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New Treatment Could Prevent Uterine Disease in Cows

University of Florida researchers say that a new biological treatment could prevent dairy cattle from getting uterine diseases.

Michigan Revamps Vet Curriculum with Hopes to Reduce Student Debt

In an effort to reduce student debt, Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine plans to implement a new curriculum by fall semester 2018.

Cat-Killing Vet Has License Suspended

The lawyer for Kristen Lindsey, DVM, the veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow-and-arrow, vowed to appeal the decision.

What You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements for Horses

Is the skin the thing? Let’s delve deeper into the dietary omega 3 fatty acids benefits for horses, including economic benefits!

Researchers Discover Novel Virus Associated with Polio-Like Symptoms in Pigs

Researchers from Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota and Kansas State University are investigating a newly discovered virus that may lead to polio-like weakness in the hind legs of young pigs.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons and ACVS Foundation Award Recipients Announced

The recipients include: Michael M. Pavletic, DVM, DACVS; Jon F. Dee, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR; Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, DACVS

Tennessee Vet College to Study Whether Therapy Dogs Can Lower Dose of Sedation in Children Undergoing Surgery

The study, funded by a grant from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, is designed to determine if interaction with a therapy dog 20 minutes prior to surgery has a significant effect on reducing a child’s anxiety levels and, in turn, lowering the dose of medication necessary for sedation.

WVC Appoints New Treasurer to Board of Directors

The appointment of David Stearns, RVT, marks the first time a registered veterinary technician has held the position.

UC Davis-Led Organic Farming Project Receives $2M

An organic farming study of manure and food safety, led by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, just received nearly $2 million in funding.

Companion Animal Health Launches Cold Compression System

The Companion Cold Compression system combines icing and intermittent compression in one device.

Petplan Contest Will Send One Winner to NAVC 2017 Conference

Vet techs can enter the Petplan contest during the NAVTA’s National Veterinary Technician Week.

Minnesota Poultry Testing Lab Completes Expansion Project

The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory—a collaboration between the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Minnesota Board of Animal Health—has re-opened after an extensive building expansion project.

LSU Vet Researchers Receive Funding

Two Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine research groups recently received $50,000 each from the LSU Biomedical Collaborative Research Program for their respective projects.

Purina & Sports Medicine Vets Collaborate to Help Canine Athletes

Researchers and veterinarians came together at the recent Purina Canine Sports Medicine Symposium to discuss canine athlete health and veterinary sport medicine.

Zoetis Calls on Vet Students to Apply for 2017 Scholarships

Zoetis, in partnership with the AAVMC, are calling on second- and third-year vet students to apply for the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Award.

Henry Schein to Celebrate Large Animal Vets on Oct. 12

The company is launching the inaugural National Livestock Veterinary Day on October 12.

Boehringer to Sell Vaccine Lines to Elanco

The transaction is valued at $885 million.

Diabetes Pet Care Alliance Program Calls on Vets to Participate in Program

Merck Animal Health, Nestlé Purina PetCare, and Zoetis are teaming up with the Diabetes Pet Care Alliance to raise awareness about pet diabetes and to help enrolled veterinarians screen for the disease.

Ohio Vet College Receives $39M Gift to Advance Education

The Stanton Foundation has given The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine a $39 million gift to help advance veterinary medical education.

Zoetis App Helps Monitor Pet Diabetes

The app, PetDialog, along with Zoetis's website, AlphaTrak, helps owners keep track and manage their pet's diabetes.

Vets Working on Feline Hyperthyroidism

Rather than treat all cats that have enlarged thyroids the same, researchers from the Virgina Tech vet college and a Maryland clinic are measuring a cat's hyperthyroidism first before determining a treatment.
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