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 in a Refinery

10,000 Birds

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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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

AVMA News

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 Symposium at Illinois highlighted the best of the Midwest

AVMA News

The 2023 Student AVMA (SAVMA) Symposium had nearly 700 veterinary students in attendance for the event from March 17-19. The event was hosted by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

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USDA tracking bird flu spillover events in mammals

AVMA News

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

AVMA News

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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AVMF donates to Turkey, Syria to aid earthquake relief

AVMA News

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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SAVMA president looks to lead with vulnerability, authenticity

AVMA News

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

AVMA News

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

AVMA News

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

AVMA News

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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How to have end-of-life conversations

AVMA News

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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Gabriel PDF Webinar

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

AVMA News

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

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

AVMA News

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

AVMA News

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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AVMA testifies in support of improving new animal drug review efficiency

AVMA News

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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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 celebrates National Pet Week 2023

AVMA News

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

AVMA News

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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Gullmania in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Many a Larophile has visited Costa Rica but not for the love of gulls. Yes, we have gulls and we have terns and a skimmer visiting these here double oceanic shores but Larophiles in Costa Rica trade in the gull watching for trogons, manakins, macaws and all the rest. They come here knowing that although the official bird list for Costa Rica is replete with everything from Bonaparte’s Gull to Gray-hooded Gull and Least Tern , if they do any amount of gull watching, they’ll be lucky if

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Birding Shanghai in March 2023

10,000 Birds

Shanghai in March is still a good time to see a variety of buntings before they migrate North. Most of them are easy to see – the Japanese Reed Bunting is not. Indeed it is listed as Near Threatened, which is a pity as it is kind of a soulmate of mine (eBird: “Not as social as Reed and Pallas’s Buntings and doesn’t expose itself as often; usually solitary”).

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Marrul season in Broome

10,000 Birds

In Broome we have six seasons and April is Marrul season. This season is a hot time of year where we are transitioning from the wet weather to the dry weather. The season is short, but it can be very hot with little wind, big tides and the migratory shorebirds are all setting off on their migration. The shorebirds will go to the northern hemisphere to breed and return to Broome later in the year.

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Finding Birds in Northern Greece by Dave Gosney

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Dave Gosney’s Finding Birds Series covers mostly the Western Palearctic and describes birding in various regions of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, etc., with some additions, namely South Texas, The Gambia, and Goa (India). Afterwards, the individual site updates are available at his website findingbirds.com.

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