Private equine practice is largely a matter of lameness, reproductive issues, trauma care and preventive medicine. There are occasions, however, when behavior problems directly affect medical care, and veterinarians must be able to address these issues to deliver appropriate treatment.
Madison, Wis.— A bill that would allow certified veterinary technicians to administer rabies vaccinations under the direct supervision of licensed veterinarians awaits the blessing from Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle.
Show season kicks off in a couple months with the promise that livestock will be hauled to county and state fairs across the country. Combine inexperienced showmen with the commingling of hundreds of animals, and problems are almost destined to materialize. The following discussion highlights a variety of conditions common in livestock exhibited at shows that food animal veterinarians often are called upon to diagnose and treat.
Rockville, Md.-In the wake of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft risk assessment on the safety of animal cloning, the FDA's Veterinary Medical Advisory Committee (VMAC) agreed that products generated from clones would likely be safe to eat but some panel members expressed concern on the risks to animal welfare.
Bowling Green, Ky. New scrapie compliance guidelines, issued by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS), take effect immediately.
New York-Researchers studying human lung cancer have recently learned how a sheep cancer virus attaches to cells, and believe this knowledge could lead to a new way to deliver gene therapy to human lungs.