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AAEP releases new clinical guidelines for non-racing competition horses

Nov 1, 2011

The guidelines were develop to promote medical practices that place emphasis on the health, safety and welfare of performance horses.

UGA leaders hopeful new veterinary school will be funded next year

Nov 1, 2011

Athens, Ga. — The University of Georgia (UGA) is inching forward on plan to build a new veterinary teaching hospital, and administrators are hopeful that groundbreaking could begin as early as next fall.

Catastrophic breakdown in Pa. calls for tracks to better prepare for emergency veterinary care

Nov 1, 2011

A fatal injury of a racehorse during training has some questioning the racetrack's responsibility in maintaining a veterinarian on call even during non-racing events.

GAO chides federal agencies for lack of data on antimicrobial use, resistance

Nov 1, 2011

National Report — The federal agencies charged with monitoring antimicrobial use and resistance are not doing a good enough job of collecting data, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Rx debate: Washington state prescription-monitoring program causing 'huge burden' for DVMs

Washington state prescription-monitoring program causing 'huge burde' for DVMs
Nov 1, 2011

Olympia, Wash. — A new prescription-monitoring program that went into effect in early October is already causing so many headaches for Washington practitioners that the state veterinary medical association is pushing for an exemption for the veterinary profession.

On guard

Threats to personal, business and client privacy can come from all directions
Nov 1, 2011

Threats to personal, business and client privacy can come from all directions.

Shrinking caseload ignites $5 million initiative

AVMA campaigns aims to improve economics; push public awareness
Oct 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) committed $5 million toward a new campaign to improve the economics of the veterinary profession.

Diverters sue veterinary wholesaler

Some DVMs claim they are out thousands of dollars after diverting products outside of traditional veterinary channels
Oct 1, 2011

Wholesaler's financial woes draw lawsuits by veterinarians who claim to have lost thousands.

Veterinary homeopathy group sues over continuing education credit denial

Oct 1, 2011

Leucadia, Calif. — The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) has asked a Virginia circuit court to award it more than $70,000 in damages after its continuing education (CE) courses were denied approval by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) Committee.

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