NAVTA Nurse Initiative targets Indiana, Michigan, Ohio for technician name change

By: Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director

Group hopes to have “registered veterinary nurse” credential adopted in three states by July 2018.
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Lone star liabilities: No Lyme, but lots to be leery of

By: Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director

Parasitologist, human allergist, entomologist shine a spotlight on this spotted tick.
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N.J. bill inadvertently permits the remote establishment of VCPRs
By: Jennifer Fiala; Rosette Royale

New Jersey veterinary leaders met Wednesday with Gov. Chris Christie’s staff in hopes of exempting practitioners from legislation that gives medical professionals greater leeway to use telemedicine.
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Veterinary herbal medicine supporters seek recognition

By:Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM

If advocates of herbalism in veterinary practice have their way, the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine will become the 23rd specialty group recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties.
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Dog Noses as a Diagnostic Copilot?

By: Steve Dale

While dogs might not be part of diagnostic tools, their ability to detect cancer can help doctors do the same.
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Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction

By: Honor Whiteman 

If you feel that your marriage is starting to lose its spark, a new study suggests a somewhat surprising yet simple technique to help get it back: look at pictures of cute animals.
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Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

By: Marie Ellis

Small or large, long-haired or short-haired, purebred or crossbred: dogs provide an infinite source of joy for their owners. With the health benefits of pet ownership stacking up, a new study adds increased physical activity to the list.
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First genomic biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in veterinary patients

By:Tufts University

Study of canine mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure provides clues to target therapies in dogs and human mitral valve prolapse.
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New Ways to Think About Pet Painn

By: Jackie Brown

The way the veterinary profession has evolved their thinking about pet pain has led to new treatment options and drugs.
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UC Davis veterinarians remove heartworm from cat’s femoral artery
By: staff

The cat, which had a history of heartworm disease, presented with rear leg lameness.
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How to Help the Airway-Challenged Cat

By: Don Jergler

When it comes to feline airway diseases, such as asthma or bronchitis, there are some good ways to treat it.
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How cats say, ‘I love you’

By: staff

Because, c’mon, as veterinary professionals, we know cats aren’t just going to outright say those three little words. Here’s a handout depicting the telltale signs that a feline friend is giving his human heart-eyes.
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Why Less is More When it Comes to Equine Dental Care

By: David W. Ramey, DVM

“… the emphasis placed on making sure that the horse’s mouth is attended to according to some preconceived notion is probably not as important as some people make it out to be.”
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ASPCA pet insurance provider announces new plan for companion horses

By: staff

Crum & Forster sells inaugural policy for rescued miniature horse Kachina.
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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

By: Erica Larson, News Editor

Researchers have long known that transportation can be stressful for horses—not only for their minds but also for their bodies.
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Which Regenerative Therapy Is Best for Equine Injuries?

By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Despite the widespread availability of various regenerative therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of soft-tissue injuries, owners find themselves faced with a new dilemma: choosing the therapy that best fits their horse.
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Why Wellness Plans Are Great for Your Vet Practice

By: Jackie Brown

Wellness plans help clinics provide top-notch preventive care for patients while boosting client loyalty and satisfaction.
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Exclusive report: New study reveals insights into pet owners’ purchasing decisions

By: Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director

Pet Owner Paths research pinpoints differences in how younger pet owners choose pet care.
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How Vets Play a Role in Pet Supplement Market Growth

By: David Lummis

The veterinary profession plays an important role in both promoting supplements as well as helping pet owners avoid predatory marketing practices.
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Burglar to veterinarians: Don’t display lavish stock of flea-tick products

By: Edie Lau

Writing from a state prison in Tennessee, Timothy Gayton Ross has this advice for veterinarians who sell valuable flea, tick and heartworm control products in their clinics: Don’t show it off.
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