May
23
2018
Check out our guide to the latest CE offerings now available on VetFolio....more
May
22
2018
There is now a scientific explanation for kittens born alive, but don’t live long. Dr. Eric Barchas says it is fading kitten syndrome. He explains, a staggering proportion of kittens succumb to fading kitten syndrome before they reach nine weeks of age. Fifteen percent to twenty-seven percent die before nine weeks of age even in well-managed catteries. ...more
May
21
2018
Stifling heat isn’t the only reason it sucks to be pregnant during the dog days of summer. Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.The researchers combed through cardiovascular data for 129,778 dogs from more than 250 breeds for the study.They found that dogs born between June and August are at a higher risk of heart disease than those born during the rest of year. ...more
May
18
2018
When Julia Beatty's cat Jasper died of heart disease, it never occurred to her that his death would lead to the breakthrough discovery of a virus previously unknown in cats. But now, samples of his tissue have helped Beatty and other Australian researchers identify a new feline disease: domestic cat hepadnavirus. ...more
May
17
2018
This week: Iowa man shot by dog in a senseless wag-by shooting, a Chinese family that wanted a dog brings home a bear by mistake, and animal researchers at UC Berkeley mess up big time—again. ...more
May
16
2018
Even responsible pet owners do it all the time.They’ll take their dog for a walk in the woods and won’t bother picking up his feces, an oversight they’d never consider on a walk around the neighborhood. Maybe they think, “Hey, it’s the woods, nobody’s going to step in it.” Or, “Hey, it’ll decompose and help fertilize the ground.” Or, “Hey, bears go in the woods and nobody picks up their poop. What’s the difference?” ...more
May
16
2018
Do you feel like life is sometimes harder than it needs to be? Barely have time to eat lunch, let alone focus on your workplace culture? Are you multitasking, but still not getting everything done? We hear you. AAHA’s new conference, Connexity by AAHA, is focused on finding solutions to everyday challenges in veterinary practices, so we asked you to tell us about the issues keeping you up at night—and molded the event’s educational lineup around your responses. ...more
May
15
2018
Developed jointly by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), these preventive healthcare guidelines provide information for the practice team on preventive healthcare for feline and canine patients.The one-page, double-sided guidelines are easy to download and can be used as a template for creating your practice’s own customized guidelines. Already have guidelines in place? Then use these tools to do a side-by-side comparison and see how your guidelines stack up. ...more
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