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GAO: Horses are worse off since closure of domestic slaughter operations, veterinarians say

Jun 30, 2011

National Report -- Equine welfare in the United States has generally declined since domestic equine slaughter was banned, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Iowa State reaches settlement with veterinarians over non-compete agreements

Jun 23, 2011

Des Moines -- A settlement was reached in a high-profile lawsuit over non-compete agreements between Iowa State University (ISU) and several former veterinarian employees.

Arizona wildfires force evacuation of veterinarian; animal impact minimal

Jun 21, 2011

Dr. Michael Cook is back at his veterinary practice in Eager, Ariz. after an eight-day evacuation from wildfires in central Arizona.

Prosecutors seek death penalty against veterinarian accused of killing pregnant mistress, a veterinary technician

Jun 14, 2011

Landsdale, Pa. -- Veterinarian David Rapoport pleaded not guilty to two aggravated murder charges, but the county's district attorney will seek the death penalty.

Outbreak: Reports of new equine herpes virus cases easing, but secondary cases still rising, veterinarians report

Jun 3, 2011

National Report -- Reports of new equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) cases originating from a Utah cutting horse event are slowing, veterinarians report, but new cases from secondary exposures remain a top concern.

Veterinary colleges share more than $14 million to study cattle disease

Jun 1, 2011

College Station, Texas — Researchers at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are leading studies on Bovine Respiratory Disease, funded through $14.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Canine mortality: 20-year study of dog breeds diseases, death rates

Jun 1, 2011

Athens, Ga. — Large breeds don't just have shorter life spans than smaller dogs—they are also more likely to die of muscoskeletal and gastrointestinal diseases and cancer.

Specialty hospital sued after technician contracts MRSA infection

Jun 1, 2011

A veterinary technician is suing the specialty clinic where she worked after claiming she contracted MRSA.

Nevada may allow medication 'donations'

Jun 1, 2011

Carson City, Nev. — Nevada Sen. Valerie Weiner is asking that pet owners be allowed to donate unused medications to animals in need, much like human-health facilities do.

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