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Puppy mill bust calls in veterinary forensic experts

June 30, 2008

Lyles, Tenn. - More than 700 animals were confiscated following a puppy mill raid that is believed to be the largest in Tennessee history.

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Canadian vet college awarded $5 million for hospital

June 29, 2008

Guelph, Ontario - The University of Guelph has received a $5 million, 10-year promise of financial support from Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. for the Ontario Veterinary College's (OVC) health center.

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Video showing abuse of cows prompts AVMA response

June 29, 2008

Shaumburg, Ill. - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is calling for stricter adherence to humane animal handling guidelines and standards after a new video, taped by an undercover Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) employee, shows abuse to cows at a New Mexico livestock auction.

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Art auction to fund special procedures for Miami shelter animals

June 28, 2008

Miami Fla. - A Miami veterinary specialty hospital and artist Darek Pala are auctioning 10 of Pala's paintings to raise funds to help four Miami area pet shelters provide care for animals that need advanced specialty procedures.

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IRS approves AABP charitable foundation

June 26, 2008

June 26, 2008
St. Paul, Minn. - A charitable foundation established by the American Association of Bovine Practioners (AABP) in September 2006 has been given the green light by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Veterinary turnover rates higher than national average

June 25, 2008

Denver - The veterinary profession is experiencing a higher rate of turnover than the national average for all industries, and low starting wages and minimum benefits may be to blame.

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AVMA backs preventive use of antimicrobials in livestock

June 24, 2008

Washington - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, addressing the preventive use of antimicrobials in food animals and reiterating the necessity of antibiotic use in livestock for ensuring food safety.

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EIA study could help researchers understand HIV

June 24, 2008

Pullman, Wash. - The equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus forces horses that acquire it to be quarantined for life or euthanized, but a new study being conducted at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine could provide clues as to how the virus leads to life-long infection.

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NCVEI appoints new CEO

June 21, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - Beginning June 25, Dr. Karen E. Felsted will take over as the chief executive officer for the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI).

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