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NYSVMS seeks AVMA Delegate and Alternate Delegate nominations
NYSVMS
The NYSVMS is now accepting submissions for the role of NYSVMS Delegate and Alternate Delegate. Candidates interested in officer positions should send their nomination to NYSVMS Executive Director Jennifer Mauer, CAE, by Feb. 1, 2015. There is no formal application form. Letters of interest and all pertinent credentials can be sent via email to jmauer@nysvms.org.
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NYSVMS launches online dues renewal this week
NYSVMS
We have begun to roll out our 2015 dues renewal campaign. We continue to upgrade our technology systems to enable us to bring, for the first time, the opportunity to renew your dues online via credit card! Yesterday, you should have received the initial announcement and directions via email. By week's end, you will receive an email containing links to "view/print" your dues renewal invoice, and a "payment link" to pay your dues directly via credit card. Be sure to keep an eye out for these emails, and should you have any questions, you can reach us any time at staff@nysvms.org or by calling 800-876-9867.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to mayors: New laws can put the bite on puppy mills
New York Daily News
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is helping local governments put the bite on stores that peddle pets from puppy mills. In a letter to more than 1,000 mayors across New York State, Schneiderman offers help in implementing regulations to protect buyers from unscrupulous pet dealers that don't tell the full story about animals' histories and health.
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FDA issues warning letters for unapproved omeprazole drugs marketed for use in horses
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued nine warning letters to companies marketing unapproved animal drugs containing omeprazole. These products have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and effectiveness. FDA testing also revealed that several of these products contained higher or lower levels of omeprazole than stated on their labels, ranging from as little as 36.3 percent to as much as 135 percent of the level claimed on the label.
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Sexism straight from the horse's mouth: Life as a female veterinarian
The Conversation via Science 2.0
Picture this. Your prize horse needs a vaccination. Who should turn up to deliver this but a veterinary graduate of 10 years, specialist in equine internal medicine and teacher to veterinary undergraduates. Today is your lucky day! Or not. "I specifically requested one of the male vets, but it is just a vaccination so I do hope you'll be able to do that ..."
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Study: Hops can help reduce fructan fermentation
The Horse
Imagine miles and miles of beautiful, green, lush rolling pasture stretching to the horizon and surrounded by pristine white fences and glossy-coated horses grazing. It's hardly believable that the verdant grass these horses graze could lead to the debilitating disease called laminitis. However, scientists have tied pasture-associated laminitis to horses' intake of nonstructural carbohydrates, particularly fructans, in grasses.
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How owners can help monitor heart disease in their pets
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
VideoBriefVeterinary cardiologist Dr. Sonya Gordon discusses an easy but important way owners of pets with heart disease can catch early signs that their pets might need more intervention.
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For tiger populations, a new threat: Canine distemper virus could be significant driver toward extinction
Wildlife Conservation Society via Phys.org
Along with the pressures of habitat loss, poaching, and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of disease, specifically, canine distemper virus. According to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society and its partners, canine distemper virus has the potential to be a significant driver in pushing the animals toward extinction.
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Study casts doubt on pet food labeling
Veterinary Practice News
Three in 10 pet foods tested in a Chapman University study contained a meat source not listed on the label, raising concerns for allergy-suffering cats and dogs and a call for greater oversight. The study, published in the journal Food Control, also could not detect the listed meat in seven of the 52 samples.
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Check out this podcast for tips on keeping diabetic pets healthy
AVMA
VideoBrief November is also Pet Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects 1 in every 200 cats, and 1 in every 400-500 dogs. While there are serious symptoms and consequences to this disease, proper diabetes management can keep our diabetic pets in good health. In this podcast, Dr. Sandy Willis, a small animal internal medicine specialist at Phoenix Central Laboratory in Everett, Washington, discusses diabetes in pets. Listen to the podcast now.
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How viruses expand their host range — Insights from parvoviruses in domestic and wild carnivores
Medical News Today
Virus multiplication continually generates new variants at a rate that is much faster than their hosts. One consequence of their higher mutation rate is that many viruses can rapidly adapt to new hosts. A study published in PLOS Pathogens reports on the systematic analysis of the host range of canine parvovirus and reveals different factors that determine which carnivores the virus can infect.
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Disaster training opportunity available in December
National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs
For those interested in pursuing training in disaster preparedness and emergency management, the National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs will hold its annual Summit is in Durham, North Carolina, Dec. 8-10. For more information, email alliance@nasaaep.org.
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Tortoise swallows a metal sea turtle
South Miami News
So, did you hear the one about the tortoise that swallowed a pendant shaped like a ... wait for it ... sea turtle? What began as a social media posting by exotic pet veterinarian Dr. Donald J. Harris became local news by that evening and worldwide news a few days later.
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Ever wanted to go hiking with a cat? Now you can
The Huffington Post
Every day at Best Friends animal sanctuary in southern Utah, cats are fitted up with a harness and leash and taken for an amble through the spectacular scenery. "The reality is a lot of these cats are going to spend the rest of their lives here," says Michelle Warfle, a former aerospace engineer who is now the cat manager at Best Friends Animal Society. "So we need to enrich their lives as much as possible. And getting them outside is just fun for them."
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