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  • 03 Apr 2018 12:11 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Time to Submit Your Abstract

    The abstract submission deadline is June 1. All submissions must be made on Abstract Central. Click here to access the portal. Returning users to the site will use the same log in information as in previous years. Here are a few helpful links to walk you through the process.


    ·    Access info on how to prepare your abstract submissions.

    ·    Visit the AALAS Abstract Archive for examples of previously accepted abstracts.

    ·    Remember, abstracts/posters make great Tech Tips for LAS Pro. Learn how to submit to your magazine, here.

  • 02 Apr 2018 9:16 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    The practical EU video for horses, based on the guide to Good Practise for the transport of horses and three dedicated Fact Sheets, is now available.

    This video provides practical advise to ensure that horses transported remain in good welfare, and is available with translated subtitles in 8 languages ( German will follow soon).

    English:  click here

  • 26 Mar 2018 8:21 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    ATA Members assist in transport of Panda family to Calgary.  See more below!

    Full article

  • 23 Mar 2018 10:27 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Dear ATA Members,

    As professional animal shippers, we know you share United’s deep commitment to the safety and comfort of animals transported via air. Therefore,  we want to share with you that we are conducting a thorough and systematic review of our PetSafe program to make improvements that will ensure the best possible experience for our customers and the animals that travel. To achieve this outcome, we will partner with independent experts in pet safety, comfort and travel.


    While we conduct this review, effective immediately we will not accept any new PetSafe reservations. We expect to complete our review by May 1, 2018. We will honor any existing PetSafe reservations confirmed as of March 20, 2018, although we will assist any customer that wishes to cancel their reservation.


    For animals and pets with confirmed reservations, our Airport Operations and PetSafe teams have taken immediate steps to improve our pet transportation process by adding additional layers of redundancies and checks to our process. This currently includes increased oversight by more senior airport leaders, additional levels of in-person confirmation of all animal boarding and de-boarding, and the addition of a third layer of verification before releasing the aircraft for departure. We will continue to explore other ways to improve our operation.


    We apologize to you for the impact of our temporary suspension of new PetSafe bookings. As we know you agree, the health and wellbeing of all animals during transport is of the utmost importance.


    Thank you as always for your support and your business.




    Sue Kazlaw-Nelson

    Global  Manager, Product Development & Marketing, PetSafe

  • 20 Mar 2018 3:11 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)
  • 15 Mar 2018 1:11 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    ATA members attend the IATA World Cargo Symposium 

    ATA President-Elect Filip Vande Cappelle presents at the IATA meeting

    ATA Board member Bruce Clemmons presents in the Live Animal track

  • 06 Mar 2018 1:47 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)
  • 06 Feb 2018 1:42 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)
  • 26 Jan 2018 11:35 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Publish scientific papers on the effects of transport on companion (including horses), laboratory and zoo animal health and welfare in a special issue of Frontiers in Veterinary Science edited by two ATA members:  Professor Chris Riley and Dr.   Barbara Padalino.

    Click link for more details

    Letter for possible authors

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