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USDA focuses on bovine tuberculosis

April 4, 2008

Washington - 4/4/08 - Emergency funding totalling $16.8 million has been earmarked to continue efforts to eradicate bovine tuberculosis in California, Michigan and Minnesota, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Tentative settlement reached in pet-food lawsuits

April 3, 2008

Camden, N.J. - 4/3/08 - Another chapter in the lengthy pet-food recall saga is drawing to a close with the reported settlement of more than 100 class-action lawsuits brought on behalf of pet owners in the United States and Canada.

WVMA authors welfare principles for large animals

April 2, 2008

Madison, Wis. - 4/2/08 - The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) plans to release guiding principles for large-animal welfare, pending review by the group's Animal Welfare Committee and the Executive Board's final approval in June.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

LSU teams with shelters

April 1, 2008

Baton Rouge, La. — Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine launched a program that trains students in underserved area animal shelters.

NCVEI launches communications lessons for veterinarians

April 1, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - 4/1/08 - The National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) now offers live-action video created to help veterinarians better communicate with clients.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Power play: CVMA aims to reel in board authority; rebuttal planned

April 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — Longstanding disputes between the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB) came to a head last month, with the introduction of a bill designed to curb the power of regulators.

Texas A&M to open new cancer facility

March 31, 2008

College Station, Texas- 3/31/08 - The Texas A&M University Board of Regents has approved the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences to begin construction on a veterinary imaging and cancer treatment center.

Vet clinic falls victim to embezzlement

March 29, 2008

Northampton, Mass. - 3/29/08 - Fleeced by a payroll scam, a Haydenville veterinary clinic had more than $90,000 stolen by its former bookkeeper.

DVM advice leads to record-breaking humane case

March 28, 2008

Tucson, Ariz. - 3/28/08 - After following a suggestion from her veterinarian, a woman's tip to local authorities led to the discovery of almost 900 animals in a triple-wide mobile home.

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