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Comments invited on proposed clinical wildlife practice specialty

AVMA News

The AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) has received a letter of intent from a group of veterinarians wishing to seek recognition for a clinical wildlife practice specialty within the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. The ABVS will accept public comment on the proposal through July 31.

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Birdwatching in Northern Greece by Steve Mills: Third Edition

10,000 Birds

If you’ve birded in Spain, possibly more than once, and are considering another Mediterranean country to quench your thirst, look to the east. Steve Dudley, a bird guide and author of the Lesvos birding guide, once told me: “Greece is THE premier birding location in Europe for me [and for yours truly as well]. Wider than Lesvos, it also offers other spectacular birding locations such as Kerkini , Dadia, and the Evros Delta – they can all be combined in an easy enough week or two-week birdi

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In memory of Steven M. Wise

Animal Ethics

Steven M. Wise, J.D., former president of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and founder of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), died on February 15, 2024, at the age of 73. Wise was a trailblazer in the fight for legal rights for animals. In his book Rattling the Cage , Wise persuasively argued that justice entitles chimpanzees and bonobos to legal personhood and to the fundamental legal rights of bodily integrity and bodily liberty.

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Chimpanzee vs Gorilla: An In-depth Comparison in Text & Video

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You might not be aware of all the differences between gorillas and chimpanzees. When comparing these two primate species , there are a lot of differences as well as preferences, but what might they be? You’ve come to the right place if you’ve ever wondered what makes a chimpanzee or a gorilla tick. ​ Chimpanzee vs Gorilla The many distinctions between these two incredible species will be covered in this post.

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States begin to restrict cattle imports from those with influenza cases

AVMA News

In an effort to prevent domestic cattle from being exposed to highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza Type A H5N1), 17 states have restricted cattle importations from states where the virus is known to have infected dairy cows.

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States with HPAI-infected dairy cows grows to six

AVMA News

A herd of dairy cattle in Ohio has been infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), increasing the number of states with dairy operations affected by the virus to six.

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World Veterinary Day celebrates veterinarians as essential health workers

AVMA News

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and Health for Animals announced that this year’s theme is “Veterinarians are essential health workers.” The 2024 World Veterinary Day will be held on April 27 and is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of veterinarians to the health of animals, people, and the environment.

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Veterinary students voice concerns over duty hours

AVMA News

For veterinary students, the heavy workload and long hours during clinical veterinary training appear to be the major stressor. However, certain groups of students seem to be affected by this pressure more than others, indicating a potential need for more targeted and intensified support.

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Veterinary community grants wish for animal-loving girl with cancer

AVMA News

Mary Stegmueller is a 7-year-old in Colorado who was diagnosed three years ago with a rare form of cancer that targets the brain stem. To recognize her bravery, National Veterinary Associates, Colorado State University, and the AVMA created a special day with many magical moments for the young animal lover.

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza found in Texas, Kansas dairy cattle

AVMA News

State and federal officials continue to investigate after highly pathogenic avian influenza is identified in clinical samples obtained from dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas

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Women veterinarians discuss their mentors, inspiring next generation

AVMA News

In honor of Women’s History Month this March, AVMA News spoke to three female veterinarians from across the profession about the value of mentorship, how they overcame challenges and embraced their strengths, and what advice they would give to kids interested in veterinary medicine.

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Research on aging a natural fit for One Health approach

AVMA News

With today’s technological advancements, researchers are calling for a concerted effort to gather big data on aging dogs to benefit not only veterinary care, but also to inform human medicine, as dogs and humans share similar medical conditions as they age

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Number of states with HPAI-infected dairy cows grows

AVMA News

More dairy cattle in Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced April 1 and 2 that these mark the first known cases of HPAI in cattle in Idaho and New Mexico, and add to the two detections in Texas and two in Kansas that were announced on March 25.

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AAEP develops resources to recruit, retain equine veterinarians

AVMA News

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is taking steps to address the future of equine practice by improving compensation, emergency coverage, practice culture, internships, and student development. The AAEP Commission on Equine Veterinary Sustainability formed subcommittees for each focus area and developed corresponding resources.

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SAVMA president leads with attitude of gratitude

AVMA News

Summary: Tara Fellows Barron was installed as the 2024-25 president of the Student AVMA (SAVMA) during the 2024 SAVMA Symposium, held March 14-17. Acknowledging that she wouldn’t be SAVMA president without the backing of her family, friends, school, and peers, Barron intends to lead veterinary students with a focus on teamwork and gratitude.

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Goat in Minnesota tests positive for HPAI

AVMA News

A juvenile goat on a Minnesota farm is the first U.S. case of a U.S. case of a domestic ruminant succumbing to highly pathogenic avian influenza.

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Feline hospice, palliative care guidelines highlight cat, caregiver wellbeing

AVMA News

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) have released their 2023 AAFP/IAAHPC Feline Hospice and Palliative Care Guidelines.

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Questions remain as canine respiratory disease cases fall

AVMA News

The outbreak of atypical canine infectious respiratory infectious disease complex (aCIRDC) that grabbed the nation’s attention late last year appears to be receding. Experts say a periodic spike in CIRDC cases in various regions is to be expected; however, the most recent wave differed from previous versions with many of these cases having other underlying health issues.

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‘Critter Fixers’ nominated for TV show award

AVMA News

“Critter Fixers: Country Vets” has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)” and voting by the public is open until February 24.

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Puerto Rican veterinary school will open this fall

AVMA News

The Ana G. Méndez University-Gurabo (UAGM-Gurabo) School of Veterinary Medicine received a letter of reasonable assurance from the AVMA Council on Education after it met on December 15, 2023.

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Texas A&M develops diagnostic index for canine GI issues

AVMA News

A research team from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Gastrointestinal (GI) Laboratory has validated a new diagnostic index to help veterinarians assess chronic GI dysfunction in dogs.

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Better integrating the robust veterinary technician skill set into practice

AVMA News

Credentialed veterinary technicians (CVTs) are versatile members of the veterinary care team, expertly tackling responsibilities in nursing, imaging, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, anesthesia, and more. In all, the entry level CVT is required to master more than 200 tasks.

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More veterinary colleges in line for accreditation evaluations

AVMA News

The AVMA Council on Education (AVMA COE) will have its hands full with 14 scheduled site visits for the remainder of this year. Among them are five consultative site visits to proposed veterinary programs vying for accreditation.

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Number of NAVLE test takers increase as overall scores decrease

AVMA News

The number of North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) candidates has been climbing in the past few years. At the same time, the ultimate performance passing rate has been on the decline in the past four cycles. This rate indicates passage of the test by the time of graduation for senior students from veterinary colleges accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (AVMA COE).

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Veterinary students thrive at SAVMA Symposium in Tennessee

AVMA News

The 2024 Student AVMA Symposium, co-hosted by Lincoln Memorial University and the University of Tennessee, took place March 14-17 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

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Veterinary professionals advocate for healthy dog importation, rural veterinary support on Capitol Hill

AVMA News

More than 140 veterinary professionals and veterinary students were on Capitol Hill as part of the AVMA’s annual legislative fly-in this February, pressing lawmakers to pass legislation concerning healthy dog importation and rural veterinary shortages.

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WHO publishes updated list of medically important antimicrobials

AVMA News

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its updated list of medically important antimicrobials. Published February 8, the WHO List of Medically Important Antimicrobials adds new categories on the basis of their importance in human medicine, risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and the potential human health implications of inappropriate use in nonhuman sectors, particularly in animal agriculture.

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Vaccine hesitancy gives some US dog, cat owners cold feet

AVMA News

The connection between attitudes toward human and pet vaccines and how those of some people are changing is forcing veterinary professionals to more frequently explain the benefits of vaccines for pets. This can be particularly concerning because a reduction in vaccination increases the risk of spread of dangerous diseases among both humans and animals.

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Purina donates $1M to AVMF’s charitable care grant program

AVMA News

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets announced the launch of its Pro Plan Veterinary Support Mission on January 15 at the 2024 Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) in Orlando, Florida. Through this new initiative, Purina will donate $1 million to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Reaching Every Animal with Charitable Healthcare (REACH) Animal Care Program.

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Cornell wildlife health center receives $35M endowment

AVMA News

In February, Cornell University announced a $35 million gift to endow and name the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift to endow and name the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health is meant to expand the center’s efforts to “advance science into policy and action.

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