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It is becoming more common to see pet-owners travel abroad with their pets on holiday. If you have plans to travel with your pet, check out the new Web site dedicated to international pet travel and helping travelers and accredited veterinarians easily determine country-specific requirements for pets. “We know pets are members of the family, and our goal is to ensure pets meet the requirements to relocate with their families internationally – whether temporarily or permanently,” said Dr. Jack Shere, Deputy Administrator for APHIS’ Veterinary Services (VS). “We recognize each country has different entry requirements, and our new website makes it easy to understand and meet those requirements so travelers can avoid last-minute problems.”

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From 9 am to 3 pm, on Thursday, January 8, 2015 a valuable on-line educational program for anyone who supervises 4-H and FFA livestock projects will be hosted in the Training Room at the Extension Office in Georgetown. There is no charge to this program.

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A major blast of Artic air that reminded anyone outside very long that the low temperatures are uncomfortable and can be dangerous. The frigid weather can pose special risks to your pets. Here are some tips for keeping them safe and healthy during the cold weather around the holidays.

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