Articles by Rachael Whitcomb - dvm360
Articles by Rachael Whitcomb

NIH administers $4.8 million to study 'curative' rabies vaccine

Sep 1, 2011

Athens, Ga. — Veterinary researchers at the University of Georgia will collborate with several universities as part of a nearly $5 million, five-year grant to study a curative vaccine for rabies that could be administered late in the disease process.

BLM eyes greater cooperation with HSUS on wild-horse gather

Sep 1, 2011

National Report — Animal-welfare groups and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have butted heads for some time about wild-horse gathers, but BLM recently announced it will work more closely with the Humane Society of the United States to develop a "new normal" for doing business in the future.

HSUS, United Egg producers to propose national egg standards to Congress

Sep 1, 2011

National Report — Ballot initatives, backed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to change egg-production standards, were dropped in Oregon and Washington after HSUS and the United Egg Producers announced a deal to work together on new federal legislation that would apply to all egg-laying hens in the United States.

UC-Davis veterinarians uncover key protein for diagnosing, treating lymphoma

Sep 1, 2011

Davis, Calif. — A protein recently identified by veterinary researchers at the University of California-Davis may be key to diagnosing and treating lymphoma in animals and humans.

Veterinarians, animals stranded in Vermont by Hurricane Irene flood waters

Sep 1, 2011

Montpelier, Vt. -- Flood waters from Hurricane Irene left several Vermont towns isolated from society and without communication.

UI vet college eyes 40 percent energy reduction after $22 million overhaul

Sep 1, 2011

Urbana, Ill. — Over the next 18 months, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine will undergo a transformation that could reduce energy consumption by as much as 40 percent.

Identifying scope of illegal practice

Sep 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — Ther American Veterinary Medical Association developed a new data collection tool to help in the fight against non-DVMs performing veterinary prcedures

Rural woes don't reflect overall practice sales market, brokers say

Sep 1, 2011

National Report — Kanab, Utah, just got its second stoplight. And most people living in the community leave their doors unlocked.

Merck plans $18 million expansion of veterinary vaccine unit

Sep 1, 2011

Boxmeer, Netherlands — Merck Animal Health, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, is planning an $18 million expansion of a vaccine-manufacturing unit in the Netherlands.

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