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  • Animal Legal and Historical Web Center

    Location:

    Michigan State University College of Law, 648 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

    Description:

    This Website contains a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.

  • Center for Feline Health and Wellbeing

    Location:

    Room D208 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for Feline Health and Wellbeing promotes feline health and wellbeing and nurtures the relationships between cats, their owners, and their care providers. Some areas of study include idiopathic cystitis, feline cancers, pulmonary fibrosis, feline viral infections, and feline genetics. The mission of this center is four-fold:

    • To discover the causes of the life-threatening conditions that affect cats;
    • To develop new treatment and preventive strategies for them;
    • To learn more about the behavioral considerations, nutrition, exercise, care routines, relationships  with household members, and other factors that contribute to a high-quality of life for cats; and
    • To educate veterinarians and cat owners about how to apply this new knowledge.
  • Pet Loss Support Hotline

    Location:

    Veterinary Teaching Hospital, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Pet Loss Support Hotline was established in January of 1994, to provide a nonjudgmental outlet for people to express their feelings and concerns when they are faced with the loss of their cherished animal companion. The hotline is staffed by veterinary students who are trained in conjunction with a professional grief counselor. Working the hotline provides valuable experience for these future veterinarians. The hotline is also a local and national resource for educating the veterinary community about the significance of the human-animal bond.

    The Pet Loss Support Hotline is supported solely by private donations. It is the financial support of individuals, veterinary practices and associations, groups, private foundations and pet related industries that makes the Pet Loss Support Hotline possible.

    The hotline is active on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (eastern time) and Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Summer.

  • Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Information for Clinicians and Pet Owners

    Location:

    Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health: 4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    MSU's Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health offers a guide on ticks and tick-borne diseases for clnicians and pet owners that includes quick tick facts, resources for additional information, and resources specifically for our Michigan clients.  It can be found at animalhealth.msu.edu and clinicians can request copies for their clinic by using the contact information below.

    DCPAH can also perform the following tests: Anaplasma phagocytophilum IFA, Ehrlichia canis IFA, Equine Tick Core Panel, Lyme IFA, Tick-Borne Disease Antibody Screen, Tick Identification, and Tick PCR

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