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  • 12 Apr 2019 3:59 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Animal Care Aids - click here

  • 26 Mar 2019 11:00 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    March 24 issue

  • 25 Mar 2019 2:42 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)


    Free Webinar on March 28 – Register Today and Share the Word


    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites you to join two of our poultry health experts – and a few special guests – for a webinar on March 28.  We’ll be celebrating Bird Health Awareness Week by helping anyone who owns or handles poultry learn about how to keep their birds healthy this spring using biosecurity.  Please share this information with others in your network who may find this session useful.

    The “Biosecurity Basics & Beyond: Tools to Defend Your Flock” webinar will take place on Thursday, March 28 from 2:30-3:30 PM EDT.  Register for this FREE webinar today at  We’ll cover some suggestions for how to safely introduce replacement poultry to your flock, as well as important biosecurity practices for spring and recognizing signs of disease.  We’ll also share our latest resources.

    If you don’t already follow APHIS’s Defend the Flock campaign on social media, check out our Twitter and Facebook during Bird Health Awareness Week (March 25-29) to get daily tips and resources you can use to protect your commercial or backyard flock’s health.

    To get biosecurity updates and information year-round, sign up to receive the brand new Defend the Flock e-Newsletter.  The first issue will launch in May 2019.  Select “Defend the Flock e-Newsletter” under Veterinary Services at

  • 11 Mar 2019 6:55 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Click here for documentation

    A few  highlights:

    ·        Encouragement to transport embryos and semen over live animals

    ·        Preference to slaughter animals at origin and thus transport carcasses rather than live animals

    ·        Enforcement of current regulations

    ·        24-h rest periods

    ·        Transportation logs, audit and enforcement. Encouragement to adopt live-tracking technology for the ability to track and monitor transport conditions live (I imagine this could be expensive especially for food animal producers, as opposed to exhibition or competition animals that are a little more lucrative in terms of trade profits).

  • 22 Feb 2019 4:08 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Animal Transportation after Brexit

    - A webinar delivered by Defra and IATA

    Special focus on pet travel

    PURPOSE: Outline key considerations for carriers moving pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) after EU Exit and provide stakeholders with an opportunity have their questions answered (Q&A format).

    The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Animal Transport Association (ATA) are presenting an informative webinar focusing on considerations involved for carriers when moving animals – with particular focus on pets (dogs, cats and ferrets)

    • IATA will be providing a general update on aviation activities and outline the sector’s key considerations ahead of Brexit.
    • Defra will be providing guidance for carriers to allow them to prepare for all potential scenarios outline that could be faced when the UK leaves the EU and how this could affect customer journeys and passenger flows.
    • Update on the commercial import and export of live animals and animal products both from and to the EU and non-EU countries (including transited goods).
    • A training program looking at changes to the documents required for pet travel after EU Exit is due to be released by Defra separately.
    Held on Monday, March 11th

  • 14 Feb 2019 3:49 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    IATA's LAR Addendums - click here

  • 13 Feb 2019 3:27 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Eagle Freight at Amsterdam Airport, The Netherlands has named Linda Broekhof as new Animal Relocation Specialist. Linda will be involved in both business development and operations support.

    Linda has over 10 years’ experience in animal care and transportation as well as pet relocations. In her career she has managed practically every aspect of animal relocation service. She has built a solid reputation in the industry and is well-known with the IPATA network.

    “We are very pleased to have Linda join us”, says John van Velzen,Manager of Eagle Freight.  “Her general experience, veterinarian knowledge and good connections in the industry will help sustain and further boost the growth we have seen over the past few years.”

  • 08 Feb 2019 3:54 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Please welcome these NEW members to the ATA Community

    View here

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