Canadian Vet Caught on Tape For Abuse Faces Cruelty Charges

By: Veterinary Practice News

Dr. Mahavir Rekhi faces eight counts of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal and eight counts of failing to provide suitable and adequate care for an animal.
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University of Nebraska Welcomes New Veterinary Diagnostic Center

By:Veterinary Practice News Editors

The university will celebrate the opening on June 9.
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The veterinary debt-to-income ratio: Good news, but also a warning

By: Bridgette Bain, PhD, Michael Dicks, PhD

A robust economy has helped this financial indicator trend in a positive direction. But for the health of the profession, more needs to happen.
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Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention

By:Honor Whiteman

A safer medication for the prevention of blood clots could be on the cards, thanks to a protein found in snake venom.
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Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

By: Marie Ellis

With the health benefits of pet ownership stacking up, a new study adds increased physical activity to the list.
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Dogs help in breast carcinoma research

By: University of Zurich

Scientific knowledge gained from canine mammary tumors may also be important to human medicine.
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Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being

By: Honor Whiteman

It is no surprise that so many of us have a pet in our lives; not only are animals fantastic company, but they also teach us compassion and offer unconditional love.
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Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves’ and dogs’ blood

By:University of Veterinary Medicine – Vienna

Not only dogs but also wolves react to inequity — similar to humans or primates, suggests new research.
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Low thiamine suspected in cat illnesses linked to BFF food

By: Edie Lau

Veterinarian relates how cases arose in Australia and persist despite recall
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Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviors in cats


Declawing increases the risk of long-term or persistent pain, manifesting as unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate elimination and aggression/biting, new research concludes.
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Canine Influenza – Can It Affect Your Cat?

By: Cornell Univ.

The H3N2 canine influenza virus that caused an outbreak in the Midwest in 2015 has occasionally been found to affect cats in the United States.
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Winn and the AAFP announce 2017 joint scholarship recipients

By: Elizabeth Cook and Molly McCrea

Winn Feline Foundation (Winn) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are proud to announce the two recipients of the 2017 joint scholarships for clinical practice and clinical research scientist.
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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

By: Erica Larson, News Editor

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery
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How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

By:Claudia Sonder, DVM

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here’s what you need to know.
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Protect Horses from Temporohyoid Joint Disease

By:Kentucky Equine Research Staff

When horse owners purchase joint supplements we frequently think of supporting high-motion joints, but even small joints, like the temporohyoid joint in the skull, can have a huge impact on a horse’s overall health.
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Water-Soluble Vitamin E for Horses Proven Superior

By:Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) supplementation helps prevent various disorders affecting both the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
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Enter the Veterinary Practice News’ 12th Annual They Ate What?! X-ray Contest

By:Veterinary Practice News Editors

Send us those crazy radiographs!
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Pet Insurance Is the Latest Work Perk

By: Susan Jenks

A growing number of companies are offering health insurance for their employees’ dogs, cats and even potbellied pigs.
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Digital Imaging: CR vs DR Flat Panel

By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

There is more than one way to take your imaging into the digital age. Of course, there are pros and cons to each.
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A New Paradigm for Understanding and Treating Pain

By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA

A justification for the use of photons of light to reduce pain is presented, and a logarithmic electrical pH scale is proposed to objectively measure pain.
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