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  • June 23rd is Take Your Dog to Work Day
    Simple Tips to Make the Day a SuccessBusiness goes to the dogs as workplaces across the country celebrate the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. The temporary office canines won’t be barking out orders to employees or wagging approval after a presentation, although some might be helping the receptionist greet visitors. The day is […]
  • June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
    June is a very important month for organizations, nationwide, that work with the community to find permanent homes for rescued cats.  June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.   You may wonder why June was chosen  as the month for this very special service.  The short answer- June is kitten season. It is the time […]
  • Equine Respiratory Allergies - Heaves
    The respiratory illness commonly known as “heaves” or “broken wind” was, until recently, referred to as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the medical community. It has been renamed Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) to indicate that it is not the same condition as the COPD found in humans.  Affecting mostly older horses, heaves arises when […]

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Pygmy Goat Health–Part II

Recognizing Illness Life would be simple if goats could tell us how they feel.  In fact they do; not with words but in the way that they behave.  Healthy goat behavior is very different from that of a sick goat. Before you can recognize a sick goat, you need to understand the trademarks of a [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog|

05-04-17 Veterinary E-News Magazine

    TOP NEWS 2017 parasite forecast maps predict uptick in heartworm, Lyme infections By: dvm360.com staff With these two diseases growing both beyond and within their endemic bounds, CAPC hopes veterinarians use the predictions to encourage prevention and testing. Read More 15-mg phenobarbital tablets recalled; pills are actually 30 mg each By: dvm360.com staff [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|E-News Magazine|

Wanted: Rural Vets

Even with the decline in family farms in the United States, there is a shortage of rural (large animal) veterinary practices.  An understanding of rural lifestyle, mentorship and communication play key roles in rural veterinary practice sustainability. Since many large animals are also food animals, veterinarians who treat them have a responsibility to make them [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Blog|

Service Dog, Emotional Support or Therapy Dog–Explaining the Differences

We've all been there--the supermarket, the train, a restaurant.   In comes someone with their dog.  Why their dog...why not yours?  It's hard to figure out which animals are entitled to full public access and which are not. Let's take a look at the difference in each of these labels, and what they represent for owners [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|

04-18-17 Veterinary E-News Magazine

    TOP NEWS 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. Read More Inactive clients visit veterinary practices after receiving test email By: Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director A customizable letter brought [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|E-News Magazine|

Caring for the Older Horse

With today's ever-advancing health care and better-quality feeds, horses are staying active and living longer than ever before.  One year of a horse's life is equal to an average of three years of a human's life.  Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.  [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Dogs are like children.  There's the good--the joy of their arrival, being a part of their day-to-day growth, and the unqualified love that flows in both directions.  And there's the not so good.  Like children, dogs need protection from a variety of illnesses. What are heartworms? Heartworms are little foot-long worms (parasites) that live in [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog|

04-06-17 Veterinary E-News Magazine

    TOP NEWS How many practices have consolidators eaten? By: dvm360.com staff Here are the most up-to-date numbers we could get on the number of veterinary practices owned by corporate consolidators and practice chains. Read More Penn responds to governor's plan to defund veterinary school By: Jennifer Fiala With more than $30 million on [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|E-News Magazine|

Careers with Horses – The Bloodstock Agent

Want to be make a career of running around with the most beautiful horses? Maybe becoming a bloodstock agent is the job for you. You won't get too dirty and, best of all, this is one of the few jobs with horses that can make you some real  money!  If you're good at it, of [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Blog|

03-23-17 Veterinary E-News Magazine

    TOP NEWS Houston veterinarian charged with plot to murder her ex   By: Hannah Wagle, Assistant Content Specialist Valerie McDaniel has been taken into custody after allegedly hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband. Read More Illinois Vet College Releases Video Teaching Officers How to Treat Police Dogs Who Overdose on Opioids [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|E-News Magazine|
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