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Illinois veterinarians outraged over rabies fee collections

County plan that would require DVMs to collect fees draws protest
Mar 1, 2011

Madison County, Ill. — A plan to have veterinarians collect rabies certification fees for the county is drawing ire from area practitioners.

New Jersey wants DVMs to report misconduct of others

Mar 1, 2011

Trenton, N.J. — New Jersey officials want healthcare professionals to start reporting impairment, incompetence or professional misconduct.

Miss. may require prescribers to fund Rx monitoring program

Mar 1, 2011

Jackson, Miss. — A newly mandated computerized prescription monitoring system in Mississippi might be funded prescribers if the state Senate has its way.

Seattle veterinarian killed in Somalian pirate attack

Blog reveals details of veterinarian's adventures at sea
Feb 23, 2011

Dr. Robert Riggles, a retired DVM who sometimes worked as a relief veterinarian, is one of four Americans killed by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Some Calif. flea and tick products must now include warning labels

Feb 1, 2011

San Francisco — Flea and tick products sold in California containing the chemical propoxur now must include a warning label.

Improvement needed on animal cruelty identification

Feb 1, 2011

National Report — A new study by the American Society for the pRevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says that only 19 percent of law enforcement officers are trained in handling crimes against animals, even though 78 percent acknowledge there is a link between animal abuse and other violent crimes.

Survey says pets more reliable than people

Feb 1, 2011

Toronto, Ontario — More than half of Canadian pet owners polled recently by Harris/Decima say animals are more reliable than people.

Sick-animal behavior in healthy cats

Feb 1, 2011

Change of routine can actually trigger behaviors.

CDV outbreak results in mass euthanasia at Kansas kennel

Feb 1, 2011

Topeka, Kan. — More than 1,000 dogs were euthanized as a last resort to thwart a canine distemper virus (CDV) outbreak at a USDA-licensed Kansas kennel, reports Dr. Bill Brown, Kansas' Livestock Commissioner.

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