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California veterinarian bucks the norm

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Throughout the rest of his life, the California native balanced bull riding and veterinary medicine, from veterinary school to his senior years. Ed Le Tourneau grew up watching cowboys drive cattle. He rode his first bull at 15 and was hooked.

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Telehealth bill advances in California Senate

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California Assembly Bill 1399 passed the California Senate Appropriations Committee on September 1. The bill would allow a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) to be established remotely is making progress despite opposition from the California VMA (CVMA), AVMA and others.

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Supreme Court upholds California sow housing law

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Supreme Court justices upheld the California ballot initiative Proposition 12 as constitutional, and that the state could establish its own rules on meat sold in the state, even if that means that products produced outside of the state must comply with the law. A slim majority of U.S.

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What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed reintroducing California Condors in the Pacific Northwest. After years of study , FWS has proposed releasing captive-bred condors in Redwoods National Park in Northern California, not far from the Oregon border. California Condor photos ( 1 , 2 ) by Pacific Southwest Region USFWS.

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Bird Litigation: “Standing” and the California Gnatcatcher

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The coastal subspecies of California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica californica ) can be found in sage scrub that was once abundant from Ventura County to northern Baja California. Because the coastal California Gnatcatcher lives on such valuable land, its “threatened” status creates economic conflicts. But its U.S.

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AVMA collaborates with veterinary libraries to digitize journal articles

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The effort comes thanks to a task force that has combined expertise from AVMA staff members and librarians from Cornell University, Texas Tech University, the University of California, Davis, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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A couple of California firsts.

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The reserve at San Joaquin had already been very generous to me, so I was delighted to add to my California list in such style. New to California, indeed new to my North America list, was a Red-necked Phalarope , Phalaropus lobatus. The post A couple of California firsts. But even better was to come.