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Veterinarian insurance trust explores health coverage for pets

April 16, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - 4/16/08 - Pet health insurance is on the Group Health and Life Insurance Trust's (GHLIT)

HSVMA creates leadership council

April 15, 2008

Bethesda, Md. - 4/15/08 - The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) is moving forward to develop the new group, including plans this month to announce leadership council members.

AKC received international funding for spinal disease

April 14, 2008

Raleigh, N.C. - 4/14/08 - The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF) study of Syringomyelia in Brussels Griffon received funding support from three international clubs, based in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

USDA uncovers more slaughterhouse violations

April 11, 2008

Washington - 4/11/08 - Operations were suspended at one slaughterhouse and violations issued at three others after 18 facilities were evaluated in a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit, spurred by the nation's largest beef recall earlier this year.

AAEP 'On Call' veterinarians ready for spring race telecasts

April 10, 2008

Lexington, Ky. - 4/10/08 - "On Call" equine veterinarians trained to deal with the media during the Thoroughbred racing season are assigned for the major televised races this spring, including the Triple Crown.

First-ever veterinary forensics conference kicks off today

April 9, 2008

Orlando, Fla. - 4/9/08 - Continued advancements in animal cruelty have spurred the unprecedented Veterinary Forensics Symposium, which opens its doors today and is co-sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the University of Florida's William R. Maples Center for Forensic Science.

Veterinary technicians are not 'nurses,' insists profession

April 9, 2008

Albany, N.Y. - 4/9/08 - New York nurses want veterinarians to stop calling their technicians 'nurses' -- a term they say applies only to the human-health profession.

AVMA calls on veterinarians to lobby for Farm Bill

April 8, 2008

Washington - 4/8/08 - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) wants veterinarians to pressure lawmakers to support the Senate's version of the Farm Bill.

Government to fund respiratory disease research in cattle

April 7, 2008

Blacksburg, Va. - 4/7/08 - The role biofilm plays in the development of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRDC) will be studied, with the help of government funding, by a Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicince professor.


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