Veterinary Practice

Flight could explain how disease-carrying bats stay healthy

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
It's possible that the ability to fly protects bats from infection with the 60-plus viruses they carry, many of which are zoo -More

PEDv hits 93 Mich. swine operations

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has been confirmed in swine on 93 Michigan farms, according to the state Department of Agricu -More

Veterinarians urged to log cases with animal disease tracking map

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Ontario veterinarians have developed an online, interactive map for tracking global canine, feline and equine diseases.  -More

Sky Vets in action: Lion's gaping wound treated in Kenyan reserve

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Veterinarians from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Sky Vets were flown into the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya to -More

Drought may explain uptick in mortality among migrating bats

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm

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Dogs poisoned by tainted meatballs at park

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Boulder County, Colo., officials believe three dogs ingested rat poison in meatballs laced with the toxin and placed at a loc -More

Two people attacked by rabid cat in Va.

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Two people in Norfolk, Va., were attacked by a cat that later tested positive for rabies.  -More

Offering stipends to pay for employee health insurance can raise thorny issues

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Dropping health insurance and offering employees a flat cash sum with the intention that they find their own insurance could  -More

Pet prosthetic devices becoming more common

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Increasingly, pets are being outfitted with wheelchairs, prosthetic devices or other tools to help them regain mobility, and  -More

VIDEO: Why does my pet need a blood test?

Animal Health SmartBrief - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Even though the thought of your pet being stuck by a needle can be scary, blood work is an important part of diagnosing and t -More

Interested in becoming an AVMA volunteer? Step right up!

AVMA@Work - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:30am
Are you or a colleague interested in volunteering for an AVMA committee? If so, there are a number of opportunities still available for appointment this summer! Due to recent resignations, there are two positions available for appointment in June 2014:  Group … read more >

Video illustrates the impact of volunteering at the AVMA

AVMA@Work - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:09am
The AVMA is a member-driven organization that relies on volunteers to help it achieve success and meet the goals necessary to serve the veterinary profession. National, state and local veterinary organizations, individuals, and society as a whole all benefit from … read more >

Veterinary Service Markets Need to Coordinate Their Supply and Demand

AVMA@Work - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:30am
The markets for veterinary services, veterinarians, and veterinary students are three independent but vertically-related markets. Learn about what information is used to help the markets coordinate their supply and demand.

Your thoughts on large representative assemblies/House of Delegates

AVMA@Work - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:03pm
In light of the AVMA focus on refiguring some of the governance, I read this article (PDF) recently by Glenn Tecker. It outlines the issues that surround association large representative assemblies, in our case, this would be the House of … read more >

FIV, Lyme disease cases surged in 2013, Banfield reports

Animal Health SmartBrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:38am
According to the Banfield State of Pet Health 2014 Report, feline immunodeficiency virus and Lyme disease cases in pets spike -More