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    A Sneak Peek At The Fetch Dvm360 Conference Keynote Address

    Veterinarians and business partners Dani McVety and Mary Gardner couldn't be more different. Seriously—one could be considered a unicorn, the other, a pegasus. And yet they're a perfect example of how wildly different personalities can work side by side in the pursuit of better care for pets. read more Continue reading...

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    Aug 17, 2018 at 11:12 PM
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    Whole Blood Test For Toxoplasmosis Is Sensitive, Specific

    Transmission of toxoplasmosis from mother to fetus can lead to severe congenital problems and fetal death, and tests for the parasitic infection during pregnancy are critical. Now, researchers have showed the efficacy of a low-cost whole blood test for toxoplasmosis. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 17, 2018 at 10:10 PM
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    Tibetan Sheep Highly Susceptible To Human Plague, Originates From Marmots

    In the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, one of the region's highest risk areas for human plague, Himalayan marmots are the primary carriers of the infectious bacterium Y. pestis. Y. pestis infection can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the marmots' parasitic fleas. Researchers determine that Tibetan sheep, who make up about one-third of China's total sheep population, also carry this disease and can transmit it to humans. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 17, 2018 at 10:10 PM
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    Brooke Gives Update On Guatemala Emergency Response

    Thanks to a public appeal in the UK and USA, Brooke and its sister organisation Brooke USA was able to provide food, water and emergency veterinar... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    Writer's Festival Director - My Take On Euthanasia

    [ATTACH] ‘It was the hardest and best gift I’ve ever given.’: Melbourne Writers festival director Marieke Hardy When the tired-looking woman at the animal emergency clinic shuffled into the holding room wearing an apron spattered startlingly with blood, she told me I had a choice. I could submit my dear, doddery 14-year-old Staffy to some major surgery to determine whether the painful spots in her beautiful belly – causing her now sleepless nights and great, whimpering distress – were in...

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    Forum: Veterinary Discussion

    Aug 17, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Why Elephants Hardly Ever Get Cancer

    [ATTACH] For years, scientists have tried to figure out why elephants are so good at not getting cancer. New research suggests their amazing ability involves resurrecting a gene from the dead and giving it a task to kill cells. Experiments conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago have finally unveiled the mechanism behind the pachyderm's uncanny ability to avoid tumours, helping us better understand a riddle known as Peto's paradox. It goes like this: the more cells an...

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    Forum: Veterinary Discussion

    Aug 16, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Your Dog Could Be Lying To Other Dogs About Its Size

    [ATTACH] If you notice dogs aiming as high as possible when they pee in public, there might be a very good reason for that: they're trying to trick other dogs into thinking they're taller than they really are. We already know that dogs leave a urine marker to label their territory or as a calling card to other canines, but a new study has now revealed the importance of height – the smaller a pooch is, the higher it seems to strain to shoot its spray of pee. Researchers from Cornell...

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    Forum: Veterinary Discussion

    Aug 16, 2018 at 11:51 AM
  8. Admin liked Marie Holowaychuk's post in the thread Is The Risk Of Suicide Decreasing Among United States Veterinarians?.

    [ATTACH] Most veterinarians and a growing percentage of the public are aware of the startling statistics previously reported regarding suicide in the veterinary profession. With media sharing news of veterinarians dying by suicide every month, it might not be surprising to hear claims that veterinarians are between 2 and 4 times more likely than members of the general population to have thoughts of or die by suicide. Some studies even suggest that rates of suicide among veterinarians are...

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  9. Marie Holowaychuk liked Admin's post in the thread What Are The Biggest Practice-related Stressors Reported By Us Veterinarians?.

    Marie, Yes, 1-15 points absolutely in right order. Jim

    Aug 16, 2018 at 8:37 AM
  10. Marie Holowaychuk posted a new thread.

    Is The Risk Of Suicide Decreasing Among United States Veterinarians?

    [ATTACH] Most veterinarians and a growing percentage of the public are aware of the startling statistics previously reported regarding suicide in the veterinary profession. With media sharing news of veterinarians dying by suicide every month, it might not be surprising to hear claims that veterinarians are between 2 and 4 times more likely than members of the general population to have thoughts of or die by suicide. Some studies even suggest that rates of suicide among veterinarians are...

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    Forum: Veterinary Discussion

    Aug 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    New Veggiedent Fr3sh

    Virbac are delighted to announce the launch of new VeggieDent® FR3SH™ Dental Chews which incorporate innovative FR3SH technology that targets the causes of halitosis in dogs in 3 ... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 16, 2018 at 1:25 AM
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    Aussie Vet Wins Wsava Vet Award

    Dr Guyan Weerasinghe, an Australian veterinarian working in small animal practice and as a state government veterinary officer, has been announced by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition as the winner of the 2018 Next Generation Veterinary Award. The award acknowledges the work of a veterinarian who graduated within the past [...] The post Aussie vet wins WSAVA vet award appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 15, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    State-of-the-art Vehicle Boosts Medivet Vet Blood Service

    Medivet’s in-house blood donation service, Vet Blood, has been boosted by the arrival of a state-of-the-art vehicle, equipped with the latest technology to enable it to process, store and fre... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 15, 2018 at 2:38 AM
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    Australian Veterinarian To Receive 2018 Wsava, Hills 'next Generation' Veterinary Award

    Dr. Guyan Weerasinghe, an Australian veterinarian working in small animal practice and as a state government veterinary officer, has been announced by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and Hill's Pet Nutrition as the winner of the 2018 Next Generation Veterinary Award.... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 14, 2018 at 11:26 PM
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    Bovigen Scour Granted Vmd Approval For A Single Shot Vaccination

    Virbac is delighted to announce that their calf scour vaccine “Bovigen Scour” has been recently granted VMD approval for a single-shot vaccination protocol in pregnant cows and ... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 14, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    Visit The Virbac Trade Stand At Beva To Claim Your Dontbreakyourvet Video Book

    The Virbac equine team will be attending the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held from 12th to 15th September at the ICC, Birmingham.This year, Virbac have joined... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 14, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    Join The Woofolution Because Theres More Than One Way To Crack A Nut!

    #woofolution is the new and innovative campaign from Virbac that is helping to raise awareness among pet owners about the alternatives to surgical castration, encouraging them to visit thei... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 14, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    First Gene-silencing Drug Just Got Approval From Fda

    [ATTACH] For the first time, a medication that silences genes has won regulatory approval in the US. Not only is this a huge win for the amazing technology involved, it's also a treatment for a rare hereditary condition that causes nerve damage. The drug, called patisiran, can now be used to treat hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (hATTR) – where mutated proteins build up in the body, affecting crucial heart and nerve functions. It's a major first, and a huge moment for RNA...

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    Forum: Veterinary Discussion

    Aug 14, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    New Vet Valuation Powerhouse

    Two of Australia’s leading providers of vet practice valuations have recently joined forces under the ValuVet brand. Anne and Paolo Lencioni of APL Accountants and Tony Thelander of ValuVet have announced that they will merge their significant valuation services to bring their [...] The post New vet valuation powerhouse appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 14, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    Zoetis Supports Veterinary Extramural Studies With Recognition Awards

    Zoetis UK Ltd has shown its support for the extramural studies programme at the University of Bristol by providing awards in recognition of the contribution practices make and the commitment shown ... Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 14, 2018 at 1:32 AM
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    Veterinary Telemedicine: Help From Afar

    Rapidly developing technology is bringing telemedicine to Australia’s vet industry, and experts agree it will complement—not replace—the traditional bricks-and-mortar veterinary practice. Shane Conroy reports From wearable health trackers to virtual doctors, the latest telemedicine technology is transforming human healthcare. But [...] The post Veterinary telemedicine: help from afar appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 13, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    Tips For A More Profitable Veterinary Practice

    Threats to their livelihood in the form of corporate consolidations, burn-out and perceived value are forcing smaller vet clinics to rethink how they run their practices. Tracey Porter reports Southern Cross Vet Clinic in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville believes offering [...] The post Tips for a more profitable veterinary practice appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 13, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    Tools Of The Trade: Shear Magic Battery Trimmer

    by Dr Kylie Clifford, Bird & Smith myVET, Fullarton, SA I’ve only recently started working at Bird & Smith and the first thing I requested was for them to purchase a set of these clippers. Now all the staff is [...] The post Tools of the trade: Shear Magic Battery Trimmer appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 13, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    Recognising Australia’s Vet Professionals

    Nominations are now open for the Petplan Australia annual Veterinary Awards. Petplan believe in supporting the hard work of Australia’s veterinary professionals and have created these awards to help celebrate and showcase their innovation, initiative and many contributions to the [...] The post Recognising Australia’s vet professionals appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 13, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    Miraculous Feather Transplant Saves Bird

    [ATTACH] In the Australian town of Jimboomba, 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Brisbane, a tawny frogmouth had an unfortunate run-in with a barbed wire fence. "If you can picture a 6 foot chain fence with barbed wire at the top – that's where it was stuck," senior wildlife carer and president of Reptile Rehabilitation Queensland Anette Bird told Australian Geographic. "It must have flown into the fence at night." Tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) are an adorable species of...

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    Forum: Veterinary Discussion

    Aug 10, 2018
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    Are Pet Owners Abusing Animals To Get Opioids?

    [ATTACH] Veterinarians in Colorado are concerned that some of their clients may have intentionally hurt their pets in the hopes of receiving prescription painkillers, according to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz and a local veterinary association. Although veterinarians can prescribe powerful drugs, their role in curbing the opioid epidemic has been largely overlooked. Researchers are calling for...

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    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 10, 2018
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    Dogs Set To Benefit From Simple Blood Test To Spot Liver Disease

    [ATTACH] Vets have developed a blood test that quickly spots early signs of liver disease in dogs, a study suggests. Experts say that the test -- based on insights gained from human patients -- could help vets identify damage and start treatment early, saving the lives of many dogs. The test -- which is to be launched worldwide -- means that fewer dogs will have to undergo invasive liver biopsies, findings by the University of Edinburgh suggest. Diagnosing canine liver disease is...

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    Aug 10, 2018
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    Condemnation Of Mccarthy Review By Lss

    [ATTACH] WA live exporter Livestock Shipping Services (LSS) recently condemned the McCarthy Review in a letter to the West Australian newspaper ‘No rigour in live export moves’. VALE and many other advocacy groups were not satisfied with the Review recommendations, which ignored the AVA recommendation to discontinue sheep export to the Middle East in the northern summer months. LSS Livestock Manager Harold Sealy, however, appeared to object to the paltry 30% reduction in stocking density...

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    Forum: Veterinary Discussion

    Aug 9, 2018
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    What Makes A Great Vet Nurse?

    Every vet practice owner knows—or should know—that great vet nurses are worth their weight in gold. So, what makes them really shine and how do you get them to that point? Heather Vaile reports At a swanky conference dinner in [...] The post What makes a great vet nurse? appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine. Continue reading...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 8, 2018
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    Sri Lankan Veterinarian Is First Recipient Of Wsava Award For Companion Animal Welfare

    [IMG] World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s new Award for Companion Animal Welfare. The Award, developed by the WSAVA’s Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC), recognizes individual veterinarians who have made a significant contribution to animal welfare and inspired others to play their part in advancing welfare globally. Dr Obeyesekere graduated with a BSc in Wildlife Biology and Management from UC Davis, USA, and, in pursuit of her primary interest, animal behavior, returned...

    Forum: Veterinary News

    Aug 7, 2018
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