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Medical records at the track

N.Y. proposal to make them accessible on demand draws opposition
Nov 1, 2009

Should racehorse owners, trainers and veterinarians have to produce horses' medical records on demand?

Wild-horse preserves could spur adoptions

Oct 9, 2009

A proposal to create new wild-horse preserves may raise public awareness and perhaps stir more interest in adoptions.

Reported EEE cases up, WNV sharply down so far in 2009

Oct 1, 2009

Reported cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) during the first eight months of 2009 already have surpassed last year's total in the United States, while West Nile virus (WNV) cases are sharply down from 2008, according to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The report was last updated Sept. 9.

Racetrack horse deaths down only slightly despite safety reforms

Oct 1, 2009

No one is exactly sure why, but the number of horse deaths at the nation's racetracks declined very little in 2008, despite ongoing industrywide efforts to raise health and safety standards.

$163 million could be raised for unwanted horses, survey says

Respondents' willingness to contribute could have a strong impact
Sep 1, 2009

If horse owners and groups allied to them were to contribute money, as many who took part in a recent online survey indicated they were willing to do, they could make a substantial impact toward solving the nation's problem of unwanted and neglected horses.

DHS firm on Kansas site for bio-defense research lab

Counters GAO report critical of its selection process
Sep 1, 2009

Despite a GAO report critical of its choice, the Department of Homeland Security remains committed to the Manhattan, Kan., site it chose for a new national bio-defense research laboratory and says it won't re-open the selection process.

Incentives to enter large-animal practice on rise

Government, AVMA, schools, industry reaching out to veterinary students
Sep 1, 2009

There are many new incentives to encourage veterinary students to consider careers in large-animal medicine or to work in underserved rural areas.

Consistent practice standards vital

Aug 30, 2009

Veterinary practices that maintain a consistent standard of care stand the best chance of surviving in today's economic climate.

Pain management helps preserve client base, expert tells CVC attendees

Aug 30, 2009

From a pain practitioner's standpoint, it's much better for a practice to provide more service to existing clients than try to compete for new ones when patients die before their time.

That was one of two key take-home points Robert M. Stein, DVM, Dipl. AAPM, pain specialist and president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), offered CVC Kansas City attendees Sunday morning during his presentation, "A day in the life of a pain practitioner," part of the IVAPM Symposium at CVC Kansas City. Stein practices in suburban Buffalo, N.Y.

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