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Kennel license requirements changed in Maryland

August 1, 2011

Annapolis, Md. - Anyone with more than 15 unspayed female dogs over the age of 6 months will be required to obtain a Maryland kennel license beginning Oct. 1.

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AAVMC, AVMA lobby lawmakers to fund NAHLN

August 1, 2011

Washington — The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted to restore funding to the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), but the Senate must follow suit if funds are appropriated for the program in the 2012 Department of Agriculture budget.

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Oklahoma to establish abuse hotline, contract with veterinarians for inspections

August 1, 2011

Oklahoma City — Commercial pet breeders in Oklahoma must now contract with veterinarians for inspections and establish a hotline for animal abuse reporting.

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GAO: Neglect on the rise since closure of domestic equine slaughter operations

August 1, 2011

National Report — The welfare of some horses has declined since the United States banned equine slaughter plants, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Texas refines licensure rules

August 1, 2011

Austin — The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will no longer accept licensure applications through any reciprocal licensing agreements or by endorsement.

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Missouri dog breeder law mandates annual veterinary exams

August 1, 2011

St. Louis — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon allocated $1.1 million in the 2012 state budget to crack down on substandard commercial dog breeders.

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Lawmakers give green light to veterinary board for physical, mental evaluation requests

August 1, 2011

Annapolis, Md. — Maryland veterinarians will now have to submit to physical and/or mental examinations if ordered by the state veterinary board.

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Alabama sets new rules on shelter euthanasia

August 1, 2011

Mobile, Ala. — Alabama is banning the use of gas chambers for euthanasia at animal shelters starting next year.

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Nevada sets new breeding standards, including DVM care

August 1, 2011

Carson City, Nev. — New regulations on dog and cat breeders in Nevada include prohibiting the sale of either animal without a sales contract.

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