The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is pleased to release its newly revised Canine Vaccination Guidelines.
On Feb. 4, New York Magazine posted a story on the rise in the anti-vaccination movement in light of the measles outbreak. Popular Science, in its Feb. 4 post, picked up on this story. Veterinary associations responded, including AAHA's chief executive officer, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP.
Today is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about rabies prevention and control efforts worldwide. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that while the number of rabies-related human deaths in the US has declined considerably over the last century—with only 1 to 3 reported per year, and a total of 23 reported cases in the last decade—it’s a much bigger problem in the rest of the world.
You hear these questions from clients all the time. And no matter how often you answer, they can’t keep it straight. It’s too much information, there’s too much going on in the exam room—it’s overwhelming. AAHA’s newly updated brochure, “Vaccinating Your Pet,” can help. It answers these and other common questions, such as
BluePearl, which operates 90 specialty and emergency pet hospitals in 21 states, recently announced an “alarming” 70% increase in the number of canine parvovirus cases presenting in their emergency rooms during the pandemic compared to the same time periods in the past five years.
The AVMA has presented Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP, with its 2013 AVMA President's Award, which recognizes individuals and groups inside and outside veterinary medicine who have made a positive impact on animal, human, or public health; veterinary organizations; and the profession.
New guidelines are available online.
Feline hyperthyroidism (FHT), also called thyrotoxicosis, affects mostly middle-aged and older cats. It is caused by increased production of thyroid hormones from enlarged thyroid glands in the cat's neck, according to Cornell University. A new set of guidelines and related client materials hopes to better treat this disease. On May 3, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) published “The Guidelines for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism” (Guidelines) in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning users of the Vet Jet vaccination device to properly lock the device before using it to administer the feline leukemia vaccine.
No two dogs are alike, and their veterinary care should be as individualized as they are. To help veterinary practitioners tailor the care they provide each patient and efficiently guide preventive healthcare strategies based on each canine patient’s unique needs, AAHA has released the 2019 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines .