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AVMA State Legislative Update

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This issue of the State Legislative Update includes select summaries of bills and regulations introduced in January and tracked by the AVMA Division of State Advocacy. With a majority of state legislatures convening this month, we expect considerable activity in the weeks ahead. COVID-19 State policymakers continue to propose legislation in attempts to answer questions that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic. Connecticut CT SB 560 would establish a task force to study the feasibility of using scent dogs to identify persons...

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This Week’s Helpful Links – February 19, 2021

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WA vaccine locator – WA Dept. Of Health Gray whales learn daring feeding strategy in Puget Sound: Digging for ghost shrimp at high tide – The Seattle Times Seoul offered free coronavirus tests for pets and soon found its first case in a lethargic, vomiting cat – The Washington Post New documentary details WSDA’s hunt for the Asian giant hornet – WSDA News RHDV found in 4 Mont. rabbits – Montana Public Radio The ShakeAlert system will send earthquake...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Remove bird feeders in Washington to prevent spread of disease, officials say – KING5.com Strangles alert for Snohomish County – EDCC WHO says Covid 'most likely' originated in animals and spread to humans, dismisses lab leak theory – CNBC Federal health officials emphasize proper mask fit to protect against coronavirus variants, urging double masks in some cases – The Washington Post Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Cougar at a Wild Animal Exhibitor in Texas – USDA APHIS Big crowd turns out for annual cattle...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Equine Influenza disease alert in Kitsap County – EDCC Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine? – The Seattle Times Legal Risks employers should consider before implementing mandatory vaccination policies – Lane Powell Attorneys at Law Experts Weigh in on the Biggest Changes Coming to the Veterinary Industry – Today’s Veterinary Business Oregon State University study looks at the connection between kids and dogs – KING5.com Woodland Park Zoo gorilla Nadiri gives birth to healthy baby...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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  WDFW asks public to stop feeding birds to curb the spread of deadly disease – KREM.com Veterinarians, teachers, other groups push for earlier access to vaccines – The Boston Globe Veterinarians in some areas authorized to administer COVID vaccines – AAHA NewStat “So, you vaccinated yet?”: State vaccine rollout – AAHA NewStat Gorilla Gets Monoclonal Antibody Therapy For COVID-19: Coronavirus Updates – NPR 4 ways to improve and jumpstart veterinary clinic culture – VetSuccess   Posted January 29, 2021...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Is COVID-19 infecting wild animals? We’re testing species from bats to seals to find out – The Conversation Woodland Park Zoo’s newest tiger was one of first animals to test positive for COVID-19 – The Seattle Times Study identifies genetic changes likely to have enabled SARS-CoV-2 to jump from bats to humans – phys.org Report lays out bleak picture for Northwest salmon 'teetering on the brink of extinction' – KUOW Non-Compete Clauses for Veterinarians: Are they Ethical? – The...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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3 mink caught outside quarantined farm; 2 test SARS-CoV-2 positive – KOIN Confirmation of COVID-19 in Gorillas at a California Zoo – USDA APHIS SARS-CoV-2 is mutating. Here’s what your hospital needs to know – AAHA NewStat Veterinarians warn dog owners of salmon poisoning – KOIN Worms and Germs Blog: Freeze Dried vs Fresh vs Frozen Raw Pet Foods – Worms & Germs Blog FDA expands recall of aflatoxin-contaminated pet food – CNN New report shows Salmon still near...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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FDA Alert: Certain Lots of Sportmix Pet Food Recalled for Potentially Fatal Levels of Aflatoxin – FDA Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us – The Atlantic The Mink Pandemic Is No Joke – The Atlantic Inside the Two Biotech Companies Working Together on A Covid-19 Vaccine For Cats – Forbes Circling in on a vaccine target for Babesia bovis – WSU News Posted January 8, 2021...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Podcast: Coping with COVID: Exhausted families – medium.com/DOH Parvo cases jump a whopping 70 percent during COVID – Veterinary Practice News One Health Clinic starts with the pets but gives care to their people, too – KNKX A wild mink in Utah has Covid-19. Veterinarians fear this is just the beginning – Vox Russia trials COVID-19 vaccine for domestic animals, including mink – Reuters Pet populations are on the way up: What does this mean for veterinarians? – AVMA DOT issues...

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From five hooves to four

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Cinco isn’t your average horse; he was born with five hooves. Following a rare surgery last week at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, equine veterinarians are hopeful the 6-month-old horse will have a better chance at a life free of complications without its extra digit. “We didn’t notice it for a while,” Sharmen Scafani, Cinco’s owner said. “Then, when he was about two weeks old, my daughter sent me a photo and asked me if I noticed something. “She told me...

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