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Politics hinder farm bill's transition to law

Apr 1, 2002

Lawmakers stonewall joint document's approval; legislation apt to linger in committee, insiders say

Government audits fresh data on dog attacks

Apr 1, 2002

CDC official takes hard look at who's being bitten and why; children greatest fatalities

Bill sheds light on association health plans

Mar 1, 2002

If a provision in the patients' bill of rights moves forward, legislative language could ease efforts of national associations like the AVMA in offering comprehensive health coverage for members' staff.

MD promotes power of human-animal bond

Mar 1, 2002

Las Vegas-Pets have the power to heal our bodies, soothe our souls and calm our minds.

That's the message Edward Creagan, MD, gave to more than 300 veterinarians last month at the 74th annual Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. The event, "The Pet Prescription," sponsored by Veterinary Pet Insurance, featured expert findings on the physiological and psychological effects of pets on people.

FARAD receives $800,000 in appropriation funds

Mar 1, 2002

Lawmakers get back to legislative calendar; bills affecting veterinary medicine up for debate

AVMA nixes agreement with AAVSB

Mar 1, 2002

Legal complications void plans to unite the groups' rival educational equivalence standards for foreign graduates

Alaska high court allows actual value for pets

Mar 1, 2002

Anchorage, Alaska- In a benchmark decision, Alaska Supreme Court justices rule that damages for the untimely loss of a pet can be measured by the cost of replacing it, or more specifically, an animal's actual value.

AAVSB breathes new life into qualifying exam

Mar 1, 2002

Kansas City, Mo.-As plans to unite rival education equivalency standards for foreign graduates bottom out, the American Association for Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) restores its controversial proficiency program-a move that's sure to rattle the veterinary community.

Anti-cruelty group presses state on welfare rules

Mar 1, 2002

Trenton, N.J.-To rush the onset of minimal treatment standards for New Jersey livestock, officials say welfare activists have bombarded the state's agriculture department with 25,000 e-mails, phone calls and even death threats.

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