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.
Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. The most important thing to know about cannabis in veterinary medicine is that things continue to change. By waiting for a definitive decree from national or state organizations or accepting prior statements as final, veterinarians may find themselves far behind in their knowledge of how cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) affect patients’ lives. Saying nothing may no longer be viable.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is pleased to release its newly revised Canine Vaccination Guidelines.
This week: Inaugural class at new veterinary school could get sent home come September, tracking baby turtles from the International Space Station, and would you like a lost-pet flyer with that pizza?
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome.
This week: World’s first cloned cat still going strong, beware CBD products that leave out the CBD, and a cat thief thoughtfully leaves owner a note from the cat’s perspective.
Open-heart mitral valve repair on dogs is a tricky procedure at best, and the usual success rate is 60% to 75%, depending on the dog’s size, age, heart status, and overall health at the time of surgery. Japanese cardiologist Masami Uechi, DVM, can boast a success rate of 90%. Soon, he'll be teaching US veterinarians how he does it.
This week: Veterinary colleges go online and coronavirus fears could derail scientific research. And by the by, does a dog need a learner’s permit to learn how to drive?
This week: A new cat virus discovered in Vancouver, snake-bit cats do better than snake-bit dogs, and scientists can now test dolphins and sea turtles for COVID-19.
Viruses mutate, and multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID are currently circulating. Should you be worried?