ATA Migrations April 2022

Greetings ATA!

The world of poultry is being hammered by the effects of the outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in North America with the consequences over ability of breeders to export their products across international boundaries. There is not a dull moment in this world of ATA. 

As the change of seasons sets in, Spring for the northern hemisphere and Autumn for the Southern counterpart, we are all for sure gearing up for adjustments in our daily activities, on both personal (I’m putting away my jackets, gloves and beanies for example) and professional lives. I am not sure how many of you getting into the colder temperatures announcing Autumn weather are looking forward to them but you are surely also experiencing changes that come along with the season including changes in flight schedules so don’t forget to review your bookings to ensure traveling animals go on as short of a journey as possible and of course, always in compliance with the local and international regulations!

Keep us abreast of what you are doing and what you want to see from ATA. 

Happy April!

Alberto Torres

Cobb exports

Shipping Giant Pandas to China during a Pandemic

ATA Webinar 

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 8:00 am (MDT) / 10 am (EDT) / 4 pm (CEST) / 12 midn (AEST)

Deanna Snell, Manager - Zoological Records & Animal Relocations, Wilder Institute / Calgary Zoo 

What does it take to ship giant pandas to China pre- and post-pandemic (a lot can change in 10 months)

In this talk, Deanna will chat about the challenges and hurdles required to return the giant pandas from the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo to China during “normal” times and then how much changes in 10 months when a global pandemic is added to the paperwork/logistics shipping mix. 

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More details and registration

ATA Conference Update

The video recording for the 2022 virtual conference will be available soon. Those who attended the conference will have access to the recordings. If you did not attend and would like to view the recording, please contact the office.

Stay tuned for information on the 2023 ATA Annual Conference being planned for Mérida Mexico. Mérida is the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, and the largest city on the Yucatán Peninsula. If you have an idea for a conference topic please contact the office