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NYSVMS urges your participation in a survey on suicide in the veterinary community
NYSVMS
To learn more about veterinarian experiences with psychological distress in New York State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Auburn University have been 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. The survey takes only about 10 minutes to complete and is voluntary and anonymous.
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Akey named interim director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
Search Results AgriLife Today
On Sept. 3, the Texas A&M System Board of Regents named Dr. Bruce L. Akey interim director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of this year. Prior to moving to Texas A&M, Akey served as assistant dean for diagnostic operations and the executive director of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
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Oregon rules animals can legally be considered victims
The Dodo
The Oregon Supreme Court this month passed a landmark ruling that will change the way animals are treated under the law in the state. The ruling will ensure that any animal can be seen as a legal "victim" in a case, affording animals more basic rights to protect them from abuse. The ruling was made on the case of a man who was convicted of starving 20 horses and goats on his property. The judge's decision allotted a separate count of second-degree animal neglect for each animal, noting that each animal was a separate victim on its own.
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Veterinarians use nanoparticles to deliver cancer treatment in dogs, cats
Virginia Tech via ScienceDaily
Veterinarians are testing the use of gold nanoparticles and a targeted laser treatment for solid tumors in dogs and cats. The nanoparticles circulate in the bloodstream and become temporarily captured within the incomplete blood vessel walls common in solid tumors. Then, a nonablative laser is employed against the tumor.
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Too many veterinarians, or a bubble market?
Veterinary Practice News
We have been told for the past 25 years that we need to have veterinarians go into nontraditional employment fields. We now have veterinarians in many new and expanding areas (i.e. public health, epidemiology, shelter medicine, food safety, etc.) but still have the issue of low salaries, as many of these new areas are lower pay. Student debt continues to increase at a higher rate than starting salaries and has been doing so for the past 15 years.
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NYSVMS addresses AVMA COE accreditation
NYSVMS
Earlier today, NYSVMS sent out an email to members addressing the association's position on the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council of Education's accrediting process. The NYSVMS Executive Board unanimously believes the AVMA's Council of Education is not in compliance with federal guidelines to accredit veterinary medical schools, which are set by the U.S. Education Department's National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). We believe the AVMA COE has not applied the Standards of Accreditation fairly and consistently to all accredited schools; does not operate in an open and transparent manner; and must create further firewalls to eliminate current conflicts of interests within its operations. Click here for a timeline and reference materials that explain the complexity of the process, the issues being debated and what actions we are asking you to take.
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Canine influenza in New York City
NYSVMS
Yesterday, NYSVMS sent an alert to Veterinary Medical Association of New York City members after receiving calls from a few New York City members asking if an official outbreak of canine influenza has affected veterinary practices in the region. No official outbreak has been reported to the NYSVMS office. You can view the text of the member alert here. Included in this alert is the link to a VIN article that was missing in yesterday's email.
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NYS-VC Fall: Register today for the Cyanobacteria Lab
NYSVMS
New York State, with its bounty of freshwater lakes and ponds and miles of coastal ocean, is experiencing more frequent algal blooms — some of them harmful to humans and toxic to aquatic life and pets. During 2014 alone, multiple red tide and blue-green algae infestations made headline news in Long Island. Additional news reports cited infestations across the state, including: the Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Lake, Central Park Lake, Putnam Lake and more. Karyn Bischoff, DVM, MS, DABVT, will hold a Cyanobacteria Lab at NYS-VC Fall, Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10:10 a.m.-12 p.m. The purpose of this laboratory is to discuss the pathophysiology of cyanobacterial toxins, diagnosis and treatment of poisonings associated with these blooms and cyanobacterial ecology and identification. Space is limited for this lab. Take advantage of the extended early bird rates and register today to reserve your seat. Register online at www.vet.cornell.edu/nysvc.
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Video: Complete veterinary workups essential — but use them wisely
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
VideoBriefJeff Werber, DVM, owner of Century Veterinary Group in Los Angeles, discusses how young veterinarians can overrely on expensive diagnostics when they're not sure what's going on with a patient. Instead, they need to use tests wisely to confirm their suspicions based on basic exam findings. This builds veterinary skills and also enhances client trust.
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PEDV immunity: Past and present
National Hog Farmer
Getting a handle on immunity to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has been difficult. First, it was the absence of antigen reagents to measure serological responses. Then it was trying to figure out if sows really had to show clinical sickness to develop immunity, and if the serological response after feedback really did disappear in a matter of weeks.
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Wolves susceptible to yawn contagion
Medical News Today
Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero from the University of Tokyo and colleagues. Researchers suggest that contagious yawning may be linked to human capacity for empathy, but little evidence apart from studies on primates exists that links contagious yawning to empathy in other animals.
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Pets can improve retirees' physical, emotional health
USA Today
VideoBriefNancy Westphal, 65, of Rockford, Illinois, loves coming home to her 55-pound female dog named Charlie who greets her enthusiastically at the door. "It's unconditional love she gives me," says Westphal, who is single. "She is somebody to talk to. You can have a connection with a pet."
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Study: Boots, wraps increase leg heat during exercise
The Horse
Tendon boots help protect horses' front legs from injuries such as hoof strikes or collisions with jumps. Wraps protect this sensitive area during travel or flat work. But Austrian researchers have determined that boots and wraps have definite effects on skin and tendon temperature as well — and those effects are probably not without health consequences for the horse.
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98 percent of pet veterinarians say owners consult 'Dr. Google,' with 80 percent seeing pets too late
Medical News Today
A nationwide survey of veterinarians by the British Veterinary Association reveals that 98 percent of respondents believe their clients' behavior is influenced by what they find online. Four in 10 veterinarians said the owners' online research was unhelpful, with only 6 percent of pet veterinarians finding it helpful.
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