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Veterinarians confirm first US canine case of H1N1

A 13-year-old dog in White Plains, New York, USA, is the first US canine to be confirmed as having the H1N1 strain of influenza.
A 13-year-old dog in White Plains, New York, USA, is the first US canine to be confirmed as having the H1N1 strain of influenza.
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Petfood companies participate in Romer Labs survey

Romer Labs, a company that specializes in diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety, conducted its first Check-Sample Survey in November with its Brazilian subsidiary. 
Romer Labs, a company that specializes in diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety, conducted its first Check-Sample Survey in November with its Brazilian subsidiary.
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UK sees increased gourmet, seasonal sales

UK petfood manufacturers reported an increase in demand for their gourmet food ranges as well as seeing a seasonal surge in purchases of special snack treats for animals, according to Financial Times.
UK petfood manufacturers reported an increase in demand for their gourmet food ranges as well as seeing a seasonal surge in purchases of special snack treats for animals, according to Financial Times.
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French scientist explains the effects of DON

Mycotoxin intestinal absorption - specifically the effects of DON on the gastrointestinal tract - is the subject of one of the latest videos on Biomin's Mycotoxin Channel on YouTube.
Mycotoxin intestinal absorption – specifically the effects of DON on the gastrointestinal tract – is the subject of one of the latest videos on Biomin’s Mycotoxin Channel on YouTube.
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Purina launches new ad promoting nutrition

Nestlé Purina launched a new documentary-style ad for Friskies via YouTube that depicts a cat named Bobo as he runs and climbs walls in Barcelona, Spain.
Nestlé Purina launched a new documentary-style ad for Friskies via YouTube that depicts a cat named Bobo as he runs and climbs walls in Barcelona, Spain.
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Hartz seeks input on shelter donations

The Hartz Mountain Corp., a US company offering pet supplies and treats, has agreed to donate US$3 million worth of its products to animal shelters in the US and Canada.
The Hartz Mountain Corp., a US company offering pet supplies and treats, has agreed to donate US$3 million worth of its products to animal shelters in the US and Canada.
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Packaging company announces expansion before takeover

France-based Alcan Packaging has started production trials at a new €17 million (US$24.4 million) flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in the growth markets of Central and Eastern...
France-based Alcan Packaging has started production trials at a new €17 million (US$24.4 million) flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in the growth markets of Central and Eastern Europe, according to www.foodproductiondaily.com.
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Zuke's announces support initiatives for retailers

Zuke's, a manufacturer of all-natural pet treats, announced its 2010 retailer support initiatives, many of which are currently in effect.
Zuke’s, a manufacturer of all-natural pet treats, announced its 2010 retailer support initiatives, many of which are currently in effect.
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Interzoo offers tips for exhibitors

Interzoo issued suggestions for companies planning to exhibit at the event in May.
Interzoo issued suggestions for companies planning to exhibit at the event in May.
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iPhone app benefits animal rescue organizations

A new iPhone application called the Rescue Cleaner is only one of more than 100,000 apps that benefits animal rescue organizations.
A new iPhone application called the Rescue Cleaner is only one of more than 100,000 apps that benefits animal rescue organizations.
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