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IVMA neutral on state fee for pharmaceutical firms

March 1, 2008

Kuna, Idaho — Estimates of how much revenue the state might receive from a proposed annual fee for veterinary pharmaceutical firms in Idaho could be inflated by as much as double, according to the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), which is taking a neutral stand on the measure.

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Postponed again

March 1, 2008

Colorado veterinary leaders plan to testify against H.B. 1308 that, if passed, would allow pet owners to recover loss of companionship damages.

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Farm bill moves up political food chain

February 1, 2008

Washington — Leaders in veterinary medicine are lobbying for several amendments in the Senate's version of the farm bill to remain intact.

Farm Bill enters conference committee; leaders rally behind veterinary measures

January 3, 2008

Washington - 1/3/08 - Leaders in veterinary medicine are lobbying for several amendments in the Senate's version of the Farm Bill to remain intact.

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Senate bill calls for tracking animal cruelty

January 1, 2008

AVMA Animal Welfare Committee to review measure

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HSUS readies launch of new veterinary association

January 1, 2008

GAITHERSBURG, MD. — Consumers are driving a new animal-welfare agenda, says Humane Society of the United States front man Wayne Pacelle. And he wants veterinarians to join his cause by spearheading a new veterinary association.

AVMA: Lobby your senator to pass the Farm Bill

November 20, 2007

Washington - 11/20/07 - In an effort to get the bogged down Farm Bill passed with its veterinary-related amendments, the American Veterinary Medical Association's political arm wants DVMs to contact their senators.

Senate to debate Farm Bill today; framework contains veterinary issues

November 6, 2007

Washington - 11/6/07 - The Farm Bill is scheduled to hit the U.S. Senate floor this afternoon, opening up a policy debate on farming issues and a handful of topics related to veterinary medicine.

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USDA chief resigns, Senate campaign may be in the future

September 22, 2007

Washington - 9/22/07 - United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced his resignation earlier this week and is expected to soon announce plans of running for a Senate seat.

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