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Alabama wants veterinarians to report animal abuse

Jun 1, 2011

Montgomery, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers introduced a bill March 29 that would require veterinarians and veterinary technicians to report torture or cruelty to animals.

AVMA's 20/20 Vision Committee advocates radical change

Public-education blitz, partnerships recommended
Jun 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association does not have the structure to adequately lead the veterinary profession into the future, according to a new report from the association's own 20/20 Vision Committee.

Oklahoma vet board reverses rules for equine teeth floating

Jun 1, 2011

Oklahoma City, Okla. — New rules that passed last August to allow lay persons in Oklahoma to float horses' teeth have been reversed by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Cornell links Toxoplasma and Crohn's to shed light on autoimmune disease

Jun 1, 2011

Ithaca, N.Y. — Veterinary immunologists at Cornell believe their work with Toxoplasma and development of Crohn's disease offers new insights into the prevention and treatment of a slew of autoimmune disorders.

Ohio State appoints new director for veterinary teaching hospital

Jun 1, 2011

Columbus, Ohio — Karin Zuckerman, former chief executive officer of Easter Seals of Southeast Ohio, took over s the new director of the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center April 11.

Colorado mandates reimbursement for animal abuse

Jun 1, 2011

Denver, Colo. — Anyone convicted of animal abuse in Colorado will now also have to reimburse the animal's owner for any costs of care of replacement.

National Mutt Census examines health trends, parasite control and compliance

Jun 1, 2011

National Report — Only 30 percent of mixed-breed dogs are on monthly flea-and-tick medications, according to a new survey from Mars Veterinary.

Outbreak: New equine herpes virus cases emerge

Suspect or confirmed cases remain under voluntary or sanctioned quarantine
May 27, 2011

Secondary exposures now make up about half of all confirmed equine herpes virus cases.

Jobs report: Turnover might worsen as economy improves

Strategies to build employee engagement can help, veterinarians say
May 24, 2011

Strategies to build employee engagement can help, veterinarians say.


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