September, 2023

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A proliferation of newly proposed veterinary colleges

AVMA News

Nearly a dozen newly proposed veterinary colleges have been announced in the past two years, which represents a sizeable potential increase to the existing 33 U.S. veterinary colleges. Some universities have already secured site visits from the while others are just in the discussion stage.

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A Photographic Guide to the Wildlife of Seychelles by Chris Mason-Parker

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“M had told Bond he was sending him to the Seychelles. ‘… Just go and have a look.’ M glanced out of the window at the driving March sleet. ‘Don’t get sunstroke.'” Indeed, there is one distinctly birding connection to this country: a famous birder Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond, visited the Seychelles in 1958 looking for inspiration for his then-latest collection of stories, For Your Eyes Only.

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Need some help with my chipmunk

Reddit Animals

Today I was just feeding my chipmunks walnuts until I realized that two of them had something unusual, a missing part of fur, on their head. As I said, I saw two of them with the hair loss. I managed to take two pictures of one of them, with the less severe one. This one had only a strip of fur lost. The other one had it worse (the one I don’t have a picture of), with a recognizable amount of fur loss on its head I have a few questions and concerns: Is this a disease that I should be aware of?

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Shortage of cancer drugs having devastating effects on patients, veterinarians

AVMA News

Chemotherapy drugs, including cisplatin and carboplatin, have been in short supply for months. The situation is affecting animal patients and veterinarians, forcing them to track potential leads on where to procure these life-saving drugs and make challenging treatment decisions.

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AAFCO adopts consumer-friendly pet food labeling guidelines

AVMA News

The updated label recommendations from Association of American Feed Control Official were developed in conjunction with consumers and industry and are meant to help consumers make better informed decisions when purchasing pet food.

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Data, safety regulations lacking when it comes to pets and vehicles

AVMA News

Around 45% of U.S. households own dogs and 26% of households own cats out of the total U.S. population of 128 million households in 2020, according to AVMA data. Owners often travel with their pets, whether for vacation or even a trip to the veterinarian. However, no data exists on how many pets have been injured or killed in car accidents.

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NAVTA celebrates 30 years of National Veterinary Technician Week

AVMA News

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Veterinary Technician Week, happening October 15-21, in which everyone is encouraged to celebrate, recognize, and promote the valuable contributions that credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary technologists, and veterinary technician specialists make to the veterinary profession and society.

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World Rabies Day: ‘All for 1, One Health for All’

AVMA News

The theme of the 17th annual World Rabies Day, “All for 1, One Health for All,” highlights the need for collaboration and strengthening health systems to eliminate human deaths from dog-mediated rabies. Unvaccinated dogs are the main source of human rabies deaths, contributing up to 99% of all rabies transmissions to human globally.

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AAHA expands international accreditation into Asia

AVMA News

The American Animal Hospital Association has begun to accredit veterinary practices internationally. Daktari Animal Hospital in Tokyo became the first internationally AAHA-accredited animal hospital followed by five institutions in Japan that were accredited this summer. More recently, AAHA announced a partnership with the Korean VMA to bring accreditation to South Korean veterinary practices.

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Telehealth bill advances in California Senate

AVMA News

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. The next step is a vote on the state senate floor, which is scheduled for next week.

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A test case for remote work in veterinary practice

AVMA News

Adobe Animal Hospital Los Altos and Adobe Animal Hospital South Bay have both on-site customer service representatives (CSRs) and off-site video client representatives (VCRs) using the Otto platform. Both Adobe clinics allow these remote staff members to be patched into more than a dozen monitors around the hospital, from the front desk to the examination room and in the back office.

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American Veterinary Dental College – June 9-16, 2023

AVMA News

The American Veterinary Dental College recently welcomed new diplomates following the board certification examinations it held between June 9-16 in Lexington, Kentucky, and Las Vegas.

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Johnson receives award from AKC Canine Health Foundation

AVMA News

Dr. Gary Johnson was recently awarded the 2023 Asa Mays DVM Excellence in Canine Health Research Award from the AKC Canine Health Foundation for his work on dog genetics.

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Drugs treating epilepsy, feline diabetes receive FDA approval

AVMA News

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a number of animal drugs, including those that treat idiopathic epilepsy in dogs and diabetes in cats.

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NIFA, LifeStock partner to promote federal programs addressing veterinary shortages

AVMA News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded over $111,000 to the nonprofit LifeStock International to promote two NIFA programs offering educational debt relief to veterinarians who commit to working in designated rural veterinary shortage areas, especially areas where food animal veterinary services are in short supply.

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AVMA CEO addresses workforce trends

AVMA News

Speaking to animal health industry leaders this August, AVMA CEO Dr. Janet Donlin talked about the challenges and opportunities facing the veterinary profession, including the seemingly high demand for veterinary services and related calls for a midlevel practitioner position.

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FDA proposes framework for collecting antimicrobial use data

AVMA News

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is inviting public comment on a possible framework for establishing a public-private partnership to collect and analyze antimicrobial use data from food-producing animals.

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AAALAC International appoints Dr. Gary Borkowski as CEO

AVMA News

Starting in October, Dr. Gary L. Borkowski will serve as the new CEO of AAALAC International, a nonprofit that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

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11 technologies veterinary practices can adopt today

AVMA News

New devices and software promise to help enhance patient care and monitoring, ease workloads, improve workflows, meet or exceed client expectations, and more. AVMA News has put together an overview of 11 technologies or technologic features, from wearables to artificial intelligence to 3D printing.

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Pet Health Zone tool uses claims data to inform pet owners, care teams

AVMA News

Nationwide used more than 40 years of claims data from millions of pets to develop its Pet Health Zone, an online tool that provides health condition information to pet owners.

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Court dismisses challenge to Texas in-person veterinarian-client-patient relationship requirement

AVMA News

A federal district court has again upheld provisions of a Texas veterinary practice act mandating that a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) be established in person rather than remotely.

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Companies' cultivated chicken cells obtain regulatory approval

AVMA News

Two companies have received final approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin commercial production and sales of human food from cultured animal cells to the public.

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In Memory – September 14, 2023

AVMA News

Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, September 14, 2023

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In Memory – September 28, 2023

AVMA News

Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, September 28, 2023

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Birds of Belize & Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Review Doubleheader

10,000 Birds

Two books, two authors, two countries bursting with neotropical avian diversity. Birds of Belize by Steve N. G. Howell and Dale Dyer and Birds of Costa Rica by Dale Dyer and Steve N. G. Howell joined the field guide roster this spring, very welcome in a year sadly sparse in new titles. Since the books share authors and a creation process, I thought I would review them together.

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American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology – May and June, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) welcomed a new diplomate following board certification examinations it held virtually in May and June 2023.

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Acheron Delta, Greece: Hell is Closed for Renovation

10,000 Birds

We tried yesterday to visit the Nekromanteio of Afyra, the very entrance of ancient Greek’s Hades, but the world of the dead was locked up (well, not really for renovation, but for further research at this archeological site, after the height of a tourist season). Still, it is somehow reassuring to know that Hell is closed: one Albanian proverb says that there are no keys for the Hell’s Gates – they are open to all.

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Another Endemic Amazona

10,000 Birds

The islands of the Caribbean are home to 176 species of endemic birds unevenly distributed across the region. Some islands host one or two species, others more than twenty. Many of these species are declining in number, having to share their limited geographical range with an expanding human population without a doubt impedes their ability to proliferate as needed.

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The Blood Pheasant

10,000 Birds

The Blood Pheasant gets its name from the crimson-colored streaks on its body – which apparently to some rather weird or overly imaginative people look like blood. The Latin species name cruentus , “blood-stained” has the same background Blood Pheasants mainly feed on mosses – not many bird species do this as mosses are not very nutritious.

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Does this mean I have a rodent infestation?

Reddit Animals

It’s a dead mouse, unsure what kind. Just dead gracefully infront of my bench. No idea if this thing died from natural causes or if one of my friends did it as a joke.

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