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Labor union for veterinary workforce makes national push
By: Lisa Wogan
News of an effort to unionize veterinary employees came up during the Banfield Pet Healthcare Industry Summit in Portland, Oregon.
Stem cell treatment helps dogs with spina bifida; approach could be used with children
By: dvm360.com staff
Dogs born with spina bifida frequently have little control of their hindquarters and are usually euthanized as puppies. This research offers hope for these dogs, as well as a basis to inform human clinical trials for babies with the birth defect.
Out of disaster, humanity emerges
By: Jennifer Fiala
The risk for more hurricanes to form over the Atlantic Ocean continues through November. Here are some stories of veterinarians impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Owner of 84 seized Great Danes unable to find veterinarianBy: Associated Press A New Hampshire woman who pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges after 84 Great Danes were seized from her home said she’s been unable to find a veterinarian to care for them so she can visit them.
AHS urges best practices to prevent, minimize heartworm transmission in dogsBy: Veterinary Practice News Editors
New guidelines from the American Heartworm Society focus on canine companions that have been relocated
Commentary: Coughing dogs at your clinic? Consider canine flu
By: Kathryn Primm, DVM
One Montana veterinarian was determined to get to the bottom of the cause of canine illness in his hospitals.
AKC Canine Health Foundation funds clinical trial to study cannabidiol in treating drug-resistant epilepsy in dogs
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, which has funded more than $2 million for canine epilepsy research, launched an initiative in 2017 to further understand the most common neurological disorder that affects pure- and mixed-breed dogs.
Are Wolves Better Problem Solvers Than Dogs?By: George Dvorsky
Findings suggest that domestication may have debilitated doggie brains, but there are other possible factors to consider as well.
PrettyLitter: A new ally in veterinary disease detection?
By: Sarah Mouton Dowdy
Cats are masters of disguising pain and illness, but this kitty litter is designed to help reveal their true colors.
A cat’s trip to the vetBy: Hannah Wagle When a pet owner says the word V-E-T, a cat has only one thought in mind and hears D-I-E. But you can fix that. You can help make the experience better by adopting a Fear Free mantra for your practice.
Help clients stay optimistic when FeLV results are positive
By: Elizabeth Colleran
Feline leukemia virus sounds like a horrifying diagnosis to cat owners. But there is much hope for your feline patients with this infectious disease.
Why Cat Hiccups Happen – And What to Do About Them
By: Phillip Mlynar
Have you ever caught your cat hiccuping? You’re not alone. Here’s what causes cat hiccups, when to worry about them – and when to just laugh.
Study Supports Stent Use After Colic Surgery
By: Stephanie L. Church
University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) researchers recently tested how well different stent bandages prevent them, namely one made with an antimicrobial-impregnated dressing.
Newly Identified Contributors to Equine Asthma
By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff
Until recently, immunologists believed that neutrophils were a single, specialized type of WBC, but recent research has revealed that there are different types of neutrophils, one type being low-density neutrophils or LDNs.
Poll Recap: Rabies Vaccination
By: Jennifer Whittle
Rabies is fatal to all mammals, and while it isn’t a risk everywhere, it is prevalent in the United States. Fortunately, there’s a vaccine that’s been proven to help reduce horses’ risk for contracting rabies.
Diagnosing Equine Tapeworms Using Saliva
By:Kentucky Equine Research Staff
Faced with ineffective dewormers and no new chemical dewormers currently in development, horses are once again susceptible to parasite-related diseases, such as larval cyathostominosis.
When should you refer a surgical patient?
By: Phil Zeitzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ
From a legal standpoint, any licensed veterinarian can perform any surgery on any patient. But just because you can doesn’t mean that you should.
Veterinary Confessions: I Had No Idea What My Employees Were Telling ClientsBy: Veterinary Practice News Because veterinarians go from one patient to the next, few understand the quality of service that their front-line team provides to clients.
A Shepherd’s Best Friend: The Border Collie
By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems
The Border Collie is noted for its intelligence, work ethic, and desire to please. Since Border Collies are bred for working ability and intelligence rather than for physical beauty, conformation varies widely.
Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depressionBy: Maria Cohut
It is well known that looking after a seriously ill person is a stressful endeavor that increases the risk of anxiety and depression. However, is the same true for caregivers of terminally ill pets? Scientists investigate.