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Dentistry bills introduced in Senate, Assembly
NYSVMS
Legislation to include dentistry into the scope of veterinary medicine has been introduced in both the New York State Assembly and Senate. For several years, the NYSVMS has been working to add dentistry into the veterinary medicine scope of practice. The legislation would allow an exemption for equine tooth floaters working with manual files and hand tools. The Senate Bill, S.B. 2742A, is available here. The Assembly Bill, A.B. 8867, is available here.
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Board for Veterinary Medicine still seeking Executive Secretary
NYSVMS
During the NYSVMS Board meeting, the leadership was made aware that the New York State Education Department's Board for Veterinary Medicine is still seeking an Executive Secretary. As we had previously reported, Frank A. Isele had been appointed by the Board of Regents at their Jan. 16 meeting to fill the Executive Secretary position for the Boards of Veterinary Medicine, Dietetics and Nutrition, Athletic Trainers, Medical Physics and Medicine. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Isele declined the position this week. The Board of Regents indicated they are currently searching for a new candidate.
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NYC Carriage Stable Open House for veterinarians and horsemen
NYSVMS
There will be an open house at the Clinton Park Stables, 618 W. 52nd St., New York City, on Sunday, March 16, from 1-4 p.m. If you are interested in attending, RSVP via email to carriageassocnyc@aol.com by March 5.
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Dracunculus insignis infection found in cats
Cornell University via Phys.org
When Cornell veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before been seen in cats. Published in the February issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, the findings document the first proof that this raccoon parasite can infect cats.
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Humans and dogs use same brain area to get others' emotions
LiveScience
Human and dog brains process sounds in similar ways, and this may allow the two species to understand each other's emotions, new research shows.
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Med-Vet International issues nationwide recall of veterinary 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Med-Vet International initiated a nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes. The syringes have been found to be labeled with 40 units per 1/2cc syringe, and they should be marked with only 20 units per 1/2cc, which potentially could result in lower than prescribed doses of insulin.
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Identifying source of Salmonella in raw pet food
South Dakota State University via Medical Xpress
Americans embrace their pets as members of the family and, in an effort to provide a healthy, natural diet, may opt to use raw pet food. However, they could be putting themselves and their children at risk for food-borne illnesses. A Center for Veterinary Medicine study showed that 7.6 percent of the raw pet food tested contained Salmonella, according to the Food and Drug Administration. But identifying the source of contamination — be it in raw materials or the manufacturing process — is difficult.
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Auburn, University of Pennsylvania and UC Davis to offer new residencies in veterinary reproductive medicine
Auburn University via WLTZ-TV
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Davis, will each have a new residency in veterinary reproductive medicine for companion animals funded through a charitable gift from the American Kennel Club and the Theriogenology Foundation. The initial philanthropic investment will support one resident for three years and provide specialty training in all aspects of veterinary reproductive medicine and surgery, as well as all features of clinical practice related to male and female reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology in companion animals.
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Certain cats, dogs deemed best pets for allergy sufferers
Veterinary Practice News
Sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes are the bane of people allergic to their pets. Now, an air purifier manufacturer and an environmental consulting firm have released their list of the top allergen friendly pets.
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2014 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design People's Choice Award
Veterinary Hospital Design via dvm360.com
The judges have chosen the 2014 Hospital of the Year and 11 Merit Award winners, but there's still one more champion to be crowned. Take a look at the specifics and photos for all of this year's 26 entries and vote for your favorite practice — the hospital with the most votes will win Veterinary Economics' 2014 Hospital Design People's Choice Award! Click next or choose a hospital from the list and cast your vote.
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