March, 2023

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CDC issues warning about spread of cat-transmitted sporotrichosis

AVMA News

The zoonotic disease cat-transmitted sporotrichosis, first identified in Brazil, has since spread to neighboring countries and, more recently, the United Kingdom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned it has the potential of spreading to the United States.

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Just had my lifer Cinereous Vulture this morning

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I woke up this morning and checked social media before the coffee, only to notice a post: “MEGA – a Cinereous Vulture [a.k.a. Eurasian Black Vulture] with a satellite transmitter spent the night in the arable fields near Belgrade”. Superficially similar but unrelated to New World condors, it is huge, more pterodactyl-like than bird-like. I dipped it some years back — I am not aware of any local sightings since, and to this day have never seen it.

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Question about wild ducks and how they raise ducklings

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Yesterday I saw two small ducklings in a group of ducks and geese, but their mom didn’t seem to be around them or attentive. Can someone explain a bit more about duck behavior with their babies? Are ducklings generally safe with other ducks that aren’t their parents? Will ducks “babysit” or adopt ducklings that have been abandoned? Do ducks and geese have a sense of community together if they become familiar with each other?

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New Arkansas vet tech legislation poses risks to veterinary patients, clients, and practices

AVMA News

The Arkansas state legislature recently adopted a law that will expand veterinary technician specialists’ (VTS) scope of practice. Another bill still under consideration would dilute the educational background required for veterinary technicians to qualify for licensure. The Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association (ArVMA) and the AVMA actively oppose both measures over concerns of patient safety, client service, food safety, public health, and recognizing and continuing to ensure the value of de

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NIH program in canine comparative oncology marks 20 years of progress

AVMA News

The National Institutes of Health created the Comparative Oncology Program two decades ago to advance the study of naturally occurring cancer in dogs, aiming to improve cancer treatment for canine and human patients alike.

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Studies analyze factors, outcomes associated with cranial cruciate ligament rupture, surgery

AVMA News

A new study identified dogs at most risk of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and highlighted the clinical rationales used to decide between surgical and nonsurgical management. Another new study looked at minimal clinically important differences for two validated outcomes measures.

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New law clarifies alternatives to animal testing for safety, efficacy of drugs

AVMA News

The recently passed FDA Modernization Act 2.0 authorizes the use of certain alternatives to animal testing, including cell-based assays and computer models, to obtain an exemption from the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a drug.

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Cultivating research on cancer in dogs, from clinical trials down to the molecular level

AVMA News

The Comparative Oncology Program at the National Institutes of Health, which promotes the study of cancer in dogs, manages the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium to conduct clinical trials and recently has focused more on the biology of cancer in dogs.

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AVMA partners with psychiatric professionals to promote human-animal bond

AVMA News

The AVMA and the American Psychiatric Association are joining forces in March to call attention to the mental health benefits of having an animal companion. The two organizations are promoting an effort called #Paws4MentalHealth that encourages pet owners to take a break, get up, stretch, and share a picture of their pet with an explanation of how their pet positively impacts their mental health.

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Catalyzing the field of canine comparative oncology, benefiting researchers far and wide

AVMA News

The Comparative Oncology Program at the National Institutes of Health has transformed canine comparative oncology since the program’s founding 20 years ago, according to Dr. Deborah W. Knapp at Purdue University and Dr. Steven Dow at Colorado State University, two of many veterinarians working in the field.

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World Veterinary Day 2023 promotes diversity, equity, inclusion

AVMA News

The well-being of all veterinarians is enhanced when diversity, equity, and inclusion are promoted and applied, according to the announcement for World Veterinary Day 2023. The event falls on April 29 this year.

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WVC features AVMA sessions, research results

AVMA News

The AVMA offered sessions at the 2023 WVC Annual Conference as part of a year-old partnership with Viticus Group, the organization that hosts WVC. Also during the conference, Idexx Laboratories released a study on practice productivity, and Nationwide released the second of a pair of white papers on the risk of diseases in brachycephalic dogs.

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Remaining medically important antimicrobials transitioning to prescription status

AVMA News

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding stakeholders that certain over-the-counter antimicrobial products for animals are transitioning to prescription status, starting June 11.

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Unlawful xylazine receives more scrutiny to prevent inclusion in illegal drugs

AVMA News

Regulators and legislators are showing greater interest in xylazine, a prescription drug used in multiple sectors of clinical veterinary medicine, that is increasingly showing up in street drugs. The Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency has taken action to restrict xylazine from coming illegally into the country, while members of Congress are considering scheduling xylazine as a controlled substance.

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Unregulated horse racing continues to pose risks

AVMA News

A persistent and potentially growing concern, according to experts, is the running of unsanctioned, informal horse races. Unregulated horse racing is dangerous for horses and riders, and diseases such as equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis can spread at these bush tracks.

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FDA concludes first premarket consultation for meat cultured from animal cells

AVMA News

In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration’s premarket consultation for meat cultured from animal cells brings Upside Foods’ chicken closer to the U.S. market.

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FDA: Congress, not rule-making, likely route for CBD availability

AVMA News

With the cannabidiol products market continuing to grow and after reviewing published scientific literature and information submitted to a public docket, an internal working group of the Food and Drug Administration concluded that a new regulatory pathway for cannabidiol is needed.

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American Association of Swine Veterinarians – March 4-7, 2023

AVMA News

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians held its 54th annual meeting from March 4-7 in Aurora, Colorado. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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For most practices, demand returns to pre-pandemic levels

AVMA News

The revenue spike that many companion animal practices enjoyed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is fast becoming a thing of the past as it’s back to business as usual.

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NAVTA, Virox launch certificate program in infection prevention

AVMA News

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, in partnership with Virox Technologies, has launched The Infection Prevention Leader Certificate Program.

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Theft, vandalism, and break-ins: How veterinary clinics can protect against security breaches

AVMA News

AVMA News spoke with three experts about the common security risks that veterinary clinics face and how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database – March 2023

AVMA News

Among the new listings in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database is a pilot study of a novel therapeutic probiotic in dogs with diarrhea and intestinal dysbiosis.

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Webinar 5.9.22

Speaker: Steve Romanco

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Auxiliary celebrates National Pet Week 2023

AVMA News

The Auxiliary to the AVMA will be celebrating National Pet Week 2023, May 7-13, with the theme “People, Pets & Vets a Perfect Team.

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week coming up in April

AVMA News

To help educate the public and reduce dog bites, the AVMA is once again sponsoring National Dog Bite Prevention Week, held this year from April 9-15.

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It’s never too early to plan for closing your practice

AVMA News

Closing a veterinary practice is a complex process regulated by state law and moral obligations that owners should familiarize themselves with sooner rather than later.

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Applications now open for federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

AVMA News

Applications for the federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program are now being accepted until April 17.

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Tennessee VMA – Feb. 10-12, 2023

AVMA News

The Tennessee VMA held its Music City Veterinary Conference from February 10-12 in Murfreesboro. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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Minnesota VMA – Feb. 2-4, 2023

AVMA News

The Minnesota VMA held its annual meeting from Feb. 2-4 in Minneapolis. The MVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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Anti-doping program goes in effect for horse racing

AVMA News

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) officially launched March 27. Under the ADMC Program, racing will have centralized testing driven by an investigative unit and will institute harmonization among laboratories.

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Indiana VMA – Feb. 2-4, 2023

AVMA News

The Indiana VMA held its Crossroads Veterinary Conference from Feb. 2-4 in Noblesville. The INVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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