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S.D. commissions feasibility study for equine slaughter plant

Apr 1, 2012

Pierre, S.D. — South Dakota lawmakers want a new study to examine the feasibility of establishing an equine processing plant in the state.

Vermont considers law on sow confinement

Apr 1, 2012

Montpelier, Vt. — Vermont is the latest state to consider new rules for the confinement of sows.

AVMA rebuts reports of rise in distemper cases due to new viral strains

Association says warmer temperatures and lack of vaccination to blame
Apr 1, 2012

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association is rebutting claims made by multiple media outlets that an increase in distemper cases at shelters are due to new virus strains.

Hawaii mulls exemption from electronic RX reporting program

Apr 1, 2012

Honolulu — Veterinarians may no longer have to report prescription information to the state in Hawaii if new legislation passes.

FDA clarifies term for 'non-lactating' cattle

Apr 1, 2012

Rockville, Md. — FDA has issued a statement clarifying that dry dairy cows should not be included in the definition of non-lactating dairy cattle.

Random inspections snare 20 veterinary clinics

Veterinary board says one in five practices had expired medications
Apr 1, 2012

Boston — Random inspections by the Massachusetts state board resulted in fines for 20 veterinary hospitals for having expired medications

Arizona wants veterinary, other healthcare services taxed

Apr 1, 2012

Phoenix, Ariz. — Veterinary services may soon be hit with a 6 percent retail tax.

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Euthanasia fees should account for a veterinarian's time, experts say
Apr 1, 2012

National Report — A Syracuse, N.Y., television station opted to air a report critical of area veterinarians for charging owners to stay in the room during the euthanasia.

Missouri wants to limit 'animal rights' debate

Apr 1, 2012

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri legislation seeks to limit animal-rights arguments in cases of non-economic damages.

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