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Cardiac registry offers alerts to pets' heart disease

July 23, 2008

Lakewood, Colo. - A new online registry gives breeders and pet owners a new tool to determine whether their dogs and cats are free of congenital and adult-onset heart disease.

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Porcine disease research gets boost from USDA

July 22, 2008

Urbana, Ill. - A $400,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine will help provide more clues about how the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus evades the immune system.

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Couple gives $1 million to fund Oklahoma veterinary program

July 21, 2008

Stillwater, Okla. - The only full-service, 24-hour small-animal critical care center in Oklahoma recently got a $1 million helping hand.

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Veterinary college welcomes new administrator

July 20, 2008

Columbia, Mo. - A long-time professor and chairman at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine is taking over the post of academic affairs associate dean Sept. 1 to make sure the school's curriculum matches the fast-changing pace of the profession.

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Illinois vet college embarks on canine studies

July 19, 2008

Urbana, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine is preparing two new studies that will look at various treatments for common canine ailments.

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CSU business-development unit names new CEO

July 18, 2008

Fort Collins, Colo. - A nonprofit business-development foundation at Colorado State University (CSU) has selected one of its own board members to lead the program into its second year.

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AVMA House divided

July 18, 2008

New Orleans - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates voted against discussing a controversial antimicrobial resolution July 18 by a vote of 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent.

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Richardson to speak at Hall of Fame ceremony

July 18, 2008

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Dean Richardson, DVM, the equine orthopedic surgeon who treated 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, will be the guest speaker at the National Museum of Racing's 2008 Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.

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Research team links illness to pigs raised without antibiotics

July 17, 2008

Columbus, Ohio - A new study conducted by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine suggests that pigs raised without antibiotics were more susceptible to parasitic infections and disease.

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