database
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