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Therapeutic pet food requires no veterinarian prescription, pharmacy board rules

May 20, 2008

Columbus, Ohio - Prescriptions and veterinarian-client-patient relationships are not needed for consumers to purchase therapeutic pet food.


ISU researcher performs nation's first canine corneal transplant

May 15, 2008

Ames, Iowa - An Iowa State University researcher restored a 7-year-old dog's deteriorating sight by removing its cloudy cornea and inserting a plastic replacement.


New bird flu vaccine may offer long-term protection

May 14, 2008

West LaFayette, Ind. - A vaccine that could offer protection from highly pathogenic bird flu and its evolving forms is under development by Purdue University and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researchers.


Colorado governor to sign ban on veal crates, sow stalls

May 13, 2008

Denver - Gov. Bill Ritter is expected tomorrow to sign a bill that phases out swine gestation stalls and veal crates in Colorado.

UT opens $10 million expansion of veterinary hospital

May 9, 2008

Knoxville, Tenn. - 5/9/08 - There's plenty of extra space to accommodate patients and several new services at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine's (UTCVM) small-animal teaching hospital, with the formal opening of a 32,000-square-foot addition.

AVMA Humane Award goes to Oregon shelter head

May 8, 2008

Portland, Ore. - 5/8/08 - Sharon Harmon, executive director of the Oregon Humane Society, is expected to receive the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Humane Award.

Florida veterinary practices need permits to prescribe drugs

May 6, 2008

Tallahassee, Fla. - 5/6/08 - Owners of Florida veterinary medical practices must buy pharmacy permits by Jan. 1, 2009, to be in compliance with a law passed on Friday.

AVMA urges congressional action

May 5, 2008

Washington - 5-5/2008 - As Public Service Recognition Week kicks off today, officials at the American Veterinary Medical Association called on Congress to unlock funds to help veterinary educators recruit and train DVMs for this sector.

Texas A&M to construct cancer center

May 2, 2008

College Station, Texas - 5/2/2008 - Texas A&M University's veterinary college received approval to build a veterinary imaging and cancer research center. Plans for the $4.5-million project include an 8,000-square-foot building for small-animal and equine patients.


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