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NYS-VC Spring early-bird registration deadline extended
NYSVMS
The early-bird registration rates for NYS-VC Spring have been extended! The NYS-VC committee has chosen to extend the rates to accommodate those who may be experiencing financial challenges due to this particularly harsh winter. The committee wants to provide members every chance to attend this exciting inaugural conference, May 16-18, in Rye Brook, N.Y. For more information on the conference and to register, click here.
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Quinnipiac finds support for New York City carriage horses
Quinnipiac University
New York City voters say 64-24 percent that Mayor Bill de Blasio should not ban horse-drawn carriages from the city. Opposition among every group listed ranges from 60-28 percent among Democrats and Hispanic voters to 86-7 percent among Republicans. "On an issue that has generated an immense amount of interest — with celebrities speaking loudly on both sides — voters reject almost 3-1 de Blasio's opposition to horse-drawn carriages," Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll said.
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NYS-VC room block deadline extended
NYSVMS
The Westchester Hilton has extended the NYS-VC room block through April 24. Reserve your room by next Thursday to receive the group rate of $169 a night, plus applicable taxes.
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Merial provides additional information on Purevax vaccine shortage
NYSVMS
Merial has provided the NYSVMS with more information on the Purevax Feline Rabies vaccine shortage. You can view the letter here. The company will send out a similar letter to New York State practitioners in the near future.
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US demographics should put a smile on the face of every veterinarian
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
This blog examined the question of where Americans will find healthy dogs to meet our needs as the human population grows from 310 million people to 420 million people in less than 50 years.
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How to prepare your veterinary business for the Fairness to Pet Owners Act
By Dean Biggs
There's no doubt the veterinary landscape is changing, and the last few months have seen veterinary practices face some major challenges. Well, if you thought things couldn't get any harder for veterinary practice owners, then think again. Those lovely politicians in Washington, D.C., are trying to give veterinarians another kick in the teeth. That's right, the "Fairness to Pet Owners Act," or H.R. 4023 as it will be known, has been introduced into the U.S. House with bipartisan support.
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Robert Abady Dog Food Co. LLC recalls Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The Robert Abady Dog Food Co. LLC of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is recalling its 2-pound, 5-pound and 15-pound boxes of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
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Are storm clouds rising in shelter-veterinarian relationships?
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
Most animal shelters and local humane societies enjoy strong working relationships with private veterinarians. Area doctors often volunteer at shelters, veterinary colleges provide externs for learning and shelter assistance, often at intake, and veterinary clinics routinely advise the community that great pets may be found at local shelters. So where are these storm clouds?
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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine launches research centers to address current veterinary challenges
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine announced the launch of four research centers created to support the university's mission to provide students with a research-informed educational experience. The launch of each center follows a successful period of strategic planning and the recruitment of internationally-recognized experts to lead the centers.
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New pet foods targeting niche groups
By Jackie Bay
I recently attended Global Pet 2014 in Orlando, Fla., and noticed a few trends in the pet food industry. The most noticeable is that pet product segmentation on small, large and especially toy breeds is increasing. Here is a look at some new products that are targeting specific niches in the pet food market.
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National Take-Back Initiative on April 26
U.S. Department of Justice
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
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Transmucosal pain medication in cats
Winn Feline Foundation
Options for providing analgesia (pain relief) to cats outside of a veterinary hospital are limited. Currently, these options include oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tramadol, transdermal fentanyl and transmucosal buprenorphine. NSAIDs have a risk for toxicity in cats, and no drug is labeled in the U.S. for repeated administration in cats.
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