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In the line of fire

July 10, 2008

Butte County, Calif. - Veterinary clinics throughout a rural county about 90 miles north of Sacramento have managed to stay out of the line of fire so far, but many residents have been forced to flee from their homes and take their animals with them as fires continue to blaze around them.

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FDA bans extra-label use of antimicrobials in food animals

July 9, 2008

Rockville, Md.- A new rule will go into effect this fall prohibiting the extra-label use of cephalosporin antimicrobial drugs in food animals.

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Dean appointed at Minnesota veterinary college

July 8, 2008

St. Paul, Minn. - Dr. Trevor Ames is the new dean of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, after holding the post of interim dean for a year.

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One Health Initiative report due July 15

July 7, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - The executive summary of the AVMA One Health Initiative Task Force, charged with defining "one health" and providing recommendations and strategic actions to support and expand the concept across the health professions, will be released July 15.

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Task force issues guidelines for spay-neuter programs

July 6, 2008

Ithaca, N.Y. - A 22-member national task force appointed three years ago to develop a set of uniform guidelines for efficient spay-neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia released its recommendations.

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New avian flu vaccination technique shows promise

July 5, 2008

Philadelphia - A new way to vaccinate against avian flu, developed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, could better protect against mutations and multiple flu strains.

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Study links animal die-offs to climate extremes

July 4, 2008

Davis, Calif. - A research collaboration among three universities discovered that climate extremes often are to blame for mass die-offs in livestock and wildlife.

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N.C. clinic to teach quick, safe sterilization

July 3, 2008

Asheville, N.C. - A state-of-the-art spay/neuter clinic dedicated to controlling dog and cat overpopulation opened in Asheville, N.C.

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NIH awards $1 million in grants to veterinary research at Cornell

July 2, 2008

Ithaca, N.Y. - Two clinical research programs at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine will receive $1 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next four years.

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