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Practitioner revisits encounter with monkeypox

Outbreak lives on for those who experienced the first known cases of monkeypox in the United States
Jul 1, 2005

Wauwatosa, Wis.—As government scientists analyze the 2003 monkeypox outbreaks that spread across six Midwestern states, one veterinarian relives the epidemic as the first U.S. practitioner to encounter and contract the rare viral disease.

Researchers create mastitis-resistant cows

Jun 1, 2005

Washington — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have yielded mastitis-resistant dairy cows using gene-transfer technology.

Johne's awareness climbs among producers

Many dairy operations still ignore biosecurity practices, report shows
Jun 1, 2005

Fort Collins, Colo. — Just one percent of producers at dairy operations are unaware of Johne's disease, down 10 percent in 1996. Yet those same producers are lax when it comes to biosecurity.

Proposed antibiotic feed ban rouses allied groups

Jun 1, 2005

Washington — As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces a regulatory petition to ban antibiotics in animal feed, veterinary leaders watch as Congress considers roughly identical measures.

CVMA resolution targets AVMF financial woes

Jun 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — Armed with $200,000 in the bank and a charitable mission to promote disaster preparedness, American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) leaders find themselves battling for the organization's life.

Union strikes at management

Officials contend first U.S. casea 'wake-up call'
Jun 1, 2005

Whitehall, Pa. — Organized labor infiltrated private practice for the first time at a Pennsylvania emergency veterinary hospital.

Communication ranks as owner's best defense

Jun 1, 2005

When it comes to unionizing, hosting an open dialogue between owners and staff works to fend off most organizing situations.

AVMA creates elaborate system of welfare groups

Jun 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) plans to rank as the nation's authority on animal welfare and establish the profession as a vital guide to welfare ideals by 2008.

Congress considers $1.5 billion for veterinary facilities

Public health,biomedical research propel legislative pitch
Jun 1, 2005

Washington — Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) officials want Congress to strengthen the nation's veterinary programs by more than $1.5 billion.

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