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USDA downgrades BSE risk

Insiders tout mad cow's eradication as government relaxes surveillance program, abandons hunt for latest case's origin
Jun 1, 2006

Riverdale, MD. — Government analysis shows that the nation's risk for a mad cow outbreak is so low, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to ease testing protocols for the brain-wasting malady.

Small animal DVM enters big-time politics

Dr.Barry Adler makes run for New Jersey Assembly seat
May 1, 2006

Trenton, N.J. — He's put away the scuba gear, paused the pottery wheel and plans to rearrange time spent as his practice to do one thing — run for the New Jersey General Assembly.

Safe Haven-Maine shelters pets under domestic violence protection

May 1, 2006

Mandatory abuse reporting could sever clients and also the ability to continue contact with the owner.

Corporate players shelve plan to lower licensing hurdle

CVMA opposition played role in abandoned legislation, officials say; DVM shortage looms
May 1, 2006

Sacramento, Calif. — Corporate veterinary medicine has walked away from a legislative bid to ease California's license requirements — for now.

Ohio appeals court strikes vicious dog laws

May 1, 2006

Toledo, Ohio — More than a year after the Ohio Supreme Court quashed part of the state's vicious dog laws, an appeals panel finds another section of code as well as a Toledo ordinance targeting Pit Bulls unconstitutional.

L.A. County proposes mandatory sterilization

May 1, 2006

Los Angeles — A plan designed to stave off Pit Bull and Rottweiler attacks around Los Angeles has expanded to mandate the sterilization of almost all dogs in unincorporated areas of the nation's largest county.

Principles for specialist, generalist unveiled

Committee lays foundation to steer the evolving relationship between general practice and tertiary care
May 1, 2006

National Report — As the profession evolves, so do two distinct factions — its army of general practitioners and a growing number of board-certified specialists.

FDA investigates adverse events tied to Greenies; maker changeslabel

Federal regulators seek owner reports of adverse events that might be linked to treats
Apr 1, 2006

The vast majority of veterinarians are basically saying that they are safe.

Profession ponders supply shortfall: Foreign schools fail to adequately bolster U.S. needs, experts say

Apr 1, 2006

We have many diverse needs in the country that aren't going to be met at foreign schools.

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