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One Health task force issues report, makes recommendations

July 17, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - A task force appointed last year to define the mission of the One Health Initiative issued its report, making a number of recommendations on how the human/animal medicine collaboration should proceed.

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Interim teaching hospital director makes it official

July 16, 2008

Blacksburg, Va. - Dr. F. William "Bill" Pierson, interim director of the veterinary teaching hospital at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech since last July, now has officially been named to the full-time veterinary teaching hospital director position.

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Texas authorities expand fever tick quarantine area

July 16, 2008

Austin, Texas - A year after establishing its first 39,325-acre quarantine to fight fever ticks, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has expanded its watch zone by another 307,000 acres.

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Kansas vet trades clinic for capital

July 15, 2008

Augusta, Kan. - After retiring in 2006 from the veterinary practice DVM Gary D. Harmon and his wife, DVM Cathy Harmon, have run since 1969, the Kansas veterinarian questioned what to do with all of his spare time.

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New equine hospital at Belmont to open soon

July 14, 2008

Elmont, N.Y. - A $17 million, state-of-the-art equine referral hospital near Belmont Park that will serve the New York metropolitan area will open in early September, according to its owners, International Equine Acquisitions Holdings (IEAH), the group that owns 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown.

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LSU veterinary school to host dermatology conference

July 13, 2008

Baton Rouge - Learn about claw disease, nasal dermatoses and other dermatological ailments at Louisiana State University (LSU) conference this fall.

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FDA approves new medication for freshwater fish

July 12, 2008

Washington - A new drug that promises to combat coldwater disease in freshwater fish has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Bill to ban Argentine beef introduced in Senate

July 11, 2008

Washington - A bill was introduced into the U.S. Senate July 10 that would counteract a U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to allow the importation of beef from a region in Argentina - a country that has not yet eradicated foot and mouth disease FMD).

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Anthrax confirmed in North Dakota

July 11, 2008

Bismarck, N.D. - Two cases of anthrax have been confirmed in animals in North Dakota so far this year.

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