The top 10 NEWStat stories of 2019


As 2019 draws to a close and we look back over the year that was, NEWStat put together a list of the most popular news stories we published over the last 12 months.

A wide range of topics were top of mind for animal health professionals this year, ranging from the dangers associated with working in the veterinary profession itself to what veterinary professionals can do in the war against opioid abuse to the perennial question: what do millennial pet owners want?

And pig ears.

2019 was a big year for pig ears . . .

Check out the most popular NEWStat stories of 2019 for any you might have missed:

  1. New study identifies most damaging dog bites by breed
  2. US Department of Labor: Working in the veterinary field is more dangerous than working in law enforcement
  3. FDA, CDC agree: Put down those pig ears
  4. Flame retardant found in upholstered furniture may cause hyperthyroidism in cats
  5. New feline pain scale interprets pain from cats’ facial expressions
  6. FDA issues xylitol update: It’s not just in chewing gum anymore
  7. What millennial pet owners want
  8. DEA issues new marching orders in the war against opioid addiction
  9. Prescribing oral opioids for dogs probably doesn’t help them—and could hurt their owners
  10. “We’ve cut our turnover in half”: A practice-management success story


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