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Extinguish fire safety worries

March 1, 2007

Are your veterinary practice's fire extinguishers properly placed and inspected—or do you need them at all?

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No horse slaughter in Texas

March 1, 2007

A federal appeals court recently upheld a 1949 law that bans horse slaughtering in Texas.

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Owners sue after food with toxic fungus kills dogs

March 1, 2007

Pet owners are suing because a company's food killed or sickened their pets.

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No such thing as a free exam

February 1, 2007

Clients complain about our $100 consultation fee for specialty dental care. Could I have a veterinary assistant do a less thorough estimate exam for $25? We would avoid the hassle of creating a medical record and providing a communication letter to the referring doctor.

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Your big book of hazards

January 1, 2007

Inspectors want to see labels on dangerous materials and proof that you trained employees to handle them—and they want it in writing.

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Bush signs "Animal Enterprise Terrorism" bill

January 1, 2007

It means more jail time and greater penalties for those who threaten or damage "animal industry" businesses.

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Clone on the range

January 1, 2007

By year's end, farmers could eat the same steer they breed—well, eat the progeny of the the genetic clone anyway.

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BSE risk low, USDA says

October 1, 2006

Based on an analysis of seven years of BSE surveillance data, the USDA has concluded that the prevalence of the disease is less than 1 case per million adult cattle. Because of the low level of the threat, it plans to pull back on its surveillance program.

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Getting out in an emergency

October 1, 2006

Take the next step to show your staff members the way to safety.

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