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Some Calif. dogs may get rabies exemption

December 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — Dogs whose lives could be endangered by a rabies vaccination may receive an exemption in California.

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Rabies observation could be ordered through New York veterinary hospitals

December 1, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York now requires animals that have been exposed to rabies to go through a 10-day confinement and observation period in a secured facility, like a veterinarian's office.

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ASPCA and New York City advocacy groups call for reforms to city's carriage horse industry

November 23, 2011

New York, N.Y. -- ASPCA and other advocacy groups hosted a rally to announce their support of legislation calling for a phase-out of horse carriages in Manhattan.

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Ohio task force recommends ban on dangerous, wild animal ownership

November 22, 2011

Columbus, Ohio -- An Ohio task force proposed a ban on owning dangerous, exotic animals in the state by 2014.

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FDA issues health warning to veterinarians, pet owners about chicken jerky products from China

November 21, 2011

Rockville, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about chicken jerky products imported from China, after seeing an increase in dog illnesses over the last 12 months.

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FDA files notice of appeal over veterinary compounding ruling

November 18, 2011

Ocala, Fla. -- The federal government appealed the September decision of a Florida district court that ruled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority when it tried to shut down a veterinary compounding pharmacy.

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California scales back illegal veterinary dentistry services

November 16, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. -- Groomers will no longer be able to include dental scaling on their list of services in California.

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Rx debate: Washington state prescription-monitoring program causing 'huge burden' for DVMs

November 1, 2011

Olympia, Wash. — A new prescription-monitoring program that went into effect in early October is already causing so many headaches for Washington practitioners that the state veterinary medical association is pushing for an exemption for the veterinary profession.

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Catastrophic breakdown in Pa. calls for tracks to better prepare for emergency veterinary care

November 1, 2011

A fatal injury of a racehorse during training has some questioning the racetrack's responsibility in maintaining a veterinarian on call even during non-racing events.

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