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Articles by Stephanie Skernivitz

Examining risks to cats from shelter stress, low adoption rates

Jul 1, 2011

National Report — In the world of sheltering, dogs are definitely faring better than cats.

DNA assessment identifies NME risk in pugs

Jul 1, 2011

Davis, Calif. — A new DNA test created by the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory helps measure the risk of pug dogs developing necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME).

High levels of flame retardants found in dogs' blood, food

Jul 1, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. — Flame-retardant concentrations are five to 10 times higher in dogs than in humans.

UF manages spinal-cord stroke through alternative therapies, rehab

Jun 1, 2011

Gainesville, Fla. — Fibrocartilaginous embolism, referred to as spinal-cord stroke, may be increasing in incidence in certain dogs.

Nutritional value of senior dog food varies widely

Jun 1, 2011

North Grafton, Mass. — Dog owners often assume that pet food for senior dogs is tailored to the nutritional needs of the older pet, possibly offering reduced calories or age-specific nutrients. But results of a new study indicate the nutritional value of food targeted to older dogs can vary widely from brand to brand.

UK veterinary groups ward off effort to limit sales

Jun 1, 2011

London — The British Veterinary Medical Association and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe were effective in thwarting a move by members of the European Paliament to limit veterinarians' access to sell veterinary medicines directly to farmers and other animal owners.

More than skin deep

May 1, 2011

Fort Pierce, Fla. — The media spotlight once again shone on veterinary medicine in a less-than-traditional way.

Kan. veterinarian-client confidentiality bill stalls

May 1, 2011

Topeka, Kan. — It was designed to protect veterinary/client confidentiality, but pushback from the state veterinary board may table a state bill's chances to move forward this year.

Rising costs pose new barriers to care

Apr 1, 2011

National Report — Prices are rising across the board, from food to gas. What do these escalating costs mean to veterinarians?

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