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Hawaii considers forced sterilization for pets sold through retail channels

April 1, 2012

Honolulu — State lawmakers are again calling for mandatory sterilization of puppies and kittens sold through pet stores.

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CDC cautions public about raw milk consumption

April 1, 2012

The agency notes that majority of dairy-related illnesses are linked to raw milk.

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Tennessee drafts new legislation in favor of horse slaughter ban

April 1, 2012

Nashville — Shortly after the federal government re-opened the door to horse slaughter for human consumption in the United States, Tennessee legislators are working to keep it out of the state.

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W.V. may exempt veterinary drugs from sales tax

April 1, 2012

Charleston, W.V. — A new bill in West Virginia is seeking to exempt veterinary medications from consumer sales and service taxes.

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New York lawmakers want DVMs to check drug registry before prescribing painkillers

March 19, 2012

Albany, N.Y. -- Some New York legislators want healthcare practitioners--including veterinarians--to start checking a controlled-substance-abuse registry before prescribing some medications.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

North Carolina court of appeals shoots down emotional damages claim

March 13, 2012

Raleigh, N.C. -- The push for the legal system to award non-economic damages was thwarted again in North Carolina.

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Nebraska attempts to address animal rights groups

March 1, 2012

Omaha, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers introduced a new bill that would make it a felony to seek employment at an animal facility with the intention of disrupting operations.

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Colorado redefines veterinary practice

March 1, 2012

Denver, Colo. — The Colorado veterinary board amended a number of regulations from a definition on veterinary dentistry to rules on waiving a valid veterinarian-patient relationship in times of emergency.

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Kansas veterinary board amends standards

March 1, 2012

Topeka, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners recently amended minimum standards for veterinary practices.

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