They Ate What?! X-ray Contest 2017By: Veterinary Practice News
They Ate This: Check out the winner, runners-up, and honorable mentions
What do MDs know about zoonoses? Not a lot
By: Sarah J. Wooten, DVM
Research indicates that human physicians are unaware of and uncomfortable discussing zoonotic diseases. But veterinarians can help fill the knowledge gap.
South Dakota State mulls joint veterinary school with MinnesotaBy: Edie Lau
A South Dakota State University task force has for nearly three years studied a proposal to establish a cooperative veterinary program with the University of Minnesota.
Veterinarians focus on rebuilding after California firestorms
By: Jennifer Fiala
The California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps deployed veterinarians and technicians to Sonoma County, where they are caring for injured animals and helping with evacuations.
Key veterinary euthanasia drugs in short supply
By: Phyllis DeGioia
Unspecified problems with manufacturing pentobarbital sodium in combination with phenytoin sodium has caused sales limits and backorders on some veterinary euthanasia drugs.
The ethics of enrichment
By: Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM
Keeping pets’ pain and fear to a minimum is great – but it’s not enough for a good quality of life. Animals need an environment in which they can thrive and be happy. And veterinarians are obligated to help make this happen.
Dogs are more expressive when someone is looking
By: University of Portsmouth
Dogs seem to really want to communicate with people. They produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research.
How does rabies cause aggression?
By: Maria Cohut
The underlying biological mechanisms of rabies are uncertain, but scientists are now beginning to explain how the virus works at a molecular level.
Unraveling the genetics of disc disease in dogs
By: University of California – Davis
Since the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease, but they couldn’t pinpoint why it occurs more frequently in dogs with short legs – until now.
What to tell clients about cats’ chronic diarrheaBy: David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM Chronic diarrhea is certainly a frustration for cat owners, but at its worst, the condition may lead to the relinquishment of a pet – a loss for all involved.
Early weaning and behavior in catsBy: Ahola MK, Vapalahti K, Lohi H. The long standing dogma is that a kitten can be weaned onto solid food as early as 4 weeks. Other veterinarians and groups have favored later weaning due to perceived benefits to health and behavior.
Two studies focus on gastric ulcer treatments in horsesBy: dvm360.com staff
One veterinary investigation warns against compounded omeprazole; the other shows a positive effect for a polysaccharide blend.
BLM Completes Wyoming Wild Horse GatherBy: Edited Press Release The BLM Rock Springs Field Office gathered 1,560 adult wild horses in response to the results of the 2017 census; the agency also removed 408 dependent foals with their dams.
Corn in Horse Feed: Good or Bad?
By: Clair Thunes, PhD
In its natural state, corn starch is not particularly digestible in the equine small intestine. However, both steam flaking and extrusion can increase corn’s digestibility.
UC Davis researcher provides the latest on equine coronavirus
By: dvm360.com staff
Nicola Pusterla, DrMedVet, MedVet, DACVIM, recently gave an update on what is known about equine coronavirus based on research done at the University of California, Davis, in addition to a review of several case studies.
Bringing balance to your veterinary practice’s financial healthBy: Michael Dicks, PhD, Bridgette Bain, PhD If you don’t consider the balance sheet along with your income statement, you really have no idea if your business is healthy.
What the eclipse taught me about customer service
By: Mike Paul, DVM
From a big city to a small town, from an isolated island to a mall, my big trip to see astronomy at work also reminded me how things have changed for American consumers and maybe veterinary hospitals.
How to hire, train receptionists betterBy: Brian Conrad, CVPM Essential advice on installing this key veterinary practice team member from a CVPM who’s done it wrong and done it right.
Protect Your Horse From Autumn Health HazardsBy: Diagnostic Imaging Systems With the start of autumn, new challenges arise for breeders, owners, and boarders. You need to be aware of a variety of conditions from colic to worming, atypical myopathy to mud fever.