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NYS-VC early bird registration deadline extended to March 13
NYSVMS
Early bird registration has been extended for NYS-VC until March 13. 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. And be sure to reserve your hotel room soon. They are selling out fast.
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MRI machine explodes at New Jersey animal hospital, critically injuring repairman
The Record
An MRI machine exploded during maintenance at the Oradell Animal Hospital recently, critically injuring one repairman but sparing scores of employees and animals in the hospital, police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said. The critically injured worker suffered cuts and crushing-related injuries; the other two had minor to moderate injuries including respiratory complaints, the chief said.
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UC Davis beats Cornell as top veterinary school
U.S. News & World Report
In addition to getting a broad education in animal science, veterinary medicine students can specialize in areas such as small animal surgery, environmental toxicology and aquatic medicine. These are the top veterinary medicine schools.
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Lactated Ringer's irrigation recall
Pet Poison Helpline
Hospira Inc. announced it is initiating a voluntary recall of one lot of Lactated Ringer's Irrigation to the user level (both human and veterinary) due to a confirmed customer report of several dark, fibrous particulates floating within the solution of the primary container.
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Akey named director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
AgriLife Today
The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has named Dr. Bruce L. Akey director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of 2014 and had served as interim director since September 2014. He served more than three years as assistant state veterinarian for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
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Vallone's bill for full-service animal shelter in Queens
Queens Gazette
The focus of the Feb. 25 hearing of the City Council Committee on Health was Councilman Paul Vallone's bill that would finally mandate full-service animal shelters for every borough in the city. To date, both Queens and the Bronx do not have a full-service animal shelter, and Vallone's bill would once and for all resolve this long-standing problem.
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Veterinarian realizes dream of owning pet hospital
Poughkeepsie Journal
As a child, Hope Jankunas cared for her family's pet cats. She took the lead when the cats were brought to the veterinarian, speaking directly with the doctor about whatever ailed them. She also befriended stray cats and dogs, and as a high school teen in Elmont, Nassau County, volunteered at a local animal hospital, cleaning kennel cages.
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Once-obese dog loses 75 percent of his body weight
The Columbus Dispatch
A 6-year-old Columbus, Ohio, resident has been given a new leash on life, now that he feels comfortable in his own skin — and isn't tripping over it. Dennis, a miniature dachshund, loves to chase squirrels and birds. He savors belly rubs from his owner, Brooke Burton, and likes to play fetch.
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Pharmacy Workshop and Legislative Reception
NYSVMS
Join us Tuesday, March 24, for the Grassroots Legislative Network Workshop and Legislative Reception. The CE Seminar — DEA, Pharmacy, Compounding and Mobility — begins at 2 p.m. and will address federal and state laws/regulations governing controlled substances, compounding for office use and more. At legislative reception will follow at 6 p.m. at the Fort Orange Club, where you can interact with your local lawmakers. Complimentary shuttle service is provided. A small registration fee will be charged for members attending the seminar. RSVP here or email Dory Fisk at dfisk@nysvms.org.
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Dogs could be 'noninvasive, inexpensive' diagnosis aids for thyroid cancer
Medical News Today
Dogs are often referred to as "man's best friend," and a new study brings further strength to this term after revealing how a rescue dog called Frankie was able to detect the presence of thyroid cancer in human urine samples with almost 90 percent accuracy. According to the research team from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, Frankie — a male German shepherd-mix — is the first dog that has been trained to differentiate benign thyroid disease and thyroid cancer by sniffing human urine samples.
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Changes in white blood cell count and disease outcome
Winn Feline Foundation
The term "degenerative left shift" refers to findings on a complete blood count wherein immature precursors of neutrophils outnumber mature neutrophils, implying that due to tissue demand, the bone marrow must release the immature cells prematurely because its stores of mature neutrophils have been depleted. Diseases and syndromes involving severe infection, inflammation or both are usually the types of conditions in which a DLS may arise.
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Pet food facts — and fiction
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
Can't stomach the dizzying array of pet food trends, fads and marketing tactics inundating the market? Let's demystify some of the most common misconceptions so you can counsel your clients with confidence.
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CLSI addresses molecular diagnostic methods for infectious diseases
Bovine Veterinarian
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published Molecular Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Diseases. This report addresses topics relating to clinical applications, amplified and nonamplified nucleic acid methods, selection and qualification of nucleic acid sequences, establishment and evaluation of test performance characteristics, inhibitors and interfering substances, controlling false-positive reactions, reporting and interpretation of results, quality assurance, regulatory issues and recommendations for manufacturers and clinical laboratories.
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Why you need high-quality digital dental radiographs — and how to get them
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
Looking to make an investment for your practice this year? Put a digital dental radiography unit on your wish list, and you and your patients will all have happy and healthy smiles.
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What are dog owners asking 'Dr. Google?'
dvm360.com
VideoBriefPet owners often skip the veterinarian and go straight to the net. To the dismay of veterinarians, pet owners often skip their dogs' doctor and go straight to the Internet for medical information. But Dr. Ernie Ward says what they're searching is both surprising and important.
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Four tips for hiring veterinary staff
Veterinary Practice News
Whether you are just starting your own veterinary practice or you are looking to replace or expand your practice, hiring is an essential part of running an efficient practice.
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Veterinary professionals stand together against puppy mills
Chicago Now
"I don't understand how in a country of animal lovers, puppy mills can be tolerated," says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner. "Now, we've finally begun to speak up and do something about it; we need to." Rovner and a Chicago colleague, Dr. Jane Lohmar, recently founded a loosely knit organization called Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills. The first effort is a Facebook fan page. "Obviously, puppy mills are flat out wrong and something needs to be done," Lohmar said.
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Measuring pet urine output can be done a variety of ways
By Megan Brashear
Let's talk urine. More specifically, let's talk measuring urine output. Are you doing it? And on which patients? If you are measuring urine output, are you interpreting the results to be meaningful to your patient? Urine output measurement is an important part of patient monitoring and can alert you to major problems that you may not catch on physical exam. Monitoring urine output does not have to be an invasive, highly technical procedure. While the gold standard is placing an indwelling urinary catheter connected to a closed collection system, there are many other ways to look at urine.
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Veterinarians call for evidence-based approach in wake of Beneful lawsuit
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
Filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, the lawsuit — brought by pet owner Frank Lucido — claims that Beneful is to blame for the illness of two dogs and death of another. Latest action has Purina playing defense and veterinarians asking consumers to back away from the Internet and consult a veterinarian.
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