Bill Would Remove Tax on Vet Med Loan Repayment Program
By: Jessica Pineda
If taxes are removed from the USDA program, more veterinarians could participate in the program, officials note.
Inactive clients visit veterinary practices after receiving test email
By: Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director
A customizable letter brought an average of 128 lapsed clients per veterinary practice within a period of six months, generating roughly $20,000 in revenue per hospital.
Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics
By: Honor Whiteman
Each year, more than 23,000 people in the United States die as a result of infections that are resistant to current antibiotics, highlighting the desperate need to develop new antimicrobial medications. A new study reveals how the blood of the Komodo dragon could help to achieve this goal.
Badly burned cockatoo given new feathers with superglue and matchsticks
By: The Guardian
Endangered Carnaby’s cockatoo treated by vets at Perth Zoo after it was badly burnt on a power line
Registration open for annual eye exam event for service dogs
By: dvm360.com staff
ACVO and Stokes Pharmacy preparing for 10th annual screening to take place in May.
Veterinarians doubt validity of Immune IQ allergy test
By: Edie Lau
Many practitioners suspect that the mail-order allergy test is bogus. Recent research by a team of veterinary dermatologists deepens their suspicion of fraud.
How Much Do Cats and Dogs Remember?By: Laura Geggel, Senior Writer
Pet cats and dogs can remember the location of their food bowls and sometimes even how to perform tricks or find their way home. But just how good (or bad) are these fur balls at remembering the minutia of their days?
Canine tick-borne diseases: When to treat a positive patient-side test result
By: Sarah J. Wooten, DVM
Don’t feel bad if you’re not sure, veterinarians. Tick-borne disease is a pain, says this CVC educator, and nobody really feels like they know what they’re doing. Now dive in for his crash course to get over that hump.
Look to lactate to help predict ill cats’ prognoses
By: University of Pennsylvania
Researchers found that animals with a normal level of lactate, a byproduct of metabolism under low-oxygen conditions, were more likely to survive to discharge than those with high lactate levels.
Minitablets help medicate picky cats
By: University of Helsinki
Very small minitablets with flavors or flavor coatings can help cat owners commit to the treatment and make cats more compliant to it, while making it easier to regulate dosage and administer medication flexibly.
Trichomonosis: A conundrum in cats
Over the past two decades, the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus has come to be recognized as a cause of chronic colitis in cats in many countries worldwide. Today trichomonosis is regarded as one of the most common infectious causes of large bowel diarrhea.
Feline ureteral obstruction: Stent to save the kidneys?
By: Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Placing a ureteral stent in cats with benign ureteral obstruction may preserve renal function.
How Veterinarians Assess Horses With Acute Colic
By: Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor
A complete, thorough, and timely workup has the greatest effect on successfully treating colic.
Small Strongyle Arrested Development Not Found in Foals
By: Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
A recent study suggests that small strongyles might not behave in the same way in foals as adult horses, potentially necessitating alternative treatment and management strategies.
Recognizing Pain in Stoic Horses
By: Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB, IAABC-Certified Horse Behavior Consultant
Becoming familiar with your horse’s typical behavior will help you recognize changes in facial expression, body posture, and activity levels that signal pain or discomfort.
Are anti-inflammatories beneficial for EHV-1?
By: The Modern Equine Vet
Pro-active use of anti-inflammatories in the early stage of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) might be beneficial, according to a new vitro study.
Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 2
By: Liane K. Shaw, BS, RVT | Purdue University & Jeannine E. Henry, BA, RVT | Purdue University
This second of two articles on radiographic positioning provides an overview of proper patient restraint as well as techniques to obtain good-quality radiographs of the stifles, pelvis, and phalanges.
Pets alter infants’ microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity
By: Honor Whiteman
New research highlights the benefits of having pets around the house during childhood, after finding that early-life exposure to furry animals may reduce the risk of developing allergies and obesity.
What role does accreditor play in protecting students?
By: Edie Lau
Q&A with CVTEA on veterinary-technology program closures
Caring for the Older Horse
By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems
With proper care and feeding, you can extend the productive life of your older horse. Here are a few tips that can help you keep your elder horse in good condition.