Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Congress introduces animal welfare bills, April the giraffe gives birth, researchers look at veterinarians' mental health, and the University of Missouri seeks dogs for clinical trials.
Canada has 200 AAHA-accredited hospitals. Canada also has Covid-19: 27,540 confirmed cases as of April 15, and just under 1,000 deaths. How are your colleagues north of the border dealing with the pandemic?
How do you feel about the veterinary profession? Wait, here’s a better question: How old are you? How you feel about the profession varies with age, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study conducted by Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
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.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Reporting animal abuse becomes mandatory in parts of Canada, a cloned dog gets cloned, and yes, dogs are smarter than cats.
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: The Empire State considers pot for pets, comfort dogs get their day court, and why you otter-not flush kitty litter.