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N.J. veterinarians report higher transactions, lower client numbers

February 27, 2008

Washington, N.J. - 02/28/08 - Owners are spending more, but fewer clients are coming in, New Jersey practitioners say.

Web site provides free online advice

February 26, 2008

Austin, Texas - 2/26/08 - Televets.com, a first-of-its-kind free online advice service, gives owners the ability to submit questions about their pets and receive an answer from a licensed veterinary professional within 24 hours.

LSU to host small animal symposium

February 25, 2008

Baton Rouge, La. - 2/25/08 - The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) will host its Small Animal Symposium in April that will focus on canine and feline infectious diseases.

FDA considering changes to ADUFA

February 22, 2008

Rockville, MD. - 2/22/08 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering the implementation of an Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) Reauthorization plan that focuses on the drug review program's funding, application process and technology.

Crouch heads biomedical-sciences program at Texas A&M

February 21, 2008

College Station, Texas - 2/21/08 - Dr. Elizabeth Merriam Crouch is the new director of Texas A&M University's Biomedical Sciences program, the first woman to lead the program in its 30-year history.

LSU symposium spotlights infectious diseases

February 20, 2008

Baton Rouge, La. - 2/20/08 - Louisiana State University's (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine plans to host its Small Animal Symposium on April 27.

USDA orders largest beef recall in nation's history

February 19, 2008

Chino, Calif. - 2/19/08 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month from a California meatpacker due to oversight lapses by public health veterinarians who were not summoned to re-evaluate nonambulatory cattle pre-slaughter.

Korean firm gets order to clone American's pet dog

February 15, 2008

Seoul, South Korea - 2/15/08 - A California woman is paying a South Korean firm $150,000 to clone a pit bull terrier for her, using tissue from her dead pet, according to a published report.

Dogs get more love, veterinary care than cats, study says

February 14, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - 2/14/08 - Cats get significantly less attention and veterinary medical care from their owners than dogs, according to a new study that offers statistics proving the discrepancy and looks into the reasons for it.

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