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USDE staff heeds 800-plus complaints against AVMA COE
Veterinary Information Network
Six months to a year, tops. That's all the time staffers at the U.S. Department of Education want to give the American Veterinary Medical Association to fix a myriad of alleged deficiencies within its accrediting body, the Council on Education.
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NACIQI hearing today
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity's public hearing on the AVMA Council on Education's reaccreditation is taking place in Arlington, Va., today. Click here for the agenda. The hearing is being live-tweeted here.
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Web address extension .vet among hundreds rolling out
Veterinary Information Network
The email notice from the company hosting her clinic website was nothing flashy, but it caught Dr. Rae Neumann's eye all the same. Soon, the message said she would have a chance to purchase a domain name with ".vet" as the extension, a variation on the standard ".com." As the owner of a veterinary hospital with what she considers an unwieldy Web address, Neumann was excited by the opportunity to change it to something shorter and, she hopes, easier for clients and prospective clients to remember and to type.
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Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don't
TED Conferences
What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating TEDMED talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal — particularly when it comes to mental health.
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Court: Chimps are not people
WGRZ-TV
Tommy the Chimpanzee is not a person, according to a midlevel appeals court. A Fulton County man's efforts to gain legal rights for chimpanzees fell shortwhen the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Albany upheld a lower court's decision that found that such animals aren't entitled to the rights.
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Opinion: Horse nonsense from City Hall
The New York Times
Here is something the New York City Council can do to end 2014 on a high note. It can vote down Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort to abolish carriage horses. It can give him the opportunity to move on from the foolish campaign promise to shut down the industry, made last year to a small, loud and financially generous group of horse-rights advocates.
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Experts warn of dangers of veterinary pharmaceuticals to wildlife
University of Nottingham via Phys.org
Experts from across Europe and the U.S. are calling for a "one health" approach to the use of veterinary pharmaceuticals. In advance of a key European Medicines Agency recommendation to the European Commission on the use of diclofenac in livestock, they are warning of the dangers that veterinary pharmaceuticals pose to wildlife.
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The most insured breeds of 2014
News & Record
Pets Best Insurance Services, a U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2014. In the company's nine years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the years, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.
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Two-faced cats: How do they get that way?
National Geographic
The famous two-faced cat, Frank and Louie, recently passed away at the ripe old age of 15. The Massachusetts feline held the Guinness Book of World Records title for the longest lived Janus cat. Named for the Roman god Janus, who was usually portrayed as having two faces, domestic cats with two faces are extremely rare, noted Leslie Lyons of the University of Missouri's Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, who specializes in feline genetics.
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A cat app that's a true work of art
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
From the CVC San Diego, DVM 360 Medicine Channel Director Mindy Valcarcel shows you an iPad app that can help keep cats in your practice waiting room occupied as well as help market your practice.
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Study indicates natural beta-carotene product could reduce BRD
Bovine Veterinarian
A leading scientific publication recently published results of a study of the utility and mechanisms of OxC‐beta, a fundamentally new natural alternative to the use of antibiotics in livestock feeds. The article outlines results of research from scientists from the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. OxC‐beta is a feed-additive product for cattle, formed by full, spontaneous oxidation of beta‐carotene, developed by Avivagen Inc.
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New frog species coughs instead of croaking
Discovery News via LiveScience
VideoBriefA new frog species has been found that ranges from Connecticut to North Carolina and emits a distinct call that sounds more like a cough than a croak. The find not only welcomes a new frog to a life of recognition and a fancy classification name, but it also confirms claims of its existence that had long ago been discounted.
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Miracle cat survives 36 days in moving box
Today
More than a month after a heartbroken family thought their cat had disappeared while they were moving, the cat was found in a moving box. The cat survived without food or water.
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