DVM360 MAGAZINE, Mar 1, 2011 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Mar 1, 2011
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Comment period extended for NAVMEC report on education
By Rachael Whitcomb
The roadmap for veterinary education is a few months farther from becoming reality due to the overwhelming response organizers received during the open comment period.
The gender shift
By Rachael Whitcomb
A new study says the female majority may be keeping men out of veterinary schools.
Awareness, cost of care driving visits down, study says
By Alicia Karapetian
National Report — In the last three years, James Dee, DVM, has seen visits steadily drop in his hollywood, Fla., practice. In fact, the appointment calendar is wide open. "Anybody can be seen within a day," he says.
Illinois veterinarians outraged over rabies fee collections
By Rachael Whitcomb
Madison County, Ill. — A plan to have veterinarians collect rabies certification fees for the county is drawing ire from area practitioners.
AVMA delegates approve dues increase, shut down plan for online voting records
By Rachael Whitcomb
Chicago — Dues will be going up gradually over the next five years fo American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) members.
AKC recognizes three new breeds
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — A herder, a hunter and an ancient breed are the newest additions to the American Kennel Club's recognized breed list.
Canine brucellosis confirmed in six Michigan counties
By Rachael Whitcomb
Okemos, Mich. — A Brucella canis outbreak in Michigan should not be pinned on venereal transmission, cautions the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).
Connecticut DVMs may be required to screen patients before prescribing meds
By Rachael Whitcomb
Hartford, Conn. — State lawmakers are eyeing legislation that would require veterinarians to screen patients for potential drug therapy problems before prescribing medications.
Iowa State to purchase specialty practice
By Rachael Whitcomb
Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa State University is buying a veterinary emergency hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, for nearly $4.6 million.
Ky. Lawmakers want food-animal medicine to be tax exempt
By Rachael Whitcomb
Frankfort, Ky. — A bill introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives Jan. 7 could make many food-animal medicines tax exempt.
Leaked e-mail goes viral
By Rachael Whitcomb
Message asks students to decide fate of pregnant student.
Miss. may require prescribers to fund Rx monitoring program
By Rachael Whitcomb
Jackson, Miss. — A newly mandated computerized prescription monitoring system in Mississippi might be funded prescribers if the state Senate has its way.
New Jersey wants DVMs to report misconduct of others
By Rachael Whitcomb
Trenton, N.J. — New Jersey officials want healthcare professionals to start reporting impairment, incompetence or professional misconduct.
Texas veterinary board blocked from stopping equine teeth floaters
By Rachael Whitcomb
A court ruling temporarily disabled the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners from taking action against non-DVM teeth floaters.
Small Animal
Malocclusion with severe tissue destruction
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Learn about the multiple options available to treat this condition.
6 loco-regional blocks you should be using
By Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, CVPP
Dr. Mark Epstein reviews local blocks and strategies for effective administration.
Advancing cancer treatment
By Donna Loyle
A Q&A with small-animal oncologist specialist Dr. Stephen Withrow.
Shelter veterinary group releases guidelines
By Rachael Whitcomb
Two years of work by 14 shelter veterinarians resulted in the first-ever comprehensive report for care of animals in shelters.
Treating deep-seated brain tumors in dogs
By H. Steven Steinberg, VMD, DACVIM, CCRT
The arsenal of treatments available for patients with deep-seated glial tumors continues to grow.
Business
Satisfaction guaranteed?
By David M. Lane, DVM, MS
As Karen walked into the veterinary practice's waiting room, her cat Freddie peered out of his travel crate, bobbing his head in an unrelenting search for an exit.
Making the most of your best clients
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
It's past time to start focusing on the clients who have stuck with you during this recession.
Equine
"Swamp cancer": The increasing threat of equine pythiosis
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
The extremely rapid rate of growth of these lesions and the generally fatal outcome in these cases makes remembering this disease crucial for equine practitioners since early recognition and appropriate treatment are the only hope for survival for infected horses.
Papillomavirus suspected in formation of equine genital tumors
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Equine genital cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer in horses, may be triggered by a newly identified papillomavirus, known as EcPV-2.
Prognosis for colic in geriatric horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
Although it might seem logical that geriatric horses would show decreased survival rates compared with younger, mature horses, recent studies show this may not be the case.
Humor
Debating the cost of care with Mrs. Haggle
By Michael A. Obenski
When it involves the health of their pets, many people who come to my office would not waste a minute of their time thinking about the cost of treatment.
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