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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act takes another step
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Approved alongside three other public health-related bills, the U.S. House of Representatives version of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act advanced through the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. The bill, introduced by House Veterinary Medicine Caucus member Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., DVM, would amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that a veterinarian who has registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration may transport, administer and dispense controlled substances in the regular course of veterinary practice.
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NYS-VC Spring — Are you in?
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Don't miss your chance to attend the inaugural NYS-VC Spring, May 16-18, in Rye Brook. This conference will feature all the top-notch continuing education that has been the hallmark of the annual NYS-VC Fall, in a location convenient to the metro New York and tri-state region. Registration is now open!

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Examining the efficacy of a new drug for the treatment of atopic dermatitis
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
Oclacitinib is a Janus kinase inhibitor that decreases inflammatory mediators as well as cytokines that cause pruritus. While the drug has been approved for use in dogs with allergic dermatitis, the goal of this study was to determine if it is a safe and effective alternative for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs.
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Two makers of flea collars agree to phase out propoxur
Veterinary Practice News
Sergeant's Pet Care Products Inc. and Wellmark International have agreed to phase out the use of the chemical propoxur in pet flea collars. The announcement followed the filing of a lawsuit in February by the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has been pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to act on previous petitions that urged the government to ban propoxur in flea-control products.
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Canine anti-inflammatory points way to 'superbug' killer
ABCScience
Compounds similar to anti-inflammatory drugs used by veterinarians to treat dogs may be able to fight the drug-resistant "superbugs" that challenge human health, say Australian researchers. The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs act on bacteria in a way that is fundamentally different from current antibiotics and stop bacterial DNA from replicating, says Associate Professor Aaron Oakley of the University of Wollongong, who led the research.
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Animal disease traceability — Next phase of implementation
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We know responding quickly to a disease outbreak and lessening its impact is an essential part of protecting those markets and your profitability, and that was a driving force behind our finalization of the Animal Disease Traceability Program in March 2013.
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Comment period on new bovine import regulations reopened through April 22
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced a proposed rule to amend federal import regulations to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Brazil. The comment period for this proposed rule is reopened. All comments received on or before April 22 will be considered.
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Americans spent record $56 billion on pets in 2013
NBC News
Americans spent an all-time high of $55.7 billion, almost the annual GDP of Uruguay, on their pets in 2013 and will creep close to spending $60 billion this year. Bob Vetere of the American Pet Products Association told buyers and exhibitors at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., that food accounted for $21.6 billion of the spending.
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How veterinarians ensure the health of Iditarod dogs
By Denise A. Valenti
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race first ran in 1973 in Alaska, and this year more than 1,000 husky sled dog athletes and 69 mushers are traveling the 975 miles to compete in what is called "The Last Great Race." The race, which started March 1, takes a physical toll on the sled dogs, so veterinarians are on hand to ensure the health of the animals. Each year there are more than 40 licensed veterinarians who perform more than 10,000 checkpoint examinations during the race.
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