The secret to getting pet owners to stay compliant with heartworm preventives? Frequent and frank conversations with your clients, according to a new study sponsored by Ceva. The findings were presented in an online webinar on April 24. (The webinar is a RACE-approved one-hour CE course.)
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.
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.
Veterinarians and computer scientists at University of California-Davis are teaming up to determine if they can use facial recognition to identify pain in animals. They’re making progress.
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.
It’s one thing to know the risk of vector-borne parasites on a national scale thanks to annual national projections. It’s quite another to know the risks in your own backyard. And now you’re able to.
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.
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.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a salmonella outbreak caused by backyard birds, researchers pinpoint a gene that causes skin disorder, manufacturers increase supply of dog flu vaccine, a survey shows the benefit of pet-friendly policies, and Colorado passes a bill for rural veterinarians.
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.