DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2009 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2009
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Investigating the H1N1 threat
By Rachael Whitcomb
Ames, Iowa — While the first known cat tested positive for the H1N1influenza virus, veterinary immunologists say more research is needed to understand the risks of cat-to-cat transmission.
Trash talking
By Rachael Whitcomb
Vet slapped with $20,000 bill as authorities crack down on waste disposal.
Houston veterinarians protest forced disclosure of pet/client information
By Rachael Whitcomb
City ordinance mandates veterinarians cough up licensing information.
The many faces of animal welfare
By Rachael Whitcomb
East Lansing, Mich. — "Tides go two ways and can be dangerous," says Dr. David Morton, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, professor emeritus in biomedical science and biomedical ethics at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
A dream delayed: A series of immigration mistakes turns one veterinarian's dream into a deportation nightmare
By Rachael Whitcomb
Tampa, Fla. — A year ago, Dr. Salvador Galindo sat in an immigration holding facility in Miami, waiting to find out if he would be forced to leave the United States — the place he built his career and called home for more than a decade.
Pfizer finalizes acquisition of Fort Dodge
By Dan Verdon
New York — Pfizer Animal Health finalized its acquisition of Wyeth's Fort Dodge Animal Health, making it the biggest player in the animal-health market.
ACVS elects officers, names new treasurer
Washington—Awards granted to veterinarians.
Congress OKs $1 million to run FARAD in 2010
By Christina Macejko
Washington—The Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database will continue to be operational through 2010.
Tufts, UM snare $185 million to unite health professions in outbreak response
New program said to facilitate the merging of animal and human-health expertise.
Tuskegee loses Dean Emeritus
By Rachael Whitcomb
Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine mourns the October death of the college's third dean.
Surgery STAT
Surgery STAT: Scrotal ablation for routine and cryptorchid castration in horses
By Charles T. McCauley, DVM, DACVS
A collaborative column between the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and DVM Newsmagazine.
Small Animal
Exploring physical therapy modalities in veterinary rehabilitation
By Janet Van Dyke, DVM
Dogs are now routinely reaping the benefits from many physical modalities formerly used only to treat people.
Veterinary anesthesia: Understanding risk management, adverse outcomes
By Linda Marie Wetzel
A Q&A with veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Kurt Grimm
A guide to finding foxtails
By Allison Zwingenberger, DVM, DACVR, DECVDI
Dr. Allison Zwingenberger provides guidelines for identifying foxtails in dogs.
Equine
Evaluate equine lameness objectively
By Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS
How to judge a tricky problem with objective tools.
Fighting equine diseases: Medicine improving, but movement increases risk
By Brendan Howard
When it comes to contagious equine diseases, there is good news and bad news.
UC-Davis shows vitamin E role in treating equine neurologic disease
By Ed Kane, PhD
Horses' condition makes it easier for vitamin E to do its work protecting cells from free-radical damage.
Zoonotic diseases: Horses to humans
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Veterinarians are one of the most at-risk populations for equine-human disease transmission.
Education
UC-Davis cuts worsen
By Rachael Whitcomb
State leaders are considering privatizing health sciences to ease economic crisis.
Commentary
Letter to the Editor: Ear cropping not cruel, when done right
One doctor defends the practice of ear cropping.
Letter to the Editor: Entering the health-care debate
How will the potential healthcare reform affect veterinarians?
Letter to the Editor: Expansion pains
The hoops some doctors have to jump through to grow.
Letter to the Editor: New welfare war
Where do you stand on the animal rights issue?
Where did I go wrong?
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Breaking through to Iva Granite-Head.
Stampede
Playing the reindeer game
It's best to tell a policeman the truth—no matter how weird it sounds.
Politics
Shuler wins re-election bid in Virginia
Richmond, Va.—Veterinarian-turned-politician stays in office
Regulatory
Five Calif. cities try to scratch out declawing procedures
By Rachael Whitcomb
Sacramento, Calif. — Five California municipalities are working to ban cat declawing before a new state law takes effect that will prevent them from doing so, and one has already been successful.
Despite FTC delays, compliance with Red Flags Rule can help protect clients
By James Iafe, VMD
Six steps to complying with the Red Flags Rule.
Letter of the Law
Pet health insurance: What we're learning from ObamaCare
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Veterinarians—not insurance companies—may be in charge now and in the future when it comes to pet insurance.
Trend Watch
If you invite them, they will join, survey says
By Christina Macejko
Veterinary associations try to understand, lure new veterinarians to their ranks.
Practice for Profit
Do you know how much your practice is worth?
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Profitability is key to determining its true value
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