Veterinary Practice

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California Vet Service Tax Fails; Might Resurface

December 03, 2008

Last week, the California State Senate and Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to balance the budget, which included the addition of a sales tax to veterinary... Read More

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A Need for Compounding

December 01, 2008

Veterinary compounding is an alternative source of medications when there are no commercially available products that meet the needs of a particular patient.

Compounding, by definition, is tailor-made preparation of a dru... Read More

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California Governor Proposes Tax on Veterinary Services

November 26, 2008

In an effort to raise funds for the state, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced his proposal to expand sales tax to include veterinary services. If this proposal passes, the governor estimated $357 million in increased revenu... Read More

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Efforts to Reduce Shortage of Large Animal Vets in Progress

November 25, 2008

The United States is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation's food supply, and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State's College of... Read More

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Technicians a Crucial Component of Veterinary Care

November 21, 2008

Vet technicians have been working alongside vets to provide the highest quality for equine hospital patients. ... Read More

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Survey of Veterinarians Shows High Job Satisfaction

November 13, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2007 Member Needs Assessment surveyed members regarding job satisfaction and happiness. That data was then compared to existing job satisfaction data taken from a study published by the National... Read More

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Shortage of Large Animal Vets Taxes Farmers

October 03, 2008

This summer, Steve Sanford had to tell 106 dairy farmers in rural northern Vermont he could no longer treat their cows.

Battling degenerative arthritis, the 56-year-old large animal veterinarian can't do the physically challenging work any... Read More

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Mississippi State Vet School Adds Ambulatory Service

October 01, 2008

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine ambulatory service is catching on as a win-win opportunity for both vet students and area horse owners.

David Christiansen, DVM, assistant professor in the Department of... Read More

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Fuel Shortages Affect Vets, Horse Owners in Southeast

September 30, 2008

As if economic challenges weren't enough for horse owners, there are now reports of fuel shortages throughout northern Georgia and into the Carolinas. The shortage has been affecting everything from scheduling veterinary appointments to how... Read More

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Ohio State Receives Science Faculty Diversity Grant

September 29, 2008

The Ohio State University will use federal funding to help female faculty advance in the sciences by launching a five-year initiative to change academic departmental culture in disciplines in which women are underrepresented on the faculty.... Read More

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Who's Your Vet

September 05, 2008

Horse owners have noticed a shift in who their medical caregivers are, and that trend will continue in the coming decade

For anyone with a horse, it might come as no surprise that in recent years you’ve been seeing a... Read More

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Promoting Equine Veterinary Practice to Vet Students

September 02, 2008

More than 800 third-year veterinary students were given a fully sponsored trip to attend the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) in Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day weekend. Members of the veterinary class of 2010 were given the... Read More

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Joint Injections: Pros and Cons

September 01, 2008

Joint injections can safely localize lameness or medicate a joint, but they might cause complications. ... Read More

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Tropical Storm Fay Damages Equine Hospital

August 22, 2008

Although Tropical Storm Fay attacked the Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, Fla., with a vengeance on Aug. 19, no people or horses were injured. The veterinarians were quickly back at work, and the clinic was running fairly normally as of... Read More

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Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

August 21, 2008

One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the... Read More

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Digestive Health in Horses

August 15, 2008

Experts at the 2007 AAEP Convention discussed multiple topics related to equine digestive health.... Read More

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Severe Colic and New Treatments

August 01, 2008

Generally, the population of horses that develop severe colic includes the ones that don't respond to the veterinarian's initial treatment. Almost all severe colics start as mild colics that are simply left too long.... Read More

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Equine Dentistry: Straight From the Horse's Mouth

July 19, 2008

As a veterinarian with more than 20 years of experience in veterinary dentistry, James Anthony, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, offers a unique perspective on issues related to this specialized field, the growing recognition of dentistry's... Read More

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Vet, Human Medicine Collaboration Report Released

July 16, 2008

The executive summary of a report by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) One Health Initiative Task Force appears in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association... Read More

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CDC Study: Equine Practitioner Hygiene Could Use Improvement

July 02, 2008

In a multi-institutional study coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found that many veterinarians do not consistently engage in behaviors or practices that are widely deemed protective against the... Read More

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Wisconsin Group Works to Attract Students to Large Animal Practice

June 27, 2008

There has been much publicity lately about changes in the agricultural industry, accompanied by  studies suggesting there will be fewer large-animal veterinarians.  ... Read More

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Regulation of Complementary Therapies: States of Confusion

June 27, 2008

Not too many years ago, proponents of massage therapy, acupuncture and acupressure, chiropractic, and other complementary or alternative therapies for animals often were dismissed as part of the lunatic fringe. Today, with apologies to Bob Dylan, the... Read More

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Dirty Jobs for Horses: Charlie Brown, Blood Donor and Teacher

June 26, 2008

Veterinary teaching hospitals save horses' lives and train future veterinarians. But along with the human faculty, another type of staff member has an integral role in training new vets to care for your horse.

"Our teaching horses are... Read More

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Maryland Veterinary Practice Act Under Fire

June 13, 2008

Mercedes Clemens is a licensed massage therapist who lives in Rockville, Md. Her patients included both humans and animals (primarily horses) until February, when she received a cease and desist order from the Maryland Board of Chiropractic... Read More

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Vet Shortage Could Put Squeeze on Horse Owners

June 12, 2008

The nation could face a shortage of as many as 4,000 veterinarians in the next six years, if current trends continue, according to a recent study based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary... Read More