Identifying and assessing large animal zoonoses

July 6 is World Zoonoses Day and now, more than ever, awareness of these diseases is vital. Zoonoses, as you know, are diseases that are able to pass between people and animals. Education and knowledge of such diseases are important for not just the practitioner’s and veterinary health care team’s overall wellbeing but also being able to impart such information to our clients should their pet or animal be diagnosed with a zoonotic disease.

Veterinary chiropractic: A friend or foe to your patients?

Chiropractic is primarily the manipulation of bones in the spine in an effort to treat or prevent disease or to reduce discomfort. Though therapeutic manipulation of bones in the spine has a long history, chiropractic—as it is understood today—was invented in the late 19th century by Daniel David Palmer. He conceived the notion that all disease results from vertebrae in the spine being out of place (so-called “subluxations”), and that their forceful manipulation (an “adjustment”) …

DVM program tackles rural veterinary shortage

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ new 2+2 veterinary program has received official program approval from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE).