April 19, 2018



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Veterinary E-News Magazine

California bill on animal physical rehabilitation advances
By: Lisa Wogan

A decades-old debate over whether medical professionals trained to treat humans can or should work on animals has moved to the California Legislature.
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Veterinary schools focus on preparing graduates earlier, better
By: Rachael Zimlich

Some schools are upgrading their curricula to teach technical skills from day one and make soft skills mandatory. Is it enough to bridge the gap between ivory tower and the practice trenches?
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DEA provides opioid shortage update 
By: Veterinary Practice News The situation is affecting both human and veterinary medicine, due to issues at a drug manufacturing plant
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Product rebates to veterinarians spur tax questions
By: Edie Lau

Whether the companies or organizations that pay rebates provide 1099s, the receiver is responsible for accounting for them properly on their taxes
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Heartgard producer announces heartworm awareness campaign
By: Veterinary Practice News

Rising cases of heartworm disease inspire preventative measures
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PetSmart petition gets 52K+ signatures following another grooming death
By: Veterinary Practice News

Outrage sparked after 4th dog dies
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3 updates in feline anesthesia and analgesia
By: Sheilah A. Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVA, DECVA, CVA, MRCVS

Veterinary medicine has come a long way in caring for its purring patients recently, including new drugs and a different approach to fluid therapy.
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Client handout: Grab those kitten vaccines!
By: Kathryn Primm, DVM

Kittens need shots. Full stop. Start early with veterinary client education about their importance with this printable PDF
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EHM Confirmed in Orange County, California, Horse
By: Erica Larson, News Editor

A 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding was diagnosed with EHM, the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) after developing neurologic deficits.
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Possible Link Between Selenium and Cribbing in Horses
By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Because trace elements such as selenium, zinc, manganese, and copper protect the body from oxidative stress, one research group* recently explored the hypothesis that oxidation status may contribute to cribbing.
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Stick to Basics to Help Horse’s Airways
By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

According to a study published by Dutch researchers*, low-dust bedding and feed resulted in significant reductions in airborne dust, endotoxin, and live fungi levels in horse barns.
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Tips for Getting Horses to Eat Medications
By: Clair Thunes, PhD

Do you struggle to get pills into your horse? Our nutritionist offers advice and some precautions.
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Didn’t learn it in vet school? You need a mentor
By: Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS, Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director

Actually, everyone needs a mentor. If you already know it all, guess what-it’s your turn to mentor someone else (and you’ll probably benefit from coaching).
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Veterinarians: Set a Standard for Success 
By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

Veterinary medicine seems to change by the minute; what worked a decade ago doesn’t seem to guarantee success today. Here are a few things we think top the list of importance.
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