Update on Japan

While relief and recovery missions in Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami have focused on humanitarian efforts, there is a large and growing concern for the animals of Japan-the pets, livestock, and wildlife that may also have been injured, killed, or displaced in the initial wave of disasters, or exposed to radiation in the aftermath. Dr. Michael Hannon, coordinator of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps and a member of the AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Team, talks about what’s happening in Japan, the risk to animals and people in the United States, and how U.S. pet owners can prepare for similar types of disasters.