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2017 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

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You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 29 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. Our goal is to raise over $10,000. Use your imagination to create a truly unique donation such as travel experiences, football tickets, fine wine, art,...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Alvogen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Clindamycin Injection Due to a Potential for a Lack of Sterility Assurance – FDA Rawhide recall just got a lot bigger - FDA Wolf bites off arm of Thurston County boy – The Olympian Shortage of Public Health Veterinarians Could Threaten Food Safety - Drovers Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo announces birth of new baby giraffe – Seattle Times...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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United Pet Group Voluntary Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs Due to Possible Chemical Contamination – FDA As veterinary-care costs rise, pet insurance becomes latest work perk – Seattle Times The surprising number of American adults who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows – Washington Post Rare woolly dog hair found in Northwest blanket – Q13Fox...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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106 dogs and cats rescued from Dallas kill shelters now in Puget Sound – Q13 Fox Over 100 dogs arrive in Western Washington from California shelters – King5 Canine Influenza Virus 2017: Beyond Two Show Dogs – Veterinary Practice News Maryland joins California in battling antibiotic overuse on farms – Reuters If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? - NPR...

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Animal Handling and Restraint

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Animal Handling Skills-Professionalism and Safety The public watches us to learn how to properly handle animals. Being professional means being SAFE and HUMANE. Good animal handling skills prevent staff from being injured. Good animal handling skills reduce stress for the animal. Examples of Safe Animal Handling: Be aware of the special stressors for animals in the clinic setting. The clinic is extremely chaotic for any animal-there are an incredible number of smells and other stimuli and animals are likely to be...

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Facts from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Do these questions ever cross your mind and you aren't sure where to find answers? Is my office a safe place? Is my workstation safe? What is protocol for safe handling of hazardous drugs? How Do I Preven Good and important information from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health regarding these specific questions and others. For more information please contact each entity directly: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health: Website 1-800-232-4636 Email Washington...

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Helpful Links June 2, 2017

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A dozen dogs infected with flu that spread at Florida shows – Miami Herald WSU treats horse and dog for rattlesnake bites – KLEW-TV AVMA seeks input on proposed COE Standards  - AVMA WSU: Elk hoof disease will not be easy fix – The Columbian NAVTA creates coalition to pursue veterinary nurse credential change - AAHA The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats – New York Times...

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Helpful links May 26, 2017

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FDA warns about risk of accidental overdosing of dogs with the drug Sileo (dexmedetomidine oromucosal gel) – FDA Next industry for Amazon to conquer? Maybe pharmacies – Seattle Times From death row to adoption: Saving animals by car, van, bus and even plane – Washington Post Ketamine campaign update - WSAVA...

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Helpful links May 19, 2017

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Sequim woman awarded WSU posthumous veterinary doctorate – Sequim Gazette Horse owners advised to vaccinate for West Nile virus - WSDA Understanding the Veterinary Patient (a pharmacist’s perspective) – Pharmacy Times WSU researchers find plague bacterium endures in soil – WSU News Apps and Aids for Correct Drug Dosing...

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Important notice: Seoul Virus outbreak in pet rats and humans

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As of February 22nd, 2017 no human or rodent cases of Seoul hantavirus have been confirmed in Washington State.  During late December 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was notified about a patient in Wisconsin who presented to a hospital earlier that month with fever, headaches, leukopenia, transaminitis, and mild proteinuria. Hantavirus infection was suspected because the patient breeds and sells Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) primarily for pets and to a lesser extent for feeding to carnivores (snakes)....

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