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Vet Tech Group Adds 5,000 Members

The National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America grows with the assistance of Merial Ltd.

Sentinel Heartworm Drugs Moving to Virbac

Eli Lilly plans to spin off U.S. rights to two antiparasitics: Sentinel Flavor Tabs and Sentinel Spectrum.

Purina Launches Made-to-Order Dog Food

Dog owners can formulate a customized Just Right by Purina recipe based on the animal's condition and needs and have it shipped to their home.

Study on Human Nails May Shed Light on Disease in the Hooves of Animals

The study, conducted by The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, found that excessive grooming of fingernails and toenails could lead to serious nail conditions, a finding that can be applied to farm animals and horses.

Ross University Gains International Partner

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore aim to develop mutually beneficial collaborations in education and research.

Purdue to Launch Residency Program in Vet Pharmacy

The program is co-sponsored by Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy.

Farm Accident Couldn’t Keep Indiana Dog Down

Hambone Award winner Charlie the Lab is back home on her Indianapolis farm after she was run over and nearly killed.

Zoetis Scholarship Deadline Is Nov. 30

Hundreds of $2,000 scholarships are available to second- and third-year veterinary students.

Auburn University’s Raptor Center Holds Public Bird Release

Three rehabilitated birds were released in early October at the Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park.

Texas Suspends Vet’s License for 5 Years

Dr. Millard L. Tierce draws a five-year suspension for not following through on euthanasia orders and for violating other veterinary standards.

Henry Schein Adds Abaxis Veterinary Line

Henry Schein Animal Health and Patterson Veterinary Supply will distribute Abaxis products as a major competitor moves to direct sales.

Study: Mountain Lions in Southern California Lack Genetic Diversity

The study, led by the University of California, Davis, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, raises concerns about the status of mountain lions in the Santa Ana and Santa Monica mountains.

Texas Now Free of VS, But Colorado Isn’t

For the first time since May, Texas has no active cases of vesicular stomatitis, but Colorado authorities are still dealing with the disease.

Kansas State Boldly Goes in New Direction

Dr. Raymond Rowland and his Kansas State research team are collaborating with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to improve diagnostic tools for infectious diseases.

Grants Given to Fight Canine Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism

Research into epilepsy and hypothyroidism gets significant funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

Accreditation Panel Says Oregon Zoo Understaffed

Two veterinarians, two vet techs and a part-time hospital keeper aren't enough to meet animal needs at the Oregon Zoo.

For Kangaroo Health, WesternU Springs Into Action

Two kangaroos used in film and TV productions were neutered at the Western University of Health Sciences veterinary clinic.

Antibiotic Use in Animals on Decline in Europe

Animal antibiotic sales fell by 15 percent in Europe, raising hope in the war on antibiotic resistance.

Blue Buffalo Says Supplier Mislabeled Pet Food Ingredient

Poultry byproduct meal may have been used in some food, Blue Buffalo acknowledges as its legal war continues with Purina.

Mississippi Vet School Expands Partnership with Jackson Zoo

The aim of the expanded partnership is to provide more research opportunities for both institutions.

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