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NYSVMS calling for nominations for 2015 awards
NYSVMS
NYSVMS is calling for nominations for the 2015 awards, which will be presented during NYS-VC Fall. There are five award categories: Distinguished Life Service, Veterinarian of the Year, Outstanding Service, Merit Award and Rising Leader. To nominate someone for one of these awards, the 2015 nomination form must be completed and signed by regional officer, along with awards information form completed by awardee, and a full-color, high-resolution headshot of the nominee saved as JPG (letters of recommendation are optional but strongly encouraged.) All of this must be sent to Stephanie Quirini at squirini@nysvms.org or mailed to NYSVMS, 100 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 127, Albany, NY 12203 by Monday, June 1. For the nomination forms, click here.
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Veterinarians needed to staff the Hall of Veterinary Health
NYSVMS
This year's New York State Fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 7, in Syracuse. The Hall of Veterinary Health is one of the primary ways the NYSVMS promotes veterinary medicine to the public. It showcases modern veterinary medicine in a fun, educational way and includes several interactive displays, live demonstrations and is an excellent opportunity for fairgoers to talk with veterinarians. To make the HVH a success, we need your help! We need veterinarians to help staff the exhibit Aug. 30 and 31 and Sept. 2-7. Please email staff@nysvms.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer! Click here to check out this commercial promoting the 2015 Hall of Veterinary Health. Share on your website and Facebook and Twitter accounts!
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FDA releases draft guidance on animal drug compounding from bulk drug substances
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
As part of its overall efforts to address compounded drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released a draft "Guidance for Industry (GFI) #230, Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances." Current law does not permit compounding of animal drugs from bulk drug substances, but the FDA recognizes that there are limited circumstances when an animal drug compounded from bulk drug substances may be an appropriate treatment option. FDA's GFI #230 outlines specific conditions under which the agency generally does not intend to take action against state-licensed pharmacies, veterinarians and facilities registered as outsourcing facilities when drugs are compounded for animals from bulk drug substances.

This is unfavorable to the veterinary profession on a national and state level. The NYSVMS Government Relations Committee is examining the FDA's draft and will propose a response to its board of directors as appropriate. The AVMA's Task Force on Veterinary Compounding Legislation is also reviewing this draft and will issue a response within the 90-day response period (which began May 19).

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Federal Trade Commission released report on pet medications industry
Federal Trade Commission
AVMA announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its report on the pet medications industry. The FTC conducted meetings on the pet medications industry throughout 2012 and held a public workshop that October. Among the findings in the report are FTC staff believes that improved consumer access to prescriptions would enhance competition in the pet medications industry, and that legislative and regulatory efforts to mandate aspects of prescription release have the potential to enhance consumer awareness about the ability to purchase pet medications from non-veterinary retail outlets. However, the report indicates that FTC staff does not have sufficient data to evaluate the overall economic effect of any specific proposal. The report also finds that exclusive distribution and dealing practices by pet medication manufacturers could come under increasingly competitive pressure in the marketplace and may be difficult to sustain, particularly if prescriptions become more widely requested by clients, and retail pharmacies continue to compete to fill them. The report concludes that a number of issues could benefit from further study, including: the pricing of pet medications across different channels of distribution, the rate of errors in pet medication dispensing by retail pharmacists and veterinarians, the need for and impact of automatic prescription release requirements and details regarding the secondary distribution system for pet medications.
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Emergency Regulation for all poultry moved into NYS
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
An emergency regulation effective immediately requires: all poultry moved into New York State must be from a source flock in which 30 birds were tested for avian influenza within ten days prior to entry into New York State; or from a source flock certified by the State of Origin as an Avian Influenza Monitored Flock; or from an NPIP U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean or NPIP U.S. Avian Influenza Clean Flock. All hatching eggs and day-old chicks imported into New York State must be from an NPIP U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean flock or NPIP U.S. Avian Influenza Clean Flock. Click here for more information.
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Experts warn of rabies during the disease's peak season
WBNG-TV
VideoBrief Incidents of rabies are on the rise during late spring and early summer due to mating season. Veterinarians and health experts advised people on how to protect themselves and their pets against this potentially deadly virus. Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and warm-blooded animals. It's transmitted by saliva. Typically, it's caused by a bite from wild animals like bats, foxes and raccoons. If possible, professionals prefer to test the attacking animal for infection.
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'Dog flu' makes its 1st appearance in New Jersey
NJ.com
A New Jersey dog that was treated for "dog flu" by a veterinarian in New York State is the state's first known case of canine influenza. The case was originally logged as occurring in New York until officials belatedly discovered the dog actually lives in New Jersey. The initial misunderstanding of the dog's residence explains why New Jersey officials say they have no report of any cases here.
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Angell Animal Medical Center issues canine flu warning
Mission of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center
With over 1,700 cases of a particularly virulent strain of canine flu ravaging a single county in Illinois, veterinarians at the Mission of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston are preparing for an influx of cases that may strike New England in the coming weeks. Angell has already seen one flu case at its Waltham, Massachusetts, hospital. A 5-year-old female terrier with a hacking cough was brought in May 3 following a family trip to Chicago.
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What Google's mobile changes mean to veterinary practices
Veterinary Practice News
When the iPhone debuted in the summer of 2007, few people thought it would grab hold with the steadfast grip that it did. Instead, it became the catalyst for a smartphone revolution, one that boiled everything down to fit right within your pocket.
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Radiologist: Imaging of awake patients is a matter of ethics
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
One of the most exciting new forms of respiratory imaging is the use of multiple-slice computed tomography, says Robert O'Brien, DVM, MS, DACVR, professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, who spoke at CVC Washington, D.C., this year. Multislice CT provides extremely rapid imaging, which opens the door to imaging awake veterinary patients on an emergency basis.
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How you can build client relationships with social media
Veterinary Practice News
Social media. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter or any of the many social media platforms, people are using them to interact with their friends and family about their daily lives, including their pets. How can your veterinary practice start using social media to interact with existing clients and develop new client relationships?
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