March, 2023

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Theft, vandalism, and break-ins: How veterinary clinics can protect against security breaches

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AVMA News spoke with three experts about the common security risks that veterinary clinics face and how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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Breeding Crested Pigeons in Broome

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Crested Pigeons – Ocyphaps lophotes are very widespread throughout Australia and can easily be observed in Broome on the streetlights on a wintery morning. The Crested Pigeons enjoy cooling off under the sprinklers in the parks and gardens on hot days too. Despite this article saying that they build a delicate nest we have observed much more substantial nests here in Broome.

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"Exploring the Intersection of Personal Beliefs and Veganism: Understanding the Ethical Treatment of Animals"

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If you are wondering whether veganism aligns with your personal beliefs, consider the following question: Do you think that it is acceptable to inflict harm and take the lives of animals for reasons that are not necessary? If your answer is affirmative, it may indicate a lack of empathy or callous disregard for the well-being of others, which are traits associated with psychopathy.

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Anti-doping program goes in effect for horse racing

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The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) officially launched March 27. Under the ADMC Program, racing will have centralized testing driven by an investigative unit and will institute harmonization among laboratories.

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TEST Webinar: Looking at GTW Emails

Speaker: Owen K - Aggregage Product Manager

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Veterinarian-jockey breaks the mold on and off the racetrack

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Dr. Ferrin Peterson has always wanted to ride the winning horse at the Kentucky Derby, and she has never been closer than now to achieving her dream. She’s had a total of 1,135 starts, including 102 first-place finishes. When she’s not racing, she’s busy making house calls or scrubbing in for surgery, working as an associate at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Tennessee VMA – Feb. 10-12, 2023

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The Tennessee VMA held its Music City Veterinary Conference from February 10-12 in Murfreesboro. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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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. The Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association (ArVMA) and the AVMA actively oppose both measures over concerns of patient safety, client service, food safety, public health, and recognizing and continuing to ensure the value of de

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For most practices, demand returns to pre-pandemic levels

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The revenue spike that many companion animal practices enjoyed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is fast becoming a thing of the past as it’s back to business as usual.

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New law clarifies alternatives to animal testing for safety, efficacy of drugs

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The recently passed FDA Modernization Act 2.0 authorizes the use of certain alternatives to animal testing, including cell-based assays and computer models, to obtain an exemption from the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a drug.

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WVC features AVMA sessions, research results

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The AVMA offered sessions at the 2023 WVC Annual Conference as part of a year-old partnership with Viticus Group, the organization that hosts WVC. Also during the conference, Idexx Laboratories released a study on practice productivity, and Nationwide released the second of a pair of white papers on the risk of diseases in brachycephalic dogs.

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Test webinar 6/9/22 9:40am

Speaker: Aggregage

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Spill of hazardous materials poses low risk to animals, say Ohio state officials

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Livestock, pets, and wildlife are in little danger of being harmed by the hazardous materials spilled during the train derailment in early February in East Palestine, Ohio, the state veterinarian said.

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Catalyzing the field of canine comparative oncology, benefiting researchers far and wide

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The Comparative Oncology Program at the National Institutes of Health has transformed canine comparative oncology since the program’s founding 20 years ago, according to Dr. Deborah W. Knapp at Purdue University and Dr. Steven Dow at Colorado State University, two of many veterinarians working in the field.

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Auxiliary celebrates National Pet Week 2023

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The Auxiliary to the AVMA will be celebrating National Pet Week 2023, May 7-13, with the theme “People, Pets & Vets a Perfect Team.

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In Memory – March 16, 2023

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Studies analyze factors, outcomes associated with cranial cruciate ligament rupture, surgery

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A new study identified dogs at most risk of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and highlighted the clinical rationales used to decide between surgical and nonsurgical management. Another new study looked at minimal clinically important differences for two validated outcomes measures.

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Ohio VMA – Feb. 16-18, 2023

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The Ohio VMA held its Midwest Veterinary Conference from February 16-18 in Columbus. The OVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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AVMA partners with psychiatric professionals to promote human-animal bond

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The AVMA and the American Psychiatric Association are joining forces in March to call attention to the mental health benefits of having an animal companion. The two organizations are promoting an effort called #Paws4MentalHealth that encourages pet owners to take a break, get up, stretch, and share a picture of their pet with an explanation of how their pet positively impacts their mental health.

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Unregulated horse racing continues to pose risks

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A persistent and potentially growing concern, according to experts, is the running of unsanctioned, informal horse races. Unregulated horse racing is dangerous for horses and riders, and diseases such as equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis can spread at these bush tracks.

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Cultivating research on cancer in dogs, from clinical trials down to the molecular level

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The Comparative Oncology Program at the National Institutes of Health, which promotes the study of cancer in dogs, manages the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium to conduct clinical trials and recently has focused more on the biology of cancer in dogs.

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Indiana VMA – Feb. 2-4, 2023

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The Indiana VMA held its Crossroads Veterinary Conference from Feb. 2-4 in Noblesville. The INVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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FDA concludes first premarket consultation for meat cultured from animal cells

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In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration’s premarket consultation for meat cultured from animal cells brings Upside Foods’ chicken closer to the U.S. market.

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Minnesota VMA – Feb. 2-4, 2023

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The Minnesota VMA held its annual meeting from Feb. 2-4 in Minneapolis. The MVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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Speaker: Hannah Flynn

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World Veterinary Day 2023 promotes diversity, equity, inclusion

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The well-being of all veterinarians is enhanced when diversity, equity, and inclusion are promoted and applied, according to the announcement for World Veterinary Day 2023. The event falls on April 29 this year.

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NAVTA, Virox launch certificate program in infection prevention

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The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, in partnership with Virox Technologies, has launched The Infection Prevention Leader Certificate Program.

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It’s never too early to plan for closing your practice

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Closing a veterinary practice is a complex process regulated by state law and moral obligations that owners should familiarize themselves with sooner rather than later.

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NIH program in canine comparative oncology marks 20 years of progress

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The National Institutes of Health created the Comparative Oncology Program two decades ago to advance the study of naturally occurring cancer in dogs, aiming to improve cancer treatment for canine and human patients alike.

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Test webinar 6/9/22 3pm

Speaker: Aggregage

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Applications now open for federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

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Applications for the federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program are now being accepted until April 17.

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In Memory – March 2, 2023

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Remaining medically important antimicrobials transitioning to prescription status

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The Food and Drug Administration is reminding stakeholders that certain over-the-counter antimicrobial products for animals are transitioning to prescription status, starting June 11.

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Unlawful xylazine receives more scrutiny to prevent inclusion in illegal drugs

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Regulators and legislators are showing greater interest in xylazine, a prescription drug used in multiple sectors of clinical veterinary medicine, that is increasingly showing up in street drugs. The Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency has taken action to restrict xylazine from coming illegally into the country, while members of Congress are considering scheduling xylazine as a controlled substance.

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