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January 21, 2019

Major antibiotic resistance survey needs your input

When bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them, we’re all in trouble. The mitigation of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms is one of the most important global challenges facing both human and animal healthcare. Researchers at Colorado State University and the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence have partnered in a study of small animal veterinary antibiotic prescription practices with the aim of finding ways that the veterinary profession can meet that challenge.They need your help.

November 01, 2018

Study: You could be dealing with high moral distress as a result of unresolved ethical conflicts and not even know it

According to a 2015 study, close to 7% of male veterinarians and nearly 11% of female veterinarians suffer some kind of serious psychological distress. But according to the authors of a new study, ethical conflicts with clients over patient care and the resultant moral distress may be at the root—and veterinarians wrestling with those issues may be unaware that the issues even exist.

April 20, 2017

Homeopathy and veterinary medicine

What is homeopathy’s place in veterinary medicine? This question remains a source of contention. A recent article in JAVMAnews looks at the history of homeopathy and different viewpoints concerning whether it should be used in veterinary medicine.

May 25, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 5/18 – 5/25

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: genetic studies about obesity in dogs and people influence each other, a dog food subscription service raises $8 million, and taking a different approach to common interview questions.

June 14, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 6/9 – 6/15

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: canine influenza continues to spread, rawhides recalled by the United Pet Group, a study shows dog owners have increased physical activity, and a veterinary college conducts a feline obesity study.

July 13, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 7/7 – 7/13

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: federal loan rate increases affect veterinary students, the United Pet Group food recall expands, owners report greater satisfaction to classical music, Penn's veterinary school could retain its budget, and pet owners have a greater exposure to ticks.

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