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Tuffy’s Pet Foods; Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall – FDA Take the national Survey of Licensed Clinical Veterinarians on Current Zoonotic Disease Practice and Prevention – Univ. of Illinois Is veterinary medicine ready for a midlevel practitioner? – VIN News Service Lost your COVID-19 vaccination card? Here’s what to do – Seattle Times   Posted October 15, 2021...

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Curbside care and telehealth: New resources for AVMA members

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Many veterinary practices adopted curbside care during the pandemic to keep teams and clients safe. It’s worked so well for some that they’re planning to continue offering it as a regular service even after COVID-19. How have they done it? A new AVMA resource – Making curbside care efficient – was developed in collaboration with Anipanion and compiles tips from these practices that you can implement to optimize curbside care, making it more efficient and beneficial for your practice, team, clients, and patients. Examples include: Sending...

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WSU to lead $125 million project to detect emerging viruses – WSU Insider Washington Medical Commission can now discipline doctors who spread COVID-19 misinformation – KNKX Bacteria break-up may block bubonic plague – WSU Insider Point Defiance's only polar bear diagnosed with cancer – KNKX Expert tips for diagnosing algal bloom exposure – JAVMA ‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics – The Guardian Beluga whale sighted far from home – Crosscut   Posted October 8, 2021...

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WSU researchers discover one way elk become infected with devastating hoof disease – WSU Invasive fungus that harms bats is spreading in Washington – KING5 'Suspected' Asian giant hornet spotted much further east than previous sightings – Q13 Fox I spoke to 5,000 people and these are the real reasons they’re quitting – Fast Company Pet owners are changing. Veterinary practices should too (pg. 6) – The Fountain Report Overworked and overstressed: How COVID-19 is affecting veterinarians – The Hill Winners of...

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Xylitol labeling legislation would promote pet safety

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The AVMA strongly supports the Paws Off Act of 2021, a bill that would require food containing the sugar substitute xylitol to include a warning label specifying its toxic effects on pets. Xylitol is highly poisonous to dogs and other pets and, when ingested, can cause muscle tremors, seizures, and even death. Most often found in sugar-free gum and breath mints, xylitol may also be present in vitamins, cough drops, sugar-free desserts, mouthwash, toothpaste, and even some peanut butters, among other...

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Free to the profession: Suicide prevention training

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Veterinary medicine is a community, and a community supports its members. For that reason, the AVMA is pleased to begin offering free training in suicide prevention to all veterinary professionals. The free training – known as QPR gatekeeper training, short for “question, persuade, refer” – has been available to AVMA and SAVMA members for several years as a pilot program. More than 2,500 members have completed or begun the training, and their positive feedback fueled the decision to expand the program to the...

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Six Dogs Sickened Or Dead Near Tri-Cities, All Thought To Have Contact With Columbia River – Northwest Public Broadcasting New study finds no increase in cat relinquishment following ban on declawing – canadianveterinarians.net More Pacific NW deer dying of viruses due to drought, heat – The Seattle Times Avoid the ‘twindemic’ - Get your flu shot – The Seattle Times Read the Fine Print – The Veterinary Idealist Babies on board! Three endangered Northwest killer whales look very pregnant in aerial...

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Ivermectin poison control calls triple in Washington, despite multiple warnings against use for COVID treatment – The Seattle Times Desperate times for pet owners and vets as clinics, hospitals are overwhelmed – KNKX Northwest deer dying of drought-related viral disease – KUOW The FDA Suspects Tainted Pet Foods Poisoned Hundreds Of Dogs | KNKX Public Radio – KNKX How to talk to clients about science (including bad science) – AAHA NewStat Veterinarian shortage: 6 creative ways to hire and retain rockstar...

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Washington State University spearheads new toolkit for one health – Vet Candy How to Ask a Colleague to Mask Up – Harvard Business Review Global call to reduce antimicrobial use in healthy animals – Food Safety News Horse Owners Reminded to Vaccinate Against West Nile – PNWAG 11 stats on Washington’s problematic so-called ‘murder hornets’ – High Country News Asian giant hornet nest destroyed in Washington State – AP News   Posted September 3, 2021...

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WSDA receives $500K suicide prevention grant, will partner with DOH and WSU – WSDA Whitetail deer in eastern WA dead due to hemorrhaging diseases – The Spokesman-Review Recalled pet food may be linked to 130 dog deaths, FDA says – Seattle Times FDA warns ivermectin is not a COVID-19 treatment drug – Q13 SCRAPS asking for volunteers after taking in 46 neglected rabbits – Krem Asian giant hornet nest destroyed in Washington State – AP News   Posted August 27, 2021...

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