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Researchers define botulism survival rates in adult horses
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center via The Horse
Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center have completed important research on botulism in horses, showing that adult horses that maintain the ability to stand on their own have a much better rate of survival in a hospital setting than those that lose the ability to stand.
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Five ways to fail at ultrasound in your veterinary hospital
VETERINARY ECONOMICS via dvm360.com
You had a plan for this year's continuing education conference. Your goal was to come back with, well, a plan to generate more revenue and become more profitable while improving patient care.
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AAFP releases brochure on preventing, managing or resolving feline house-soiling behaviors
American Association of Feline Practitioners via American Animal Hospital Association
Feline house-soiling is one of the most common reasons why pet owners abandon or relinquish their cats. Unfortunately, these cats frequently end up in shelters where they are euthanized. The good news is that there are ways to prevent, manage or resolve feline house-soiling behaviors. The American Association of Feline Practitioners has just released a brochure, Feline House-Soiling: Useful Information for Cat Owners, which describes the causes, treatment, management and prevention of house-soiling. Cat owner education is the key to resolving house-soiling behaviors.
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Secrets of feline tooth extraction
Veterinary Practice News
When John Lewis speaks with general practitioners about extraction of firmly rooted feline teeth, sometimes they will begin the conversation with a confession: "We don't do flaps here." To this, Lewis poses an analogy. Trying to extract large, firmly rooted feline premolar, molar or canine teeth without a flap is analogous to trying to catch a football with one arm tied behind your back. It can be done, but not reliably, and not without much frustration.
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Study: Deadly US pig virus can be carried in animal feed
Reuters via Business Insidier
A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a virus that has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd, the study's lead author said, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed BMC Veterinary Research journal, bring increased scrutiny on the feed industry in the fight against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.
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Giant rats trained to sniff out tuberculosis in Africa
National Geographic
On a recent Friday morning at a laboratory in southern Africa, Tariq correctly identified all six spit samples known to be positive for tuberculosis, the world's second most fatal infectious disease. Tariq is no scientist, though. He's a lab rat — an African giant pouched rat, to be exact.
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Ten steps to OSHA compliance
Veterinary Practice News
Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance is not an option in your clinic. Here are 10 steps to getting your practice OSHA compliant.
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Veterinary Facility Accreditation Program
NYSVMS
The NYSVMS Veterinary Facility Accreditation Program is designed to help you ensure your clinic or hospital is up-to-date on New York State and federal regulations; provides the highest possible standard of care to your patients; and assures your clients that your hospital meets the rigorous standards established in the VFAP program. Conducted by a licensed veterinarian, at a time of your choosing, the VFAP evaluation will provide you with practical, action-oriented advice you can immediately implement in your facility operations. To learn more about the program, email staff@nysvms.org or call 800-876-9867.
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What makes people look like their pets?
Slate
So what is it, exactly, that enables us to correctly link owners and their dogs? That's the mystery that Sadahiko Nakajima, a psychologist from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, set out to solve in a recent study published in the journal Anthrozoös. This wasn't Nakajima's first stab at it. In prior research, he and his colleagues had shown that research participants could match photos of owners and their dogs by facial appearance alone.
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Will new federal rules make flights safer for pets?
Mother Nature Network
Starting Jan. 1, commercial airlines will be required to report the number of animals they transport annually and the number of pet deaths, injuries and losses that occur.
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