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Database unlocks disease trends

Government collaboration vies for national network
Jan 1, 2006

The federal government wants trend data on outbreaks of zoonotic disease and is looking to corporate veterinary practice to provide it.

Swine practitioners aim for PRRS eradication

AASV seeks control of swine industry's most expensive disease
Jan 1, 2006

St. Paul, Minn. — The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) adopted a position statement reaffirming its war on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) — a disease estimated to cost the industry $560 million annually

AVMA Takes on Stem Cell Research, Exotics Trade

Board action sets new public health research priorities
Jan 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) leaders approved several positions, recognized diversity and upped convention registration fees starting in 2007 to earn an estimated $86,000 extra.

USDA study eyes tred data on antimicrobial use

Jan 1, 2006

Fort Collins, Colo. — A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) study reveals antimicrobials have been used more often to treat respiratory disease and mastitis than for all other diseases common among dairy operations.

NCVEI to study learning gaps based on gender

Jan 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — The National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) plans to tackle income disparities between male and female veterinarians.

Governane, disaster summit top AVMA action

Jan 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — Political jockeying between the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) ruling parties eases as the organization moves closer to a revised governing accord.

Congress allots $500,000 to ease manpower drought

Agriculture spending measure directs APHIS to regulate microchips, gives Iowa laboratories $58.8 million to complete projects
Dec 1, 2005

Washington — Congress has sent the White House a $101-billion agriculture appropriations measure that earmarks funds for several key veterinary initiatives, including $500,000 for the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA).

Sonoma County initiative divides area DVMs

Measure to outlaw genetically modified organisms drags animal vaccine use into debate; CVMA lobbies against measure
Dec 1, 2005

Santa Rosa, Calif. — Veterinarians are at odds over a ballot initiative opponents suggest could limit the use of recombinant vaccines.

CVMA clashes on RVT licenture expansion

Dec 1, 2005

Sacramento, Calif. — New powers proposed for registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) have the California Veterinary Medical Assocation (CVMA) squarely opposed.

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