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Utopia TVHelp Wanted:
Reality Show Veterinarian

Veterinarians with a thirst for excitement, the unknown and no privacy whatsoever may find what they’re looking for in a new reality TV show from Fox.

"Utopia,” which is scheduled to debut in September, will take 15 people of different skill sets, place them in a remote location with few amenities, allow them to create their own civilization, and document how they survive and interact. ... Read more»

PigletUSDA Requires Monitoring
of Deadly Pig Virus

The USDA is enlisting swine veterinarians to further assist in the tracking of PEDv, which has devastated pig farms in up to 30 states. Read more»

Premune logoSwedish Animal Drug Maker Launches U.S. Subsidiary
Premune, a Swedish veterinary drug company, is making a serious push into the U.S. companion animal market by establishing a U.S. subsidiary. Read more»

StethascopeVeterinarians Rank No. 51
on CareerCast Jobs List

Veterinarians know math, and they educate pet owners and clinic staff. But vets aren’t mathematicians or tenured university professors. Read more» 

SyringeNexvet Biopharma Builds Drug-Development Fund
Investors poured $31.5 million into Nexvet Biopharma, which is researching medications that could be used to treat pain and atopic dermatitis. Read more»

RecallRecall Alert:
Abady Dry Cat Food
Salmonella threat brings recall by a small New York manufacturer. Read more»

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Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVSCutting Edge Blog:
Marketing 101
Dear Client, welcome to our practice. We are honored that you chose us to help you help your pet. Read more»

Katherine DobbsStaff Safari Blog:
The Tax Man
Katherine Dobbs’ teenage daughter has a good understanding of the reasons Americans pay taxes. Read more»

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Ectoparasites: The Risk is Present all Year Long 

"So, you’re telling me that fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are going to be in my yard, biting my dog and giving her allergies and heartworms in these freezing temperatures,” Mrs. Client says sardonically, looking at price tags and glaring at you in disbelief. "Really?”
While some clients will always be skeptical about the need to use flea, tick and heartworm prevention products year round, veterinary entomologists and scientific researchers have evidence to prove that most ectoparasites are a continual problem, especially in the southern U.S.

"Frankly, with ectoparasites, we’ve never been able to determine that weather has much effect on their life cycle,” said Nancy C. Hinkle, Ph.D., professor of entomology at the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. "The host maintains its microhabitat and, so long as the host stays warm, the ectoparasites are very comfortable. ...Read full story»

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Western College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Saskatchewan
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