AI Could Help Diagnose Dogs Suffering From Chronic Pain and Identify Facial Changes Associated with Chiari-like Malformation
Because the clinical signs are often nonspecific and overlap with other, more common, disease presentations such as dermatologic or otologic conditions, Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia are challenging to diagnose. A new AI technique shows promise for helping veterinarians to identify Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and other dogs suffering with crippling pain caused by this chronic disease.
AAHA Releases 2019 Canine Life Stage Guidelines
Dogs face unique challenges and health risks in each stage of their lives, ranging from weakness in puppyhood to joint issues in seniority. New guidelines from the AAHA can help your veterinary team manage each patient’s individual needs.
Bird Population Sees Staggering Decline
A study that looked at declining bird populations found 2.9 billion breeding adult birds have been lost since 1970, including birds in every ecosystem. The losses include iconic songsters such as the sweet-singing white-throated sparrows (down by 93 million).
Dr. Amy Kapatkin Named President of Leading National Orthopedic Organization
Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS has been named the first woman and the first veterinarian to be president of AO North America (AONA), a national organization that is focused on musculoskeletal education for physicians and veterinarians.
WSAVA’s Global Pain Council Aims to Raise Standards of Pain Management by ‘Teaching the Teachers’
The Global Pain Council of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has launched a program called ‘Teach the Teachers,’ which aims to create a global network of key opinion leaders (teachers) in pain management, who are motivated to propagate and disseminate their knowledge within their regions.
Veterinarians Call on BLM to Abandon Surgical Sterilization Experiments on Wild Horses
Nearly 80 veterinarians from across the United States delivered a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt today condemning the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed surgical sterilization experiments on wild horses from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in Oregon.
“Pet Parents” Are Shaking Up $75 Billion Pet Industry, New Data Shows
Orlando-based advertising agency Bigeye released its 2019 Pet Industry Study, which reveals how “pet parenting” is reshaping the landscape for the consumer packaged goods and retail industries.
Poll: Have You Ever Suspected a Pet Owner of Animal Abuse?
There are signs that an animal is being abused or neglected. Does a veterinarian have a legal duty to report suspected abuse, neglect or cruelty? Unfortunately, the laws vary by state, but there are steps veterinarians can take to help their patient. Plus, the results of our latest Facebook poll.
U.S. Pet Treat Market to Reach $6.7 Billion
Traditional sellers are benefiting from sales of pet treats, fueled by a growing interest in CBD and American-made products, according to the most recent edition of the Pet Treats and Chews in the U.S. report published by the market research firm Packaged Facts.