VS (USDA APHIS VS) Veterinary Services (as opposed to VSV – Vesicular Stomatitis Virus)
If you’re going to play in this game you must know how to communicate. Otherwise you become “noise in the system” which is another way of saying an impediment to accomplishing a goal.
Yes the fires are already burning. So this is a bit late to the party. Still if you want to help, remember that old adage, “Ready. Aim. Fire!”
It really does help to know what you’re doing and get that process in the right order! Too often the Fire! part is the first thing we do. (We do like action, don’t we?) But being an important, contributing part in a larger whole means learning how to function in the role you’re assigned.
Efforts are underway in many places around the state to (re-) create or (re-) invigorate the old CART (County Animal Response Teams) or similar groups that were formed in the wake of Rodeo-Chediski, Exotic Newcastle’s Disease epidemic, and other nasties that Mother Nature threw at AZ in the early 2000s.
Please consider helping – and in a manner that’s helpful! Contacting your county emergency response folks would be a good place to start if you’re interested, as well as folks here in the SVO (state vet’s office).
Sometimes Roamin’ The Range is a closer-to-home thing. Here’s today’s big event.
For those of you who like to keep score, the time between first shot and last was 1 hour 8 minutes. Time between feet first out and foal out with head up was 26 minutes.
My apologies for not having lightbox functionality installed – yet. But I thought most folks wouldn’t mind moving back and forth from thumbnails to enlarged versions for the time being. Enjoy the ride.
New Import Measures for Horses Entering Canada from the United States
Canadian Food Inspection Agency has implemented entry restrictions on horses which originate in NM from entering Canada. Canadian announcement is here.
AZ is also in the process of tightening entry requirements on all livestock entering from NM. The Administrative Order to implement these changes is in the process of being signed and will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!