This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Archive   Media Kit        May 22, 2014


 



Help us get the touchdown! Ask your legislators to support animal dentistry legislation
NYSVMS
We are closer than we have ever been to successfully passing legislation that includes animal dentistry in the veterinary medicine scope of practice! After years working toward this goal, we are near the end zone with A.B. 8867 and S.B. 2742-A. Help us get the touchdown! Each and every veterinarian in New York State must reach out to their legislators and ask them to support these bills.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  


NYS-VC Spring a success!
NYSVMS
More than 500 people attended the inaugural NYS-VC Spring this past weekend at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook. Many thanks to conference sponsors: Fallon Wellness Pharmacy, Merial and Simmons Northeast. If you weren't able to attend NYS-VC Spring, mark your calendars and save the date for NYS-VC Fall, Oct. 11-12, at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Memorial Day Savings on NYS-Approved CE

Join Colleagues in this exclusive, online community for veterinary professionals. Earn all of your NYS-required CE credits by participating in live and interactive events; Up to 1/2 of required CE credits can be earned with On Demand viewing of our CE Archives. Save 10% on CE Packages or Memberships for individuals and teams! Use Promotional Code: NYSHOLIDAY14 at checkout.
 


Merck releases 12-week flea, tick medicine
Veterinary Practice News
Merck has reported that the Food and Drug Administration approved the new Bravecto (fluralaner) chewable tablets for dogs as the first and only treatment shown to kill fleas and multiple tick species for 12 weeks in a single dose. The product is indicated to kill fleas for 12 weeks, the black-legged tick, American dog tick and brown dog tick for 12 weeks and the Lone Star tick for eight weeks. The 12-week claims do not apply to dogs less than 6 months old. The active ingredient, fluralaner, is a new ectoparasiticide belonging to the isoxazoline group, Merck noted.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
NYSVMS
Educate your clients with this NYSVMS brochure: What is Lyme Disease? NYSVMS members can order the Lyme disease brochures in stacks of 50 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.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Yellow ribbons on dog leashes: What do they mean?
AVMA
This week (May 18-24) is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people — most of them children — are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites are preventable.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Bravo® issues nationwide recall of pet food for dogs and cats
Food and Drug Administration
Bravo® is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Compounded drug may have killed 4 horses
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
Two lots of products compounded by Wickliffe Pharmacy of Lexington, Kentucky, have been associated with adverse events in 10 horses, including four deaths, the Food and Drug Administration reports. Seizures, fever and other clinical signs have been reported in two horses in Kentucky and eight horses in Florida that were administered compounded combination drug products containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril, used to treat equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


What happens when a DVM and an MD talk antibiotics?
Beef Magazine
As written by John Groves, DVM, "Among veterinarians, prudent antibiotic use is of great concern. It turns out that we have plenty in common on this issue with medical doctors. I'm a cattle vet from Missouri. At a recent party in northern California, I spoke with a progressive-minded physician who specializes in hematology and internal medicine. Her first question to me was, 'Do you have a strong feeling about Food and Drug Administration Guidance 213?'"
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


How to keep your veterinary clients engaged between visits
By Dean Biggs
There are numerous reasons why clients leave your practice. To prevent them from leaving, you need to put an iron cage around them, metaphorically speaking. One of my mentors, marketing legend Dan Kennedy, teaches business owners to think of themselves as ranchers assembling and caring for herds of good, responsive customers. The rancher's biggest job is to put a fence around his herd so they don't escape and wander off to new pastures. The question you must ask yourself as a veterinary practice owner is this: How do I build a fence around my clients, and how do I maintain it?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Personhood for pets? How the human-animal bond has evolved
LiveScience via Yahoo News
Since humans first domesticated cats and dogs, these furry friends have taken on increasingly important roles in people's lives. Now, a growing movement aims to recognize Fido and Felix not just as pets, but also as legal citizens. As wild animals, dogs and cats first entered human life in the role of hunting animals and guardians, then as companions and finally as family members.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Insect repellent, antiviral drug detected in jerky pet treats
Veterinary Information Network
Chicken jerky treats consumed by dogs that became sick have been found to be tainted by the insect repellent DEET and the drug amantadine, according to a veterinary pathologist leading an independent probe of the ongoing pet treat mystery. Samples of the treats were solicited through a survey conducted by the Veterinary Information Network.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PetSmart, Petco to stop selling dog and cat treats made in China
USA Today
PetSmart and Petco will stop selling all dog and cat treats made in China. PetSmart said it will pull from shelves all of its China-made treats by March 2015, and Petco by the end of this year. The two national pet retailers' decisions came after years of nationwide complaints to the Food and Drug Administration that a jerky treat from China was possibly making pets sick.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Report: 1,000 dogs dead, 3 humans sick after eating jerky pet treats
New York Daily News
For seven years, the Food and Drug Administration has investigated complaints of animal illness and death linked to the mostly China-made dog treats, but the organization still don't know why the treats are causing the symptoms. Now, two toddlers and one adult who ate the treats have also reported feeling ill afterward.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
 



Veterinary eNews
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Katina Smallwood, Content Editor, 469.420.2675  
Contribute news


Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the Veterinary eNews was sent to ##Email##.

Recent issues

May 15, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 1, 2014
April 24, 2014






7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063