Morris Animal funds veterinary student summer research program
By: Jellyce Rothrock

The foundation, through this year’s Veterinary Student Scholars program, is funding $100,000 for 20 next-generation animal health scientists.
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Whole genome sequencing identifies cause of zoonotic epidemic
By: American Society for Microbiology

For the first time, researchers have used whole genome sequencing to identify the cause of a zoonotic infection that sparked a national epidemic.
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National organization launches to support women veterinary practice owners
By: Ellyce Rothrock

“We know there’s a need out there for women practice owners to support each other. We’re here to help them do it.”
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Meet the 2017 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year Finalists staff

These 10 top-notch finalists are pros at tackling veterinary practice problems. How will they inspire you?
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UC Davis veterinary surgeons perform rare bilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy
By: Ellyce Rothrock

Makana is recovering well from surgery, and as long as she takes her meds and is monitored carefully, she should live a normal lifespan.
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What’s new in canine lymphoma

By: Meghan E. Burns, DVM

Where are we with the current state of canine lymphoma treatment? At a recent CVC, Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), offered veterinarians some answers to that question.
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Collaboration between pet owners, vets and researchers helps dogs and children with a rare and severe epilepsy
By: University of Surrey

New hope is being given to children who suffer from a rare and severe form of epilepsy, thanks to new, unique research.
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No simple way of predicting breathing difficulties in pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs from external features
By:University of Cambridge

Research suggests that there is no way to accurately predict from visible features whether an apparently healthy pug or French bulldog will go on to develop breathing difficulties.
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Fast-spreading cough strikes dogs in Montana

By: Edie Lau

A potentially lethal and highly contagious upper-respiratory infection is sickening dogs by the hundreds across the Gallatin Valley in Montana, veterinarians in the area report.
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Elevated cholesterol’s link with canine cancer includes a better prognosis
By: Oregon State University

Usually thought of as a health detriment, elevated cholesterol may play a role in longer survival times for dogs with a common form of bone cancer.
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What are the best practices for antibiotic use in feline upper respiratory tract?
By: Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM

Diagnosis and treatment can be simplified by assessing whether the disease is in the acute or chronic state.
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Cannabidiol: A new option for pets in pain?

By: Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM

More research on effectiveness is needed, but unless adverse events are reported, it’s a treatment worth keeping in mind for your veterinary patients.

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Milkweed Toxicity in Horses

By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Several species of milkweed, a well-known perennial plant, cause poisoning in horses and other livestock, usually when more palatable plants are not available.
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Colicky Foals: Diagnostics and Decision-Making
By: Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor

Foals’ size and fragility present unique diagnostic and treatment challenges in the face of colic. Clinical signs and diagnostic techniques might differ from those of the typical colic case.
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ASPCA pet insurance provider announces new plan for companion horses
By: staff

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group has launched a veterinary care insurance plan for companion horses, a novel product offering, the company says.
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Assisted Reproductive Technologies Safe in Horses

By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Despite being used in the equine industry for decades, concerns surrounding the safety of assisted reproductive therapies (ARTs), such as embryo transfer, persist.
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Small Wonder-The Miniature Hereford
By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

Herefords, with their red coats and unique white faces, are perhaps one of the most familiar breeds of cattle in the world.
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One Size Does Not Fit All!

By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA

Our profession has evolved as a doctor-centered environment, yet to be competitive; we must become client-centered.
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Are you speaking pet owners’ language?
By: Mike Paul, DVM

You can brush up on slang, dialect, accents and weird vocabulary to reach pet owners in the exam room. But the best way to be understood in veterinary practice is always, first, to listen.
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How much pre-veterinary experience is enough?
By: Lisa Wogan

For decades at least, experts say, real-world experience in the field is important on veterinary school applications, but as applicants rack up hours, schools rethink the requirements.
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