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NYS-VC registration rate changes April 1
NYSVMS
You won't want to miss out on NYS-VC Spring, May 15-17, at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook. The next registration rate change is April 1. The conference features an amazing slate of speakers including Dr. Alexander De Lahunta, who will present clinical neurology case studies. Drs. Richard Goldstein, Meryl Littman, Bettina Wagner and Mary Labato will participate in a Lyme consensus team debate and a dedicated technician track featuring sessions with 2013 NAVC Technician Speaker of the Year Kara M. Burns. For the schedule, click here. And be sure to reserve your hotel room! To register for the conference, click here.
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Social media leads to saving dogs' lives
American Animal Hospital Association
The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the University of California, Davis has spent the last six months reconstructing the jaws of several rescue dogs who would otherwise have lost their jaws or, worse, have been euthanized. And all thanks to Facebook.
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Treatment of canine mitral valve disease shows promise
Texas A&M Today
Mitral valve disease accounts for approximately 75 percent of all canine heart disease, but a recently finished clinical trial shows that a potential treatment might help. The trial is the largest clinical study ever to be conducted among dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease, the leading cause of heart disease and heart failure in dogs. It evaluated the effectiveness of pimobendan in delaying the onset of clinical signs of congestive heart failure in dogs with increased heart size secondary to preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease.
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Cornell veterinary hospital now named after beloved pig
Ithaca Journal
For many people, the name Nemo probably brings to mind the adventurous animated fish from the popular Pixar movie. Now, it may be linked in many minds to the farm animal hospital at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, thanks to a 730-pound pig and his generous owners.
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How to manage pain in off-label species
Veterinary Practice News
The cat is the off-label species. About 80 percent of all drugs we use in cats are used off label. That includes lactated Ringer's solution and prednisolone. Managing chronic pain is an off-label event in the cat as no products are Food and Drug Administration-approved for long-term management of feline pain. The situation is somewhat better for acute or post-op pain, but several very widely used options are also off label.
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Feline chronic kidney disease
Today's Veterinary Practice
Chronic kidney disease affects an estimated 1 to 3 percent of all cats. This important cause of mortality in cats develops over a period of months or years. The associated nephron damage is progressive and irreversible, even though some cats with chronic kidney disease have stable serum creatinine concentrations for months to years.
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Growth of global antibiotic use for livestock raises concerns about drug resistance
Medical News Today
A new study predicts the next 15 years will see a startling increase in worldwide use of antibiotics in livestock, raising serious concerns about the effect this will have on a growing global health problem — drug-resistant pathogens or superbugs. Researchers estimate that the global use of antibiotics in food animals will rise 67 percent between 2010 and 2030.
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Fur loss in dogs linked to owners' hormone use
Veterinary Information Network
Three pugs from the same household, two females and one male, different ages and unrelated, shared a perplexing problem: Their fur was falling out. The balding, known as alopecia, particularly was bad in two of the dogs.
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Depression in older cat owners
Winn Feline Foundation
Depression among older people continues to be a major health concern. Previous studies have shown that animal ownership plays an important role in mental health. The objective of the present population study was to compare the self-rated depression symptoms of both female and male nonpet owners, cat owners and dog owners.
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Could man's best friend be man's best medicine?
University of Arizona via Phys.org
Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But the health benefits of owning a dog may not end there. Researchers at the University of Arizona are recruiting participants for a study exploring whether dogs can improve human health by having a probiotic effect on the body.
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World's oldest living cat celebrates 27th birthday
CNN via WWLP-TV
Me-wow! She may look like an ordinary cat, but this feline is anything but! She's a whopping 27 years old, and she's also a world record holder. Actually, she's the world's oldest living cat. The feline, named Tiffany Two, celebrated her 27th birthday with loved ones.
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