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Five signs your veterinary clinic is an easy target for criminals
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
No, your veterinary clinic is not a Quickie-Mart. But it's a safe bet that veterinary clinics are just as big a target — maybe even more so — if you don't have any security protocol or prevention measures in place.
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When the body attacks
The Horse
The immune system is charged with protecting animals from external pathogenic, or disease-causing, threats such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. But sometimes it gets a little carried away, sending its defenders out on missions to destroy things a bit more benign.
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Lawsuit claims Purina's Beneful is poisoning, killing dogs
NBC News
A recent lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina PetCare Company is claiming that one of the company's most popular dog food brands contains toxins that are poisoning and even killing people's pets. The lawsuit, filed in California federal court earlier this month by pet owner Frank Lucido, alleges that thousands of dogs have become ill or died as a result of eating Beneful dry kibble dog food.
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AVMA releases statement about Beneful lawsuit
AVMA
The American Veterinary Medical Association is aware of the class action lawsuit filed against Purina, but does not have any additional information about the cases that may be involved. The AVMA recommends any pet owner or veterinarian who feels that a pet food or pet treat has made a pet ill should report the case to the manufacturer and to the Food and Drug Administration. Purina has provided the following numbers for those who may have questions.

For veterinarians: 800-222-8387
For pet owners: 800-778-7462

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Register today for 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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Veterinary researchers identify effective treatment for Niemann-Pick type C
University of Pennsylvania via Medical Xpress
Niemann-Pick disease type C is a disease most people have never heard of, affecting just one person in 150,000. Yet the disease is a devastating one. Frequently diagnosed in children in their elementary school years, sufferers usually die by the time they're 20. The disease is sometimes referred to as "childhood Alzheimer's" because of the progressive mental and physical decline seen in the children it afflicts.
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To prevent violence at your veterinary clinic, start client care with compassion
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
For the most part, every veterinary team knows its troublemakers and its high-needs clients — whether they just walked in the door or have been a client for years. Difficult health care and end-of-life decisions can cause common reactions like sadness and grief for most pet owners, but for others, those difficult times can spiral into depression and even result in violence.
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Keys to managing colic medically
The Horse
Colic might be one of the most common equine ailments veterinarians deal with, but less than 5 percent of those cases involve internal lesions that require surgery to correct. So how are the other 95 percent of cases managed? Medically, of course.
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Tuffy's Pet Foods Inc. issues voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food because of possible health risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Tuffy's Pet Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4-pound bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Tuffy's manufactured the product for Nutrisca.
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Pet International Inc. recalls six-inch Beef Trachea Pet Treat because of possible salmonella health risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Pet International of Miami is recalling 1500 units of 6-inch Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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Screening tests for pets uncover hidden conditions early
Colorado State University via Phys.org
From an evolutionary perspective, showing illness or weakness can be detrimental, so over time animals instinctively have hidden illness. Veterinarians are trained to pick up subtle cues that something is not right with your pet, but cannot learn everything through senses alone.
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Systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis: Recognition and diagnosis
Today's Veterinary Practice
Distinctions between SIRS and sepsis, criteria for diagnosis of SIRS, organs at risk for dysfunction, clinical pathology and sequelae are discussed by Dr. Deborah Silverstein in part one of the two-part series. Small animals frequently present to veterinarians with vague signs of illness.
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Study exposes shocking lack of rabies reporting in countries where risk is greatest
Medical News Today
The first global survey of rabies reporting systems, recently published, has uncovered a shocking lack of preparedness against this deadly disease across Africa and Asia. Accurate reporting of rabies cases to authorities is a critical first step in controlling rabies and preventing further outbreaks.
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Immune response to rabies vaccination
Winn Feline Foundation
In the United States, the domestic animal most likely to exposed to rabies from wildlife is the cat. There are increasingly frequent stories in news media regarding pets with lapsed rabies vaccinations or no rabies vaccination having been actually or potentially exposed to rabies from contact with sick wildlife or other domestic animals.
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The New York State Fair's piglets and sows exhibit is back
The Citizen
A year after the popular exhibit was suspended due to concerns about a new virus affecting swine nationwide, state agriculture officials said that baby pigs and sows will return at the 2015 fair. The piglets and sows exhibit was cancelled last year due to the rise of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. When state officials decided to suspend the exhibit, PED virus had been found in 25 states, including New York.
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Veterinarians needed to staff the Hall of Veterinary Health
NYSVMS
This year's New York State Fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 7, in Syracuse. The Hall of Veterinary Health is one of the primary ways the NYSVMS promotes veterinary medicine to the public. It showcases modern veterinary medicine in a fun, educational way and includes several interactive displays, live demonstrations and is an excellent opportunity for fairgoers to talk with veterinarians. To make the HVH a success, we need your help! We need veterinarians to help staff the exhibit every day. Please email staff@nysvms.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer!
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