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Department of Defense will fund spinal cord injury research at TAMU

Sep 1, 2011

College Station, Texas — The Department of Defense shelled out a $900,000 grant fo Texas A&M's veterinary college can study non-invasive treatments and therapies for spinal cord injuries in dogs.

Federal debt reduction bill carries implications for veterinary education

Sep 1, 2011

National Report — The federal debt reduction bill that made headlines this summer has a trickle-down effect on veterinarians, with the elimination of an in-school interest subsidy on graduate and professional student loans.

Conn. lawmakers to demand veterinary exams for imported animals

Sep 1, 2011

Lawmakers are forcing groups who bring animals into Connecticut for adoption to have them examined by a veterinarian within 48 hours of importation.

University of Nebraska seeks answers about 'supershedding' of pathogens in livestock

Sep 1, 2011

Lincoln. Neb. — Researchers at the University of Nebraska have been awarded a five-year, $2.35 millioin grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find what makes some livestock "supershedders" of food-borne pathogens.

NAVMEC board adopts new roadmap for veterinary education

Sep 1, 2011

St. Louis — Veterinary schools need to graduate veterinarians with real-world skills necessary to immediately contribute to practices or other areas of employment.

NYC practice fights back after New York Post gaffe

Sep 1, 2011

New York City — The phones started ringing at Riverside Animal Hospital shortly after the New York Post published a story about a Bulldog that died from respiratory distress after being left unattended for days in a veterinary clinic's kennel.

Virginia Tech opens two new public health programs within veterinary college

Sep 1, 2011

Blacksburg, Va. — Two new initiatives in public health have been launched at Virginia Tech with the formation of the Center for Public Health Practice and Research and a new department within the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine to support the center.

UM study tracks emergency cases to assess outcomes, best practices

Sep 1, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — What resources will be needed and what therapies will work best in future animal-trauma centers?

USDA mines beef feedlots for data on health practices, antimicrobial uses

Sep 1, 2011

Fort Collins, Colo. — The United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System collected data from selected beef feedlots throughout August in an effort to identify animal-health management practices and antimicrobial use patterns.

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