DVM360 MAGAZINE, Apr 1, 2014 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Apr 1, 2014
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It's back: New Fairness to Pet Owners Act introduced in U.S. House
By Julie Scheidegger
Bill says mandatory veterinary prescription writing will lower cost of pet ownership, encourage competition.
'Internet Vet' wins first round against Texas veterinary board
By Julie Scheidegger
Judge rules Dr. Ron Hines' online veterinary advice subject to First Amendment interpretation.
Outrage over ownership dispute, veterinarian's death plays out on Internet
New York veterinarian Dr. Shirley Koshi dies from apparent suicide; many blame negative campaign against her.
Farm girl, farm bill: Veterinary student works on landmark legislation
Michigan State large animal student Chelsea Render temporarily trades halls of academia for halls of Congress.
Dr. Ernie Ward enters politics, state senate race
By Julie Scheidegger
If Ward wins primary, general election in North Carolina could be a showdown of veterinary proportions.
University of Florida veterinarians report spike in leptospirosis cases
This potentially fatal zoonotic disease is becoming more prevalent in the U.S., making it even more crucial to look out for clinical signs.
National Veterinary Associates said to be exploring potential sale
Veterinary group of 225 hospitals estimated to be worth close to $700 million.
Pets and Vets: Grizzly with broken elbows treated at CSU veterinary hospital
Rescued bear had been kept at roadside attraction in Georgia where it sustained bilateral injuries, veterinarians say.
Penn Vet's 'legendary' Dr. Charles Raker dies at 93
Longtime equine veterinary surgeon, professor leaves lasting legacy at his alma mater.
Tuskegee appoints Dr. David McKenzie to lead its veterinary medical teaching hospital
New 150,000 square foot veterinary teaching facility slated for completion next year.
Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine announces new dean
If approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors, Dr. Joel Baines will begin Sept. 1.
Featured Contributors
12 strategies to bust veterinary debt
By Michael Paul, DVM
For many veterinarians, student debt is unavoidable—but multiplying debt doesn't have to be. Use these sensible tips to stop adding to your liabilities and start building your financial security for a brighter future.
A veterinarian finds out something is not kosher
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Should a veterinarian disclose a non-life-threatening error to a boarding client?
Selling a veterinary practice: Retirement boom or bust?
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Veterinary owners looking to sell in the next decade face unprecedented levels of market competition from fellow baby boomers. Here's how to position your practice to sell to a new generation of buyers.
Humor
Longtime veterinarian—and his hat—get a wild ride
By Bo Brock, DVM
This veterinarian—who wouldn't blink an eye when facing a bucking, snorting stallion—gets treated to a journey he won't soon forget.
The veterinarians' large animal games: Round two
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Unexpected obstacles can make farm visits feel like Olympic events for veterinarians.
Medicine360
The ins and outs of polyuria and polydipsia in veterinary practice
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
There are many terms used to describe abnormalities in urine production. Here we set out to provide a concise reference for the most common ones veterinarians encounter.
Veterinarians find therapy rich in possibilities
By Samuel P. Franklin, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is being increasingly used in veterinary medicine for canine orthopedic and sports medicine applications, but numerous questions remain regarding this promising treatment.
Equine360
Using oxytocin to prolong diestrus
By Ed Kane, PhD
Veterinary researchers have found a promising alternative for long-term suppression of estrus—and aberrant behavior—in mares.
Veterinarians must be aggressive to detect distal limb lameness in sport horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
Rigorous evaluation techniques and diagnostics are key for veterinarians to identify lameness early and for successful treatment.
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