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TOP NEWS

Vet Caught Harming Patients Returns to Work

By: Jessica Pineda

Residents of the community protested the return of Mahavir Singh Rekhi, DVM, after he was suspended for choking and punching his patients.
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Christie McFall Joins UBM Americas as VP, managing director of Veterinary group

By: dvm360.com staff

McFall succeeds Becky Turner Chapman, longtime head of CVC conferences, dvm360.com and associated print veterinary journals.
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Zoetis Receives FDA Approval for Heartworm Disease Treatment
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

Zoetis has announced that its heartworm treatment DIROBAN has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Evanger’s, Against the Grain pet foods recalled due to pentobarbital adulteration
By: dvm360.com staff

FDA advises against feeding certain varieties after samples from both brands were found to contain euthanasia drug.
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CANINE NEWS

Study: Number of Dogs in Shelters at All-Time Low?

By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

Results from a study from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine gives a better estimate about how many dogs are being taken in by shelters, adopted out, transferred and euthanized.
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“One Lucky Dog:” Vet Treats Dog Who Was Shot in Head
By: Jessica Pineda

A 9-month-old Great Pyrenees named Nylah went missing and then was later found with a bullet wound in her head.
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Skin Medication Can Be Lethal for Pets, FDA Warns

 

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer

A cream used to treat skin cancer and abnormal skin lesions can be lethal for pets, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned today.
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Significant epilepsy gene discovery in dogs

By: University of Helsinki

Research groups have described in collaboration a novel myoclonic epilepsy in dogs and identified its genetic cause.
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FELINE NEWS

Cats do not harm children’s mental health, study finds

By: Honor Whiteman

New research brings some good news for cat lovers. Contrary to previous claims, researchers have found no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental illness.
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The first Iberian lynx infected by the pseudorabies virus

By: Plataforma SINC

Before this case, contagion of this infectious disease was only known in one wild cat in the world, a Florida panther.
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High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

By: Stockholm University

A study has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.
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Cat tongues are even ‘handier’ than you imagined

By: American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Have you ever taken a good look at a cat’s tongue? If so, you may have noticed the tiny, sharp “spines” on its surface.
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EQUINE NEWS

What You Need to Know About Equine Asthma Syndrome
By: David W. Ramey, DVM

Many names and acronyms have been used over the years to describe airway conditions characterized by inflammation and airway hyperreactivity. Here’s a quick review.
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Why Equine Acupuncture is Gaining Ground

By: Narda Robinson, DVM, DO

A growing number of veterinary schools offer equine acupuncture in their teaching hospitals, including Colorado State University, the University of Illinois and the University of California, Davis.
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How to Diagnose and Treat Colic in Horses

By: David W. Ramey, DVM

Colic is the most common medical condition of the horse, comprising up to 50 percent of the medical cases seen by the equine practitioner. Learn more about the various treatments used to manage colic.
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Land of confusion: The sad state of state practice laws for equine practice
By: Kyle Palmer, CVT

Horses: They’re not big dogs or skinny cows. So state veterinary practice acts need to set separate regulations to guide who can offer medical care for equines-and how.
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MISC. NEWS

The 7 Top Challenges Facing Veterinary Medicine in 2017

By: Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA

From reduced private independence to the lack of inclusivity, the veterinary profession faces some tough challenges going forward.
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Letter to dvm360: Strong political opinions hurt and devalue the team

By: dvm360.com staff

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, sure, but balance in communication can be achieved.
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Vet Team Fatigue

 

By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

If members of a vet team are suffering from burnout, there’s no doubt it will affect efficiency, success and profitability of a practice.
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It is all about the human-animal bond

By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA

My goal is to reintroduce the HAB at every level of the practice setting, develop client-centered patient advocacy at every level of the practice team, and celebrate the Human-Animal Bond in everything we do for our clients and community.
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