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Are rising veterinary salaries driving up the cost of care?By: Fred Ouedraogo, PhD, Michael Dicks, PhD The AVMA econ team decided to find out-and discovered that mean salaries are actually dropping. So the answer to that question? No, they are not.
How revised tax code treats veterinary practicesBy: Raphael Moore, JD, LL.M An article published Feb. 28 by the Journal of the AVMA provides insight on how veterinary practices will be treated under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump in Dec.
Peddler of illegal veterinary drugs sentenced to prisonBy: Stephen Siciliano As part of a plea agreement reached with U.S. government prosecutors in September, Gerson conceded to heading a criminal group that imported, transported and sold foreign-branded, misbranded and unapproved prescription animal drugs and parasiticides.
Travel health certificates for small animals in fluxBy: Lisa Wogan States increasingly reject most common form due to fraud concerns.
Pheromones’ therapeutic use in animals
By: Brennen McKenzie
In small animal veterinary medicine, there has been considerable interest over the last couple of decades in the therapeutic use of pheromones.
AHS introduces algorithm to minimize heartworm transmission in relocated dogsBy: dvm360.com staff
In wake of 2017’s multiple natural disasters, heartworm society offers guidelines for testing, treatment and prevention before pets are transported out of their current state.
Dog flu goes viral
By: Kim Campbell Thornton
Lack of testing is one reason it’s unclear just how many dogs have been affected. The virus may be in states that haven’t yet reported it simply because no dogs there have been tested.
Chihuahua becomes Auburn’s smallest PDA patientBy: dvm360.com staff After a successful, albeit challenging, patent ductus arteriosus procedure, a 3-month-old, 2-lb Chihuahua is believed to be Auburn’s smallest veterinary patient to undergo the surgery to date.
Send a clear parasite prevention messageBy: Jackie Brown Clients simply aren’t getting the message when it comes to preventing fleas, ticks, and in particular heartworm.
Catterbox: A mew breakthrough
By: Sarah Mouton Dowdy, Associate Content Specialist
The Catterbox cat collar promised to translate feline sounds into human speech. It did not, however, promise that every tomcat, Dick and Harry would get to use it.
Benefits of Beet Pulp for Horses
By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff
The fiber fraction of a horse’s diet typically comes from pasture or hay, but there are forage alternatives that can help supplement energy, benefit the digestive system, and provide fiber for horses that have trouble chewing traditional forage.
Researchers Narrow Down Equine Coronavirus Risk FactorsBy: Alexandra Beckstett Draft horses, horses from the Midwest, and those used for farming and ranching or breeding are most at-risk of contracting coronavirus, researchers found.
What to Do When Your Horse Keeps Gaining WeightBy: Amanda A. Adams, PhD
An Icelandic Horse has tested negative for metabolic disease but is still gaining weight. Dr. Amanda Adams offers advice.
Controlling Equine Asthma: Newest AdviceBy: Kentucky Equine Research Staff Many studies on equine asthma examined a wide array of airway characteristics to create treatment protocols, but far fewer studies actually assessed the “real life” impact of these changes.
Building Your Practice Team Flag
By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA
Every practice owner can change their “practice flag”. It is more than a slogan like “Sharing the care” or “We care for pet as if it was our own.” It should be based on a systematic approach to quality health care, continuity of care, and use of veterinary extenders.
AAHA releases new edition of Veterinary Fee ReferenceBy: Veterinary Practice News The new reference includes US veterinary fees for more than 530 services and cases. Discover how to remain profitable and competitive within your unique market with the 20th anniversary edition of the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) statistical book, Veterinary Fee Reference.
As If We Need a Special Day…By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems March 23rd is National Puppy Day. The goal says the National Puppy Day website, is “to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills.”
Around the Net…Quotes for VetsBy: Diagnostic Imaging Systems Our team sat down with their computers and iPads and looked for encouraging messages that would keep veterinary practices going through the tough times. Presenting…from around the net…choice words to inspire, amuse and enlighten.
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