Sep
27
2018
This week: Scotland Yard doesn’t get its man in the notorious case of the Croydon cat killer, veterinary students at Ohio State get to practice on patients who feel no pain, and if you applied for that viral job ad as a cat caretaker on a Greek island, you’re out of luck. ...more
Sep
26
2018
Researchers at a Canadian university used 3D printing technology to replace the majority of a dog’s cancer-ridden skull. The patient, a nine-year-old dachshund named Patches, had a tumor that had grown so large it was weighing down her head, growing into her skull, and pushing dangerously close to her brain and eye socket. The procedure is thought to be the first of its kind in North America....more
Sep
26
2018
People got sick because the puppies didn’t. Or, to put it another way, contact with puppies sold at some pet stores put people at risk of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. That’s the conclusion reached by scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a new report. ...more
Sep
25
2018
Compost piles in backyards are often tempting to pets. However, until composting materials have fully decomposed they can be toxic to pets who ingest the mixtures. Frank Davis and Laura Stern, DVM, share what to do when dealing with compost toxicity. ...more
Sep
20
2018
Many of you know I brought my border collie, Gus, to Connexity to help provide a little comfort to those who might be missing canine company while at the conference. He had lots of visitors at the show; many people came by the Book Nook to snuggle with him and pose for selfies, or they greeted him happily when he trotted down the hallways. On the first day of the conference, Jayme Motler, DVM, came over to the booth to see Gus....more
Sep
20
2018
The opioid shortage is both a manufacturing issue and a manufactured one. The manufacturing part can be traced back to production issues at a Pfizer Inc. plant in Kansas and residual damage from last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center. The manufactured part can be traced back to the US Drug Enforcement Agency. ...more
Sep
20
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

A relief veterinarian can be a powerful resource for today’s practices and hospitals. Utilizing these trained professionals as part of a human resources strategy can help create opportunities for work-life balance and give staff the ability to recharge and come back with renewed energy for the work at hand. This story discusses key strategies that can help ensure a successful experience for the relief veterinarian, practice staff, and the client....more
Sep
19
2018
“For many of us, the workplace has become the most diverse setting in our lives,” says Howard Ross who blogs on the SHRM website about his new book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart (Berrett-Koehler, 2018). He adds that because of more diversity in workplaces, there are also more opportunities to bridge differences. ...more
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