DVM360 MAGAZINE, May 1, 2012 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, May 1, 2012
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Hoarding: Veterinarians investigate mock crime scene at conference
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Program offers hands-on forensics training for veterinarians and students at University of Florida event.
Extreme veterinary parasite season predicted
By Christina Macejko
South to be hardest hit, parasitologists predict.
AAVMC names Andrew Maccabe executive director
Maccabe succeeds Bennie Osburn, interim executive director, effective May 15.
The changing veterinary drug model
By Rachael Whitcomb , Daniel R. Verdon
Increasing pet owner options about where to obtain medications means veterinarians must adjust, experts say.
Groups urge USDA to crack down on equine soring
The Humane Society of the United States has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand the Horse Protection Act to make the use of numbing or masking drugs to hide underlying soring a felony offense.
CAPC launches parasite prevalence maps for pet owners
By Christina Macejko
Consumer outreach efforts intended to drive clients to visit veterinary clinics.
New Mexico struggling with rabies outbreak, state veterinarian reports
Thirty-two dogs, at least one cat and a number of livestock all have been euthanized near Carlsbad, N.M. following exposure to rabies.
Diamond Pet Foods recalls product due to possible Salmonella contamination
At least 12 states affected in voluntary recall of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice.
AVMA lends its support to hen-housing legislation
Bill intended to improve housing conditions for egg-laying hens.
California bill seeking to exempt cosmetic dentistry from veterinary practice dies in committee
California VMA opposed bill, saying it would remove oversight from veterinary board.
AAVMC meeting addresses changing dynamics of food animal production
Increasing global need for protein sources discussed at conference, along with how educational specialization could better serve future rural veterinarians.
Illinois senator wants pet owner consent for veterinary charges of more than $250
Bill calls for disciplinary action against veterinarians who don't obtain 'express prior authorization.'
Strangles outbreak closes New York horse track
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- A strangles outbreak forced the closure of Saratoga Raceway until April 11, according to a recent announcement from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
Part One: Veterinary canine urolith epidemiology: 1981-2011
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Jody P. Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Mineral composition trends have been stabilizing in recent years.
New rabies virus discovered in Tanzania
Scientists from the University of Glasgow and the United Kingdom's Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) have identified a new type of rabies virus in Tanzania.
Veterinarian blends career with World War II history
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Don Allen, DVM, cares for a cadever dog on the hunt for veterans' remains.
Louisiana board mandates direct supervision for laypersons performing alternative therapies
The Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine is permitting laypersons to provide alternative therapies on animals under the supervision of a veterinarian.
Federal judge orders FDA to start proceedings over subtherapeutic antibiotic uses
By Rachael Whitcomb
Animal Health Institute says order diverts resources from current stakeholder activity.
Delaware veterinarians must tell clients about prescription side effects
Delaware veterinarians must disclose side effects of prescription medications to clients if asked.
Mayo Clinic, veterinary schools explore new ways to predict, control seizures
New collaborative research being conducted by veterinary colleges, the Mayo Clinic and other organizations will investigate new ways to predict and control epileptic seizures in dogs and people.
Cargill recalls goat feed
Cargill Animal Nutrition recalled a limited number of Nutrena Nature-Wise Goat Pellets due to an error in labeling, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Illinois to consider allowing horse slaughter for meat
Illinois House Bill 5382 was introduced Feb. 9 and would repeal a previous ban on the slaughtering of horses for human consumption.
Nebraska lawmakers mandate veterinary care for breeding dogs
Pet breeders in Nebraska will soon be required to have a written veterinary care plan for every dog under their care.
States seek limitations on nontherapeutic antibiotic uses in food animals
Some lawmakers in Minnestota and West Virginia are working on limiting nonmedicacl uses of antimicrobials in food animals.
Tufts earns reaccreditation from Council on Education
The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has earned full reaccreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE).
AVMA Council on Education earns nod from national watchdog group
Council for Higher Education Accreditation finds COE to be in full compliance.
Nebraska lawmakers declare pets to be personal property
Nebraska has passed a law that will preempt efforts to award non-economic damages in cases of pet loss.
AVMA names foreign school accreditation task force, sets agenda
Group will examine impact of foreign school accreditation on U.S. veterinary profession.
USDA prepares to adopt international BSE standards
New regulations are on the horizon to better safeguard against the spread of this lethal disease.
Avian flu studies are fit to print, says U.S. biosecurity board
National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity recommends publishing revised studies on mutated H5N1 virus.
Two more horses released from EHV-1 quarantine in California
Horses in Monterey and San Diego Counties have been cleared for release following EHV-1 outbreak.
Veterinarian to chair panel to restore Puget Sound
The University of California's Joseph Gaydos, VMD, PhD will chair a science panel created to restore Puget Sound, the largest inland sea in the United States.
Leadership award goes to OSU's Lonnie King
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Lonnie King, dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, as the 2012 AAVMC Senator John Melcher, DVM, Leadership in Public Policy Award.
Iowa criminalizes gaining access to farms under false pretenses
Falsifying information to gain access to an agricultural operation is now a crime in Iowa.
Texas drought estimated at costing state $7.62 billion
Last year's drought cost agriculture $7.6 billion in losses, making it the most expensive drought in history.
Iowa legislation hopes to redefine veterinary technicians, assistants
The Iowa Senate is considering a bill that would define the occupation of veterinary assistant and create two other classes of veterinary employees.
Humane groups ask FDA to declare horse meat 'unqualified' for human consumption
Petition follows the lifting of a five-year ban on horse slaughter.
FDA ends pergolide compounding exception
Rockville, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement to veterinarians regarding the compounding of pergolide products to treat Cushing's disease in horses.
Hartz fish food recalled due to possible Salmonella health risk
Random sample testing reveals presence of Salmonella in four lots of product.
AVMA warns veterinarians about e-mail fraud, offers 5 tips for scam-spotting
Watch out for this bogus webinar invitation and protect yourself from future scams.
VPI names top 10 canine, feline medical conditions in 2011
Pet insurance company reveals most common causes of veterinary visits.
Gaughn named new clinical professor of large-animal surgery at Virginia Tech
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has a new professor of large-animal surgery, Earl Gaughn, DVM.
dvm360.com, DVM Newsmagazine reel in three national journalism awards
New York, N.Y. -- dvm360.com, DVM Newsmagazine and dvm360's iPad app won three coveted national journalism awards.
Kentucky officials warn weather conditions are ripe for West Nile outbreak
Frankfort, Ky. -- Warm, wet weather in Kentucky over the last few weeks means conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV), and equine owners are being warned to vaccine their horses against the disease.
Minority students report strong support from veterinary schools, but racism and sexism remain, study says
One in five female veterinary students have heard faculty members use sexist language, according to a new report from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).
FDA issues new guidelines to limit antimicrobial overuse in food animals
Veterinary oversight is key to phasing out nontherapeutic use, agency says.
Reducing equine injuries should be primary focus of racing industry and regulators, AAEP says
Association and other groups respond to New York Times article investigating the dangers racing poses to horses, people.
Don't get fenced in by unfair veterinary noncompetition terms
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
When veterinarians' caseloads are reduced, noncompete agreements can impose crippling restrictions.
Boes heads back to Virginia Tech
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has welcomed home Katie Boes, DVM, of Laurel, Md., who returned to the college to teach this fall.
Veterinary practice team joins forces with Red Cross to host blood drive
By Heather Biele, DVM
NorthStar VETS bank on making blood drive an annual event for pets and people.
Piedmont, Hisun sign agreement to develop animal pharmaceuticals
Piedmont Pharmaceuticals and Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals have signed a joint agreement to develop companion animal health pharmaceuticals for China and other markets worldwide.
Longtime DVM Newsmagazine editor Daniel Verdon moves to human healthcare publications
Former Veterinary Economics editor Kristi Reimer named to lead print and digital veterinary news properties.
Some nonveterinarians can now perform bovine embryo transfer in Nebraska
Nonveterians with a master's degree in animal science may now perform bovine embryo transplantation.
Purdue gets to work on new equine center
West Lafayette, Ind. -- The Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine is moving forward with plans to build a new, $2.7 million regional equine diagnostic and surgical center near the Indiana Downs racetrack.
Honored for "distinguished body of work"
Award representatives say strong print titles, award-winning dvm360 site, and recently launched app all exemplify best practices. (And her winning personality doesn't hurt either.)
Small Animal
Food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats: Elimination veterinary diet trial pitfalls
By Tom Lewis, DVM, Dipl. ACVD
Diet trials are key to diagnosis, but common complications must be avoided.
Veterinarian, National Medal of Science winner leads research on human male fertility
Veterinarian Ralph Brinster has published a new 14-year study that could reveal the keys to increased male fertility after treatment of childhood cancer.
New influenza virus discovered in Guatemalan fruit bats
A new influenza A virus has been discovered in fruit bats in Guatemala.
Chemoembolization for nonresectable liver tumors
By Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM , Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS
A novel veterinary treatment offers hope for these often hopeless cases.
Brachycephalic airway syndrome, Part 2: Veterinary surgery of the soft palate and larynx
By Matthew M. Keats, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
Advice on surgically correcting these areas in patients with brachycephalic airway syndrome.
Oral squamous cell carcinoma in cats
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Tips for catching this invasive neoplasia as early as possible.
Equine
Diagnosing fatal sinker syndrome and implementing treatment Plan A
By Andrea E. Floyd, DVM
Part 4 in a series on understanding the disease progression of abnormal hoof anatomy.
Comeback: The art and science of equine rehabilitation
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
New studies show rehab can get horses back to health even more quickly than previously thought.
Featured Contributors
Adapt your veterinary practice or die
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
20 issues driving change in our veterinary profession.
Owe money to your corporation?
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
7 signs the IRS looks for to identify shareholder loans vs. taxable distributions.
The more things change in veterinary practice, the more things change
By Michael Paul, DVM
Advice on adjusting to the new normal when it comes to veterinary practice.
Sex in veterinary practice
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
The demographics in your community are important. So are the demographics of your veterinary associates.
I'm a veterinary hypocrite; are you one too?
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
We eat a lot of crow when we do the things we deplore.
Put Dr. Google to work for your veterinary practice
By Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM
A proactive approach maximizes appointment time when veterinary clients come in toting Internet research.
David vs. Goliath: One veterinarian's epic battle against student debt
By Jeremy Campfield, DVM
Someday I might want to own a home, buy a veterinary practice or drive a car that tracks in a straight line. These simply won't be possible with the immense burden I'm facing.
Humor
When high-tech high-tails it
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
How shoe scrapings and wet paper towels turn into lab samples.
Just takin' a load off
By Bo Brock, DVM
A veterinary client comes up with an earthy alternative to cow suspension.
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