Giant Kidney Worms: What you need to know

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Giant kidney worms? Yes, that’s right. In today’s video we talk to Dr. Magdalena Smrdelj, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, and Dave Wilson, Senior Director of Shelter Health and Wellness at the Ontario SPCA, about giant round worms.

Whether you’ve heard of it before or not, these worms mean serious business. If left untreated, it eats its way through the tissues and can destroy the mammalian kidney.

Watch the video to find out more!

We were honoured to have had the opportunity to share this video during our time at the Oxford School for Animal Ethics in July 2019. Each year thought leaders from around the globe and across disciplines come together in beautiful Oxford, England to discuss different elements of animal ethics. In 2019 the theme focused on humane education. We were honoured to share our findings regarding Giant Kidney Worms to highlight the interconnectedness of the well-being between humans and animals.

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Speaking for the ones who can’t speak for themselves

Keep up the good work speaking for the ones who can’t speak for themselves. A society who cares for their animals is a better society.  Thanks for your good work!

-Suzali