A proposal by the California Veterinary Medical Association to allow RVTs to establish veterinary-client-patient relationships was recently approved to enter the regulatory process.
Nearly 40% of dogs show signs of canine osteoarthritis (OA), but many don’t receive treatment. That could change with the newly FDA-approved Librela, a monthly injectable that has been used by veterinarians in Europe for the past two years with largely positive results.
The US Food and Drug Administration’s expanded conditional approval policy is meant to expedite the process for innovative and novel treatments of serious and life-threatening diseases and conditions in major species, including horses, cattle, pigs, dogs, cats, chickens, and turkeys.
Based on the AAHA 2022 Pain Management Guidelines , the new certificate course helps every team member better understand pain in dog and cat patients, giving everyone a common language to spot and treat pain better.
PainTrace is a noninvasive device that measures acute and chronic pain using skin-based electrical activity as an indicator. And it could help us know, once and for all, where animals’ pain is located and how much pain they’re in.
What’s going on with the canine respiratory illness in the news? Is it viral or bacterial—or possibly overblown media coverage? NEWStat talks to veterinarians facing the outbreak and looks into the research being done to solve the mystery.
Topics that most interested NEWStat readers in the past year included stories on innovative treatments, new drug approvals, Black vet med professionals making a difference, and better understanding neurodiversity.
Using an individualized whole cancer cell vaccine and targeted T-cell lymphocytes, ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy (ECI) can potentially create a “sustained immune effect” in dogs with osteosarcoma.
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).
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.