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Health problems force Eyre from long-time deanship

Dec 1, 2003

Blacksburg, Va.-Dr. Peter Eyre, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine since 1985, announces his immediate resignation citing health reasons.

Iowa regulators attack pet foods, supplements

Dec 1, 2003

Des Moines-Pet Food Institute (PFI) officials are, at presstime, scheduled to meet with Iowa regulators in an attempt to squelch a proposed Dec. 1 ban on animal diets containing nutritional supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin.

PetMed Express targets veterinarian resistance

Dec 1, 2003

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.-A PetMed Express attorney who once represented Florida's veterinary and pharmacy boards accuses practitioners of conspiring against the online pharmacy to impede business and avoid competition.

FDA orders label changes for ProHeart 6

Nov 1, 2003

Overland Park, Kan.-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered label changes for ProHeart 6 (moxidectin), a six-month injectable heartworm preventive.

KSU specialty hospital bid wanes in Wichita

Practitioner factions debate repercussions of specialty services deal; college officials await community support
Nov 1, 2003

Wichita, Kan.- Wichita veterinarians opposed to Kansas State University's (KSU) plans to build the city's first specialty hospital offering emergency services have forced college officials to suspend and possibly abandon the $3 million venture.

Tufts revamps failed expo for New England locale

Nov 1, 2003

Boston-As Tufts University recoups from the bankrupted Tufts Expo, leaders launch plans to host another regional veterinary conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

Animal activists destroy lab, target professor

Nov 1, 2003

Baton Rouge, La.-Louisiana State University (LSU) police and FBI remain in pursuit of animal rights group members they suspect caused roughly $300,000 in damages to a research laboratory.

Iams Co. endures PETA attacks

Nov 1, 2003

Dayton, Ohio-Iams Co. officials steadfastly deny animal activist reports that the pet food manufacturer permits animal abuse during the nutritional testing of its products.

Therapist equates owner grief to family member loss

Human-animal bond impacts physical, mental health; experts push pet bereavement mainstream
Oct 1, 2003

Albuquerque, N.M.-Pet loss takes an emotional backseat to bereavement for a family member or friend.

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