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N.Y. bill would require DVMs to certify some animal breeders

July 1, 2009

Albany, N.Y. — New York veterinarians may have to certify some animal breeders if a bill is passed by state legislators.

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OVMA calls for more veterinarian representation on Ohio livestock board

June 28, 2009

Columbus, Ohio -- A ballot issue that would create a statewide board standardizing livestock housing is a step in the right direction, according to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).

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Louisiana lawmakers eye graduate tuition increases

June 25, 2009

Baton Rouge, La. -- Tuition may be going up $1,500 a year at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine next year if state legislators have their way.

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Lawmaker calls for new Texas veterinary college

June 24, 2009

Amarillo, Texas -- A Texas senator believes a new veterinary school, or a large-animal program, might be what it takes to increase the number of food-animal veterinarians in his state.

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Calif. antibiotics bill fails to move forward

June 18, 2009

A California Senate bill that would have placed limits on antibiotic use in food animals has failed.

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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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