Washington -- Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have discovered that adding the amino acid tryptophan to the diet of female pigs can decrease their aggression, making them more manageable.
Boston, Mass. -- The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to ban surgical debarking of dogs and cats unless a licensed veterinarian deems the procedure medically necessary. The vote was nearly unanimous, passing 150-1.
Washington D.C. -- The EPA will discuss its findings from a five-year study of flea and tick products Wednesday during a free, public Webinar, titled "Evaluation of Pet Spot-on Flea and Tick Products and Next Steps."
Schaumburg, Ill. -- Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and a former head of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, cites his concerns about the new plans for a U.S. animal ID system in a video on the AVMA site.