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AVMA House of Delegates backs new dentistry, declawing practices
Veterinary Practice News
The American Veterinary Medical Association's House of Delegates approved revised policies on veterinary dentistry and cat declawing and chose the organization's 2015-2016 president. Meeting in Denver at the annual AVMA convention, the delegates followed the lead of the American Animal Hospital Association in advocating the use of anesthesia when dental procedures beyond an oral examination are performed.
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Three-year nonadjuvanted rabies vaccine available for cats
Veterinary Practice News
Merial Ltd. has released what the Duluth, Georgia, drugmaker is calling the world's first nonadjuvanted feline rabies vaccine with a three-year life span. Other three-year rabies vaccines are made with an adjuvant that increases a cat's immune response but that has been blamed for causing vaccine-related fibrosarcoma, a rare disease. The new vaccine is part of the PureVax family, which includes a one-year nonadjuvanted rabies vaccine.
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Apoquel shortage should end by April 2015
Veterinary Practice News
Dog owners desperate to put their pets on the new anti-itch drug Apoquel will have to wait nine more months as the manufacturer ramps up production. Zoetis Inc. had expected the Apoquel shortage to last until mid-2015, but the company recently reported that the distribution clampdown should loosen sooner ― by April 2015.
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Hospira announces voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of lidocaine
Dr. Justine Lee
Hospira Inc. announced it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of lidocaine HCI injections at the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution, as well as particulate embedded in the molded glass container.
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CDC, Auburn University team to look at psychological stress in veterinarians
NYSVMS
To learn more about veterinarian experiences with psychological distress in New York State, the Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Auburn University are working together to survey veterinarians in our state. For those who have completed the survey, thank you very much. Because the survey is anonymous, we are unable to know whether you have completed this survey. If you have not yet done so, please complete this electronic survey by clicking on the link here.
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AVMF announces America's Favorite Veterinarian finalists
American Veterinary Medical Foundation via Digital Journal
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation recently announced the top 20 finalists for America's Favorite Veterinarian. The 20 finalists, including two from New York State, were selected by an AVMF review panel from more than 700 nominations.
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Current understanding of feline epilepsy, diagnostic testing and treatment
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
There is a lack of scientific literature about epilepsy in cats, and much of the terminology and diagnostic and treatment recommendations have been extrapolated from experience with dogs and people. This article reviews the available literature and provides an overview of the current understanding of feline epilepsy, including diagnostic testing and treatment.
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Reproductive letospirosis in horses
The Horse
Pathogenic leptospires are zoonotic, spirochete bacteria. They have a world-wide distribution, and can infect a wide variety of species. Leptospires are most commonly maintained in the urinary tract of small mammals and are transmitted through contact with the urine.
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Where cats are more popular than dogs in the US — and all over the world
The Washington Post
We all know there are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: It turns out there are cat countries and dog countries, too.
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Resolution to improve sow welfare passes
The Humane Society of the United States
The American Veterinary Medical Association will amend its policy statement on pregnant sow housing to include language that will advocate for improved sow welfare. AVMA's House of Delegates passed Resolution 3, which called for the policy change.
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