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AVMA publishes cannabis resource for membersBy: Veterinary Practice News The document is the first in a series to help veterinarians understand the implications of marijuana use in pets
Ohio economy reaps billions from veterinary fieldBy: Veterinary Practice News Study says $13 billion annually in direct and supporting services, to be exact.
New directory aims to make reporting animal abuse easier for veterinary professionals
By: dvm360.com staff
More than 6,500 counties, cities and towns across the U.S. are listed in the database of investigating agencies.
Petco stores now house Thrive veterinary clinicsBy: Kim Campbell Thornton Since Petco opened its first in-store veterinary clinic in October in suburban Houston, the number of clinics in stores of the national chain has grown to eight, with another four scheduled to open by the end of January.
Heartworm resistance: What we know (and what we don’t) By: dvm360.com staff Dr. Clarke Atkins says heartworm disease is the most important disease in dogs in the U.S., and resistance – which is real—doesn’t always stem from the usual geographic suspects.
Journal Scan: Rabies revelation
By: Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP
A recent study proposes the first-ever molecular model for the cause of rabies infection-associated behavior.
Tick talks in practiceBy: dvm360.com staff We know talking about ticks all day, every day can suck the blood-er, life-right out of you. Perhaps this data and some stories from your veterinary peers will have an idea or two worth latching onto.
ASU awarded $6.4M grant to test preventive canine cancer vaccine
By: Veterinary Practice News
Arizona State University (ASU) professor Stephen Albert Johnson, Ph.D., has received a $6.4 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to support a clinical trial of a vaccine to prevent canine cancer.
Experts raise concerns over raw meat diets for cats and dogsBy: BMJ Experts are warning dog and cat owners to be aware of the risks associated with feeding their pets raw meat-based diets, instead of the more conventional dry or canned pet foods.
Cats, claws and commentaries
By: Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director
Both sides of the declaw debate invoke shelters in their arguments-declawing prevents euthanasia, abandonment and relinquishment of cats; shelters are full of declawed cats with behavior problems.
Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse
By: Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) can plague any age, breed, or sex, and the risk factors are many-certain types of training and exercise, nutrition, feeding practices, and stabling, to name a few. Let’s take a look at one very important aspect of preventing and managing ulcers: diet.
Shivers in Horses: Newest Facts and FindingsBy: Kentucky Equine Research Staff While widely recognized in certain breeds of horses over the past several centuries, until recently little was known about the cause of this neuromuscular disease or, more importantly, what to do about it.
Medications Impact Autologous Treatment Options in HorsesBy: Kentucky Equine Research Staff Veterinarians use regenerative therapies to manage certain musculoskeletal conditions in horses. Collected samples can be stored for future use. What if your horse was either on medication or had an underlying condition at the time of sample collection? How does that affect future use of the sample?
Top Reproduction Studies of 2017
By: Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor
Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.
How do top practices increase profitability?
By: Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ, Fear Free Certified
Solutions to declining patient visits, stagnating veterinary salaries, and debt
Snow is Falling, Books are Calling
By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems
While winter is a great time to reflect on last year and plan for the New Year, there’s nothing like an appealing book to get your mind moving in the right direction.
By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA
As veterinary medicine evolves (read that to mean “as colleagues open new practices close by”), marketing starts to interest even the most traditional practices.
Debt-to-income ratio: Short-term gains but long-term problems
By: Michael Dicks, PhD
Yes, this KPI of the profession’s health looks better, but the cost to educate veterinarians is still out of sync with the public’s value of their services.