Veterinarians at forefront of licensing ordinance controversy
Do you have the bandwidth for another feline virus? How about two Because while SARS-CoV-2 is the new kid on the block, FeLV and FIV haven’t gone anywhere.
The AVMA has released revisions to its Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA).
Dogs cannot get autism. The British Veterinary Association (BVM) took the unusual step of making that definitive announcement last week to counter the impact of the antivaccine movement led by “anti-vaxxers.” Although their views are widely refuted by the medical communities in both Great Britain and the United States, anti-vaxxers maintain that immunization can have harmful side effects that may cause autism in children.The BVM isn’t so much worried about homegrown antivaccination fears as they are imported ones.
Veterinary Groups Rally to Stop Spread of Heartworm Disease: New Guidelines, Funding Available for T
In most places, the COVID vaccine rollout is confused at best. Vet med professionals share their vaccination frustrations and successes.
With mask restrictions now lifted in most US states and most states scheduled to be fully open with a few restrictions by July 4, many veterinary professionals are wondering what’s on the horizon as far as safety protocols.
You try to do the right thing. In this case, the right thing was an animal-rescue group saving dogs from a Korean meat market and shipping them to North America last October so they could be adopted out to forever homes. Only one of the dogs turned out to be something of a forever home himself: He was likely acting as host to the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus (CDV), which had not previously been reported in North America.
An upcoming episode of Marketplace titled "Barking Mad" on CBC Television is posing a question to pet owners across Canada: "Are you paying too much at the vet?" Although the program might suggest that some veterinary clients are paying too much, it is actually an opportunity for veterinary hospitals to better communicate the value of their services, says Jost am Rhyn, executive director of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners has just released a brochure, “Feline House-Soiling: Useful Information for Cat Owners,” which describes the causes, treatment, management, and prevention of house-soiling. Cat owner education is the key to resolving house-soiling behaviors.