Veterinary involvement key to White House’s plan to fight antibiotic resistance

Source: AVMA @ Work

(March 30, 2015) Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-resistant bacteria cause about 2 million illnesses and more than 23,000 deaths in the United States every year. Without safe and effective antibiotics, we would face increased difficulties in our ability to treat and prevent many common illnesses, or provide safe and healthy food...

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I Am a Person for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Source: National Review

(May 7, 2015) We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the Founders, so sublimely devoted to human liberty, have lived with — some participating in — human slavery? Or fourscore years later, how could the saintly Lincoln, an implacable opponent of slavery, have nevertheless spoken of and believed in African inferiority? ...

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Florida Vet’s Big Idea Is a Small One

Source: Veterinary Practice News

(March 20, 2015) Miami veterinarian Barry Goldberg, DVM, may be onto something if his start-up business follows the successful course of CVS Pharmacy’s Minute Clinic chain.

Dr. Goldberg in late January opened a kiosk-style veterinary clinic inside a Pet Supplies Plus store in Pinellas Park, Fla. The EZ Vet station employs a veterinarian and veterinary technician who diagnose and treat minor ailments and offer non-emergency services such as vaccinations and check-ups...

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[New York State] Assembly acts to protect animals' vocal cords

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

(March 28, 2015) The state Assembly yesterday approved legislation that would ban "convenience" devocalization procedures on dogs and cats and restrict procedures to cases where vocal cord removal was medically necessary to treat or relieve animals with physical injuries or illnesses....

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USDA wants dog breeder accreditation

Source: JAVMA News

(April 1, 2015) The Department of Agriculture is supporting an effort to create dog care standards that could eventually lead to development of a privately operated dog breeder accreditation program.

Animal advocates think such a program could help reduce animal suffering...

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SPECIAL REPORT-Vets face conflicting loyalties to animals, farmers - and drug firms

Source: Reuters

(December 23, 2014) In 2016, a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy will give veterinarians a key role in combating a surge in antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that infect humans. For the first time, the agency will require veterinarians, not farmers, to decide whenever antibiotics used by people are given to animals...

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Ever wonder where your outdoor cat wanders?

Source: The Boston Globe

(March 23, 2015) “The cat is within 50 yards,” my companion, Vermont wildlife biologist Frosty Hammond, announced as he slowly swung what looked like a rooftop TV antenna in an arc, listening for a chirping sound. We were standing in a snowy driveway in Springfield, Vt. A few weeks earlier, Frosty had been tracking radio-collared black bears; I had been in India studying tigers. But the cat we were tracking together lived in the house at the end of the driveway: a 7-year-old, 14-pound black puffball named Darryl...

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Unmasking the shelter dog

Source: JAVMA News

(March 18, 2015) Black dogs don’t get adopted. Animals adopted to be given as gifts are usually returned. And dogs that engage in warning behaviors such as whale eye and food guarding should never be offered for adoption.

Behavioral scientists and shelter professionals are disproving many such myths while working toward a future where more animals are regarded as adoptable and fewer are euthanized. Researchers are also refuting certain assumptions about prospective and current owners that could be hampering adoption and retention...

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