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Well, it’s summertime, and puppy sales are great! Let’s hope they stay that way. MPBA is working on some new ideas to help market our member’s puppy sales! With it being summer, that means it’s fair time. MPBA will be at the State Fair again, and the chapters will be at the local fairs, supporting the 4-H kids. On a other issue, HR 6921, “The Healthy Dog Importation Act” is a bill created to stop the flood of unhealthy dogs coming into the U.S. If you are not familiar with this bill, take time to read and get behind the push to get it passed. Let’s hope everything keeps going well and everyone stays safe! the Prez Sez
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contracted the virus at our conference. In this issue, you will find the particulars to the “Healthy Dog Importation Act”. It was introduced in May by legislators that are veterinarians. It is in the Agricultural committee now. Perhaps you do not know the current law which allows the importation of puppies without a health certificate, under the guise that they cannot get the “necessary” veterinary treatment in their country. This could mean something as insignificant as that there is no rabies vaccine on the shelf. These puppies come in without a health certificate and never return. It is estimated that over l million came into the US in 2019. Many are underage puppies and many are dead when they arrive. The USDA currently has no authority over this system. Only the inspectors at the port of entry. Please contact your representatives and senators to show support for this bill. Due to the COVID-19 travelling restrictions, these puppies are not currently being imported, and guess what? There is no overage of puppies in the US! This is the reason your puppy prices are so high. There is actually a shortage of puppies produced by US breeders. Please come hear Patrick Keith, Compliance Specialist, speak to us on the new USDA regulations. We have got to unite and support our industry! Patrick Keith will be speaking on August 11th at the Mills Center at 6:00 p.m. Enough of my soap box I have no puppies to sell right now, and the broker price is up $200 to $300. Rescues are paying $500 per puppy. In a time of trouble, we have been lucky. Support. Support. Support. Ann Quinn, MPBA Publicity Director
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Congress is moving very few bills forward right now due to COVID-19, so we feel truly fortunate that our bill, the Healthy Dog Importation Act HR 6921, was introduced on May 18, 2020. Now we need your help to ensure its passage. The bill will 1. Amend the Animal Health Protection Act to cover the importation of dogs. This Act already regulates the importation of other live animals and animal products. 2. Require that every dog entering the country be in good health, permanently identified, certified by an approved veterinarian in the country of origin, and carry records showing that it has received all the proper vaccinations. 3. Require that dogs being imported for transfer to a third party (for resale, adoption, or donation e.g.) be at least six months of age and accompanied by a USDA import permit before entering the country. (Importing a dog for your own use is not affected by this requirement.) 4. Streamline and coordinate federal oversight, ensuring documentation and import permits are shared electronically between APHIS, CDC, and Customs and Border Patrol, while clarifying APHIS’ key enforcement authority. 5. Require all Certificates of Veterinary Inspection for transport in commerce to be sent to USDA for inclusion in a centralized database. NAIA owes our gratitude to Congressman Ralph Abraham, veterinarian and medical doctor of Louisiana, and the co-sponsorship of the two other veterinarians in Congress, Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Ted Yoho of Florida. We also thank our friends at the American Kennel Club for partnering with us to move this legislation forward. Now, it is up to us to contact our Congress members and make sure they understand how important this bill
Take One Minute to Take Action Now With one click you can contact your Congress member, add a sentence or more saying why this bill is important to you (in the blank space located in the message body), fill in your address so the system locates your lawmaker, and hit send. COVID-19 has brought to the forefront how rapidly a disease can spread globally. We need to use this as an opportunity to be vigilant about and prevent the importation of infectious diseases, including those diseases and parasites that have already been carried by unhealthy imported dogs and spread to other animals and humans. Thank you again for demonstrating your support of NAIA and the dogs that bring great joy to our lives.
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The Honorable Kurt Schrader U.S. House of Representatives 2431 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515
The Honorable Ted Yoho U.S. House of Representatives 1730 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515
The Honorable Ralph Abraham U.S. House of Representatives 417 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Representatives Abraham, Yoho and Schrader:
We, the undersigned groups, commend you for introducing H.R. 6921, the Healthy Dog Importation Act . This bipartisan legislation would ensure all canine imports undergo a thorough health screening in order to verify they are healthy and free of disease and parasites before entering the United States. For the vast majority of imported dogs, rabies vaccination documentation is the only prerequisite for entering the country. Despite this, in the past five years, we have seen several cases of rabid dogs coming from Egypt, necessitating the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) to suspend all canine imports from Egypt. Furthermore, imported dogs can also carry – and have been documented carrying – other infectious diseases and parasites (e.g. canine influenza, leptospirosis, melioidosis, onchocercosis and screwworm) that pose a severe threat to other companion animals and livestock. According to a 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, less than one percent of the roughly one million dogs imported into the U.S. each year are required to undergo examination or provide documentation to the Department demonstrating that they are free of diseases other than rabies. The risk of disease introduction and transmission is too high under current import regulations. The Healthy Dog Importation Act would establish commonsense health and vaccination requirements for all dogs imported into the U.S. and promote interagency coordination to address the current gaps in regulatory authority over such imports. We thank you for your leadership on this issue and look forward to working together to strengthen our animal import requirements to better protect both animal and public health.
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council World Pet Association cc: The Honorable Collin Peterson Chairman House Agriculture Committee The Honorable Mike Conaway Ranking Member House Agriculture Committee
American Kennel Club American Pet Products Association American Sheep Industry Association American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Health Institute National Animal Interest Alliance National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials National Association of State Departments of Agriculture North American Veterinary Community 9
Perspective From the Field: Illegal Puppy Imports Uncovered at JFK Airport by Molly K. Houle, DVM*
At New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the belly of the Boeing passenger jet opened to reveal the cargo hold filled with stacked crates of whimpering dogs, many more than usual. All were young puppies—most too young to leave their moth- ers—cowering and huddling in their cages, shivering while covered in their own waste after their long international flight. Witnessing the scene was a team of federal agents from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and JFK’s veterinarians accredited by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). “I just wanted to take them home,” said the burly CBP officer at seeing the puppies’ miserable plight. A 17-year expert on preventing narcotics smuggling, Deputy Chief of Cargo James Bowles realized he was confronting another kind of illegal importation, of the cuter variety. In October 2017, Deputy Chief Bowles first overheard fellow officers complaining about hordes of puppies arriving at JFK on international flights. Brushing it off as a fluke, his mind changed when underage puppies started arriving weekly, even daily, in large shipments of 44 or 48 at a time, as opposed to 1 or 2 passengers’ pets. In response, Bowles drafted a heightened sur- veillance plan to address these illegal puppy importa- tions, finding it similar to busting narcotics smugglers. He named the plan “Operation Dog Catcher.” To form a strike team, he brought in CDC public health officers and veterinarians from AirHeart Pet Hospital inside The ARK, CBP’s biosecurity, 24-hour animal care and veterinary facility at JFK airport. Government Regulations CBP functions on our country’s front lines to secure US borders while facilitating lawful travel and trade. Stationed at more than 300 US ports of entry, CBP works with 40 other US government agencies, includ- ing CDC, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration, to enforce more than 400 federal laws. One of these laws is CDC’s federal regulation for proper rabies immunization for every dog arriving from a high-risk country for dog rabies before entering the United States.
Puppies’ true ages can be determined by examining their teeth, even though illegal importers may falsify the dogs’ ages on their papers.
All dogs coming into the United States are required to be healthy. And they must be at least 4 months old to be properly immunized against dog rabies, which has been eradicated from the United States since 2007. Puppies can’t be vaccinated for rabies before they’re 12 weeks old, because their mothers’ antibodies prevent the vaccine’s protection. CDC’s age require- ment is timed for when puppies are developing their own immune system. When puppies are vaccinated at 12 weeks, it takes a month for them to gain their own protective rabies antibodies to be fully immunized. Therefore, it is illegal to import a puppy younger than 4 months old from a country with high risk of dog rabies into the United States, because rabies poses a public health risk. Rabies almost always causes death.
Further, USDA requires puppies to be healthy and at least 6 months old if imported for resale to help
prevent the foreign fraudulent importation of sick and underage dogs. If dogs don’t meet CDC’s or USDA’s importation requirements, they may be deported back to their countries of origin. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) oversees animal welfare pertaining to the shipment of puppies. Shipping dogs in crates as cargo has its risks. Since Operation Dog Catcher’s start at JFK, seven illegally imported underage puppies arrived dead in the United States. At higher risks for death are the popular French and English bulldogs (both brachycephalic breeds—their smooshed noses make it harder to breathe normally). Airlines in the United States have started banning these breeds from their flights, as do most airlines in Europe and Australia. In stressful, cramped conditions, they are especially prone to heat stroke and respiratory distress. No matter how importers falsify puppies’ ages on paper, their true age can be determined by examining their teeth. Illegal Importers’ Tricks The motives behind illegal puppy importation are not immediately obvious. However, a closer look reveals a big business driven by profit at the expense of the health and welfare of the underage puppies. Import- ers aim to get around these regulations, because cus- tomers demand puppies as young as 8-weeks. Profits decline by the thousands with each month a puppy ages. The puppy-loving public creating the demand is part of the problem. Many dogs are bred irresponsibly in large numbers in “puppy mills” overseas, where the risk of congenital abnormalities and disease is high. Importers then fly them as cargo in large batches, claiming them as “res- cue” dogs, valued at $0 on their paperwork, and al- lowing the importers to evade entry and broker fees. If the illegal puppies enter the United States, they are marketed to the public through social media such as Facebook and Twitter, or even on legitimate-looking US breeder websites. Some international importers cheaply breed or board high-demand types of pup- pies in the United States, such as French and English bulldogs, and other small breeds like Yorkshire terriers and chihuahuas. The dogs are then sold to unsuspect- ing families as well-bred, American-born puppies at
a cost of $3,000 to 5,000 each. The potential profit is exponential.
Another ruse is to recruit a “flight parent,” offering travelers a free flight in exchange for claiming the dogs as their own on their flight to the United States. The importers tell the unsuspecting flight parent they are helping to transport rescue dogs to meet their adoptive owners at the airport. They then give a description of the new families or transporters and a meeting point at the airport to make the exchange. The transaction between the flight parent and the puppy’s new family leaves no paper trail. Turning Point For Operation Dog Catcher In 2017, a Christmas-time shipment of dogs, includ- ing a 6-month-old chihuahua puppy, marked a turning point for the strike team and Operation Dog Catcher. The puppy was one of five dogs in cargo on an arriving international flight from Cairo, Egypt. They seemed to have proper paperwork and rabies vaccination cer- tificates. All the dogs were permitted entry into the United States. As planned, the volunteer flight parents met with transporters to distribute the dogs for ulti- mate adoption in states widespread from Connecticut to Washington. The chihuahua, in particular, was markedly agitated on the flight and bit the flight parent at the airport. The next day, the chihuahua bit a veterinary techni- cian; then the puppy died on his second day in the United States. Lab results soon revealed the chi- huahua had rabies. A collaborative effort between five state health departments, CDC, CBP, and APHIS contacted all people exposed, from cargo handler to adoptive parent, to ensure they and the other dogs received anti-rabies postexposure treatment to help prevent the disease. None of the exposed people developed rabies. CDC and CBP officers suspected a fraudulent rabies vaccination certificate, sparking a new conversation at CBP about how to increase surveillance of dog imports and add procedures to better scrutinize pup- pies’ paperwork. Because the rabid puppy slipped through surveillance at JFK airport, CBP now requires all puppy shipments from suspicious importers and high-risk countries for dog rabies to go to The ARK, where they receive a thorough physical exam and paperwork inspection. 11
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Learning at a distance has presented a unique set of challenges for education, including MFC’s Agriculture Education on the Move™ (AEOTM). Traditionally a ten-week, in-classroom ag literacy program for Missouri third graders, theAEOTM team has developed innovative and creative ways to connect with students learning virtually. AEOTM presents true pictures of the high standards of care and concern farmers, ranchers, dog breeders and everyone involved in agriculture invests in our land and our animals. Engaging with Missouri children is vital to rebutting false narratives presented by animal rights groups to school children across the country. AEOTM’s Story Time campaign on Facebook has reached thousands of households across Missouri and beyond, bringing stories of agriculture to the forefront. Visit the story time series, to see AEOTM educators, farmers and agricultural advocates in action. Launched April 10th, the series will conclude with Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe and Mrs. Kehoe. AEOTM educational resources for use during in-home education can be found on Facebook @AgEducationMoves or at www.agmoves.com/ resources. New Podcast - Stand for Ag with Missouri Farmers Care - to Launch Missouri Farmers Care is launching a new podcast, Stand for Ag, this summer! This podcast, syndicated weekly, will cover MFC programs, agricultural issues, agricultural leaders, andMFC partners.We look forward to sharing stories of agriculture in this increasingly popular format. Be on the lookout and tune into Stand for Ag with Missouri Farmers Care this summer! Leopold Conservation Award Applications Accepted Through June 30th Applications are now open for the 2020 Leopold Conservation Award, presented by the Sand County Foundation, Missouri Farmers Care, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This $10,000 award is in honor of Aldo Leopold, a renowned conservationist, and recognizes farmers, ranchers and foresters that inspire others with their dedication to
The Power of Partnership – Missouri Farmers Care The need for agriculture to connect with our communities continues to grow – keeping Missouri Farmers Care (MFC), our state’s coalition of over 40 Missouri agriculture groups engaged. Missouri Farmers Care was formed as a joint effort by Missouri’s farming and agriculture community to stand together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our communities depend. Missouri Pet Breeders Association, engaged since the founding of the organization, remains important as the organization grows and evolves. Drive to Feed Kids Brings Protein to Food Insecure Families in Missouri The Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids, with supporters from across Missouri agriculture, has partnered with the Missouri Pork Association to deliver 10,560 pounds of pork, over 48,000 servings, to food insecure families across Missouri. This first donation, made possible through the collaboration of Missouri Farmers Care (MFC), Missouri Pork Association, Central Missouri Meats and Sausages and partners across Missouri agriculture, comes in response to uncertainty being experienced across our state. With an increase in demand at food banks across Missouri, this summer’s Pork Partnership donations will be distributed to food banks across our state through Feeding Missouri. This partnership comes at a unique time, as many pork processing plants in the United States are booked through 2020 and pork producers are challenged by decreased processing availability. One in five Missourians face food insecurity, and this number has heightened with recent increases in unemployment. Missouri agriculture is committed to working together to help lessen the complex issue of food insecurity in our state. The Drive to Feed Kids campaign, which culminates at the Missouri State Fair in August, is part of this solution. In 2019, 4.3 million meals were donated through the Drive. To find out more about this initiative, visit www.mofarmerscare. com/drive. Ag Education on the Move Goes Virtual
land, water, and habitat management on private land. Nominations may be submitted by a landowner, as well as on their behalf. The application can be found at www.mofarmerscare.com/lca/ and must be submitted or postmarked by June 30. Brinker Farms of Auxvasse were named the 2019 winners of the Leopold Conservation Award. The Brinker family, residing in Callaway County, have 2,800 sows, row crops, and they process Brinker Farms pork. They have incorporated innovative technologies that allow them to preserve the land and restore habitats on their farm. Past award winners are Sherder Farms of Frankford and Uptown Farms of Laclede. The winners of the Leopold Conservation Award recently held a “shop talk” discussion, broadcasted on Missouri Farmers
Care’s Facebook page. The video of this interactive discussion can be found on Missouri Farmers Care’s page and will be featured on Missouri Farmers Care’s podcast, Stand for Ag. There are abundant opportunities to become engaged and support the programs of Missouri Farmers Care by reaching out to Executive Director Ashley McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org. With the power of partnership, Missouri agriculture accomplishes more working together. Thank you for the Missouri Pet Breeders Association’s support!
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Page 1 of 2 Use large fans to cool the air and keep it circulating. Brushing as well as clipping long-haired or heavy- coated pets during hot summer months will help keep them cooler. Get them up off the ground and provide airflow using cots or decking. Never leave your dog inside a vehicle, even if it’s “just for a minute.” (On a mild 90º F day, vehicle temperatures can reach 120º F in 10 minutes.) Summer is a time for outdoor activities and enjoying the sunshine. With the right precautions, your pets will enjoy the weather as much as you do. Preventing Heat Stroke in Dogs pet to an air-conditioned or shaded area. Then apply ice packs or cold towels to his head, neck and chest. Immersion in a cool (not cold) bath can also help lower his body temperature. Contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. He may administer IV fluids to counteract hock and fluid loss or giv medication to prevent brain damag . Preventative Measures Outside exercise and playtime are important parts of keeping your pets healthy but use caution with summer heat. Keep walks to a gentle pace. Take advantage of cooler hours during the early morning and late evening. Because pets release heat through their feet, let them walk on the grass and avoid hot sidewalks or pavement. Most importantly, make sure they always have access to plenty of clean, cool water. If your dog is outside, make sure they have adequate shade from the sun and heat. Water misters can lower ambient temperatures as much as 10° F to provid co ling relief to pets.
While we all welcome summer warmth, it's important to know that one of the biggest risks your dog will face during the summer is the heat. Pets release heat through the pads of their feet and by panting, not sweating. This means animals are much less e!cient at regulating heat and body temperature than humans, so you must take extra measures to prevent heat stroke. Who is at Risk? The heat a"ects animals in di"erent ways. Some pets that are at risk: Elderly, very young, or sick animals have a harder time regulating their body temperatures. Therefore, they have di!culty staying cool. Brachycephalic pets ("pushed-in" nose) and heavy-faced dogs can't pant e"ectively in the heat. Double coated and heavy-skinned dogs (Shar-Pei). Overweight dogs have extra layers of insulation that trap heat and restrict their panting. Temperature Issue Heat stroke happens when the animal's internal cooling system can no longer compensate for environmental temperature. A pet's normal temperature is 100.5-102.5º F and heat stroke can cause temperatures to rise rapidly up to 104-110º F in as little as 15 minutes causing brain damage or death. Clinical Picture Watch your pet for excessive panting and salivation, anxiety, disorientation, weakness, fever, and rapid heartbeat. These are all signs of heat stroke. Heat stroke can be fatal if it's left untreated, so move your pet to an air-conditioned or shaded area. Then apply ice packs or cold towels to his head, neck and chest. Immersion in a cool (not cold) bath can Preventing Heat Stroke in Dogs
https://www.revivalanimal.com/pet-health/heat-stroke/learning-center Elderly, very young, or sick animals have a harder time regulating their body temperatures. Therefore, they have difficulty staying cool. Brachycephalic pets (“pushed-in” nose) and heavy- faced dogs can’t pant effectively in the heat. While we all welcome summer warmth, it’s important to know that one of the biggest risks your dog will face during the summer is the heat. Pets release heat through the pads of their feet and by panting, not sweating. This means animals are much less efficient at r gulating heat and body temperature than humans, so you must take extra measures to prevent heat stroke. Who is at R sk? The heat affects animals in different ways. Some pets that are at risk: Double coated and heavy-skinned dogs (Shar-Pei). Overweight dogs have extra layers of insulation that trap heat and restrict their panting. Temperature Issue Heat stroke happens when the animal’s internal cooling system can no longer compensate for environmental temperature. A pet’s normal temperature is 100.5- 102.5º F and heat stroke can cause temperatures to rise rapidly up to 104-110º F in as little as 15 minutes causing brain damage or death. Clinical Picture Watch your pet for excessive panting and salivation, anxiety, disorientation, weakness, fever, and rapid heartbeat. These are all signs of heat stroke. Heat stroke can be fatal if it’s left untreated, so move your
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