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Will we see you at NYS-VC Spring?
NYSVMS
You won't want to miss out on NYS-VC Spring, May 15-17, at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook. The conference features an amazing slate of speakers, highlights include: clinical neurology case studies by Dr. Alexander De Lahunta; a lyme consensus team debate featuring Drs. Richard Goldstein, Meryl Littman, Bettina Wagner and Mary Labato; a dedicated technician track featuring sessions with 2013 NAVC Technician Speaker of the Year Kara M. Burns; and much more! For the schedule, click here. Register by March 6 to take advantage of the early bird rates.
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First summary released on Prevalence of Risk Factors for Suicide Among Veterinarians study
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published a summary of some of the basic findings of the survey NYSVMS members and veterinarians across the country participated in last year. A first draft of the larger manuscript that has additional findings and more discussion has just been completed and will hopefully be submitted for publication in the coming months.
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AVMA: Anti-vaccination movement a risk to pet health
AVMA
The anti-vaccination movement not only threatens human health — as shown in the recent U.S. measles outbreak — but, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, it could also have devastating effects for our pets if that ideology gains a foothold in veterinary medicine.
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AVMA thanks senators for introducing bill to put more veterinarians in shortage areas
AVMA
The AVMA applauded two U.S. senators for sponsoring important legislation that will help ensure all of America's rural communities get access to the veterinary care they desperately need. Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act, which is a bill that will exempt VMLRP awards from a steep federal income withholding tax, allowing more veterinarians the opportunity to provide ranchers and farmers with vital food safety and animal and public health services.
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Woman saves stray dog by sleeping in freezing park
New York Post
An upper Manhattan woman slept outside in a makeshift shelter for two days straight — braving ruthless winds and bone-chilling temperatures — as she risked her life to save a stray dog from freezing to death. When temperatures in the Big Apple plummeted to record lows over the weekend, Denise Lauffer knew she had to do something drastic to ensure the survival of Charlie, a local feral dog who was in desperate need of medical care.
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New Yorkers flabbergasted by Iowa dog who walked 20 blocks to find owner
WCBS-TV
VideoBriefDog owners in New York were looking for an explanation recently after a dog in Iowa walked 20 blocks to a hospital in a frantic search for her owner. As WCBS‑TV's Dave Carlin reported, Sissy the schnauzer went from her home in Corridor, Iowa, all the way to Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids — where her owner had been taken for complications stemming from an earlier cancer surgery, CBS affiliate KGAN-TV reported.
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Wellness plans — What's your role?
FIRSTLINE via dvm360.com
Some pet owners are still confused about health or wellness plans. Some believe it's a form of insurance or that it covers everything their pet needs while they're enrolled. The answer lies in good communication. Read on to find out the role of each member of the veterinary team.
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Facial expressions with acute pain in cats
Winn Feline Foundation
We all know how difficult it can be to assess pain or discomfort in cats. These investigators examined the usefulness of facial expressions to recognize acute pain in cats. They used anatomic markers and measurable distances on two-dimensional digital images of the feline face to discriminate pain-free states from acute pain.
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How to sort out cats that can't close their mouths
Veterinary Practice News
Dr. John Lewis writes, "I've had a run of feline patients who presented with the inability to close their mouth. Coincidentally, a recently published review in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry discussed diagnoses behind the inability to close the mouth. Let's review some of the more common causes."
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Genetic code cracked for dog and human parasite
American Animal Hospital Association
On Feb. 4, an international team of scientists sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, paving the way for new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests. The study was published Feb. 4 in the online journal Nature Communications.
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Another zebra diagnosis: Feline pyogenic granuloma
Veterinary Practice News
Fonzie, a 12-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair cat, was presented for evaluation of a proliferative, bleeding, friable mass arising from the gingiva and mucosa of the dorsolateral surface of the right caudal mandible.
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JJ Fuds expands recall after Chicken Tender Chunks test positive for listeria
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
J.J. Fuds is expanding its initial voluntary recall of Chicken Tender Chunks to include Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because those products have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes and salmonella. The company also expanded the recall of Chicken Tender Chunks to include not only 5-pound bags with UPC number 654592-345935, but 10-pound bags as well.
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Dog show look-alike quiz
The New York Times
Do dogs really look like their owners? Put the theory to the test by trying to guess which dog from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show belongs to which owner.
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'Gumshoe sleuthing' in equine veterinary medicine
The Horse
Being in the right place at the right time is sometimes the catalyst needed to catapult a bright, inquisitive mind into a world of discovery. This is what happened to John Madigan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, ACAW, professor and researcher in medicine and epidemiology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, when he began veterinary practice in Northern California back in the 1970s.
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