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Sen. John Ensign resigns key Republican post after admitting to extramarital affair

June 17, 2009

Veterinarian and Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, admitted Tuesday he had an affair with a member of his campaign staff.

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AHC plans wide-ranging forum on horse safety, welfare

June 7, 2009

Washington -- The American Horse Council (AHC) is putting together what it believes will be "the most inclusive presentation on safety and welfare ever assembled" June 16 at its annual National Issues Forum, focusing on "Welfare of the Horse."

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Vermont court rejects emotional damages for pet loss

June 6, 2009

Montpelier, Vt. -- Several states are considering laws that would allow pet owners to recover emotional damages for the loss of companion animals, but Vermont is no longer one of them.

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AVMA remains opposed to mandatory sterilization

June 1, 2009

As more governments look to enforce mandatory sterilization, the AVMA is standing firm in its opposition to the programs.

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HSUS wants food-animal housing changes in Ohio

April 16, 2009

Columbus, Ohio -- The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is targeting Ohio's farming practices in an effort to change housing requirements for farm animals.

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First Pooch welcomed to White House

April 14, 2009

The Obama family welcomed "Bo," a 6-month-old Portuguese Water Dog over Easter weekend.

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AVMA urges Congress to adopt mandatory NAIS

March 12, 2009

Washington -- A mandatory animal identification tracking system is the most effective way to minimize an animal disease outbreak.

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Money needed to meet public-health DVM shortage, experts say

February 27, 2009

Washington -- More money, and lots of it, is the only way to avoid a dramatic shortage of public-health veterinarians that could put the entire nation at risk, a Senate committee was told.

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FARAD future in question

February 1, 2009

Washington — As the Food Animal Reside Avoidance Databank continues to struggle, operating with bare-bones staff, Washington insiders hope for a reprieve.

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