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Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

San Francisco considers ban on cat declaw surgeries

July 16, 2009

San Francisco -- San Francisco may become the second U.S. city to adopt legislation banning the declawing of cats for non-therapeutic reasons.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

AVMA House torpedoes research animal policy revision

July 9, 2009

An AVMA resolution that would have revised its policy on use of random-source dogs and cats for research has been quietly killed.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

N.Y. bill would require DVMs to certify some animal breeders

July 1, 2009

Albany, N.Y. — New York veterinarians may have to certify some animal breeders if a bill is passed by state legislators.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Gene therapy shows promise in treating glycogen-storage disease

July 1, 2009

Gainesville, Fla. — Veterinarians and physicians from the University of Florida's Glycogen Storage Disease Program believe they have successfully used gene therapy to treat a dog born with glycogen-storage disease.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

Olympics: A wet start for DVMs, equestrians

August 11, 2008

Veterinarians talk about the Beijing Olympic Games in DVM Newsmagazine interview.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Veterinary user fee reauthorization draws praise from industry group

August 6, 2008

Washington - The Animal Health Institute (AHI) applauded Congress for its swift passage of the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Outbreak at New Orleans shelter leads to euthanasia of 170 animals

August 6, 2008

New Orleans -- An outbreak that spread through an animal shelter in Louisiana led to the euthanasia of about 170 animals.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Foot-and-mouth disease vaccine work will continue

August 5, 2008

Gaithersburg, Md. - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended an agreement with a biopharmaceutical company to continue work developing vaccines to prevent foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Water bottles going to the dogs

August 4, 2008

Sparta, Wis. - As legislators and environmentalists across the country try to figure out what to do about all the plastic water bottles ending up in landfills, a company is marketing bottled water for dogs.

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