April, 2023

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Shelter medicine receives full recognition as specialty, fish medicine receives provisional recognition

AVMA News

The 9-year-old veterinary specialty in shelter medicine received full recognition from the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) in March, while a new specialty in fish medicine received provisional recognition.

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Birding Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

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My wife and I are, in one way, very unusual Americans. While our compatriots seem only to want to visit Mexico’s touristy beach cities, we would rather go anywhere else in this country. Indeed, even though I just celebrated 40 years of living in Mexico, we have never been to Cabo San Lucas, and our only experience with Cancún was going though immigration in that city’s airport.

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Baby Peacocks (or as my wife and I call them “Pea Wees”)

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I looked it up and I (according to Google) saw a “peafowl” of peacocks and peahens with their “peachicks” submitted by /u/RedditMcReddiface [link] [comments]

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Using stay interviews to increase staff retention

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A stay interview with current staff members is a potentially helpful management tool that is similar to an exit interview and roots out workplace problems before an employee calls it quits, says one expert.

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USDA finalizes standards to include birds under Animal Welfare Act

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is establishing welfare standards for birds, which were previously excluded under the Animal Welfare Act.

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SAVMA president looks to lead with vulnerability, authenticity

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Student AVMA President Max Paulson explains the importance of community, gives advice for new students, and sets out his goals for his term.

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Addressing global inequities in access to essential medicines

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The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) are taking steps to improve the global availability of basic veterinary pharmaceuticals. The first step has been developing lists outlining what these medicines are for various animal species.

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USDA tracking bird flu spillover events in mammals

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Mountain lions, bottlenose dolphins, and striped skunks are among a long list of wild animals infected during the largest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in U.S. history.

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AVMF, Purina Pro Plan expand charitable care program to support veterinarians, clients

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The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is partnering with Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets to help expand the Foundation’s Reaching Every Animal with Charitable Care (REACH) Animal Care Program, which provides grants to AVMA members who offer immediate care at a low cost to pets with owners experiencing financial limitations.

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Illicit xylazine, fentanyl combination decreed ‘emerging threat’

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The Biden administration designated fentanyl combined with xylazine as an “emerging threat” to the U.S. on April 12, which will allow the federal government to put together resources to counteract the illegal supply of the drug combination found nationwide.

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AVMF donates to Turkey, Syria to aid earthquake relief

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The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and Merck Animal Health announced April 5 that they are donating $100,000 to support recovery efforts and care for animals in the wake of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

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AVMA members press Congress for illicit xylazine, dog importation laws

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Nearly 120 veterinarians and veterinary students attended the 2023 AVMA annual legislative fly-in, held April 17-19 in Washington, D.C. They urged Congress to support two AVMA-backed bills aimed at ensuring dogs are healthy when imported into the United States and to combat trafficking of the animal sedative xylazine without hindering veterinary access to the drug.

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AVMA, American Psychiatric Association lead Twitter chat about pets, mental health

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The AVMA and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) ended a monthlong social media campaign to raise awareness about companion animals and mental health with a Twitter chat on the importance of the human-animal bond and prioritizing wellbeing.

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AVMA president among veterinarians joining National Academies of Practice

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AVMA President Lori Teller, Dr. Julia Ponder, and Dr. John Tegzes were recently inducted as 2023 veterinary fellows into the National Academies of Practice (NAP), an interdisciplinary organization of health care practitioners and scholars.

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USDA announces $15.8M in funding for disease preparedness, response

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $15.8 million to 60 projects led by 38 states, land-grant universities, and industry organizations to enhance the country’s ability to rapidly respond to and control outbreaks of animal disease.

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EPA, FDA weigh oversight overhaul for animal parasite products

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Two federal agencies are considering transferring oversight of some 600 products from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), a proposal that raises more questions than answers.

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SAVMA panel talks about shared responsibility of diversity, equity, inclusion

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At the 2023 Student AVMA (SAVMA) Symposium, a panel of experts explained the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and the SAVMA Integrative Communications and Diversity Committee (ICDC) announced survey results regarding student experiences with DEI.

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Generic drugs for treating inflammation, vomiting, parasites receive FDA approval

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The Food and Drug Administration announced in March and April that it had approved six generic animal drugs.

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How to have end-of-life conversations

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Conversations about euthanasia and depopulation are never easy given what’s at stake. Speakers at the recent AVMA Humane Endings Symposium offered tips and advice for how to communicate effectively and tenderly when discussing end-of-life matters.

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Symposium explores psychological impacts of euthanasia, depopulation

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Speakers at the AVMA Humane Endings Symposium, held January 26-29 in Chicago, shared their personal experiences with depopulation of cattle and sheep for disease control and euthanasia of pigs after a fire. Other speakers discussed how to help pet owners know when it is time to euthanize a pet and how veterinary professionals can learn to grieve.

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AVMA, Mars help strengthen veterinary team-client partnership with Positive Pet Care Guide

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An industry-wide working group, led by the AVMA and Mars Veterinary Health, has developed a free resource that veterinary teams can use to help foster healthy communication and a positive partnership between staff and pet owners.

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New treaty established to protect marine biodiversity, conservation of the high seas

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The Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty was agreed upon at the 5th Intergovernmental Conference in New York, after two decades of international discussion. For the first time, United Nations (UN) members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas. The Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty was reached in March after two weeks of talks.

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Webinar 5.9.22

Speaker: Steve Romanco

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SAVMA sessions prepare veterinary students for their professional journeys

AVMA News

The Student AVMA (SAVMA) Symposium featured sessions to help students navigate the job search, choose an employer, understand contracts and handle career transitions.

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Zoetis receives $15.3M grant to improve livestock health in Africa

AVMA News

Zoetis announced in March that the company received a $15.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop and integrate solutions to advance veterinary care and diagnostic services to improve livestock health and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa.

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AVMA testifies in support of improving new animal drug review efficiency

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AVMA President Lori Teller appeared before a House subcommittee to urge reauthorization of legislation supporting approval of new and generic animal drugs.

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AVMA celebrates National Pet Week 2023

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The AVMA will be celebrating National Pet Week, held this year from May 7-13, with themes for each day of the week.

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Education council schedules site visits – April 2023

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The AVMA Council on Education has scheduled site visits to 10 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine for the remainder of 2023.

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In Memory – April 27, 2023

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Summary: Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, April 27, 2023

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Birding Wawushan, Sichuan

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Wawushan is a weird kind of mountain – it is almost flat at the top. In fact, it is the world’s second-largest table mountain with a maximum altitude of 3,522 meters. In many ways, birding Wawushan is a nightmare for a solitary and crowd-hating birder like me. It is a Chinese tourist place – the crowds are not huge by Chinese standards (there are probably twenty times as many tourists at nearby Emei Shan at the same time), but there is no way of escaping them.

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Birding in a Refinery

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Perhaps a little more shock-inducing and paradoxical than concepts of birding at sewage ponds or graveyards, an oil refinery seems to be the antithesis of a desirable place for a birder. In southern Trinidad, however, there is much more at play than what is immediately discernible. A now mostly defunct oil refinery encircles a verdant haven for waterfowl and many other wetland-dependent birds – the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust.

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Webinar 8/18/23

Speaker: Steve Romanco

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