December, 2023

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Making sense of the mystery illness found across the US

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Summary: As of early December, cases of canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) have been seen by veterinarians in multiple states. While nationwide numbers are not known, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Oregon officials are working with state and federal veterinary diagnostic laboratories to determine the underlying cause or causes.

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Birding on Texel in Late October

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The Dutch Island of Texel is well-known amongst European birders due to the exciting number and quality of birds it attracts during spring and autumn migration times. Although not as exciting as Helgoland, which I covered here recently , Texel is an excellent location in its own right. I spent three full days on Texel in late October, which was just about enough to cover this surprisingly large island.

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New drug calms cats during transportation, veterinary visits

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this November approved Bonqat, a nerve pain medication for cats to alleviate acute anxiety and fear associated with transportation and veterinary visits.

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Founder of Project Street Vet named CNN Hero of the Year

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Dr. Kwane Stewart, the founder of Project Street Vet, was voted CNN’s Hero of the Year and will receive a $100,000 prize and an additional $300,000 from the Elevate Prize Foundation to continue his work providing veterinary care for pets of those experiencing homelessness.

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Chewy to open veterinary practices in Florida, Colorado

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Chewy will be opening a handful of veterinary clinics in 2024, starting in South Florida and Denver. The company is launching the practices under the brand name “Chewy Vet Care,” which will offer services including routine appointments, urgent care, and surgery.

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FDA warns manufacturers, distributors of unapproved antimicrobials for animals

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 14 announced it has issued nine warning letters to manufacturers and distributors of unapproved and misbranded medically important antimicrobial animal drugs for violating federal law.

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Raw pet food diets, pet population management policies headed to HOD

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The AVMA House of Delegates, during its regular winter session, being held January 5-6, 2024, in Chicago, will vote on six resolutions that would amend AVMA policies. These policies deal with noncommercial transportation of pets, management of dog and cat populations, and raw pet food diets, among other issues.

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Students, veterinarians address animal welfare scenarios during annual contest

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The 23rd annual AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest, or AWJAC, took place November 17-19 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Participants completed in-person assessments of the welfare of animals in a variety of scenarios, including laboratory rats, farmed bison, cage-free laying hens, and tortoises in a zoo.

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Nation enters third year of historic HPAI epizootic

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The ongoing outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus seen throughout the world is unlike previous HPAI outbreaks in terms of severity and the wide range of bird species it infects. Vaccines are being considered among other possible solutions.

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American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – August 16, 2023

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Summary: The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) held its annual meeting virtually on August 16. The AASRP presented an award and seated new officials.

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New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database – December 2023

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New listings are posted in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database, including a study evaluating a monoclonal antibody treatment in combination with radiation therapy in dogs with oral malignant melanoma.

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South Carolina Association of Veterinarians – November 9-12, 2023

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The South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) held its annual meeting from November 9-12, 2023, in Spartanburg. The SCAV presented awards and seated new officials.

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Phi Zeta presents research awards for 2023

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Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, recently presented the 2023 Research Manuscript Awards to Drs. Kristin Bowers and William Crosby.

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From note taking to scheduling, technology can help veterinary practices in many ways

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Technological developments can help many areas of practice management. It’s just a matter of taking the time and effort to make it happen, according to panelists at the “Veterinary Medicine, Innovation, and Technology” session at the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum, held virtually October 24-25.

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NC State, Purdue professors to join National Academy of Inventors

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Kenneth Adler, PhD, professor of cell biology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Masanobu Yamamoto, adjunct professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, will be inducted as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

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Massachusetts VMA – October 28, 2023

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The Massachusetts VMA (MVMA) held a celebration to honor the recipients of its Distinguished Service and Merit awards on October 28, 2023, in Cape Cod.

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Economic headwinds could impact veterinary practices, says economic futurist

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Andrew Busch, an economic futurist, consultant, and speaker, anticipates the U.S. economy bottoming out at the end of 2024 after hitting peak growth this year. However, Busch doesn’t foresee a recession, partly because of strong employment numbers. He was a keynote speaker at the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum, held virtually October 24-25.

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Swarovski BTX – A new era in birdwatching

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Did you know that my wife actually invented the binocular spotting scope? I lack proof of this but she did, honestly. As a scout would say “On my honour it is so”. Seriously though, we were walking our dog at the local park when out of the blue she said (and she is not into birding at all) “ You know what would be great. If that telescope thingamajig of yours had two eyepieces instead of one.

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In Memory – December 21, 2023

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Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, December 21, 2023

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Want to be famous?

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Well, writing posts for 10,000 Birds is probably not the right way to get there. But if you are interested in birds and think you might enjoy writing blog posts for our site – either occasionally or regularly – please contact us. We are still looking for writers. The post Want to be famous? first appeared on 10,000 Birds.

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In Memory – December 7, 2023

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Summary: Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, December 7, 2023

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Webinar 5.9.22

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Birding the road from Kabul to Jalalabad

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Like the recently posted entry on birding Kabul, this isn’t really much of a birding post – it features just two or three really bad (= taken with a mobile phone; = I do not really want these photos to be associated with me as a bird photographer at all bad) photos. So, be prepared to look at a few awful bird photos and quite a few somewhat better (but still taken with a mobile phone) photos of Afghanistan, and a bit of covert advertising at the end – or skip reading this post

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Donate books, journals, and supplies

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Veterinarians and students in foreign countries can make use of the unused textbooks, journals, instruments, equipment, and other supplies cluttering many veterinary clinics in the United States.

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A Most Unexpected Encounter

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Well, I have been away from this site, for far too long. I’m sorry. And since I suspect there may be others out there who, like I, feel something of a personal connection with 10,000 Birds’ regular writers, I feel the need to explain my absence. If you don’t wish to read all this personal stuff, please do jump to the bottom of this post, to get to the feathered stuff.

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Lisbon’s Lezirias in Winter

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The Tagus estuary ( Estuário do Tejo ) is a very important stop-over on the E ast Atlantic Flyway. The birding delights of the estuary are a 30-minute drive from the Lisbon international airport. So close, you would think there’s nothing one can do to improve the location of this fantastic birding spot. However, the Portuguese government thinks otherwise and intends to put the international airport on top of the birding – indeed much closer and yet, not an improvement.

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Birding Ijmuiden Pier in Late October

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The pier in Ijmuiden, a coastal town west of Amsterdam, is a popular sea-watching site in the Netherlands as it allows one to get further out than from the beach. It is an excellent site in the winter months in particular, when seabirds including ducks, divers and grebes are quite reliable here. I’ve visited Ijmuiden once before, but due to strong wind the pier was closed during that visit.

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Sunbirds of Sepilok

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Sunbirds are basically hummingbirds without any danger of Trumpism or MAGA ideology. And they think in meters and kilograms rather than in weird non-matching units such as feet and pounds. Apparently, convergent evolution has spared them from taking up these more unpleasant aspects of hummingbirds. So, not much that is not to like about hummingbirds, particularly as they also frequently perch (unlike hummingbirds), which makes the life of the bird photographer so much easier.

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Birding Kabul, Afghanistan

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Right. I did not actually go to Afghanistan for birding. I had another reason for that, trying to support a local NGO and its projects to educate Afghan women – something that is extremely important due to the current Taliban ban on female education past 6th grade. In a barely disguised advertising plug, I will explain more at the end of this post (and probably in some other posts describing my travels in Afghanistan).

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Honor roll members inducted – January 2024

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The AVMA is granting honor roll status to 1,065 members beginning in 2024.

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