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Mexico's drug cartels force animal inspections stateside

State department ordered move for safety of veterinarians; but some fear reintroduction of new diseases
Aug 1, 2011

Increasing drug cartel violence in Mexico forced U.S. veterinary inspectors, who previously crossed the border to perform inspections, to move stateside, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Three universities eye new veterinary programs

Private, six-year program at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee could be operational by next fall
Aug 1, 2011

Harrogate, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University will open a new veterinary college in the fall of 2012.

No breeds are really hypoallergenic

Study calls into question claims that some dogs are allergen-free
Aug 1, 2011

Alert the President! Study calls into question claims that some dogs are allergen-free

GAO: Neglect on the rise since closure of domestic equine slaughter operations

Aug 1, 2011

National Report — The welfare of some horses has declined since the United States banned equine slaughter plants, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Fire destroys equine reproduction center

Jul 27, 2011

No people or horses were hurt following a fire at CSU's veterinary college, but officials say its equine reproductive center is a total loss.

NAVMEC board adopts new roadmap for veterinary education

Jul 21, 2011

St. Louis -- A new report describing the future of veterinary education has been adopted by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

AVMA delegates to debate veterinarian's oath, foreign graduates

Jul 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — Changes to the Veterinarian's Oath, made last fall by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board without input from the House of Delegates (HOD), have spurred three proposed bylaw amendments from member veterinary associations.

Hazardous waste database plans dumped

Jul 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) scrapped plans to create a hazardous waste product database for veterinarians.

Equine herpes outbreak eases; officials say quarantine efforts limited greater risk

Jul 1, 2011

National Report — Intense monitoring by veterinarians and quick action by the equine industry helped contain a multi-state equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak that could have spiraled out of control.

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