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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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Importation of four snake species banned from the United States

March 1, 2012

National Report — U.S. officials banned the import of four snake species in an effort to protect the Everglades National Park in Florida.

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New Jersey begins pilot program for mandatory sterilization

March 1, 2012

Trenton, N.J. — A bill enacted in New Jersey Dec. 5 establishes a new sterilization pilot program for adopted dogs and cats.

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Alaska legislators review unlicensed veterinary practice, disciplinary actions

March 1, 2012

Anchorage — A new bill in Alaska spells out new rules for unlicensed veterinary care and disciplinary actions filed against veterinarians.

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Florida wants veterinarians to wear name badges

March 1, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida lawmakers are considering a new bill that would require all healthcare professionals—including veterinarians—to wear name badges clearly displaying their credentials when rendering services.

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Manitoba bans cosmetic ear cropping; other provinces may follow suit

February 29, 2012

Winnipeg, Canada -- Manitoba veterinarians who perform cosmetic ear cropping on dogs could lose their veterinary licenses, according to veterinary regulators.

FDA warns veterinarians about safety concerns with use of unapproved, foreign-labeled dental X-ray devices

February 13, 2012

Rockville, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning to veterinarians about the use (and purchase) of some hand-held dental X-ray units sold over the Internet from foreign sources.

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FDA to address antiparasitic drug use and resistance in equines, ruminants

February 10, 2012

Rockville, Md. -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to tackle anthelmintic resistance in horses and ruminants during a two-day public meeting in March.

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Avian influenza veterinary researchers agree to stop studies for 60 days

February 8, 2012

Madison, Wis.-- Veterinary researchers, urged by international government officials to censor their findings on the transmission of H5N1 influenza viruses due to risks of bioterrorism, have agreed to a two-month moratorium on their studies.

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