Zooming Over OVAG 2021

Hello everyone – I hope you are all continuing to stay safe, healthy and happy!  We have just completed our OVAG Workshop over zoom and have had our largest turnout ever with 114 participants on the first day.  Naturally the main area of interest was the pandemic as sadly it is still an ever-present danger in Southeast Asia, so much …

OVAG 2021 Begins!

This year’s Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVAG) Workshop is focusing on ape welfare, which is especially poignant as we are still dealing with the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first live session of this year’s conference focused on three very important aspects in conservation organizations; communication, human-primate interaction, and mental health for veterinarians and conservationists.

OVAG Publishes New Article on Wildlife Heath Capacity Building Programs

Earlier this month leading members of the Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVG) published a new article titled, “Evaluating the contribution of a wildlife health capacity building program on orangutan conservation.” Authors utilize the One Health perspective, which views wildlife, livestock, crop, and human health and welfare as part of an integrated system. Through this lens, they evaluate the effectiveness of …

World Zoonoses Day 2021

World Zoonoses Day commemorates the important work of Louis Pasteur, who on July 6th 1885 administered the first vaccine against rabies. This day is especially poignant in 2021 as we are still battling the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a presumed zoonotic disease that has wreaked havoc over the past year and a half. The National Center for Biotechnology …