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NYS-VC Fall: Register today!
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There are only a few days remaining to take advantage of the early bird rates for the seventh annual NYS-VC Fall. The conference will be held at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Oct. 11-12, in Ithaca. Click here to view the conference brochure and schedule. Register by Sept. 2 to receive the early bird rates! Register here.
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Animal joint surgeries may lead to human repairs
Cornell Chronicle
A pair of unique surgical procedures performed on animals promises to revolutionize the ways surgeons repair cartilage and meniscus tears in human knees and other joints. In the first set of procedures, a cross-institutional, interdisciplinary team of surgeons and researchers tried a new method for cartilage repair on horses at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, Aug. 21.
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Tuition hikes flatten as high cost of veterinary school gains attention
Veterinary Information Network
Before the University of Minnesota Board of Regents met to establish tuition for the coming year, Dr. Trevor Ames, dean of the veterinary college, arranged for members to speak with veterinary students face-to-face. "I wanted them to understand the issues surrounding student debt and tuition," Ames said, "and I wanted them to hear it directly from students." In June, the board approved a tuition freeze for all veterinary students. This September, for the first time in years, veterinary students at the University of Minnesota will see tuition remain flat.
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Birthing center at NYS Fair turns into surgery site as veterinarians perform cesarean section on dairy cow
The Post-Standard
The cow birthing center at the New York State Fair turned into an operating room as veterinarians performed an emergency cesarean section on a dairy cow. More than 600 people sat quietly and watched as veterinarians cut open the cow's left side and delivered a stillborn, deformed calf from a five-year-old Holstein owned by Walnut Ridge Dairy in Lansing.
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Purdue developing standards to ensure better nationwide commercial dog breeding practices
American Animal Hospital Association
As the nation's commercial dog breeders face mounting pressure over concerns about their breeding practices, Purdue University is moving to develop a blueprint that can ensure more consistent standards of care by breeders across the country.
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Therapeutic updates in veterinary toxicology
Today's Veterinary Practice
Justine A. Lee, DVM, presents recent updates to therapeutic approaches for treating poisoned pets, including use of correct emetic agents, indications for gastric lavage, monitoring for hypernatremia and the role of intravenous lipid emulsion.
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Purina to offer brain supplement in some foods
Veterinary Practice News
A nutritional supplement formulated to support the brain functions of middle-aged cats and dogs will be added to selected Nestlé Purina products within 12 to 18 months, the pet food manufacturer reported. The supplement, called Brain Protection Blend, targets risk factors linked to brain aging. Containing fish oil, antioxidants and an amino acid known as arginine, it is designed to be fed when a pet is middle-aged.
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10 things Google can teach veterinary practices about a happy workplace
VETERINARY ECONOMICS via dvm360.com
There's a reason Google has topped Forbes' Best Places to Work over the years. Employees enjoy free, on-site exercise classes; a break room fully equipped with pool, pingpong and foosball tables; scooters for getting around the office and slides when employees want to skip the stairs. Now wouldn't it be great if you could create that kind of environment in your veterinary practice?
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Pet lizards sicken 166 with rare salmonella strains
Food Poisoning Bulletin
A salmonella outbreak linked to pet bearded dragons has ended after sickening 166 people in 36 states, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 44 people were hospitalized. Bearded dragons are lizards native to Australia. Their unusual look and bright color have made them popular pets.
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Study offers surprising look at true health of cats
Veterinary Practice News
Many cats that look and act healthy hide a secret. A study of outwardly healthy cats discovered laboratory abnormalities in one out of every four tested. Furthermore, pet owners who answered a 48-question survey noted warning signs in nearly 70 percent of the 1,197 cats checked.
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Keep pets safe this Labor Day weekend
Pam Johnson-Bennett
Summer days are winding down, and we're beginning the Labor Day weekend. This is the weekend when most people close out summer by having cookouts. Even though many areas may no longer be seeing the hottest summer weather anymore, this holiday weekend can pose some risks for pets. So as you prepare for company, cooking out, fireworks or pool fun, pay attention to these safety reminders.
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