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NYSVMS drafts 2 resolutions for AVMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting in July
NYSVMS
The NYSVMS Task Force on Accreditation, chaired by Eric Bregman, VMD, has drafted two resolutions to be voted on during the AVMA House of Delegates annual meeting held just prior to the AVMA Convention in July in Boston. The first resolution states that the AVMA Board of Directors recommend to the Council on Education to enact a one-year moratorium on all new veterinary school accreditation actions. To read the entire resolution, click here.

The second resolution asks the AVMA BOD to establish an Independent Review Board to determine the new governance, financial and legal structure of a new, autonomous Council on Education, with the ability to sustain operations on or before Jan. 1, 2017. To see the entire resolution, click here.
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Cornell, Smithsonian partnership aims to save wildlife
Cornell Chronicle
With more than 1 in 4 species at risk of extinction, scientists at Cornell and the Smithsonian Institution are pioneering new approaches and technologies to address this global challenge and create a world of rich biodiversity with healthy environments supporting people and wildlife.

This fundamental concept — that the health and well-being of the planet's wildlife and humans are intimately entwined — is driving an expanding collaboration between Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI).

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Tackling summertime fleas and ticks
NY Press
When I started my career as a veterinarian, the options for flea and tick control were limited, smelly and messy. Thirty years later, the options for pet owners to prevent ectoparasite infestations are infinitely better and way more numerous.

Better flea and tick control has resulted in healthier pets. No longer do I see dogs and cats crawling with fleas from head to tail. This decreases the occurrence of flea allergic dermatitis and superficial skin infections. While we still see allergies in pets, they are much more comfortable, thanks to these new products.

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AVMA requests compounding comment period extension
AVMA
After reviewing the FDA's draft guidance for the preparation of compounds from bulk active ingredients, the AVMA has requested the FDA extend the comment period to provide ample time for us to work with our members to formulate a comprehensive response that would ensure the availability of compounds needed for veterinarians to protect animal health and welfare.
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Veterinarians evaluate adverse reactions to myelograms
The Horse
When a veterinarian is concerned that a horse's spinal cord could be compressed, he or she might order a myelogram — a type of radiographic examination during which the horse is placed under general anesthesia — to take a closer look. But some horses undergoing this diagnostic procedure develop additional problems in the form of adverse reactions. A team of researchers recently studied these reactions and determined that most of them weren't severe.
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Service dog jumps between blind owner, school bus
CBS News
A service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said.

Both Figo, the golden retriever, and his owner, Audrey Stone, were on the mend Tuesday, a day after the collision with the mini school bus in Brewster. Police photos of Monday's crash showed fur stuck to the bus' front wheel, according to The Journal News.

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Rachael Ray Nutrish cat food recalled
KING-TV
Five varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food are being recalled due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D, which is important in regulating calcium and phosphorus in a cat's body, but when ingested at high levels it can lead to serious health issues.

Recalled products include Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin' Sardine 'n Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin' Chicken & Liver.

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9 brains found on street; vet says they likely are from dog or sheep
The Associated Press via Fox News
Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear. The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes. No criminal activity is suspected. Residents discovered the brains on a street near railroad tracks in Governeur and notified police Wednesday.

A local veterinarian determined one of the brains had been professionally removed and preserved in formaldehyde. The organs are believed to be either from dogs or sheep. Mishaps with preserved brains are not uncommon.

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Pets on cable: Vet floats pilot for series on animal health
Lancaster Online
Most veterinarians don't spend their work days galloping down an icy mountainside on the back of an elk. But that's the impression you might get if you watch a lot of cable programming, says local vet Bryan Langlois. That's why he wants to produce a local show to address the more mundane topics of pet ownership — topics dealing with dogs, cats and other critters you might actually find in the average home.
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