Apr
16
2018
The same cast that can help heal a broken limb can lead to complications such as pressure sores, edema, and dermatitis—complications that can mean prolonged pain for the patient, and, in rare cases, amputation of the affected limb. Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) wanted to know if there was a better way to cast limbs that might decrease those secondary injuries. ...more
Apr
13
2018
According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, nearly half of all dogs sleep on their owners’ beds. And according to a recent study at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, people who sleep with their dog on the bed sacrifice sleep. But maybe not enough to matter. ...more
Apr
12
2018
Fifteen percent of unused human medication gets flushed down the toilet. But only about 8% of pet medications get flushed. So, are veterinarians doing a better job of educating their clients on how to properly dispose of unused medication than physicians? Maybe, but it’s still not good enough. ...more
Apr
10
2018
Cat, or other pets, may experience placebo effects, according to a study at North Carolina State University evaluating a novel approach for cats with degenerative joint disease. Though conducted in 2014, interesting results were aired this week. ...more
Apr
9
2018
AAHA and management consulting firm, The Coffman Organization (TCO), have announced a collaboration to study and build stronger, healthier workplaces within the veterinary profession. The mission-oriented and often emotionally taxing work conducted by veterinary healthcare providers presents unique challenges that can lead to difficult work environments and a multitude of mental health conditions. ...more
Apr
6
2018
Don’t trust the financial future of your practice to something as arbitrary as your gut. Make sure your business decisions are data driven with AAHA’s Vital Statistics Series. AAHA’s bestselling statistical set—including Compensation and Benefits, Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, and The Veterinary Fee Reference—delivers the key financial indicators you need to improve your practice’s performance. ...more
Apr
5
2018
How do you feel about the veterinary profession? Wait, here’s a better question: How old are you? How you feel about the profession varies with age, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study conducted by Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). ...more
Apr
4
2018
This week: The Empire State considers pot for pets, comfort dogs get their day court, and why you otter-not flush kitty litter. ...more
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