This week: Canine blood banks face increased regulation in California, Western has a new name, and what happened to the happiest animal in the world?
This week: Denver’s mayor votes thumbs down on pit bulls, the coronavirus slows down science, and canines could hold the key to brain cancer.
Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, cochair of the 2020 AAHA Anesthesia and Monitoring Guidelines for Dogs and Cats , is excited about the new guidelines. “There are so many new things [that] I don’t even know where to start,” she told NEWStat .
In an effort to help veterinary practitioners elevate end-of-life care for companion animals, AAHA now offers an End-of-Life Care accreditation option for veterinary practices as part of the AAHA Standards of Accreditation .
This week: Some medical students get out of school early to join the fray, human medical workers told to keep mum on COVID-19, and good news on the testing-pets-for-coronavirus front.
The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect.
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.
This week: checking for microchips becomes law in New York, why more dogs aren't sniffing out cancer, and nipping compassion fatigue in the bud
This week: A frostbitten cat gets 3D-printed paws, a con man peddling canine-cancer cures gets caught, and a veterinary school that admits rejected candidates . . . for a price.