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Officials offer new NAVLE self-assessments

March 11, 2008

Bismarck, N.D. - 3/11/08 - New NAVLE self-assessments are available, developed with help from the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME).

Virginia reports 25-year rabies high

March 10, 2008

Richmond, Va. - 3/11/08 - Reported cases of animal rabies in the state have spiked to their highest number since 1982, according to Virginia health officials.

MAF offers pain management Web casts

March 7, 2008

Denver, Colo. - 3/7/08 - The Morris Animal Foundation will sponsor a live animal pain management Web cast for veterinarians on Thursday, March 13.

2 equine veterinarians named to hall of fame

March 6, 2008

College Station, Texas - 3/6/08 - Two equine veterinarians, one in academia and one in private practice, were inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, recognizing their contributions to the advancement of equine foot care.

Law requires Ore. veterinarians to increase ID protection

March 5, 2008

Portland, Ore. - 3/5/08 - Oregon practitioners are subject new requirements designed to protect consumers from identification theft.

Indiana Legislature mulls veterinary practice update

March 4, 2008

Indianapolis - 3/4/08 - Indiana Lawmakers are moving to modernize the state's Veterinary Practice Act by amending language not touched in at least 30 years.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

Beef recall spurs firing of 2 USDA employees

March 3, 2008

Washington - 3/3/08 - A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector and supervisor were suspended without pay after a facility's overlooking of multiple federal rules resulted in the largest beef recall in U.S. history

MAF, AVMF partner to study infectious diseases

February 29, 2008

Denver, Colo. - 2/29/08 - The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Morris Animal Foundation will, for the second year in a row, co-sponsor two studies to fight canine and avian influenza.

Veterinarians Dee, Meyer join AVMA board

February 28, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - 2/28/08 - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) plans to install two new members to the Executive Board in July during the group's New Orleans convention.

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