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VMMA heads to president
AVMA
Yesterday, Congress took the final step necessary to send the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (H.R. 1528) to the president to be signed into law. As you may recall, last week we reported that the House passed its version of the bill, H.R. 1528. Earlier this year, the Senate passed its version, S. 1171. Although the two bills mirrored one another, congressional procedure only allows one bill number, passed by both chambers, to be sent to the president. Today, we are happy to say that the Senate has passed the House's version through unanimous consent, completing the final step to send this bill to President Barack Obama.
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EEOC to employers: Stop discriminating against pregnant workers
The Washington Post
For the first time in more than 30 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new guidelines to make clear to employers that refusing to give reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is illegal under federal law. The guidelines, issued after a 3 to 2 vote along partisan lines, are intended to clarify a confusing array of federal laws, including the landmark Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, that employers and courts have interpreted in different ways.
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CDC, Auburn University team to look at psychological stress in veterinarians
NYSVMS
Veterinarians are at an increased risk of suicide. The mental well-being of our veterinary community is of paramount importance to us all. To learn more about veterinarian experiences with psychological distress nation-wide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Auburn University are working together to survey veterinarians across the country. You are invited to complete this electronic survey by clicking on the link here. The survey takes only about 10 minutes to complete, and is voluntary and anonymous. Your responses will help inform key stakeholders about the mental health needs of veterinarians in New York State.
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Baxter recalls four IV solution lots due to presence of particulate matter
Food and Drug Administration
Baxter International Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous solutions at the hospital/user level. These products have been found to contain particulate matter identified as cellulosic fibers and/or plastics. Baxter received four complaints over a period of six months from customers whose visual inspection identified the appearance of visible particulate matter prior to administration to a patient.
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Ares to buy veterinary hospital operator NVA
The Wall Street Journal
Ares Management has agreed to buy National Veterinary Associates, one of the largest owners of independent veterinary hospitals in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. The deal values National Veterinary Associates at more than $800 million, including debt, one of the people said. Ares is acquiring NVA, which provides surgical and medical services in more than 240 hospitals in 39 states, including New York, from rival private-equity firm Summit Partners. NVA's management will retain a minority stake in the company, the people said.
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Change up your communication style and benefit your veterinary practice
VETERINARY ECONOMICS via dvm360.com
Marcie Willis, team coordinator for the Cooke Veterinary Medical Center in Chesapeake, Virginia, writes: "I work in a small-animal practice with two full-time veterinarians on staff and 10 other team members. In the past few years, we've had a lot of turnover, with longtime employees changing careers or moving away."
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Secondhand smoke doubles cat health risk
CatChannel.com
Everyone has heard warnings about the effects of secondhand smoke around people, especially children, but what happens to our furry friends when they're exposed to it? Researchers at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts have found that repeated exposure to smoke doubles a cat's chances of getting malignant lymphoma.
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Don't get bitten: Protect yourself from Lyme disease
By Denise A. Valenti
It's summer, and that means spending more time outdoors. While having fun in the sun, it's important to take the right safety precautions for your health. According to the National Institutes of Health, "tick-borne diseases are found in many areas across the country, and they're on the rise." Tick bites can cause Lyme disease, and when left undiagnosed, Lyme disease can have serious consequences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year there are approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease in the United States.
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Team studies immune response of Asian elephants infected with a human disease
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigna via Phys.org
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian elephants. Diagnosing and treating elephants with tuberculosis is a challenge, however, as little is known about how their immune systems respond to the infection. A new study begins to address this knowledge gap, and offers new tools for detecting and monitoring tuberculosis in captive elephants.
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Start planning now for Check the Chip Day, Aug. 15
AVMA
In 2013, the AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association joined together to launch Check the Chip Day as a reminder to pet owners to check their pet's microchip registration to make sure it's up-to-date. Microchips are very effective for identifying lost pets and reuniting them with their families, but that potentially happy ending won't occur if the microchip registration isn't correct — or worse, if it's never been registered in the first place.
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Made in the US pet products skyrocket in popularity
Pet Age Magazine
They may not always be in the first place, have the flashiest athletes or sell a lot of tickets, but most sports fans like to support their home teams. Likewise, a strong portion of pet owners prefer to purchase goods that carry a red, white and blue seal of approval of sorts, indicating it was made in America. Judging by the rising number of pet products manufactured in the U.S. and carried by pet stores, the supply is apparently keeping up with the demand.
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Want to be a better surgeon? Play video games
Veterinary Practice News
Video games have become more advanced since the days of Pong and Atari. They're more interactive, allowing gamers to control the outcome of the game through their movements. Nintendo's Wii forces players to stand up and move their arms and legs in such a way that the character on the screen does the same. But can video games really improve a doctor's skills?
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Must-have summer reads: Five books featuring veterinarians
Veterinary Practice News
Whether packing some reading material for your vacation or reading on your lunch break, here are five books about veterinarians that are perfect for your summer reading list.
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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. 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 staff@nysvms.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer!
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