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    Leafy branches from trimmed trees around electrical lines provide snacks for St. Louis Zoo animals | Arts and theater

    One recent afternoon, Rivers Edge keepers Tori Mattingly and Madi Culbertson helped cut and sort the browse along with several others from different parts of the zoo. “This is very clean compared to what we normally do,” Culbertson jokes. The pair had spent the morning cleaning the indoor and outdoor habitats of the elephant barn. When they put out the browse in piles, the elephants head straight to it, they say. “A lot of times, they like to start swinging it around,” Mattingly says. “One of the elephants, Rani, I see her a lot of times putting it on top  

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    United Animal Health Names New Chairman of the Board | State

    SHERIDAN, Ind., Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — United Animal Health has named Ellen S. Crabb, MBA, as their new Chairman of the Board. Crabb assumes John M. Corbett’s Chairman responsibilities as he continues to transition toward retirement. Corbett will remain on the Board of Directors as its Secretary-Treasurer, focusing primarily on financial oversight. “I am very pleased that Ellen has assumed my former responsibilities,” remarked Corbett. “We both remain committed to United Animal Health and its enduring service to our customers, shareholders and employees. I know Ellen will continue our legacy of excellence in corporate social stewardship begun  

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    Branching out: trimming trees around electrical lines provides fodder for St. Louis Zoo animals | Entertainment

    One recent afternoon, Rivers Edge keepers Tori Mattingly and Madi Culbertson helped cut and sort the browse along with several others from different parts of the zoo. “This is very clean compared to what we normally do,” joked Culbertson. The pair had spent the morning cleaning the indoor and outdoor habitats of the elephant barn. When they put out the browse in piles, the elephants head straight to it, they said. “A lot of times, they like to start swinging it around,” said Mattingly. “One of the elephants, Rani, I see her a lot of times putting it on top  

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    ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Star JoAnna Garcia Swisher Shares How to Help Animal Shelters With a Single Instagram Post

    JoAnna Garcia Swisher helped break new Netflix records when her show, Sweet Magnolias, premiered in May 2020. Now, Garcia Swisher is using her platform for a good cause. She’s teaming up with Hill’s Pet Nutrition on their campaign with NBC’s Clear the Shelters this month and she explained how you can help.  JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Romeo | Heidi Ryder Garcia Swisher spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by phone on Sept. 1 about her partnership with Hill’s. Here are the details, and we will have more with her this weekend on Sweet Magnolias and her other projects.  Joanna Garcia  

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    Burlington Animal Services running ‘Clear the Shelters’ initiative | Lifestyle

    From now until September 19, you can adopt a pet from Burlington Animal Services (BAS) for a fraction of the usual cost thanks to the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative. The initiative is intended to encourage the public to support local animal shelters to adopt from and donate to the shelters. To incentivize this, BAS has lowered the adoption fee on all animals to just $10. If adoption isn’t possible, Greater Good Charities has made it possible to still help out through donations. All the proceeds from the adoptions and donations will go to the BAS medical care fund, which  

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    Azelis completes acquisition of ingredient company Quimdis

    Azelis said the transaction enhances its lateral value chain by diversifying and expanding its presence in France and EMEA, as well as providing Azelis in EMEA with a foothold in the growing noncyclical markets of flavors and fragrances, synergistic opportunities in animal nutrition, and expanding its offering in nutraceuticals. Quimdis was founded in 1988 by Jean-François Quarré, Michel Manalt and Claire Couratier, originally focusing on essential oils and active ingredients. It now specializes in ingredients distribution and formulation development, in the French market and with sales to more than 45 countries. Quimdis, which is headquartered in Paris and has sales  

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    Welfare: Enabler of animal performance

    High welfare standards are a prerequisite of good performance in all livestock production systems. Risk assessment and specific nutrition can help reduce stress in young piglets. A combination of good feeding, health, housing and management will promote high welfare standards. Photo: Bart Nijs High welfare standards for piglets can be achieved through good feeding, health, housing and management, meaning access to food and water, ease of movement, appropriate room temperature, absence of pain and good human-to-animal interactions. Yet factors affecting welfare in piglets are highly complex and multifaceted. As piglets progress through weaning, they face new  

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    Convenience, Species-Specific Nutrition Top Small Pet Trends

    The small animal sector appears to be following dog and cat with humanization following the trend of pets being part of the family. Pet Age recently spoke with Gina Niklas, associate brand manager for Kaytee Small Animal, to find out what small pet parents are currently seeking in food, treats and accessories.   What are consumers seeking out in terms of small pet food and hay? Many shoppers care about their pets as much as their family members, and treat them as such. They seek the same natural, high-quality food they feed their family. When purchasing small animal food, consumers are  

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