Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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Making sense of the mystery illness found across the US

AVMA News

Summary: As of early December, cases of canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) have been seen by veterinarians in multiple states. While nationwide numbers are not known, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Oregon officials are working with state and federal veterinary diagnostic laboratories to determine the underlying cause or causes.

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Terns of North America: A Photographic Guide–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Tern lovers rejoice! A new book about the angelic-looking, identification-stumping birds of the oceans, rivers, and marshes has finally been published! And it’s fantastic. Terns are too often considered the baby brothers and sisters of gulls, and if you don’t agree, take a look at the number of books written about gulls (at least four in recent years) and then try to remember the last book you read about terns of North America.

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Economic headwinds could impact veterinary practices, says economic futurist

AVMA News

Andrew Busch, an economic futurist, consultant, and speaker, anticipates the U.S. economy bottoming out at the end of 2024 after hitting peak growth this year. However, Busch doesn’t foresee a recession, partly because of strong employment numbers. He was a keynote speaker at the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum, held virtually October 24-25.

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