The numbers are grim. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population. And while female veterinarians account for two-thirds of US veterinarians, their suicide rate is more than twice that for male veterinarians.
Who knew eating peas could be trendy? Last July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food.That announcement set off a firestorm of confusion and (often) misinformed debate among those who advocate for unconventional diets such as grain free, raw, home prepared, vegetarian, and boutique commercial pet foods.
In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food. The FDA last week released an update on their investigation. And this time, they named names.
Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, DC. Legal for people, that is, not pets. As far as the medicinal benefits of marijuana for pets go, the jury is still out.
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.
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It’s that one darn dog. The one in Hong Kong who tested “weak positive” for SARS-CoV-2 on February 28 . And again on February 29. And again on March 2 and yet again on March 5. He’s got people worried.
When more than 30 dogs in Northern Michigan died from an undiagnosed illness recently, the first news reports called it “mysterious” and “parvo-like.”
The situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving as the virus is spreading in countries around the globe, including in the United States. This can make it challenging for your veterinary practice to know how to respond, and it’s important to revisit policies and procedures daily.
The COVID-19 pandemic looks pretty grim for veterinarians here in North America. But how does it look to your colleagues around the world facing the same challenges? Are they facing the same challenges? To find out, NEWStat got in touch with some folk at the World Small Animal Veterinarian Association.