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Equine Dentistry In Texas
In Texas, there’s been an ongoing debate about who should legally be allowed to do equine dental work in that state. They’re now one step closer since the Texas
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Canine Health Funded By AKC
More than length="170".7 million in 17 research grants to 13 research institutions and universities has been approved by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. The health concerns
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Calendar Vets
Looking for a unique calendar for your clinic or home office? The 2013 Dr. ShowMore Calendar features 17 holistic veterinarians from all over the world in tasteful,
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Seen A Stoned Dog Lately?
If you’ve ever had a dog brought into your clinic that’s been intoxicated by marijuana, you’re not alone. VIN has reported that a California veterinarian saw one
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Pennsylvania Puppy Mill Law
The dog law enforcement unit of Pennsylvania’s Agriculture Department has beefed up enforcement of the 2009 anti-puppy-mill law. It has taken action against 37
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Large Animal Rescue Classes
Media pictures of cats and dogs in cage-filled tents are common after every disaster. But what about the equines, cows and zoo animals – many weighing 500 to 2,000
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Important Numbers and Links
The AVMA has developed a list of important phone numbers and web links including organizations involved with animal drugs, disease outbreaks, food safety, insurance,
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Declaration of Animal Consciousness
Last year, the Cambridge Declaration on Animal Consciousness was signed at the Francis Crick Memorial Conference on Consciousness in Human and Non-Human Animals in
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Tooth Truth
A new study from Ipsos Reid is shedding light on the misconceptions about periodontal disease pain experienced by dogs and cats. The study, commissioned by Royal Canin,
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Standing Up For Homeopathy
On January 5, 2013, the AVMA’s House of Delegates, representing all of the states and many allied organizations, voted on a resolution submitted by the Connecticut
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Toxoplasmosis Causing Concern
A new report released by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food in the UK recommends more research while confirming information about a disease the
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Lameness & Saddle Slip
There’s a significant link between hind limb lameness and saddle slip, according to a new study from the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in the UK.
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New Million Equine Complex
Equine science education, research and outreach will soon have a new home, thanks to the Texas A&M Equine Complex. Dr. Eleanor Green, Texas A&M College of
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Gaining Ground Against Rabies
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) has revealed details of their latest initiatives against the disease. The Communities Against Rabies Exposure (CARE)
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Mobile ECG Device
The developer of a breakthrough mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) recorder that attaches to an iPhone or iPod Touch has made its mobile ECG device available to veterinary
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Cancer Vaccine In Clinical Trials
Specialists from the Veterinary Specialty Center of the Hudson Valley in New York are conducting a pilot study with a cancer vaccine that may prolong survival in dogs
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Reverse Zoonosis
People who get sick with flu may not realize they can pass the virus not only to other humans, but possibly to pets such as cats, dogs and ferrets. This concept, called
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Toxic Treats From China
Here’s a good reason to give your patients only healthy, natural, domestically made treats. According to Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director for Food & Water Watch,
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Laser Therapy Symposium
The American Institute of Medical Laser Applications invites you to attend a Laser Therapy Symposium on November 3 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Topics include: •
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Therapeutic Horsemanship
Texas A&M University System recently announced the establishment of the Courtney Grimshaw Fowler Equine Therapeutic Program in memory of Courtney Grimshaw Fowler.
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SCE Award
Virbac Animal Health has announced the winner of the SCE (Society for Comparative Endocrinology) Resident SOLOXINE Abstract Award. Emily Skovira (left) from Auburn
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Million And Counting
Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has funded nearly .3 million in canine cancer research. This research has provided breakthroughs in treatment
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New Animal Bioscience Degree
Starting in the fall of 2013, the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources in Saskatoon will be offering a degree in animal bioscience (BSc).
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Veterinary Professor Receives Fulbright Award
S. Mark Tompkins, a University of Georgia associate professor who has been on faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of infectious diseases since
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Sobering Statistics
It seems the incidence of certain chronic diseases in cats and dogs has risen dramatically during the last five years, according to Banfield Pet Hospital’s State of Pet
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Beneficial Partnership
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and the Central Missouri Humane Society have begun a program that will give veterinary students hands-on
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Unlocking The Mystery Of Salmonella
Scientists at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science, working with researchers from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute and the
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Pinching Pennies
Of all the household items that might be toxic to dogs, the lowly penny may be something you haven’t considered. According to the ASPCA Poison Control Center, however,
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Vet Swims For Charity
Veterinarian and athlete extraordinaire Brittany King (right) successfully conquered the English Channel on September 4 to raise funds for two charities that help fund
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Joining Forces
Kemin Industries Inc. recently completed its acquisition of Genesis, a companion animal supplement company and maker of the brand RESOURCES™ – health supplements
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Sanctuary Success Story
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Florida is a state-of-theart center dedicated to the healing and conditioning of equine
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NASC Awards Gala
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) hosted its 2nd annual awards gala on May 10 at Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla. Many companies were celebrated for
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Funds For The Foundation
The AHVMA Foundation’s One in a Million campaign ran June 25 to July 2, and raised close to a whopping 0,000 for education and research in just that two weeks. “We
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Learn About Hospice
Veterinarians and pet parents are recognizing that terminal illness and the dying process are different from normal life stages. To promote the need for greater
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Unique Degree Programs
Recognizing a need within the equine industry for specific job training programs, education and standards, the University of Guelph has established Equine Guelph,
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Feeling The Bite
Thanks to the recession, Pert Group and Brakke Consulting say fewer pet owners are going to the vet. A survey of 1,200 dog and cats owners found that pet owners
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A Law With Heart
Veterinarian Dr. Kenneth Newman (right) of St. Petersburg, Florida has proposed a piece of legislation that would change the way the law regards animals. Gracie’s Law
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MRI Technology Locates Tumor
Using a special piece of MRI equipment, doctors from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine were able to remove a dangerous brain tumor from Callie,
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Heart Of The Matter
Quality of life is accepted as an important predictor of survival among human patients with heart failure. Now, veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary
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New Research Focus In Epidemiology At OVC
A new research focus at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) will advance evidence-based health care for pets by answering important questions about nutrition and
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New Cancer Treatment Now Available In U.S.
The Veterinary Specialty Center of the Hudson Valley (VSCHV) now has the ability to perform Electrochemotherapy (ECT) in the treatment of canine and feline cancers. ECT
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New Spot-On Named In Class Action
Yet another class action has been filed in federal court in Newark, New Jersey against a manufacturer of spot-on flea and tick products. FidoPharm, which makes
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Vet Focuses On Working Dogs
AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania was presented with an American flag flown in Afghanistan
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Equine Behaviorist Honored
Recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on equine behavior, Dr. Robert M. Miller has been named the recipient of the 2012 Western Horseman
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Ground-Breaking Feline Studies
Morris Animal Foundation is funding scientists who are using cutting-edge technologies to change the way veterinarians diagnose and treat cats. In one study, Dr.
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New Classroom Building Approved
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved the addition of a 0 million classroom building and small animal hospital expansion project to the
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Heads Up For California
Under a new bill approved by the state Senate, California would prohibit chiropractors from treating allergies. Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, a Republican from
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Nosebands Under Pressure
The International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) has released a statement saying that the practice of over tightening nosebands to avoid penalties in
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Gene Mutation Discovery
University of Missouri researchers believe both man and animal will benefit from their discovery that the same gene mutation found in Tibetan terriers can also be
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Focus On Clinical Nutrition
An innovative new faculty position at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College will ensure that dogs and cats receive the best nutritional care
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First Hospice Conference
The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) held its first annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas last October. The conference was
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Behavior Specialist Honored
Equine behaviorists play a valuable role in horse care. Sue McDonnell, PhD, the founding head of the Equine Behavior Program at Penn Vet, was recently honored with the
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New Staging System For Kidney Injury
When evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood level increases of creatinine, a waste product of muscle breakdown. Creatinine is filtered by
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Cat Thrives With Pacemaker
Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologists frequently implant pacemakers in animals, most commonly dogs. But recently, specialists in the cardiology practice at the VRCC
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Study On Equine Aging
Scientists have yet to unravel the mysteries of aging and the multitude of health problems that accompany it. The Morris Animal Foundation is funding a study at the
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A Recipe For Trouble?
A recent research study conducted by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) offers a troubling snapshot of the state of animal health and wellness in
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Enter Nutrigenomics
Nutrigenomics is an exciting new area in the field of nutrition. Basically, it looks at the relationship between diet and an individual’s genetic makeup, and how that
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Vet Camp
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting VetCAMP 2012 from July 8 through 14. VetCAMP, or Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program, is open to Grade
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Pet Product Partnership
On December 30, Sumitomo Corporation and Unicharm Corporation closed on a joint venture deal that includes an acquisition by Unicharm of a significant stake in the
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Heartworm Alert
A growing body of anecdotal reports and experimental evidence suggests that heartworm preventives (macrocyclic lactones) may not be completely efficacious in
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Pain Management In Small Animals
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has launched a Global Pain Council (GPC) to raise the standard of pain management in small animals. The Council,
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Mobility Plus
Sometimes, rehab can only do so much, and dogs need mobility aids to regain their quality of life. Best Friend Mobility allows veterinarians to offer clients with
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Close To A Breakthrough
Across the world, research is underway at more than a dozen institutions to use cutting-edge science in the development of a non-surgical sterilant for dogs and cats —
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A Pioneer Passes
On October 22, Rolf C. Hagen, founder and chairman of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., one of the world’s largest family-owned manufacturers and distributors of pet care products,
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Feline Cancer Study
A recent large-scale study on intestinal cancer in cats could ultimately benefit humans. “We are looking for patterns of cancer development in animals, so we can find
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More Than Skin Deep
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) recently hosted a veterinary dermatology workshop entitled “Dermatology: Pruritus Plus”. The seminar, which was held on
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Too Much Fructose
Dogs like sweets as much as humans do, but sugar and artificial sweeteners like Aspartame can be harmful. It may be time to add fructose to that list, at least in
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Their Hearts Are In It
A newly formed group of board certified veterinary cardiologists has united to develop a library of cardiology resources and guidelines for veterinarians in general
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A Stellar Event
Hundreds of veterinarians, vet techs and other animal professionals converged on San Diego from August 27 to 30 to attend the annual AHVMA conference at the Town and
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Economy Affects Equine Vets
Equine veterinarians are noticing a drop in patients thanks to the negative impact the weak economy is having on the horse racing industry. The number of registered
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Managing Medical Waste
The Sharps Compliance Corp., a leading provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste, is helping healthcare professionals – including veterinarians
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Pick A Podcast
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation presents new podcasts every two weeks on scientific research being done on a wide variety of canine health issues.
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Preventative Healthcare
On July 18, a unique alliance of professional veterinary associations and leaders in the animal health industry announced the establishment of the Partnership for
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Vets Abroad
Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety (Amazon CARES) and i Love Dogs, Inc., a California-based dog vitamin and supplement manufacturer, recently announced
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