DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jun 1, 2012 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jun 1, 2012
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Banfield sees bump in obese and overweight pets
By Brendan Howard
Well-pet veterinary visits to point out such problems are crucial in preventing disease, according to the second annual report from Banfield.
Spay-neuter bill passes Alabama Legislature
By Heather Biele, DVM
Controversial bill would allow veterinarians to be employed by nonprofit facilities in the state.
Celebrity puppets promote pet vaccination at CVC Washington, D.C.
Puppets Mutt and Kitty launch a campaign in the dvm360 News Zone to raise awareness on the importance of vaccination.
Veterinary staff members sickened by toxic dog vomit, CDC reports
By Heather Biele, DVM
Use caution when inducing vomiting in dogs that have ingested rodenticide, pet poison experts advise.
For the love of horses: Photos and stories from the next generation of equine practitioners
By Ed Kane, PhD
A series of profiles of this year's AAEP Markel scholarship recipients.
New York Racing Association challenges analysis of horse injuries by New York Times
The Times data is unreliable and potentially deceptive, NYRA asserts.
AVMA members elect Michael Whitehair to executive board
Whitehair defeated Billy Clay, DVM, in the election to succeed Ted Cohn, DVM, as AVMA District IX representative this August.
Losing veterinary product sales? Go down swinging, CVC speaker says
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
The future may look grim for veterinary pharmacies, but Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP, urges veterinarians not to give up yet.
Accomplished veterinarian receives award in New York City
The Veterinary Medical Association of New York City recently honored Mark E. Peterson, DVM.
Report: Pet owners unaware of their pets' suffering during allergy season
New findings from the Pet Allergy Worldwide Survey reveal surprising results.
Favorable drought conditions could trigger "pigeon fever" outbreak in horses, officials warn
Texas Animal Health Commission releases precautionary update, warns owners to watch for signs of disease.
U.S. Senate committee passes veterinary provisions in 2012 farm bill
AVMA commends Agriculture Committee for maintaining existing programs, introducing new initiatives.
North Dakota expands designated shortage areas for veterinary loan repayment program
Participating recent graduates now have seven N.D. counties to establish practice in.
Veterinary technician receives jail time for animal neglect
Landlord found dead dog and emaciated cats in tenant's home.
AVMA announces fellows for 2012-2013
Fellows provide science-based veterinary and public health expertise to members of Congress.
Diamond Pet Foods adds another product to its pet food recall
Recall includes twelve brands of dry dog food; CDC investigation continues.
New 2012 heartworm preventive initiatives and updated guidelines available
New 2012 heartworm preventive initiatives and updated guidelines available
Pets Best names first-quarter winner of My Vet's the Best contest
Tom Greek, DVM, win $1,000 prize to aid in the treatment of animals in need.
10 feline medical research grants awarded by Winn Feline Foundation
Projects selected include research in cats with cardiovascular disease, FIP, chronic pain, and more.
Solid Gold, Natural Balance and WellPet brands issue recalls in wake of Diamond Pet Foods fallout
Solid Gold Health Products, Natural Balance Pet Foods and WellPet LLC have issued voluntary recalls.
California VMA names Markland Veterinary Technician of the Year
Award goes to registered technicians in non-private practice.
VHMA survey examines what keeps veterinary practice owners, employees up at night
New data reveals where employers and team members feel the pinch of working in a veterinary hospital.
Veterinary researchers reveal new treatment method for cytauxzoonosis in cats
With more cats now exposed to this tick-borne disease, a new treatment option is timely.
New York state horseracing board releases equine injury database
Public can search for information on breakdowns, fatalities and violations at state’s tracks.
Eight suspected cases of equine herpesvirus reported in Tennessee
Horses may have been exposed after participating in a recent trail ride event.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy case confirmed in California
Case presents no risk to human food or animal feed supply in U.S., authorities say.
Ohio Senate passes bill to restrict ownership of exotic animals
Measure follows release and subsequent death of dozens of exotic animals; will go to state House for consideration.
Dog's death leads to federal lawsuit over chicken jerky treats from China
By Heather Biele, DVM
Case highlights ongoing concerns of veterinarians and pet owners over FDA warnings.
Most common dog-park related conditions identified
Warmer weather could mean more trips to the clinic due to dog park-related illness and injury.
California veterinarian’s license revoked for negligence, improper record keeping and unprofessional conduct
Veterinarian found in violation of multiple practice standards and regulations.
No bull: "Vicious dog" label redefined under Ohio's new law
Pit bull dogs are no deemed "vicious," according to a new bill.
Rural Area Veterinary Services provides care to 8,600 pets
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Nonprofit organization travels across the map to treat pets in rural communities.
Learn more about Rural Area Veterinary Services
HSVMA-RAVS is compiled of nearly 400 volunteers around the world.
Small Animal
Periodontal probing: Stop when you see red
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
Gingival bleeding on probing indicates inflammation and requires treatment.
Canine ear canal surgery considerations
By James Fingeroth, DVM, DACVS
How to choose between lateral wall resection and total ear canal ablation.
Feline urolith epidemiology update
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Jody P. Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS
Dr. Carl Osborne tracks the trends of mineral composition in cats with urolithiasis.
Equine
Tooth troubles: Tackling equine dental problems
By Ed Kane, PhD
Advice on performing a thorough oral examination in horses
Research points to pentosan polysulfate to treat equine osteoarthritis
By Kenneth Marcella, DVM
This antiarthritic agent long available outside of the U.S. is attracting renewed interest for sport horses.
Humor
Stampede: Dr. Dustin's magic meatballs
By Bo Brock, DVM
This dog owner enjoyed his leftover Italian food a little too much.
Where did I go wrong? The Amazing Veterinario!
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Common sense or ESP? Test your psychic powers at the next veterinary client visit.
Featured Contributors
A question that opens the door to better patient care
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Ask veterinary clients, "How long do you want your pet to live?" Their answers can open the door to better care.
Place your bets: How will the market shift next?
By Michael Paul, DVM
The growing number of players competing in the veterinary marketplace poses new financial—and ethical—challenges for practitioners.
An ethical dilemma: To thine own pet owner be true
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Against a son's wishes, this doctor talked with an elderly pet owner about tough choices ahead.
Not all noncompete agreements are created equal
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Neither new graduates nor boarded specialists should suffer with boilerplate contract language.
Feline atopy—are you seeing more cases?
By Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD
Make sure you know the signs and veterinary treatment alternatives to corticosteroids.
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