What happens to taxes under Trump?

By: Tom McFerson, CPA, ABV

Everybody will be affected: the well-off as well as the nation’s veterinary practice owners and just about every tax-paying American. Here’s our guess in President Trump’s first month of office on the future of Uncle Sam’s revenue.
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Humane Society challenging USDA over records removal
By: staff

The Humane Society of the United States has taken the first steps to challenge the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s decision to remove records from its website that pertain to the the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act.
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National Love Your Pet Day

By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

This unofficial holiday is an excuse (as if you need one) to give extra attention to your pets. It’s a great day to focus on that special connection between animals and humans.
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USDE seeks input on Public Service Loan Forgiveness
By: Jennifer Fiala

A Feb. 7 blog post by the American Veterinary Medical Association urges veterinarians to ‘speak up’ on how the agency can increase borrowers’ understanding of the program and make it more user friendly.
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Canine cancer drug loses conditional FDA approval

By: staff

The drug Paccal Vet-CA1-to treat mammary and squamous cell carcinomas-was withdrawn at the manufacturer’s request.
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How to Spot Signs of Oral Pain in Your Pet Patients

By:John Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DIPL. AVDC

Since pets can’t talk about their toothaches, it’s up to us veterinarians to know what to look for.
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Dogs on Marijuana: Not Cool

By: Andy Newman

A.S.P.C.A.’s national animal poison control center saw a 144 percent increase in pet marijuana overdose calls from 2010 to 2015.
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Britain: 94 percent of dogs now microchipped

By: Rosette Royale

Less than a year since Great Britain mandated that all dogs be microchipped, British officials say the law has met with near-universal compliance.
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Journal Scan: Help for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats

By: Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

MYK-461 shows promise as a novel veterinary approach to treating the disease at a molecular level.
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How to Talk About End-of-Life Care for Pets

By: Jim Humphries, DVM, CVJ

When talking to pet owners about end-of-life care, look beyond the patient’s medical condition.
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Cats, dogs teaming up is best way to keep rodents away
By: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a new study concludes.
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Kitty Enrichment is Good for Everyone

By: Adrea

Keeping your cat both mentally and physically active is as important as making sure they are microchipped, have a good diet, and get to the veterinarian for regular visits.
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Arizona animal massage therapists win lawsuit against veterinary board

By: staff

Licensure is no longer a requirement to practice animal massage in the state.
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Paint-On Aseptic Skin Prep Easy, Effective, Cost-Efficient

By: Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor

Aseptic skin preparation is extremely important for veterinary procedures ranging from simple catheter insertions to complex surgeries.
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Meconium aspiration syndrome in foals

By: Ed Kane, PhD

When a foal becomes hypoxic in utero, a vicious cycle can ensue. Here’s a look at meconium aspiration syndrome prevalence and treatment in foals, as well as learnings from other species.
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University of Illinois Adds Farrier Service

By: Edited Press Release

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently announced that it is in the process of acquiring both Middlefork Forge, a farrier practice formerly located in Collison, Illinois, and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, located in Divernon, Illinois.
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13 Ways to Text Your Veterinary Clients

By: Wendy S. Myers

Using texts is a good way to confirm appointments or alerting pet owners about recalls, upcoming events and more.
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Childhood pets surpass siblings for relationship satisfaction
By: Honor Whiteman

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” and according to new research, this statement is especially true in childhood. Studies have found that children may have a less conflicting, more satisfying relationship with the family pet than with their siblings.
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Abrupt Heritage College closure strands vet tech students
By: Edie Lau

Heritage dismantled its website, leaving only a home page with a statement that the 30-year-old institution was closing permanently.
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Appropriate Pricing

By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA

There is a delicate balance between the fee you need to charge for your products and services, and the fee that people are willing to pay for them.
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