The millions of gallons of oil spilled from the Deep Water Horizon site in the past few months have wreaked havoc on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. More than 1,500 birds, 4,500 sea turtles, and 50 mammals thus far have lost their lives in the aftermath of the deadly explosion April 20. But the veterinary community’s response has been overwhelming—more than 200 organizations and thousands of volunteers are either currently helping or are poised to help when needed.
Click the links below for dvm360’s complete news coverage of this ongoing crisis.
Crisis on the gulf: Veterinarians help
Number of animal victims grows as Gulf cleanup continues
Gulf coast states prepare for oil repercussions
BP's oil spill: Numbers of oiled wildlife continue to grow
Louisiana shores up supplies to aid oiled wildlife in Gulf of Mexico
UC-Davis veterinarian to lead Oiled Wildlife Care Network efforts on Gulf Coast
Veterinary clinics, pharmacy use social media to collect donations for oil-spill cleanup
Veterinarians poised to help in Gulf oil spill disaster
Photos: Veterinarians combat oil in the Gulf
Oil spill: Top 4 health threats to pets
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