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NYS-VC Spring early bird registration ends Friday, March 6
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 Friday, March 6, to take advantage of the early bird rates.
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AVMA COE seeks input on Standards of Accreditation
AVMA
The American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education is seeking input through a survey on the validity and reliability of the Standards of Accreditation. Information gathered by the survey will be reviewed by the Council on Education. Survey results must be received by Friday, March 6.
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Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine uses online giving to fund GM1 research
Opelika-Auburn News
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, in cooperation with the Auburn University Foundation, is using a crowdsourcing site to raise awareness and financial support for its GM1 research. "If we could get started on the studies that could lead to eventual Food and Drug Administration approval, we believe we could see real results in clinical trials," associate professor Dr. Doug Martin said.
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An Olympian, an entrepreneur and a veterinarian: How a Penn student plans to revolutionize animal testing
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Seated in his pale blue scrubs with a Wharton cap covering his dirty blond hair, Benjamin Lewis looks low-key at first glance. But the seventh year University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Wharton dual-degree student and former United States Olympic kayak team captain may have the potential to save thousands of human and animal lives with his startup Ethical Animal Research.
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Albany County DA unveils new app, website in fight against animal cruelty
WNYT-TV
VideoBriefAt a press conference inside the Mohawk and Hudson Humane Society, Albany County District Attorney David Soares unveiled a new smartphone app and a new website as part of his Animal Cruelty Taskforce. The app, hosted by the New York State Animal Protection Foundation, outlines state laws pertaining to animals.
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Have you had the tick talk with veterinary clients?
VETERINARY ECONOMICS via dvm360.com
Every member of the veterinary team can protect patients. Talk ticks with every client who walks into your clinic using these tips.
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Order your NYSVMS Lyme brochures before tick season hits
NYSVMS
Educate your clients with the NYSVMS brochure: What is Lyme Disease?. NYSVMS members can order the Lyme disease brochures in stacks of 50 (as well as brochures on heartworm and rabies) at no charge, except for shipping and handling to cover the cost of mailing the brochures to you. Email your order to staff@nysvms.org.
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State veterinary boards need to heed Supreme Court ruling
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
The U.S. Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, affirming a lower court's ruling that the North Carolina dental board was limiting competition in the state. While this particular decision involved dentists, the Supreme Court's ruling directly affects boards of veterinary medicine, along with other professions such as medicine and law.
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Cat friendly veterinary practices
Steve Dale's Pet World
VideoBriefThe American Association of Feline Practitioners has created a new kind of veterinary experience for cats — it's called Cat Friendly Practices. Listen as Dr.Colleen Currigan, president of the Board of Tree House Humane Society and incoming president of AAFP, discusses how to make the world a better place for cats on WGN Radio.
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Study reveals possible biological trigger for canine bone cancer
University of Wisconsin-Madison via Medical News Today
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine have identified the biological mechanism that may give some cancer cells the ability to form tumors in dogs. The recent study uncovered an association between the increased expression of a particular gene in tumor cells and more aggressive behavior in a form of canine bone cancer.
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Purina: 'No quality issues with Beneful'
Veterinary Practice News
Pet food manufacturer Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. is defending its Beneful brand as safe in light of a lawsuit that claims the food killed or sickened an undetermined number of dogs. The lawsuit alleges that the illnesses and deaths were linked to contaminated grain and food-grade propylene glycol used in eight Beneful kibble recipes.
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Crazy clients, snappy patients: How should a veterinarian warn the team?
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
Leona Potts was crazy about her two dogs, Mutt and Jeff. Her life seemed to revolve around their health and their moods. As a result of her heightened concern, she visited Dr. Jake Sim's veterinary clinic two to three times per month. She would cry if the pets' health reports were anything less than perfect.
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Take advantage of these clinic posters and client handouts from the AVMA
AVMA
Trying to get a certain message across to clients? From preventive care to cold and hot weather, the American Veterinary Medical Association's posters and client handouts can help. Post these in exam rooms or your waiting area, or hand them to clients for one-on-one reading — or both — to help improve your clients' understanding of the important care you give their animals. As an added bonus, we also have a back-of-house poster to help remind your staff about proper pharmaceutical disposal.
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Gold standard management of the diabetic cat
SAGE Publications via ScienceDaily
The International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary division of International Cat Care, has convened an expert panel of veterinary clinicians and academics to produce practical guidance to help veterinary teams deliver optimal management for the increasing numbers of diabetic cats that are presenting to practices. While generally straightforward to diagnose, feline diabetes can be challenging to manage.
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What's in a dog breed? Less than you might think
Public Radio International
If you think those "perfect" pooches at dog shows are the shining examples of their breeds, think again. A massive study of more than 80,000 individual dogs reveals there's actually a lot of behavioral variation within any given breed, particularly when it comes to aggression. "There is no other breed or species of animal with such a wide variety of appearance and behavior," says Dr. James Serpell, an animal behaviorist at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Interaction of Animals & Society.
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Distemper virus affects wild carnivores of all stripes
Cornell University via ScienceDaily
Tigers, lions and other wild carnivores, already under threat from poaching and habitat loss, are falling victim to a virus that could soon drive endangered populations to extinction. Canine distemper virus strikes wild carnivores of all stripes, including Amur tigers, — also called Siberian tigers — which roam the Russian Far East in ever-dwindling numbers.
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