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A Physiotherapy Program for Bears at Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Introduction Bear bile has been used in traditional Asian medicine for thousands of years. The practice of farming bears for their bile is prevalent in numerous countries across Asia, including Vietnam.1, 2 Most commonly, Asiatic black...

By Kate Shipton (BVetMed MRCVS) and Sarah van Herpt (BSc, MSc, CVN)

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A Message From IAABC’s New Executive Director, Kathrine Christ

I am deeply honored to have been offered the role of Executive Director of the IAABC. Thanks to the dedicated service of our prior directors, the IAABC has grown into...

By Kathrine Christ MIA CTC CDBC

All the Worst Puppy Problems: Housetraining Hang-Ups

Many of my puppy clients were unprepared for how maddening it is to have a little animal peeing and pooping all over their floors. Housetraining can be one of the...

By Jess Erace LVT CPDT-KA CTDI

Play: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Good play Play is good exercise for the body and mind, and also creates social bonds. But how can you tell if the cats are playing or fighting? Let’s start...

By Patience Fisher ACCBC, CVA, DipFBST, BSBIO

Claire: A Case Story

Claire came to us nearly two years ago. She was a 4-year-old medium-sized, short-haired, tri-colored dog of unknown breed origin. She came in a batch of dogs that were from...

By Paige Kim BCC-KA, CSB-C

An Interview with Dr. Lauren Finka

Dr. Lauren Finka is a postdoctoral researcher in animal welfare at the University of Nottingham Trent in the U.K. Her specialization is in feline behavior, particularly in sheltered cats. Dr....

By IAABC Editing Team

A Guide to Socializing Older (Fractious) Kittens

It is essential to have patience and consistency for best practices in feral kitten socialization, especially for older kittens. The following is intended as a guide for caregivers regarding the...

By Emily Carl, CCBC CPDT-KA, FFCP

The Fall Out from Saint Boy: Where Next for Equestrian Competition?

In August this year, welfare in equestrian sports got pushed in to the limelight by the events of the modern pentathlon, a discipline on the fringes of our world, in...

By Hazel Heaton BHSAI UKCC 2

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