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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act becomes law
AVMA
The American Veterinary Medical Association is elated to announce that President Barack Obama has signed into law the long-awaited Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (H.R. 1528), making it legal for veterinarians to provide complete medical care to their animal patients beyond their clinics and across state lines. The law amends a restrictive provision within the Controlled Substances Act, which previously barred veterinarians from transporting, administering and/or dispensing controlled substances — necessary for pain management, anesthesia and euthanasia — beyond their registered locations, often their clinics.
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Gene mutation for heart disease in Newfoundland dogs identified
University of California, Davis
Newfoundlands have captured many a heart with their hallmark size, sweet nature and loyalty. Unfortunately, these gentle giants' own hearts are all too often afflicted with a potentially lethal congenital disease called subvalvular aortic stenosis, which also affects children and other dog breeds including the golden retriever. A team of researchers led by University of California, Davis veterinary cardiologist Joshua Stern has for the first time identified a gene mutation responsible for canine subvalvular aortic stenosis, the most common inherited heart disease in dogs.
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Save the date: NYS-VC Fall
NYSVMS
Join us for the 7th Annual New York State Veterinary Fall Conference (NYS-VC Fall), hosted by the NYSVMS and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The conference will be held in Ithaca Oct. 11-12. Register by Friday, Sept. 12, to take advantage of discounted early registration fees. Click here for more information. Click here to register.
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Cohn takes reins as American Veterinary Medical Association president
Targeted News Service via InsuranceNewsNet
Dr. Ted Cohn of Lone Tree, Colorado, assumed his role as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association during the association's annual convention last week.
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AVMA amends declaw policy to define procedure as 'amputation'
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
The American Veterinary Medical Association has clarified its declaw policy by defining onychectomy as a major surgery that should be performed only after methods to prevent destructive behavior have been unsuccessful or when clawing presents an increased health risk for an owner. "Onychectomy is an amputation and should be regarded as a major surgery," the new policy reads. "The decision to declaw a cat should be made by the owners in consultation with their veterinarian."
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How pain management in small animals has grown
Veterinary Practice News
For Duncan X. Lascelles, a professor of small animal surgery at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, understanding pain is the cornerstone to building a better foundation for treating it in small animals.
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Intercepting parasite resistance
The Horse
The evidence is there: The internal parasites present in all horses are evolving to be resistant to the very drugs designed to combat them. And the number of new drugs being developed to overcome this issue is a whopping zero. So over the past decade, veterinarians have begun encouraging horse owners to pay closer attention to their parasite control approaches and practice selective deworming.
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Less is more when it comes to handling cats in the veterinary clinic
The Conscious Cat
The findings of a feline health study conducted by Bayer Health Care revealed that 52 percent of America's 74 million cats are not receiving regular veterinary care. The actual number is probably much higher, since this study only captured data from cat guardians who do seek some veterinary care, not those who never take their cat to the vet.
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Seven steps to eliminate the back-stabbing in your veterinary practice
FIRSTLINE via dvm360.com
"It's not fair. Mary never gets called to hold difficult patients." "I'm the only technician who ever bothers to answer the phone." "I'm much better at [insert task] than Tammy. I'm not sure why she's the supervisor." If you've ever overheard a statement like this, you might have a back-stabber in your practice.
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Liposuction for pets: Procedure becoming increasingly popular
Veterinary Practice News
As written by Cari Jorgensen, "Our society is a bit obsessed with appearance. Countless advertisements pop up on radio, television and in magazines promoting breast augmentations, anti-aging creams and countless ways to lose weight (through exercise, weight-loss programs, special diets, medications and surgeries). One such option is liposuction. So when I saw in the news that liposuction was now available for pets, I thought our society had gone too far. But, like everything else, you have to read the fine print."
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The gods of venipuncture and other veterinary superstitions
VetzInsight
Broken mirrors, spilled salt and the number 13? Child's play. Walking under a ladder or opening an umbrella in the house? Black cats? No problem. Especially the cats — they're just cute. Your run-of-the-mill superstitions? Bring 'em on. Veterinarians have bigger fish to fry.
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AVMF seeks veterinarians to volunteer with Animal Connections: Our Journey Together exhibit
AVMF
The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation have partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Zoetis to create Animal Connections: Our Journey Together, a custom-built exhibition housed on an 18-wheel truck that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. Animal Connections: Our Journey Together will be at the New York State Fair Aug. 27-Sept. 1. Anyone interested in volunteering or additional information should contact Laura Roth at AMVF via 847-285-6689 or lroth@avma.org.
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