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
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.
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.
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.
Diabetes management can be overwhelming and time-consuming for both pet owners and practitioners. To help with this challenge, AAHA is pleased to release its newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines. Created with an additional focus on empowering veterinary technicians to be a primary source of education and support for owners of diabetic pets, the 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats offer
After more than three years of work and collaboration with many of the sharpest minds in veterinary medicine and academia, the AVMA has finally published its 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals.
Given the constant new research, trends, and practices in veterinary medicine related to oncology, it’s difficult for general practitioners to keep up. Now, there’s a resource to help. Today, AAHA released its 2016 Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats (“Guidelines”), a “go to” resource general practitioners can use with oncology patients. “Our goal was to provide a ‘snapshot,’ based on general consensus, about how the general practitioner can and should approach and handle cancer,” said Guidelines Task Force chair John Berg, DVM, DACVS, and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.