New Jersey veterinarian recertified as ABVP diplomate
December 24, 2018A New Jersey veterinarian has successfully maintained his diplomate certification in bird care. Kenneth D. Dazen, DVM, is remaining a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in avian practice.
STAAR 2019 canine rehab, wellness conference registration open
August 21, 2018The Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation (STAAR) has announced that registration is open for the April 24-28 event held in Florham Park, N.J. This lab-focused working conference is ideal for veterinarians, surgeons, veterinary technicians, physical and occupational therapists, and specialists treating functional impairments and working to prevent injury and maximize performance in canines, the organizers stated. “STAAR’s unique method of education incorporates lecture with interactive practical labs designed to imprint and reinforce …
New Jersey officials discover H. longicornis uptick
May 4, 2018The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of the longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in Union County after an infestation was first found last August on a Hunterdon County sheep. H. longicornis is native to China, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan, and also has populations in Australia, New Zealand, and Russia, as well as on multiple Pacific islands. In South Korea, it has been linked to the spread …
East Asian tick species turns up on New Jersey sheep
March 6, 2018A tick native to East Asia—also known as the longhorned, bush, or cattle tick—turned up on a New Jersey sheep with no travel history or nearby domesticated animals, according to a report from National Public Radio. Haemaphysalis longicornis multiplies quickly, feeds on mammalian blood, including humans. In South Korea, it has been linked to the spread of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) virus, described in a
Winn Feline awards 11 study grants
June 14, 2017The Winn Feline Foundation, a Wyckoff, N.J., nonprofit that supports studies to improve cat health and has funded almost $6 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide, announced in April that it awarded more than $214,000 for 11 feline health studies.