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CEO Wayne Pacelle resigns from HSUS amid allegations of sexual misconduct
By: Rachael Zimlich

Ambiguous results of initial investigation prompt resignations from board; long-term fallout for animal welfare organization still unclear.

NC State establishes first veterinary Clinical Ethics Committee
By: Veterinary Practice News

Group aims to help veterinarians navigate complex care, quality of life situations
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Merck study: Veterinarians have normal mental health but poor well-being
By: Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director

Just 41 percent would recommend the profession to a friend or family member; financial stress is a serious concern.
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Pentobarbital discovery prompts J.M. Smucker dog food recall

By: Veterinary Practice News staff

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling some of its dog food products after traces of pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug, were discovered in samples from a range of the company’s brands.
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An inconvenient truth

By: Veterinary Practice News

As we’re now learning, preventing reproductive disease isn’t necessarily a good enough reason to remove organs; not if those organs offer more benefits than they pose risks.
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Nearly one in three pugs has an abnormal gait

A growing body of evidence indicates that pugs are prone to various orthopaedic and neurological problems, but it’s not clear how common these conditions might be.
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Avoid the dangers of spring-loaded mouth props

By: John Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DAVDC

Many possible causes have been implicated in causing postoperative blindness, including anesthetic agents and hypoxia. In recent years, another possible explanation has been proposed.
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Journal Scan: Speak! Or should you? What do your canine veterinary patients prefer?
By: Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

A new study shows that dogs better attend to gestural commands than verbal ones, but for the best result, try combining word and deed.
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Veterinary Emerging Topics Report for 2018 focuses on AMR

By: Veterinary Practice News staff

The research examines antimicrobial resistance in felines
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On the fence about embracing the AAFP’s Cat Friendly Practice Program?
By: dvm360.com staff

The results of a recent survey show how veterinary practices that have been there, done cat, have reaped benefits.
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Click here for statewide alerts on infectious disease outbreaks in horses
By: Jennifer Gaumnitz, Senior Content Specialist

This easy-to-use online tool keeps you current on equine infectious disease cases occurring in your state.
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Detecting Soft-Tissue Injuries in the Hoof: Ultrasound vs. MRI

By: Erica Larson, News Editor

Ultrasound is a useful screening tool for assessing some deep digital flexor tendon lesions, but it could cause veterinarians to underestimate navicular bursa and collateral sesamoidean ligament lesions.
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EHM Confirmed in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Horse
By: Erica Larson, News Editor 

The affected horse exhibited hind limb ataxia but remained in stable condition.
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Cure for Equine Osteoarthritis Eludes Researchers
By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Despite decades of intense research in various species, most notably horses and humans, a cure for osteoarthritis remains elusive.
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How Fear Free training decreases on-the-job veterinary injuries
By: Marty Becker, DVM

How reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in animals reduces team member injuries, lowers worker’s comp premiums, and helps prevent the kind of serious, permanent, or disfiguring injuries some veterinary professionals experience.
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Pass it on: Flu infections in cats and dogs

By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

Humans aren’t the only ones at risk; flu infection in cats and dogs may be much more common than thought.
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When the pet is obese and the client is oblivious

By: Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

According to veterinary nutritionist Deborah Linder, the battle of the bulge starts with your clients’ hearts and minds.
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Study: Successful veterinarians develop coping skills after adverse events
By: dvm360.com staff

Turning a sad outcome into a learning experience results in resilience for the future, authors report.
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