November, 2023

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Oregon dealing with respiratory illness incidents in dogs

AVMA News

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has received more than 200 case reports from veterinarians of a mysterious canine infectious respiratory disease since the middle of August.

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Birds of Costa Rica by Dyer and N. G. Howell

10,000 Birds

It was an early morning last October, 6.40 a.m. in the Casa Tangara dowii lodge as I was taking my observation position next to a glass wall, overlooking the bird feeders in the misty cloud forests of Costa Rica. My friend and host, Serge Arias, brought me a mug of a slowly, drop by drop, prepared specialty Tarrazú coffee. From my sofa, I observed the first Common Chlorospingus , Silver-throated Tanagers , Chestnut-capped , White-naped and Yellow-thighed Brushfinches , all coming to Serge’s papa

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Appreciation post for my best friend

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Last January, I was on a road trip and wanted protection as a solo female. I decided to rescue a dog in desperate need, and planned on finding a home for it after my road trip was over. Well, the first dog I went to see was scheduled to be euthanized that week. I didn’t have the adoption fee money until payday, but by then it would have been too late.

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Pet food recall linked to seven-state Salmonella outbreak

AVMA News

Summary: Mid America Pet Food has expanded its October 30 voluntary recall to include additional pet food products, with a best by date before October 31, 2024, made at its Mount Pleasant, Texas, facility, due to the products’ potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Monoclonal antibodies show promise as new therapy for veterinary patients

AVMA News

More than 100 monoclonal antibodies (mAb) designed to bind to specific target proteins are available for humans, including those intended to treat cancer and autoimmune disorders. The power of mAbs is now being unleashed for debilitating diseases in dogs and cats, including atopic dermatitis, pain associated with osteoarthritis, and canine parvovirus.

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Zoetis confers teaching, research awards

AVMA News

The 2023 Zoetis teaching and research awards were conferred upon teachers in recognition of their outstanding teaching abilities and upon researchers for advancing the scientific standing of veterinary medicine.

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Overcrowding a factor in San Diego shelter outbreak of Strep zoo

AVMA News

Four dogs at the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) have been euthanized after being infected with Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus (also known as Strep zoo), which was complicated by infection with bacterial agents.

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AAHA releases veterinary technician utilization guidelines

AVMA News

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recently released the 2023 AAHA Technician Utilization Guidelines to help veterinary clinics properly leverage credentialed veterinary technicians, which can help with increasing access to veterinary services, improving patient care, and addressing retention problems.

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VCPR requirements fuel state legislative activity

AVMA News

The issue of whether to establish a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) through an in-person examination or solely electronic means has recently come before state legislatures and veterinary medical boards.

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Pascoe honored for leadership, mentorship, surgical skills

AVMA News

Dr. John R. Pascoe was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award this year by the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia for his “unwavering commitment to advancing veterinary education, the veterinary profession globally, and academic leadership.

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American College of Veterinary Surgeons – October 11-14, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) held its annual surgery summit October 11-14 in Louisville, Kentucky. The ACVS presented awards and seated some new officials.

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American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists – September 20-23, 2023

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The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) held its annual meeting from September 20-23 in Boston. The association presented awards, welcomed new diplomates, and seated new officials.

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FDA approves first animal drug for Giardia duodenalis, additional drugs for cows, swine

AVMA News

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

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Veterinary starting salaries rise in 2023, educational debt holds steady

AVMA News

Mean starting salaries for veterinarians rose to just over $124,295 for graduates entering full-time employment in a year that also saw the mean debt-to-income ratio drop to 2004 levels, said Dr. Chris Doherty, AVMA’s assistant director for strategic business research and outreach, during the 2023 AVMA Business and Economic Forum, held virtually October 24-25.

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Lessons in ‘compassionomics’

AVMA News

Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, a health-care expert and author, shared the benefits of serving others during the keynote “Unpacking Lessons from Human Medicine” on October 25 at the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum.

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Tips for team-based veterinary health care

AVMA News

The session “Leveraging the Veterinary Team: A Case Study of Team-Based Veterinary Healthcare” on October 24 at the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum explored the unique dynamic of a veterinary team from Deerfield Veterinary Clinic in Deerfield, New Hampshire.

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Nominations open for 2024 AVMA Excellence awards

AVMA News

Summary: The nomination period is open for the 2024 AVMA Excellence Awards. The awards program recognizes contributions by veterinarians and nonveterinarians to the veterinary profession and to animal health and welfare.

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Survey: Pet owners prefer seeing their veterinarian in person

AVMA News

Most pet owners believe the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) should be established in-person rather than virtually, according to an AVMA survey that also found a majority of owners prefer that a veterinarian oversee their pet’s care.

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Putting the Positive Pet Care Guide into practice

AVMA News

The Positive Pet Care Guide is the result of an industry-wide working group, led by the AVMA and Mars Veterinary Health, aimed at strengthening the relationship between veterinary teams and pet owners through resources, education, and collaboration.

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FDA creates guidance on informed consent for companion animal studies

AVMA News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced draft guidance that will help animal owners who are considering having their companion animals participate in a clinical study understand the risks and benefits of their participation. Public comment is open until November 14.

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Leading with lists: How systems boost practice efficiency

AVMA News

Three industry experts shared common roadblocks to improving veterinary practice efficiency during the session “Systems and Processes to Address Practice Inefficiencies” on October 25 at the 2023 annual AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum.

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AVMA fellow places with Minnesota congresswoman

AVMA News

Dr. Mariah Lancaster will spend the next year as a scientific adviser in the office of U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota as part of the AVMA Fellowship Program.

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American Association of Bovine Practitioners – September 21-23

AVMA News

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) held its 56th annual conference from September 21-23 in Milwaukee. The AABP presented awards and seated new officials.

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American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians – October 19, 2023

AVMA News

The American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians (AAFSPHV) held a virtual meeting on October. 19. The AAFSPHV presented awards and seated new officials.

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Washington State VMA – September 22-24

AVMA News

The Washington State VMA (WSVMA) held its Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference from September 22-24 in Tacoma. The WSVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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ACVIM launches fellowship program to encourage discipline mastery

AVMA News

In response to demand for this option, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) has developed a new fellowship program designed to advance veterinary expertise in fields of study that are narrower in scope than ACVIM specialties, as announced in a September 7 press release.

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Facing economic uncertainty, clients delay veterinary visits

AVMA News

While price increases are keeping veterinary practice in the black, more and more clients are cutting costs by postponing veterinary visits, according to data presented at the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum.

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Increasing efficiency, salaries can help practices retain employees

AVMA News

To help mitigate employee attrition and increase retention, Frederic Ouedraogo, PhD, an AVMA senior economist and associate director in the Veterinary Economics Division, suggested employers keep wages competitive while also accounting for inflation. He gave the presentation “Veterinary Businesses: The Market for Veterinary Services” at the annual AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum, held virtually October 24-25.

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In Memory – November 9, 2023

AVMA News

Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, November 9, 2023

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What’s in a Name?

10,000 Birds

David Tomlinson The recent announcement by the American Ornithological Society that it intends to replace names of all birds named after people has caused quite a stir here in the UK. There are many who think that the whole idea is ridiculous, while others believe that it is long overdue. Call me old fashioned if you like, but I rather like many of these old names, as they put a bit of colour and interest into birding, especially if you bother to investigate who exactly the birds are named after

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