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GI Disorders
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are extremely common in dogs. These problems reduce the digestion or absorption of food, and alter its passage through the digestive tract. Commonly-diagnosed canine GI conditions include acute gastroenteritis, colitis, constipation, diarrhea and pancreatitis. Causes of GI disorders can range from eating something other than dog food, allergies/intolerances to certain foods, infections, stress, and lack of digestive...
vaccine
What we currently know about vaccine safety in the veterinary industry, and a look at some of the technological advances that tackle the issue. Heightened awareness about vaccine efficacy and safety issues, along with the hesitancy created by vocal “anti-vaxxers”, have escalated thanks to SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 disease it causes. A subset of the global population still believes that...
burnout
Burnout is caused by a mismatch between a veterinarian and his or her work environment. Considering a range of factors, including workload, rewards, and values, helps foster job satisfaction and emotional well-being. In 2021, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, about 44% of veterinarians considered leaving the profession. More alarmingly, 25% are seriously considering making this move. This is...
A recent study released by Veterinarians.org has revealed the highest- and lowest-paying American states for veterinarians. The states were ranked using 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are some highlights: • Arkansas is the highest-paying state for veterinarians in the US. Vets here earn an average salary that’s 146.7% higher than the state’s average salary across all occupations. • The...
While the majority of horses have been exposed to the Equine Herpes Virus, it doesn’t cause serous problems for most. Nevertheless, learning more about the disease is an important step towards successful management. Dr. Diego Gomez-Nieto, researcher at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, is part of a study on the EHV-1 virus that made a...
A veterinarian’s insight on how natural remedies can enhance the health and well-being of dogs and cats. Like most of my colleagues, I have always been proud of the amount of schooling and knowledge it takes to be a veterinarian. We must have intimate knowledge of multiple body systems in multiple species. During one appointment, you wear your “dermatologist” hat;...
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine recently launched its new Department of Public and Ecosystem Health. It’s the college’s sixth academic department, and its first new one in over 20 years. “This department unites the programs and activities at the College of Veterinary Medicine that already leverage a One Health approach, and will link interdisciplinary work that benefits the...
How you can help inspire clients and your community to understand and value One Health. One Health can be explained as both a concept and an approach. The concept refers to the interconnection between human health and the health of animals, plants, and their shared environment. The approach refers to collaboration between people of different disciplines, strengths, and backgrounds to...
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is a time-tested One Health paradigm that has been around for thousands of years. According to the CDC, “One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared...
Anal furunculosis is a painful disease that affects certain dogs. It causes inflammation, ulceration, and the development of tunnel-like lesions that can extend from the anus into the rectum and colon. It’s common in German Shepherds and is also seen in Leonbergers. Although anal furunculosis has been recognized for decades, its genetic underpinnings remain elusive. But that might be...