DVM360 MAGAZINE, May 1, 2013 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, May 1, 2013
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Veterinary parasitologists warn of high tick risk
By Heather Biele, DVM
Conditions favorable for parasite populations to thrive; year-round preventives urged.
Rodenticide manufacturer defies EPA, requests hearing on anticoagulant use
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinary toxicology expert prefers banned poison over new neurotoxin.
California Horse Racing Board identifies Purina horse feed contaminated with zilpaterol
By Julie Scheidegger
Purina says it is fully cooperating with investigation; racing board hopes to prevent horses from ingesting the banned substance.
Oklahoma OKs horse slaughter for human consumption
Federal legislation would prohibit domestic slaughter and export of live horses.
AAHA says veterinary hospitals can grow revenue despite economy
Data suggests focusing on clients and preventive care could bring profession an additional $350 million.
Veterinary professor charged with felony animal neglect sentenced on lesser charge
By Julie Scheidegger
Patricia Schenck avoids jail time but incurs more than $10,000 in fines and restitution.
Ross University anticipates $31 million veterinary school expansion
Veterinary school expansion includes purchase of 24 acres of land for $6 million.
Veterinarians lend a hand in horse health
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service (RVETS) travels to rural communities that rely on horses to survive.
Janet Donlin named CEO of AVMA PLIT
PLIT assists member veterinarians with malpractice insurance and other business-related protections.
Data package: What's happening to your pharmacy income?
Pharmacy income is a significant source of revenue for most veterinary practices, but market forces are changing the picture for the future.
WVC names David Little new CEO; Guy Pidgeon to retire in June
Western Veterinary Conference announces David Little will replace retiring CEO Guy Pidgeon, DVM, DACVIM.
Purina identifies window of zilpaterol contamination at Turlock, Calif., plant
Racing board lifts ban on feed made after March 27.
U.S. representatives reach across the aisle to form veterinary caucus
Veterinarians-turned-politicians plan to give bipartisan support to veterinary health issues.
Pets and Vets:UC-Davis opens $58.5 million veterinary research facility
Large research enterprise to focus on animal and human health.
Pethealth plans to acquire certain assets of PurinaCare
$800,000 deal will be for approximately 12,000 policyholders.
N.Y. veterinarian, assemblyman caught with marijuana
Veterinarian stopped for speeding, arrested for drug possesion.
Texas Supreme Court rejects emotional damages case
State high court upholds 122-year-old precedent maintaining pets as personal property.
Alabama veterinarians take sides on nonprofit spay-neuter clinics
By Julie Scheidegger
Bills introduced in state legislature would determine extent of nonprofit clinic limitations.
CSU professor receives international award for scientific achievement
Veterinarian recognized for clinical work in liver disease, gastroenterology and endoscopy.
Featured Contributors
Why small animal veterinarians should care about farm animals
By Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM
Concern for animals slaughtered in the U.S. should be part of the veterinarian's oath.
Recent animal welfare actions in the food industry
By Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM
Barry Kipperman says it's info small animal veterinarians should know.
Tattling to the tax man
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
What do you do when you find out a fellow veterinarian is cheating the government?
You manage things; you lead people
By Michael Paul, DVM
Understanding the difference between the action of management and the art of leadership is crucial to a successful veterinary practice.
Weighing the cost of written prescriptions
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Will patient care suffer or thrive if we say goodbye to our in-house pharmacies?
Be vigilant with controlled veterinary drugs
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Substance abuse can easily run rampant in a veterinary clinic environment. Make sure you—and your practice—are protected.
Medicine
Urine specific gravity measurement and interpretation
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS
A look at the indications for this important part of a veterinary urinalysis and how to interpret the results. (Part two of a four-part series)
Equine
Mid-Atlantic states agree to uniform racehorse medication rules
By Ed Kane, PhD
List of 24 permitted medications standardizes withdrawal period.
Humor
Welcome to a veterinarian's crazy town
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Population: My veterinary clients.
And in this corner, Grandpa with the cane
By Bo Brock, DVM
This old man was about to open a can of whoop a** in my veterinary clinic parking lot.
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