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2 states on guard against EEE, West Nile

March 27, 2008

Boston - 3/27/08 - Health officials in Massachusetts and New Hampshire already are preparing to go on the attack this summer against mosquitoes that cause Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus, because of several localized cases in both states during the last three years.

Veterinarians opine on lethal-injection methods

March 25, 2008

Washington - 3/25/08 - Five veterinarians are weighing in on what legal experts consider one of the biggest capital punishment cases to face the U.S. Supreme Court in a generation.

Charges pending in veterinary drug theft

March 24, 2008

Columbia Heights, Minn. - 3/24/08 - Charges are pending against a Minnesota veterinary technician suspected of trying to fill bogus veterinary prescriptions for pain killers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Summit attendees address 7 racehorse welfare and safety issues

March 22, 2008

Lexington, Ky. - 3/22/08 - The Thoroughbred racing industry will look for ways to attract and retain more regulatory veterinarians, improve track surfaces to reduce injuries and develop a research and development plan for drug testing.

LSU veterinary students learning at local shelters

March 21, 2008

Baton Rouge, La. - 3/21/08 - The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), with the help of a Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) grant, has launched a community-based companion-animal health program that will use local shelters to help train students.

PetMed Express reveals fiscal health, warns of veterinarian competition

March 20, 2008

Washington - 3/20/07 - The nation's largest Internet pet pharmacy reports no debt, no legal woes and stock selling at $12.47 a share at press time.

HSUS conference focuses on animals in disaster

March 19, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. - 319/08 - The 2008 National Conference on Animals in Disaster, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), will be held in Sacramento, Calif. June 2-6.

Connecticut VMA launches job site for veterinarians

March 18, 2008

Middletown, Conn. - 3/18/08 - The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has created a jobs and recruiting section on the group's Web site.

Dog fighting a nationwide felony

March 17, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - 3/17/08 - The passing of two state bills in recent weeks has made dog fighting a felony in all 50 states.

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