October, 2023

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Done with Dog Daddy

AVMA News

Dog trainers that use aversive training methods, including Augusto DeOliveira, also known as "The Dog Daddy," have caught the attention of concerned animal welfare groups, trainers, veterinary behaviorists, and pet owners. The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) recently issued a statement expressing serious concerns regarding DeOliveira's training practices and warning of the damaging effects that his methods could have on dogs.

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Birding Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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As the rice paddies near Kota Kinabalu described in an earlier post , Tanjung Aru beach is not really a major birding spot in its own right. However, it is only a short taxi ride away from the airport where most travelers will arrive at – better to see birds instead of just eating fast food while waiting for a connecting flight. Tanjung Aru beach is a popular spot for the locals to enjoy the seaside, watch the sunset, and choose between a huge variety of fruit juices sold at a slightly cha

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Geese in the park snaccin on some grass??

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Haven't gone for a walk in the park for a long time and it was worth it. I love seeing geese and ducks?

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Artificial intelligence in veterinary medicine: What are the ethical and legal implications?

AVMA News

AVMA Axon recently debuted the webinar "Do No Harm: Ethical and Legal Implications of A.I." by Dr. Dr. Eli Cohen, a clinical professor of diagnostic imaging at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. He explains the differences between the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in veterinary medicine and human medicine, the concept of AI use risk classification, and how to foster the ethical deployment of AI in veterinary medicine.

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USDA awards $56M to support research on SARS-CoV-2 in animals

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Findings from the 36 research projects related to SARS-CoV-2 in animal populations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is funding will inform an early warning system to prevent or reduce future zoonotic disease outbreaks.

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Veterinary hospital union, management ratify two-year contract

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All Creatures Animal Hospital in Bremerton, Washington, and parent company Cara Veterinary Corp., in September reached an agreement with unionized hospital staff. It is one of the few unions in veterinary medicine to successfully ratify a contract with its employer, which took two years of negotiations.

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Urgent care clinics starting to enter veterinary profession

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Much the same as walk-in clinics, urgent care veterinary practices are slowly emerging as another option offering outpatient medical care for animals experiencing acute illness or injury but not in life-threatening danger.

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AVMF application deadlines approach for veteran, other scholarships

AVMA News

An anonymous donation is allowing the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to increase the AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Veterans awards from $5,000 to $9,000 each for the next two years. Other scholarships are available as well.

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Veterinarian salaries struggle to keep up with inflation

AVMA News

Unlike new veterinarians, overall veterinary incomes haven’t quite caught up to prerecession levels, said Charlotte McKay, AVMA associate director for statistical and geospatial analysis and senior economist. However, competition in the market for veterinarians and inflation have contributed to a rise in salaries, she said during the presentation “The Market for Veterinarians” at the AVMA Business & Economic Forum, held virtually October 24-25.

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APHIS focuses on recruiting veterinarians in leadership realignment

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced several senior leadership changes, including the creation of a role focused on recruiting veterinarians and other scientists.

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Rising from the rubble: Maui wildfire relief efforts continue

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Since the Maui wildfires in early August burned large areas of the island, including the city of Lahaina, donations have poured in from around the world. That includes the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), which has given a $20,000 grant to the Maui Humane Society, a $10,000 grant to Greater Good Charities, and an $19,000 estate gift to the Hawaii VMA so that the organizations can help recover and treat animals in need.

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USDA proposes updates to strengthen Horse Protection Act

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comments on a proposed rule to strengthen Horse Protection Act (HPA) requirements.

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Teach me how to TikTok

AVMA News

TikTok, the popular video-sharing platform, is known as an app for filming viral dances. However, it can also be an impactful tool for veterinary professionals and business owners to communicate with clients.

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Department of Labor proposes extending overtime protections for more salaried workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $55,000 a year.

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Veterinary Medical Association Executives – July 14, 2023

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The Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) held its annual meeting on July 14 in Denver. John Tramontana, executive director of the Michigan VMA, won this year's Executive of the Year Award, and Dr. Randy Wheeler, executive director of the Iowa VMA, won the Distinguished Service Award.

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American Veterinary Medical History Society – July 6, 2023

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The American Veterinary Medical History Society (AVMHS) held its annual meeting virtually on July 6. The society presented awards and seated new officials, including Dr. John H. de Jong as president and Dr. Margaret M. Brosnahan as program chair and president-elect.

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On the road with AVMA's vice president

AVMA News

With her two-year term as AVMA vice president half completed, Dr. Jennifer Quammen describes how she's spent the previous year fulfilling the duties of her office as the AVMA's liaison to veterinary colleges.

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Association of Avian Veterinarians – August 20-24, 2023

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The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) held its annual meeting at ExoticsCon 2023 from August 20-24 in Boston. The association presented awards and seated new officials, including Drs.

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AVMA seeking leadership candidates, other volunteers

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The AVMA currently seeks candidates for president-elect and for two seats on the Board of Directors as well as nominations or applications for numerous other volunteer positions.

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FDA releases updated plan for antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on October 1 launched the latest phases of its ongoing plan to promote stewardship of medically important antimicrobials used to treat animals, including pets.

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FTC chair discusses veterinary trends at AVMA economic meeting

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan addressed noncompete agreements, mergers, and private equity acquisitions at the opening of the AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum on October 24.

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Iowa VMA – September 28-29, 2023

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The Iowa VMA (IVMA) held its annual meeting from September 28-29 in Ames. Dr. Fred Sick won this year's Veterinarian of the Year Award. Dr. Kristen Clark was elected president and Dr.

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Colorado VMA – September 10, 2023

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The Colorado VMA (CVMA) held its annual meeting virtually on September 10. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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CDC’s One Health framework progresses as One Health Day nears

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for public input on a national plan for coordinating a One Health response to national emergencies within the federal government. This comes as the world readies to mark the 8th Annual Global One Health Day.

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In Memory – October 12, 2023

AVMA News

Veterinarian obituaries in the "In Memory" section of the Journal of the AVMA, October 12, 2023

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An afternoon in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

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Photos courtesy of Mosetlha Bush Camp A dusty-red road leads me through Marico bushveld deeper into the 750 square kilometers large wilderness of the Madikwe Game Reserve – the 4th largest reserve in South Africa, home to 350 bird and 66 mammal species, some 4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Mosethla Bush Camp guide awaits us by the open Land Rover and with a loaded rifle in front of the steering wheel, we continue into the bush (oddly, while observing lions and tigers in India, not a single rif

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Birding Sukau, Sabah, Borneo

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Sukau birding essentially means staying in a more-or-less comfortable lodge on the banks of the Kinatabagan river, and taking boat tours on more-or-less rickety boats on the river. The mosquitos and the heat and the sweat are free, the lodges are not. This is how it looks like: Or at sunset: A species I did not come for from Shanghai is the Black-crowned Night Heron.

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Common Ringed Plover

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This post is not a twitch, but it is much more fun to read if you first dwell upon the sentiments from the last picture of Corey’s post from East Pond, Jamaica Bay, 2015 It would be a bold birder that calls a Common Ringed Plover , Charadrius hiaticula where Semi-palmated Plover , C. semipalmatus is also an option. Luckily, they are almost completely mutually exclusive.

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Birding Sepilok, Borneo (Part 1)

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Sepilok is one of the best places I ever spent time birding at – I did so for a week and could have easily spent more time there. So, in order to economize a bit, the Sepilok birds are described in three separate posts. The Ashy Tailorbird is a good example of the different perspectives of describing a bird – while the English name focuses on the body of the bird, the Latin species name ruficeps refers to the rufous head.

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The Three Grassquits of Trinidad and Tobago

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In the latest instalment of the ongoing documentation of the curious recurrence of the number three in the avifauna of Trinidad and Tobago, we arrive on the triad of Grassquits. For the uninitiated, while on a deep dive into Trinbagonian ornithology a few years ago I noticed groups of three popping up in multiple places. With the country itself having a tri- prefix, the island of Trinidad features three mountain ranges – one of which is called the Trinity Hills.

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