DVM360 MAGAZINE, Aug 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Aug 1, 2010
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In the flood zone
By Rachael Whitcomb
Belle Meade, Tenn. — The Sunday morning deluge continued unrelenting as two clinic staffers arrived at the Animal Hospital of West Nashville to check on boarded patients.
FDA seeks limited antibiotic phase out
By Rachael Whitcomb , Daniel R. Verdon
Rockville, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposal to phase out antibiotic use in food animals unless there is medical necessity drew comments from interested veterinary groups.
Antimicrobial debate continues at AVMA meeting
By Rachael Whitcomb
Schaumburg, Ill. — Two new resolutions submitted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board to the House of Delegates would define the role of veterinarians in the antimicrobial debate.
The bonds that tie
By Stephanie Fellenstein
National Report — Who better to understand a veterinarian's work day than a spouse who is also a veterinarian? But is too much togetherness a good thing?
Number of animal victims grows as Gulf cleanup continues
Gulf of Mexico — The number of birds, sea turtles and mammals injured or killed as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to swell, according to a new estimate released by the Unified Area Command in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Non-compete agreements: When veterinary associates and practice owners clash
By Alicia Karapetian
National Report — When Dr. Christie Cichra graduated from veterinary school in 2006, she had a job lined up.
AVMA Council on Education may get new voting member
By Rachael Whitcomb
Schaumburg, Ill. — The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) might get voting rights on accreditation decisions if a bylaws amendment is approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) at its annual meeting in July.
DVM Newsmakers: Entering a new era
By Daniel R. Verdon
New York, N.Y. — Flanked by a cadre of veterinarians, support staff, a Maltese, German Shepherd and others, the new CEO of the Animal Medical Center (AMC) gathered her new team to ring the bell.
House of Delegates considers resolution on accreditation of foreign schools
By Alicia Karapetian
Schaumburg, Ill. — The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) proposed a resolution asking the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board to conduct a risk-benefit analysis of AVMA's Council on Education's (COE) accreditation process for foreign veterinary schools.
Life after an embezzlement
By Rachael Whitcomb
Reno, Nev. — Dr. Davyd Pelsue, 39, learned the hard way that small businesses with a "family" atmosphere are, unfortunately, th emost susceptible to employee theft.
New federal education regulations to impact COE process
Schaumburg, Ill. — New federal regulations, under the the Higher Education Opportunities Act that went into effect July 1, are already changing the way the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) operates.
Small Animal
Brain aging in dogs: Prevention and treatment
By Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
Diet, supplements, drugs and cognitive and physical stimulation all play roles.
Strategies to treat periodontal disease
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
Weigh clinical, radiographic evidence as well as client expectations when approaching this preventable disease.
Flea/tick study examines maternal transfer of Bartonella
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Bartonella species is a new and emerging bacterial pathogen for veterinarians.
Rehabilitation medicine
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, talks about the significance of the new ACVAMR specialty designation and trends in animal rehabilitation.
Trends and best practices for patients with acute renal failure
By Avi Blake, DVM
A Q&A with veterinary internist Barrak Pressler
What does it mean to endure?
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Osborne's journey with Parkinson's disease.
Business
Specialty practices merge
By Cheryl Higley
Denver — Five veterinary specialty practices from across the United States have joined together to form MOON (Member Owned Organizational Network) — a collaboration designed to improve organizational efficiency, promote growth and profitability, increase equity value, and help ensure sustainability, all while preserving the veterinary ethos in the practices.
Show high-quality veterinary medicine with itemized invoices
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Small changes in your invoices can improve client communication and showcase your expertise in veterinary medicine
Get the most out of a veterinary conference
By David M. Lane, DVM, MS
Do: Meet and greet as much as possible. Don't: Wear flip-flops and a sweatshirt; be professional.
2 ways to boost team member health
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Helping staff members stay healthy benefits your practice
Equine
EU standards could signal new challenges for veterinary records, horse transport and slaughter
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — Since it's 2008 ban, America has exported the job of equine slaughter to its neighbors to the north and south — Canada and Mexico, both of which have cited increases in slaughter rates over the last three years.
Aspiration pneumonia in neonatal foals
By Ed Kane, PhD
Bacterial pneumonia is a common cause of disease in young foals.
Gender, age bigger factor in race fatalities than track surface
By Rachael Whitcomb
Lexington, Ky. — Track surfaces have much less connection to racehorse injuries than other factors, like gender and age, according to new data revealed by The Jockey Club.
Managing the blue eye blues: Equine corneal disease
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Corneal disease and damage resulting in cloudy, blue eyes has many causes.
Mentor veterinary students to encourage a love for equine practice
By Ed Kane, PhD
Take a little bit of your time to show some newbies the ropes, and you'll make a positive impact on their careers.
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