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Mexico's drug cartels force animal inspections stateside

August 1, 2011

Increasing drug cartel violence in Mexico forced U.S. veterinary inspectors, who previously crossed the border to perform inspections, to move stateside, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Colorado veterinary board defines DVM supervision; clarifies animal massage therapy requirements

August 1, 2011

Denver — New state rules in Colorado place veterinary students under the direct supervision of licensed veterinarians.

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Nebraska revises rules for temporary licensure

August 1, 2011

Lincoln, Neb. — Veterinarians may now apply for a temporary license in Nebraska if they have been licensed in another state with comparable standards.

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Modest funding cut for FARAD in 2011

August 1, 2011

Washington — The Food Animal Avoidance Databank (FARAD) took a tiny funding cut this year.

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Calif. board establishes CE requirements for veterinary technicians

August 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Veterinary Medical Board has issued a new rule, spelling out continuing education requirements for veterinary technicians.

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Georgia authorizes veterinary student loan program

August 1, 2011

Atlanta, Ga. — Georgia lawmakers have reworked the state's previous student loan repayment program and established a board to purchase the loans of veterinary students that will practice food-animal medicine in Georgia.

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More states consider veterinary sterilization laws for dogs and cats

July 29, 2011

National Report — More states are passing or considering legislation to mandate pet sterilization by veterinarians.

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Sergeant's initiates return-exchange on fipronil-methoprene veterinary flea and tick products citing patent problems

July 20, 2011

Omaha, Neb. -- Sergeant's Pet Products issued a voluntary return-and-exchange on its fipronil-methoprene products because they infringe on Merial's patents, the company reports.

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Texas legislation to allow lay equine dentists to practice under DVM supervision

July 13, 2011

Austin -- Texas may soon allow non-veterinarians to perform certain equine dental procedures under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.

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