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Adopt-A-Cat Month®

Brought to you in June by American Humane American Humane celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month® each June – a month that also marks the height of “kitten season,” when millions of kittens are born and often end up in animal shelters. The feline population increase fills animal shelters across the country each June with cats and kittens …

Update On FDA Veterinary Drug Regulation

In late February, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine released an updated list of veterinary drug guidances under development for 2018. Veterinary professionals are urged to review this new list with a keen eye, so as to align with new regulations. The list includes both guidance topics and possible new topics for guidance documents or …

New Antimicrobial Policy For Veterinary Medicine Established By AVMA

This January, the AVMA House of Delegates reached a unanimous decision to introduce and enact a policy on antimicrobial stewardship. Antimicrobial stewardship refers to the actions veterinarians take individually and as a profession to preserve the effectiveness and availability of antimicrobial drugs through conscientious oversight and responsible medical decision-making while safeguarding animal, public, and environmental …

New App Available To Identify Hazardous Drugs

The U.S Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently introduced a new mobile app designed to help veterinarians and veterinary employers improve safety in the handling of dangerous drugs. The goal of the app is to help healthcare workers, including veterinarians, safely handle hazardous drugs as labeled under USP’s General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs — Handling in Healthcare …

Banfield Pet Hospital Unveils New Anesthesia Program

Earlier this month, Banfield Pet Hospital introduced the newest edition of its anesthetic and pain management guidelines and protocols: Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Veterinary Practitioner: Canine and Feline. This edition is a continuation of 15 years of work, during which time Banfield has made its Anesthesia for the Pet Practitioner publication available online to …

Feline Medicine Among The Remaining Open Courses At NAVC Institute 2018

If feline veterinary care is a point of emphasis for you and your practice, be sure to sign up for the Feline Medicine course at NAVC Institute 2018! There’s still time to register for this and the following courses during this immersive learning experience from May 20 – 25 in Orlando, FL: Feline Medicine ABVP …

A Link Between Feline And Human Medicine Could Benefit HIV Treatment In Humans

Two scientists from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Prof. Akram Alian and Dr. Meytal Galilee, recently deciphered the structure of a protein in feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) that also presents itself in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Alian and Galilee contend that their findings could serve as the building blocks towards the formulation of …

Improved Equine Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

Researchers from the University of Rochester have developed a new, live equine influenza vaccine that shows promise to be safe and more protective than existing vaccines. Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido, lead researcher, and associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and lead study author, Laura Rodriguez, describe the new vaccine …

Wisdom Health Introduces Groundbreaking Dog Genetics Study

Via Wisdom Health Press Release: Landmark Study Shows Genetic Testing for Dogs Can Help Identify Diseases and Enable Preventive Care for Better Health Largest Canine Genetic Study Reveals Diseases Mixed Breed and Purebred Dogs Are Prone To Develop Brussels, Belgium – May 2, 2018 — Results from the largest ever study of its kind show …

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