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Top 20 List Of News Articles In 2012 At SmallAnimalChannel

These 20 news articles garnered the most attention at SmallAnimalChannel in 2012.

Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:45 p.m. EST

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Rabbits were one of the small animal pets mentioned in the top 20 news items on SmallAnimalChannel in 2012.

The end of the year is a time to recall all that happened in the past 12 months. We're narrowing our focus from world news to news about small animal pets. And the news on SmallAnimalChannel covered everything from shows to fundraisers to recalls to medications and more.

Take a look at the top 20 news stories that posted in 2012 at SmallAnimalChannel. They're all worth a second look (or first if you missed them the first time around). We'll start with No. 20 and work through to the most viewed news item at No. 1.

20. Hedgehogs Rule The Day At The Midwest Hedgehog Rendezvous Show
You don’t need to own a hedgehog to attend a hedgehog show,” said Floyd Aprill, organizer of the Midwest Hedgehog Rendezvous show that will take place at the Rodeway Inn & Suites on May 5, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “Everyone always has a good time at the hedgehog shows.”
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19. Guinea Pig Pignic A Great Success
The sound of wheeks and laughter floated through the air at the Guinea Pig Pignic on Sunday, July 15, 2012, as more than 200 people and many guinea pigs gathered. The guinea pigs happily munched on veggies and sipped water in their exercise pens, while people explored all the Pignic had to offer — and it offered a lot.
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18. Hedgehogs And Salmonella
In an initial announcement on September 6, 2012, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention state that 14 people in six states became ill with Salmonella infections linked to hedgehogs from multiple breeders. These illnesses cover an eight-month period, beginning in late December 2011 through mid-August 2012.
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17. Ferret Census By The AFA Strives To Count Every Ferret
How is a ferret census born? “When I became Education Committee Director for the AFA, we began editing some materials we use to help ferret owners take care of their fuzzies,” said Robin Landes. “It was then that we realized there was no accurate data on ferret ownership and total numbers kept as pets.”
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16. Land O'Lakes Issues Sweeping Animal Food Recall 
Three Land O’Lakes subsidiaries recalled food products for animals, including an expansion of the recent PMI Nutrition International recall, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, the companies reported on July 13, 2012.
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15. Rabbit Fever DVD Now Available
It’s true that good things come to those who wait. Writer/director/producer Amy Do and fans of Rabbit Fever, her documentary about pet rabbits, are proof. For Do and the Rabbit Fever fans, the payoff after years of waiting is a DVD of Rabbit Fever, which was released in September 2012.
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14. Ferrets Take Over Indianapolis In The Ferret 500 Ferret Show
A week after the roar of car engines fade from the Indianapolis 500, the sound of ferret dooks will take over Indianapolis with The Ferret 500 ferret show, a first-time event taking place on June 2, 2012.
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13. Hamsters Get Judged At The CHA Hamster Show At AFPE
Hamster judge Linda Price decided the hamster show fate of 11 Syrian hamster entries and seven dwarf hamster entries for both Pet Classes and Standards Classes on Day 2 of America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, California, on April 21, 2012. A crowd gathered at the California Hamster Association booth as the hamster show began.
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12. Triple F Farms Inc. Fined For Alleged Violations Of The Animal Welfare Act
On August 20, 2012, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced enforcement actions regarding several violations to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and The Horse Protection Act (HPA).
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11. Bunny Bunch Rescue Urgently Raising Funds To Open In Orange County
Opening The Bunny Bunch Orange County has been a dream of Caroline Charland’s and volunteers at her Bunny Bunch rescue in Montclair, California, for more than a year. The search for a building in Orange County, California, began in early 2011.
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10. The Ferret Mailing List Sees Silver
The ferret is a small pet, usually weighing from 1 to 3 pounds and measuring 13 to 20 inches long, but that doesn’t mean it can’t inspire great loyalty and passion in people. A case in point is the Ferret Mailing List (FML), which began on December 21, 1987. This week marks its 25th anniversary, and it’s still going strong.
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9. Bunny Bunch Opens In Orange County, California
“Welcome to Orange County!”
“Congratulations!”
“You’ve got the boutique? Thank God. I’m here to buy.”
These were types of comments made by a steady stream of visitors that attended the Bunny Bunch OC pre-open house on July 28, 2012.
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8. USDA Proposal Could Regulate Internet Pet Sales
In an effort to protect animals sold over the Internet, on May 10, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed changing its definition of “retail pet store” to cover only those stores in which each and every pet sold was sold to someone who visited the business in person.
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7. Calendars For 2013 Feature Small Animal Pets
It’s October, and 2013 is right around the corner. Now is the time when many people think about what calendar will decorate the walls of their home or office for the upcoming year. Or maybe they’re wondering what gift to give for the upcoming holidays or birthdays.
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6. Kaytee Recalls Batch Of Mouse, Rat And Hamster Food Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Kaytee Pet Products of Chilton, Wisconsin, is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster food due to possible Salmonella contamination.
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5. Skunks Are Stars At Skunk Fest
More than 900 people and more than 50 skunks attended this year’s Skunk Fest in North Ridgeville, Ohio, on September 9, 2012, said Deb Cipriani, president of Skunk Haven, a nonprofit shelter, rescue and education organization. This marked the eleventh year for the gathering.
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4. New Study Released About Mycoplasmosis In Ferrets
Ferret owners, like most pet owners, really care about their pet’s health. Finding causes and cures for ferret ailments are a major concern, especially because most research dollars for pet ailments go toward illnesses of dogs and cats.
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3. Battling For Black-Footed Ferrets And Prairie Dogs In The Face Of Plague
Biologist Travis Livieri is on a mission, a mission that sometimes involves playing a wildlife version of a Pop Goes The Weasel game. It officially began in 2001 when he founded Prairie Wildlife Research, a nonprofit dedicated to research and conservation of prairie wildlife species and their habitats.
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2. Ferret Giving Tree Gives Many Gifts
As much as some people eagerly await the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, some people in the ferret community await the opening of the Ferret Giving Tree. The Ferret Giving Tree is an Internet phenomenon that began in 1998. It’s a way for people to be a Santa for a ferret in a ferret shelter.
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1. Deslorelin Drug Soon More Readily Available For U.S. Ferrets
On June 25, 2012, the FDA indexed deslorelin acetate (brand name Suprelorin F) for use in pet ferrets suffering from adrenal gland disease. Deslorelin has been discussed for years as a treatment for adrenal gland disease (adrenal cortical disease) in pet ferrets, but it’s been difficult to obtain in the United States, because it’s not an approved drug by the FDA and it’s manufactured in Australia.
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