Conserving pentobarbital in times of shortage

  |   Animal Health, Medicine

As a means to address the current shortage of pentobarbital euthanasia solutions and extend available supplies, veterinarians might consider combining the use of pentobarbital-containing euthanasia solutions with deep general anesthesia to perform in-clinic and in-home euthanasia. Due to limited availability of the active pharmaceutical agent, there is a shortage of Schedule II and Schedule III pentobarbital euthanasia solutions (e.g., Beuthanasia-D®; Euthasol®; Fatal-Plus ®). Each ml of Schedule II and Schedule III pentobarbital euthanasia solutions contains 390 mg of pentobarbital. The labeled product dosing is 1...

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Vesicular Disease in Livestock

  |   Animal Health

Vesicular diseases are clinically indistinguishable. All vesicular diseases can produce vesicles progressing to erosions in the mouth, nares, muzzle, teats, and feet of livestock. Affected animals are usually febrile, anorexic, and depressed. Although vesicular diseases produce similar clinical lesions, the species they affect and the severity of lesions differ. Foot and mouth disease Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is endemic in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and parts of South America. The U.S. has been FMD-free since 1929. Species affected include cattle,...

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Is this your jam?

  |   WSVMA News

Are you looking for a way to be more involved with the WSVMA? Do you have an interest in the relationship between our profession and state legislation? Do you ever think that you’d like to contribute to our profession on a level outside of clinical practice? Our profession has seen extraordinary change over the years, never before so apparent as with the recent global and local events affecting our communities. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we have an...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife confirms AHD in San Juan Islands deer – WDFW CDC suspends import of dogs from countries with high rabies risk – CDC Strangles in Spokane County and Equine Influenza in Clark County – EDCC State and federal entomologists confirm new Asian giant hornet detection in Snohomish County – WSDA A Seattle veterinary program helps homeless and low-income pups and people – The Seattle Times Parsing the CDC’s interim guidance on safe hospital protocols – AAHA NewStat   Posted June 18, 2021...

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If you use telemedicine in your practice, you must complete training by June 30, 2021 – Important information

  |   Practice Management, Professional News

There is a new state training requirement for healthcare providers, including veterinarians, that use telemedicine in their practice. The deadline to complete it is June 30, 2021. For the purposes of this training, “telemedicine” does not include the use of audio-only telephone, facsimile, text, or email, but if you use interactive audio and video technology, with real-time communication between you and your client, this one-time training must be satisfied. If you don’t use telemedicine in your practice, there is no need...

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