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  1. Checks will push up price of mainland eggs

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Consumers to bear cost of new health certificates, traders say The price of mainland eggs is expected to rise between 5 and 7 per cent when the first eggs imported under a new health inspection system go on sale today. The first batch of 270,00 ...

  2. City's greying population extends to geriatric pets

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... they are also dealing with more geriatric patients. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeing growing numbers of animals with an equivalent age of more than 70 in humans. 'With ... 'Back in 1991, we did not see many geriatric animals. A few were over the age of five and the diseases they had in those days were usually infectious diseases such as ringworm.' Dr Gray ...

  3. Animal therapy is good medicine for helping young and old heal

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... an animal therapy programme to an organisation would be a no-brainer. But, that wasn't the case at health and welfare institutions in Hong Kong 19 years ago. Robinson makes no bones about it, ... Elizabeth Horscroft Warm and unconditional love is a wonderful thing, but sadly missing in the lives of millions. By simply extending a healing paw, hoof or claw- companion animals can ...

  4. Activists' secret film exposes the agony in US lab

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a cage commonly occurred due to deprivation, loneliness, pain and misery, the activist said. The Animal Welfare Act- introduced in the United States during the mid-1980s- requires research ... Stephen Chen Misuse, ill-treatment and humiliation of primates at a top US research laboratory has been caught on tape by animal-rights activists. Covance, one of the world's largest ...

  5. Alarm over poor poultry surveillance

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez WHO official sees 'contradiction' in rising human cases of bird flu in mainland areas with no animal outbreaks The mainland seems to fail at detecting bird flu ... 'This is one of the remaining challenges, that the human cases of the disease have not been forewarned by poultry outbreak,' Dr Bekedam said from Beijing. 'It means the animal ...

  6. Save a pet's life by registering Fifi's blood type

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The animal welfare group will stage a publicity drive for its blood donation service at Mong Kok's Langham Place on Thursday. ... with Alex Lo Not only can you give blood, but your pets can as well, and for just as good a cause- saving other pets' lives. The Society for Abandoned Animals has set up ...

  7. Winter chills and cold floors can aggravate the agony of arthritic cats and dogs

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... others every few weeks. 'It's most important to improve the welfare of the animal and make sure it's not in pain.' Another tip to help your stiff-jointed dog or cat ... Jade Lee-Duffy Like humans, animals with arthritis will suffer pain during winter months. 'A lot of cats and dogs have arthritis, which is a degenerative disease in the joints ...

  8. Free flu jabs for those over 50 on welfare

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vaccine shots will be provided to eligible groups in public hospitals and clinics as well as in homes for the elderly and disabled. Tsang said over-50s not on welfare should get the vaccine from ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Sars-like virus in Middle East 'closely related to Hong Kong bat strains'

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... respiratory virus that has emerged in the Middle East is closely related to two bat viruses found a few years ago in Hong Kong, a university don says. Neither bat virus jumped from animal to human ... found," Yuen said. "It is highly possible the new virus came from animals, as many in the family were found in animals. It could have come from any animal." Overseas scientists have ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong labs will be able to diagnose Sars-like virus in two days

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Diagnosis of Sars-like virus ready in 48 hours The city's laboratories will be able to diagnose cases of a new virus within 48 hours after details of its DNA sequence were released, health officials said yesterday, adding that ...




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