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 …

X-Ray Needed in Sintang

The Sintang Orangutan Center is in dire need of a new X-ray machine at their location in West Kalimantan. At the core of SOC is their rescue, rehabilitate, and release program for orangutans (mostly from the illegal pet trade) in Southeast Asia. A large part of this effort relies on their ability to adequately assess and diagnose their patients upon …