June, 2023

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AAHA publishes endocrinology diagnosis, treatment guidelines for dogs, cats

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The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recently published the 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines to help practitioners identify and treat common endocrine diseases while effectively communicating with clients and the care team.

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“The (Big) Year that Flew By: Twelve Months, Six Continents, and the Ultimate Birding Record”

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The (Big) Year that Flew By: Twelve Months, Six Continents, and the Ultimate Birding Record – which is the book’s full title, or Arjan Dwarshuis’s Big Year, as I prefer to call it shortly, is a highly anticipated and a long awaited travelogue of the author’s 2016 race against time across 40 countries in his attempt to break the world birding record.

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Hmm, yes, nature

Reddit Animals

Found the toads right in a blow-up water-bounce house the day after it was used. a pair of 2 lovetoads I'm guessing, so I let them free into our mulch and now they're elsewhere, where ever that may be. The bird was found elsewhere.

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Marijuana, other recreational drugs debut on pet toxins top 10 list

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) announced its annual list of top toxins for pets. Recreational drugs, such as marijuana, mushrooms, and cocaine landed on the list for the first time.

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From industry to charity, the lasting legacy of Dr. Mark Morris Sr. on small animal medicine

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Hill's Pet Nutrition and the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) are celebrating their 75th anniversary and the enduring legacy of their shared founder, Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr.

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Wildfire smoke endangers animal health

AVMA News

Smoke from the worst wildfire season in Canada's history has been triggering air quality alerts throughout the United States, threatening human and animal health.

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Educational debt repayment program awards $9M in 2022

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In 2022, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) awarded nearly $9 million to 89 veterinarians in exchange for working in U.S. Department of Agriculture–designated veterinary shortage areas. This June, Congress took up legislation that would end the federal tax on program awards.

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USDA, DHS celebrate opening of National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

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Dignitaries gathered this May in Manhattan, Kansas, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NABF), a cutting-edge animal disease research facility replacing the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York.

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Midwest Veterinary Supply sentenced to one year probation, pays $11M for misbranded drugs

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Minnesota-based drug company Midwest Veterinary Supply recently was sentenced to one year of probation and agreed to pay more than $11 million in criminal fines and forfeiture for unlawfully distributing more than $10 million in misbranded drugs from 2011-21.

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Journey for Teams expands with new learning modules

AVMA News

The Journey for Teams (JFT) program has had more than 11,000 users since its launch in 2022. The program will celebrate its one-year anniversary at AVMA Convention 2023 this July in Denver along with designated DEI continuing education (CE) sessions.

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AVMA leaders to discuss environmental sustainability, spectrum of care

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Meeting this July in Denver, the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) will consider new and revised policy proposals dealing with wolf hybrids, tail docking, and physical restraint of animals.

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Advances in animal genome editing continue apace

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently green lit for human consumption five genetically modified pigs at Washington State University. Meanwhile, a team of geneticists have reportedly created the first calf born with immunity to bovine viral diarrhea virus.

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Global Health Summit to focus on infectious diseases, biodiversity

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Infectious diseases and the importance of biodiversity is the theme for the 2023 Global Health Summit (GHS), slated for Monday, July 17, during AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.

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Convention sessions, statement touch on environmental impact of veterinary medicine

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Speakers at AVMA Convention 2023 will talk about the impacts of climate change and how environmental sustainability is an increasingly important topic veterinary medicine. This idea was reinforced with the AVMA's recent endorsement of the World Veterinary Association's (WVA) "Position on the Global Climate Change Emergency.

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Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases – January 20-24, 2023

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The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) held its annual conference from January 20-24 in Chicago. The CRWAD presented awards, named fellows, and seated new officials.

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AVMA webinars help veterinarians navigate opioid epidemic

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Three new drug-related webinars are available on demand on AVMA Axon to help veterinarians meet their state’s continuing education (CE) requirements for prescribing controlled substances, including opioids.

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Supreme Court rejects Biden's student debt plan

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On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness plan, which proposed forgiving up to $20,000 in debt for individual borrowers of federal educational loans.

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Association of Shelter Veterinarians – April 19, 2023

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The Association of Shelter Veterinarians held its annual member reception in Baltimore on April 19. The association presented awards and announced new officials.

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Gabriel PDF Webinar

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World Veterinary Association – April 26-29, 2023

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The World Veterinary Association (WVA) held its 38th WVA Congress from April 26-29 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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El Paso VMA presents awards

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The El Paso VMA held its 38th annual community awards banquet on May 20 in El Paso.

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In Memory – June 8, 2023

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Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, June 8, 2023

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In Memory – June 22, 2023

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Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, June 22, 2023.

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Webinar 5.9.22

Speaker: Steve Romanco

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Fog, drizzle and four road blockades

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I am in a state of shock: late May, warm weather and fog! In the morning in the lowlands, fog out of season! However, soon we are sneaking out of Belgrade, getting ourselves large cappuccinos at the en route drive-in McDonald’s and continuing to our first site: Beljarica Backwaters. The water level is quite high, no exposed mud bars nor shorebirds. The fog is not thick, but drizzle obstructs distant views.

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How much time do you devote to birding?

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How much time do you devote to birding? Are you happy with an occasional morning here and there or do you need more? How high is birding on your list of activities – is it the very first or merely one of? These are the types I recognise: Coffee Break Birding – 10-15 minutes, usually not planned ahead but squeezed out of your schedule. E.g. you have a meeting next to a park or a lake, so you come a bit earlier to see whatever may be there.

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Finally, the Rainforest

10,000 Birds

[ Warning : This post contains photos taken under extremely dark conditions. If you are sensitive to photos that are underexposed, overexposed, or grainy, please view with caution.] I believe that I have birded in a pretty wide range of places: ten countries, on three continents, and counting. And, having birded now in such western Mexican coastal cities as Acapulco, Ixtapa, Lázaro Cárdenas, and Puerto Vallarta, I have spent my fair share of time in dry tropical forests.

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Potential Efficiency Improvements

10,000 Birds

After Jason recently asked ChatGPT for birding advice, the management consultant in me – constantly thriving for efficiency improvements – immediately thought of the next step. Why tediously write blog posts when ChatGPT can do it for me? So, I asked ChatGPT: “Please write a 500-word blog post about birding in Shanghai in the style of Kai Pflug for the website 10,000 birds” This is the result: Greetings, fellow birding enthusiasts!

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More Swamp Stories

10,000 Birds

One of the interesting aspects of Trinidad’s nature is that both southern corners of the roughly boot-shaped island are dotted with wetlands. Some weeks ago, I elaborated on some of my experiences on the eastern and southeastern ends. Recently we took a more social drive to the opposite southern corner, to the very end of the island where the ocean is gradually reclaiming land, road and all.

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What’s Up with the ABA Now? (June 2023)

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In April 2022, I wrote : The American Birding Association has not had a permanent leader since November 2021. The Board of Directors has been searching for a candidate since that time, but it does not appear to have found one. This is not surprising, as the next Executive Director will take the helm of an organization that is in debt, experiencing a long-term revenue decline, and regularly runs operating deficits.

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The popstars are back: Paradise Flycatchers in Shanghai

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Such an embarrassingly populist title of a blog post should obviously be followed by some dry facts. Here goes: Paradise Flycatchers are a genus in the broader (and rather large) family of Monarchidae. There are 17 different species of them, a few of them endangered, particularly some island endemics. While most of them are non-migratory, the two that visit Shanghai are migratory: the Amur Paradise Flycatcher and the Japanese Paradise Flycatcher.

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Australasian Swamphens breeding near Broome

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This year, with the exceptional rain and flooding across much of the land there has been a great opportunity for many bird species to move to the area and breed. It is not just the Magpie Geese and Pied Herons that arrived and chose to breed, but also the Australasian Swamphens. Over recent weeks and months we have gone from observing a few Australasian Swamphens nipping back and forth across the Great Northern Highway to the south of Broome to watching a few hundred of them.

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