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VCPR requirements fuel state legislative activity

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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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New Arkansas vet tech legislation poses risks to veterinary patients, clients, and practices

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The Arkansas state legislature recently adopted a law that will expand veterinary technician specialists’ (VTS) scope of practice. Another bill still under consideration would dilute the educational background required for veterinary technicians to qualify for licensure.

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Missouri Legislature Attacks Horse Activist

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Now this is just juvenile. Missouri is going to vote on allowing horse slaughterhouses back into the State. An activist organized an appeal in which people from around the country and the world could contact the legislators in opposition to the bill. This is very common and occurs to local, state and federal representatives.

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Iowa Dove Hunters Will Use Lead Shot

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A panel of the Iowa legislature decided to ignore common sense, wildlife professionals, and Iowa’s own Natural Resources Commission and allow lead shot to be used for the new Mourning Dove hunting season. This decision is just plain dumb. Hat-tip to John.

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What is the State Bird of North Carolina?

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Perhaps it was their flashy color or the males’ tall crest that attracted the legislature to the bird, because in 1943 the Northern Cardinal became the official state bird of North Carolina. To say Northern Cardinals are common is an understatement.

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Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Newcomer to the Legislature Sen. From the Lexington Clipper-Herald. click here for the full article.

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What is the State Bird of Georgia?

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” It comes as no surprise then that the governor proclaimed the Brown Thrasher the state bird in 1953 , and the legislature followed suit in 1970. Brown Thrashers , large, rust-colored songbirds, were so popular in Georgia that they became the namesake of their NHL hockey team, the “Atlanta Thrashers!”

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