Animal Dentistry Bill could make it to the floor next week
Our Legislative Representative received word that Sen. Cathy Young has agreed to release S.B. 2742-A, and the bill could reach the Senate floor early next week. We also expect the Assembly to bring their bill, which has wide-ranging support, to the floor. With your continued support contacting legislators, we believe both bills will come to fruition before the legislative session ends. Click here for the Call to Action.
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Advaxis's ADXS-cHER2 immunotherapy continues to demonstrate significantly prolonged survival in canine osteosarcoma
Advaxis via MarketWatch
Advaxis Inc. announced that principal investigator, Nicola Mason, B.Vet. Med., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.I.M., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, presented updated data from the ongoing ADXS-cHER2 study in canine osteosarcoma at the 2014 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum in Nashville, Tennessee. ADXS-cHER2 is an immunotherapy that targets the HER2 receptor, which is overexpressed in certain solid-tumor cancers, including canine and human bone cancer and breast cancer.
Veterinarians needed to staff the Hall of Veterinary Health
This year's New York State Fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 1, 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 Hall of Veterinary Health a success, we need your help! We need veterinarians to help staff the exhibit every day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer!
Acute pain in cats: Treatment with NSAIDS
Today's Veterinary Practice
The five important characteristics of an ideal NSAID for use in cats are described in this article, the second of a two-part series. The author provides guidance on treating acute pain in cats with NSAIDS currently on the market, including recommended dosages.
AVMA names members of new task force to address federal veterinary compounding issues
The American Veterinary Medical Association has selected eight volunteer veterinarians to serve on a task force that will advocate for federal legislation and regulations addressing veterinary compounding needs.
Big data approach to emerging diseases
American Animal Hospital Association
Researchers in the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health used a big data approach to review existing studies contained in the Liverpool ENHanCEd Infectious Diseases database to examine the relationship between how long a species has been domesticated and how many diseases affect that species and humans.
Lyme disease likely millions of years old
Veterinary Practice News
If the Companion Animal Parasite Council had been around 15 million years ago, its annual forecast may have been the same as today's: a high risk of tick-borne Lyme disease. Oregon State University reported that researchers in the College of Science looked closely at fossilized amber to discover ticks and spirochetelike cells that resemble Borrelia, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease in dogs, people and other mammals.
Dogs and humans will benefit if research leads to new bladder cancer assay
Medical News Today
Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma — the most common cause of bladder cancer — and may lead to a new assay that could better diagnose this disease in both dogs and humans. Bladder cancer is particularly common in some dog breeds, such as collies, sheepdogs and terriers, but is rarely diagnosed in animals before it has spread significantly.
AVMA Workshop for Women's Leadership in Veterinary Medicine
Join Donald F. Smith (Dean emeritus, Cornell CVM) and Julie Kumble (interim CEO of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts) during the AVMA Annual Convention, Friday, July 25, for the AVMA Workshop for Women's Leadership in Veterinary Medicine. Built upon their research in promoting women leaders in the industry, Smith and Kumble have designed this workshop for early career veterinarians (and veterinary students).
How to double your vet practice without spending a dime in marketing
By Dean Biggs
The best kind of new clients are generally those who have been referred by existing happy clients. They are far more receptive, more easily satisfied and less price conscious. That being the case, you want to know how well your referral system is working, which means knowing how many of your new clients come from current client referrals. If you don't already know the answer, then make it a priority to start keeping track of who is referring, how many they refer, and how frequently they refer.
It's Pig! Unusual dog finds home in Alabama
The Huntsville Times
Pig was born in the woods northeast of Atlanta to a feral mother. Pig's profound birth defects make her survival and attitude remarkable. Indeed, it was Pig who saved herself and her sisters by barking, drawing the attention of a woman who took the dogs in. Pig is missing part of her spine; she's also missing several ribs.
Video: How polar bears see the world
The first point-of-view video from a polar bear in the Arctic shows what the world looks like from the bear's perspective, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
USGS scientists obtained the footage from cameras that were attached to the collars of four female polar bears on the Arctic sea ice north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
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