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State officials recommend EEE vaccinations for horses
Time Warner Cable News
VideoBriefEastern equine encephalitis is once again cause for concern in Western New York. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed seven cases across the state so far this year, and officials are recommending every horse owner get their animals vaccinated.
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Coming to NYS-VC Fall? Don't forget the NYSVMS Annual Business Meeting
NYSVMS
If you're coming to NYS-VC Fall, be sure to join us for the NYSVMS Annual Business Meeting, Sunday, Oct. 12, 7 a.m. The meeting and complimentary breakfast are held in the cafeteria at the veterinary college for NYSVMS members. Every NYSVMS member who attends the meeting will receive a raffle ticket, and one lucky member, present when the drawing is held, will receive free 2014 NYSVMS membership dues! There will be a second drawing for a two-night stay for the Second Annual NYS-VC Spring, May 15-17, at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook.
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Government review of veterinary accreditation nears
Veterinary Information Network
Some leaders within the veterinary profession are lobbying the federal government to insist on major changes within the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, a volunteer body of the American Veterinary Medical Association that acts as nation's sole evaluator of U.S. veterinary medical education. Veterinarians across the country are being encouraged to share their thoughts as the federal government seeks feedback ahead of its review of the COE in December.
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Glouco college signs deal with Ross
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Aspiring veterinarians have a new option to earn a degree that could allow them to finish their education faster and more cheaply. Rowan College at Gloucester County, a community college in Gloucester County, New Jersey, signed an agreement with the for-profit Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies. Under the deal, Ross will reserve three seats each semester for graduates of the community college, enrolling those students in the graduate professional school immediately after they receive their associate's degree.
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Proper disposal of controlled substances will become easier Oct. 9
AVMA
If the thought of having to dispose of controlled substances makes you cringe, you're not alone. The good news is that the Drug Enforcement Administration has announced new regulations, establishing more options for the secure disposal of controlled substances by practitioners and their clients. The final rule, which establishes and discusses the regulatory changes, is effective Oct. 9.
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Researchers report newfound ability to measure optimism, pessimism in dogs
American Animal Hospital Association
University of Sydney researchers have discovered how to tell whether a dog is pessimistic or optimistic, an ability they say holds some practical applications for canine welfare and training.
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Compound from hops aids cognitive function in young animals
Oregon State University via Science Codex
Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals. The research was just published in Behavioral Brain Research by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.
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What did your receptionist just say?
Veterinary Practice News
Your front-desk team helps you book appointments and track new clients ... but only if they're saying the right things.
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Three ways to grow your veterinary clinic with Facebook
Veterinary Practice News
With more than 1 billion Facebook users, a clinic that successfully engages with its clients should have a Facebook page. Don't know where to start, or want to see if you can improve your page? Try these three tips.
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Client handout: How many calories is a mouse?
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
Give your clients an interesting perspective on a cat's dietary needs by breaking it down by mice per day. When faced with changing an overweight or obese cat's diet, this handout may help in framing why small, frequent, high-protein meals and exercise are the best and most natural routine for cats.
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Despite outreach, few Latinos go into veterinary medicine
Fox News Latino
When Orlando Garza enrolled at Texas A&M's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979, he was the only Latino member of his class. "I wasn't the first one, and behind me came others," Garza told Fox News Latino. But when he first arrived in College Station, Texas, he was the only Hispanic, "in the entire veterinary school."
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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 27
Drug Enforcement Administration
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
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