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Canadian veterinary college to receive $9.5 million

February 13, 2008

Ontario, Canada - 2/13/08 - A small-animal teaching hospital will be built on the campus of the Ontario Veterinary College, the oldest in Canada, with the help of a $9.5-million donation from the Ontario province.

Texas educator wins equine research award

February 11, 2008

College Station, Texas - 2/11/08 - Dr. Noah Cohen, professor of large-animal clinical sciences at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, received the 2008 Schering-Plough Animal Health Applied Equine Research Award at the 10th World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) congress in Moscow, Russia.

Feline care guidelines aim to boost veterinary visits, life quality

February 8, 2008

Palm Springs, Calif. - 2/8/08 - The writing of two sets of cat-care guidelins, one for veterinarians and another for owners, will be tackled through multiple veterinary-medicine-focused partnerships following the first-ever CATalyst Summit, held to spur ideas for reversing the trend of decreasing feline veterinary visits in a time of increasing cat ownership.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

3 firms, executives indicted in pet-food case

February 8, 2008

National Report - 2/8/08 - A federal grand jury indicted two Chinese firms, an American firm and their principals on multiple counts related to tainted pet foods that sickened or killed perhaps thousands fo pets last year and triggered the largest pet-food recall in the nation's history, involving some 150 brands or about 1 percent of the total pet-food supply.

Funds started in Barbaro's name still growing

February 1, 2008

Kennett Square, Pa. - 2/1/08 - The Barbaro Fund and the Fund for Laminitis Research, both established a year ago after the death of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, grew substantially with recent gifts and pledges, according to the University of Pennsylvania?s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Six Delaware farms under quarantine for EHV-1

January 31, 2008

Felton, Del. - 1/31/08 - The Delaware Department of Agriculture has placed six horse farms under quarantine unitl Feb. 7 to try and contain an outbreak of equine herpesvirus, or EHV-1.

UC-Davis researchers map feline family tree, warn against inbreeding

January 29, 2008

Davis, Ca. - 1/29/08 - New research indicates a loss of genetic diversity associated with the long-term development of foundation cat breeds - those breeds that provided the genetic basis from which modern pure breeds were developed.

Most dogs seized in Vick case saved, ASPCA says

January 28, 2008

New York - 1/28/08 - As the fifth and final defendant in the Michael Vick dog-fighting case was sentenced in a Virginia court, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reported that most of the dogs seized at the football star's property have a chance at rehabilitiation.

Conference to address disease protection and prevention

January 25, 2008

Baltimore, MD. - 1/25/08 - The 2008 Biodefense and Emerging Disease Research Meeting, hosted by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), is scheduled Feb. 24-27 in Baltimore, MD.

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