Jun
1
2018
Radiography is vital to the best practice of veterinary medicine because it enables the detection, understanding, and treatment of a variety of health issues. Accompanying these benefits, however, are risk factors associated with radiation exposure, which every veterinary professional should take to heart. ...more
Jun
1
2018
Impact of systemic antimicrobial therapy on mucosal staphylococci in a population of dogs in Northwest England.The appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs (AMD) is critical in maintaining the health and welfare of veterinary patients. However, AMD use is a risk factor for selection of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) staphylococci in dogs, which underscores the need for vigilance in the judicious use of AMD....more
May
31
2018
Parking in the shade on a sunny day won’t necessarily save a pet left in the car from heatstroke, or worse. A new study of temperatures inside parked cars shows that a car parked in the sun would reach lethal temperatures faster than one parked in the shade, but even in a shaded car, heat buildup could prove deadly. ...more
May
31
2018
This week: A dog flu outbreak in New York City, the world’s longest cat-proof fence, and helpful hints on turning your pet into a money-making Instagram star. ...more
May
29
2018
If you think they’re cute now, just wait ‘til they’re weaned. A new study published this month in the journal Anthrozoos aimed to determine the peak of puppy cuteness. It found that puppies are most appealing to humans at around six to eight weeks of age. That’s around the same time puppies are weaned from their mothers, and the researchers think that’s no accident. ...more
May
29
2018
Preventive healthcare guidelines are essential to provide the highest quality of care for your patients. These free tools can help you implement them.Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care, and led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association, is offering these free, downloadable tools to help you motivate and align the entire practice team around implementation of preventive healthcare guidelines. ...more
May
24
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

Whether they have worked on your team for years or are just starting out, your employees may find that eventual retirement is only a dream. Why? Many Americans, especially younger ones, are not saving for retirement or taking full advantage of employer-match contributions. Sixty-five percent of AAHA-accredited practices offer a retirement plan to employees. But for employees eligible for such plans, some choose not to contribute much, if anything. For those with a company-match benefit—where the employer will match employee contributions up to a certain percentage—that means free money is left on the table....more
May
24
2018
This week: A rescue joins the royal family, not everyone loves Labs, and rent-by-the-hour drug-sniffing dogs who won’t narc on your kids. ...more
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