Canadian Veterinary Medical Association opposes declawing of cats
By: John Cotter, The Canadian Press

The CVMA has said declawing “offers no advantage to the feline” and causes many cats to “suffer needlessly.”
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Research veterinarian files lawsuit against University of Texas facility

By: Hannah Wagle, Assistant Content Specialist

Dr. Brian Gordon says he was wrongfully terminated after speaking out against cruelty to research animals.
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Veterinarians: Will you continue to own your profession?
By: Melissa Maddux, DVM, Michael Dicks, PhD

Unless veterinarians develop a financial focus, they may lose their position of influence in veterinary medicine.
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KSU Sends Students Abroad for Global Perspective
By:Veterinary Practice News Editors

Through their International Programs Office, Kansas State University will send seven students to gain and share experiences from around the world.
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WSAVA Pushes Responsible Dog Breeding Through Education About Inherited Diseases
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association is veterinarians access to a database that provides more information about genetic diseases and testing for dogs.
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AHS Survey Shows Heartworm on the Rise

By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

The average number of dogs diagnosed per clinic in 2016 were almost 22 percent higher than in 2013.
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Dog skull study reveals genetic changes linked to face shape

By: University of Edinburgh

A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs.
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Critical Components to Successful CPR: The RECOVER Guidelines, Preparedness, and Team
By: Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Less than 6 percent of dogs and cats that experience cardiopulmonary arrest survive to discharge. The veterinary team needs to be well trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be ready to deliver it.
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Give diet trials time to ‘talk’

By: Sarah Mouton Dowdy, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Is your veterinary team correctly measuring success when it comes to diet modification trials for chronic enteropathies?
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Rare feline genetic disorders identified through whole genome sequencing
By: University of Missouri-Columbia

Veterinary neurologists have found that a biomarker test that helps diagnose ALS also can assist with determining a diagnosis for degenerative myelopathy.
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Veterinary researchers close in on FIP treatment
By: Phyllis DeGioia

Half a century since scientists began trying to unlock the mysteries of feline infectious peritonitis, momentum seems to be building toward a treatment, with research underway at numerous institutions.
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Cat Owners Learn To Feed Feline Need To Hunt For Food
By: Elizabeth Cook and Molly McCrea

Cats are the perfect pet. They are small, independent, furry and adorable. But are we feeding our cats in a way that’s hurting them?
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NYSGC Suspends Harness Trainer for Four ‘Kratom’ Positives
By: Edited Press Release

The New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) has indefinitely suspended harness owner, trainer, and driver Michael S. Weiner.
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Ocular Disease in Horses: Omegas May Help
By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Not only do omega-3 fatty acids play a role in eye development in young animals but also help manage certain eye diseases.
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CSU Translational Medicine Institute Groundbreaking Set

By: Edited Press Release

The institute promises medical innovations by harnessing the body’s healing powers to help animals and people suffering from a wide range of disease.
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UC Davis identifies genetic risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma in horses
By: staff

Test can help veterinarians monitor at-risk patients, assist owners with breeding decisions.
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Shouting into the void: How voice search is changing the way pet owners find veterinarians

By: Jane Harrell

Dr. Google is so last-decade-these days clients are taking their pet-related queries to Siri, Alexa and other voice technology assistants.
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Veterinarians seek adventure, perspective working abroad

By: Rianna Hidalgo

As veterinarians who’ve left the U.S. to live abroad have discovered, all the research in the world can’t prepare you for everything, be it logistical snag, professional obstacle or plain ol’ homesickness.
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Pygmy Goat Health–Part III

By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

Emergency first aid treatment is meant to serve as a temporary measure and only if the veterinarian is not immediately available. There are certain occasions when time is of the essence.
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How One Vet Clinic Improved Flea and Tick Compliance
By: Don Jergler

Meghan Bingham, CVPM, of West Alabama Animal Clinic in Houston has 76 percent of her pet patients leaving with flea, tick and heartworm preventatives.
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