June, 2024

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CAPC forecasts continuing spread of parasitic diseases

AVMA News

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) released its 2024 Pet Parasite Forecast in April. The forecast warns of the continued expansion of heartworm, Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases throughout the United States in 2024.

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Avian squatters at the end of Europe

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The Cuckoo Cuculus canorus has a bad reputation because of its habit of laying its eggs on the nests of other birds, who then raise their young. But in south-west Europe there is a bird that kicks out the sitting tenants and takes over the nest altogether. The White-rumped Swift Apus caffer , a tropical African breeding species, was only discovered breeding in Europe in the 1960s.

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Can anyone let me know what bird this is?

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Me and my mum found this injured bird that fell from it's nest at night so we have taken it indoors to help keep it warm and safe. We are also feeding it some food. I would just like to know what bird it is just to learn more about them if possible.

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ISFM, AAFP update guidelines on long-term NSAID use in cats

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A panel of veterinary experts in feline pain relief have developed new guidelines for using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in cats to ensure the best outcomes for cats, owners, and veterinary professionals.

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Ergen, Quammen kick off campaigns for 2025-26 AVMA president-elect

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Drs. Mary Ergen, a small animal practitioner from suburban Nashville, Tennessee, and Jennifer Quammen, chief veterinary officer of a veterinary technology company from Walton, Kentucky, are running for 2025-26 AVMA president-elect. They announced their candidacies on Friday, the final day of the regular annual session of the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) in Austin, Texas.

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Government prepares to ease federal restrictions on marijuana

AVMA News

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to reclassify marijuana from a highly restricted Schedule I drug to a less tightly regulated Schedule III controlled substance.

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Facility dogs provide mental, physical health benefits to humans

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Dr. Todd T. French, a Department of Defense advisor, says using the human-animal bond to promote wellbeing during stressful events is an overlooked recovery resource that may be particularly beneficial in a work environment where mental acuity is critical and burnout is common.

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Champion for veterinary profession wins AVMA Award posthumously

AVMA News

The late Dr. Bishop will be honored posthumously with The AVMA Award today during the keynote at AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas. The award recognizes contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects.

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AVMA FDP Lifetime Achievement award, President’s Awards recipients to be honored

AVMA News

Four award winners will be recognized at events today during AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas. This morning, during the AVMA House of Delegates regular annual session, Dr. Ruby Perry will receive the AVMA Frederick Douglass Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Practice efficiency takes on greater importance in current economy

AVMA News

Veterinary hospitals have raised prices to keep up with rising labor costs and inflation. But Terrence O’Neil, a partner at the accounting firm Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM), says the disposable income people have to spend on veterinary care is not there. So what do hospitals need to do? Get more efficient.

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Chronic wasting disease continues to spread in cervids

AVMA News

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues to threaten deer and elk populations as it has been detected in free-ranging cervids in 34 states and four provinces and in captive cervid facilities in 19 states and three provinces. Most recently, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced May 7 that it had been detected in the state’s deer and elk.

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APHIS awards $22M to detect, combat animal diseases

AVMA News

More than 80 projects aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of livestock diseases are receiving millions of dollars, set aside by the 2018 Farm Bill, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in federal fiscal year 2024.

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Knapp, Willis elected AVMA Board chair, vice chair

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Dr. Robert Knapp was elected 2024-25 AVMA Board of Directors (BOD) chair during the Board’s June 23 meeting in Austin, Texas. Dr. Sandy Willis was elected 2024-25 Board vice chair.

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Veterinarians recognized for public service, international work

AVMA News

Two AVMA awards will be presented today at a reception following the AVMA Global Health Summit at AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas: the AVMA Global Veterinary Service Award and AVMA Public Service Award.

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PRRS diagnosis quicker thanks to new online tool

AVMA News

Researchers have launched an anonymous web-based diagnostic tool that allows for rapid diagnosis of new strains of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and other swine diseases.

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Events, sessions highlight profession’s diversity at AVMA Convention 2024

AVMA News

AVMA Convention 2024, taking place June 21-25 in Austin, Texas, promises a wealth of networking and educational opportunities, including robust programming centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), from special events to informative panels to continuing education (CE) sessions.

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Celebrating Freedom Day with fine art, food trucks

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During the Food Festival on Friday at AVMA Convention 2024, in Austin, Texas, the AVMA commissioned local Austin artist, Samara Barks, also known as Mixed Hues, to create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork to celebrate Juneteenth.

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Veterinary leaders strengthen cross-cultural ties

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The AVMA Board of Directors on Wednesday hosted several foreign veterinary dignitaries at the Iron Cactus restaurant to talk about the state of veterinary medicine worldwide ahead of AVMA Convention 2024.

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Delegates to vote on policies on humane transport, veterinary ethics

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The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) will vote on accepting revised versions of a policy on the humane transport of livestock and the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics (PVME) when the HOD holds it regular annual session June 20-21 in Austin, Texas.

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Unsung Heroes awards give veterinary staff members credit they deserve

AVMA News

On Sunday, the AVMA’s Unsung Heroes program honored five staff members at the Austin Urban Vet Center in Austin, Texas, during AVMA Convention 2024 for their dedication and hard work in sustaining the smooth functioning of veterinary practices.

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Bailey, Marshall carry the day

AVMA News

The AVMA House of Delegates has elected Drs. Michael Q. Bailey and Gary A. Marshall as 2024-25 AVMA president-elect and AVMA vice president, respectively.

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Difference, not disability: Supporting neurodivergent veterinary team members

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If veterinary teams can effectively recruit and retain neurodivergent employees and highlight their strengths, then the whole workplace will benefit, according to two presenters who discussed neurodiversity in the veterinary profession at AVMA Convention 2024.

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Make the most of the exhibit hall

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The exhibit hall at AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas, is so big that a giant pair of scissors and an AVMA president were needed to open it. Convention attendees flooded into the hall once 2023-24 AVMA President Rena Carlson officially o 100 6612 100 6612 0 0 13676 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 13661 100 6612 100 6612 0 0 13674 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 13661 pened the space Saturday in the Austin Convention Center.

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House passes updated ethics document, new transport policy

AVMA News

The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) on Friday voted to approve revisions to the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics (PVME) and a policy on the transport of animals during its regular annual session in Austin, Texas, held concurrently with AVMA Convention 2024.

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Summit highlights One Health opportunities for veterinarians

AVMA News

Avenues for veterinarians to promote One Health—be it as a career or lifestyle—will be discussed during the Global Health Summit on June 24 at the AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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Johnson emphasizes hard work as the foundation for his success, on and off the court

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, one of the best NBA players of all time, delivered the AVMA Keynote on Saturday at AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas. He told the audience, “If you don’t dream it, you can’t become it.

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Basketball legend turned billionaire to give AVMA Keynote

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, one of 100 6850 100 6850 0 0 9899 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 9898 100 6850 100 6850 0 0 9898 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 9898 the best NBA players of all time, will deliver the AVMA Keynote at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at AVMA Convention 2024, being held in Austin, Texas. The talk is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition in partnership with the AVMA Trusts.

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AAVMC publishes handbook for use of animals in veterinary education

AVMA News

An updated resource from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is intended to further contribute to progress in the teaching of anatomy at veterinary colleges by promoting effective animal alternatives, supporting animal welfare and animal ethics, and the safety of veterinary students and the animals with which they learn.

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Professional liability concerns a hot topic at HOD forum

AVMA News

AVMA leaders discussed professional liability concerns and related issues Thursday during the AVMA House of Delegates’ (HOD) Veterinary Information Forum, including the program sponsored by the AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust (AVMA PLIT).

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How dog owner feeding choices correlate with nutritional health outcomes

AVMA News

A Dog Aging Project study of owner-reported feeding choices explored the interplay of demographic factors, diet type, and health outcomes. Dr. Janice S. O’Brien, a research team member with the Dog Aging Project, presented the session “Feeding Choices Owners Make: Early Findings from the Dog Aging Project” on Friday at AVMA Convention 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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