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As 2014 comes to a close, NYSVMS would like to wish its members a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of Veterinary eNews a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.


American Heartworm Society issues revised guidelines
American Heartworm Society
From Jan. 30: The American Heartworm Society has updated its canine and feline heartworm guidelines and unveiled an initiative to help practices implement the guidelines' recommendations. See the Current Canine Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) Infection in Dogs and Current Feline Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) Infection in Cats.
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Top veterinary toxins list includes joint supplements, grapes, raisins in 2013
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
From Feb. 5: The veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline have released their top 10 list of household items that generated the most poison consultations for dogs and cats in 2013. The items below are presented in order of frequency, with No. 1 being the item that caused the most emergency calls to Pet Poison Helpline.
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Animal dentistry bill officially signed into law
NYSVMS
From Aug. 14: FromGov. Cuomo signed S.B. 2742, the animal dentistry bill, into law on Aug. 11. Effective immediately, the act includes the treatment of dental conditions in the definition of veterinary medicine. Persons who float equine teeth are exempted from the licensing requirements.
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Mystery solved for strange animal found scurrying around the Bronx
WCBS-TV
From June 26: VideoBriefFor months, a weird unidentified animal has been spotted roaming the streets of one neighborhood in the Bronx. The mystery surrounding the creature has been solved at last, and the animal could soon help the city's rodent problem.
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AVMA responds to Schumer's "Fairness to Pet Owners" Act
AVMA
From July 25: The American Veterinary Medical Association is displeased to see Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced a bill under the guise of saving consumers money on their pets' medications.
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You've asked, we've answered: Can an LVT perform euthanasia?
NYSVMS
From May 1: We've received several calls at NYSVMS headquarters asking whether licensed veterinary technicians can perform euthanasia. Our legal counsel researched the issue and has provided the following Knowledge Center document for your reference.
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New York veterinarian driven to suicide after cat custody battle
New York Daily News
From March 6: NYSVMS member and New York veterinarian Shirley Koshi, DVM, was found dead last month in an apparent suicide. NYSVMS staff and officers were deeply saddened to have learned of Dr. Koshi's passing, and our sincerest condolences go out to her family and staff. According to the New York Daily News, Koshi's death, which is still under investigation by the NYPD and the city medical examiner, was the climax of a downward spiral that clinic technician Will Page said began with the filing of a lawsuit against her last fall in a Bronx civil court.
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Canine hyperadrenocorticism: Challenges establishing the diagnosis
Today's Veterinary Practice
From Feb. 13: Canine Cushing's disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, can be challenging to definitively diagnose. Given the complexity of hyperadrenocorticism, the authors provide an in-depth review of the diagnostic process, including an algorithm and case study, to aid the practitioner.
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Dog's death prompts warning about algae blooms
St. Cloud Times
From July 3: Pollution experts are warning dog owners to keep their pets out of algae-infested waters after a dog died recently after swimming in a Minnesota lake, and are urging veterinarians to do the same. Brock Tatge and Kirsten Tatge and their four children, who live on the south side of the lake, were enjoying the water when their dog, Copper, became ill. Copper, a healthy, active, 5-year-old Labrador Retriever, had been fetching a tennis ball from the lake, Brock Tatge said.
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Merial provides additional information on Purevax vaccine shortage
NYSVMS
From April 17: Merial has provided the NYSVMS with more information on the Purevax Feline Rabies vaccine shortage. You can view the letter here. The company will send out a similar letter to New York State practitioners in the near future.
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