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LSU fields hundreds of displaced animals

University handles onslaught of evacuees, homeless animals convening on what's now the state's largest city
Oct 1, 2005

Baton Rouge, La. — Faced with double the number of residents and more migrating by the hour, Louisiana State University (LSU) braces for an influx of pets from evacuees and veterinary hospitals around devastated New Orleans.

Anthrax claims hundreds of cattle; experts push vaccination

Oct 1, 2005

Washington — From North Dakota to Texas, cattle have been dying by the hundreds from what some claim is the largest anthrax outbreak on record.

AVMA pledges up to $500,000 in disaster aid

Leaders mull how to divide support between VMATs, practitioners who have lost everything
Oct 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — In emergency session, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) leaders voted unanimously last month to give up to $500,000 for disaster relief.

Experts: Flood zone to spawn animal disease

Risk for water- and vector-borne disease grows in waterlogged New Orleans, officials say
Oct 1, 2005

New Orleans — Fourteen Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emergency teams and 200 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials descended on the toxic and disease breeding ground that's in flooded New Orleans.

Profession asks for clarification on risk assessment comment

Oct 1, 2005

Washington — Veterinary and industry officials want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify an agency leader's negative remark aimed at the use of quantitative risk assessment to ascertain antibiotic drug safety.

AVMA strives to build media powerhouse

Sep 1, 2005

Schaumburg, ILL. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is executing a plan to boost the profession's media presence, throwing its weight behind what officials describe as a "public image juggernaut."

Veterinary roles must expand to protect public health, reports say

Sep 1, 2005

Facilities built in the 1960s and 1970s "urgently" need upgrades.

AVMA flexes political muscle with PAC

Association solicits membership for additional financial support; $1 million goal set for 2008
Sep 1, 2005

Washington —When Dr. Michael Chaddock attended a recent luncheon for Sen. Sam Brownback, he was escorted to a seat beside the lawmaker and briefed him on the nation's need for more rural DVMs.

Legal guidance pays off for new graduates

Sep 1, 2005

Exeter, N.H.— Most students gain little legal direction from veterinary college curriculum on legal landmines in private practice. Yet experts warn that without knowledge and awareness, associates can be blindsided by the law.

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