This Week’s Helpful Links

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FDA Works to Keep Injectable Opioids Available to Treat Animals’ Surgical and Trauma Pain During Ongoing Supply Shortage  – FDA Recall issued for specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus canned cat food –KOMO News JAVMA study asks who’s using nonprofit spay-neuter clinics – DVM360 Global veterinary organizations issue joint statement against antimicrobial resistance – Veterinary Practice News The End of a Dog’s Life – New York Times ‘Make better choices’: Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them...

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Outbreak of Equine Influenza in Western Washington

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The State Veterinarian’s office has been notified of 19 cases of equine influenza virus (EIV) in western Washington during the month of November 2018. There have been at least two shows that have reported outbreaks as a result of commingling. Veterinarians report that this particular strain of virus appears to be very contagious and horses have very copious nasal discharge. We strongly recommend that veterinarians educate their clients about the importance of vaccination and biosecurity. Boosters should be administered to any horse that...

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Practice modernization: Communication using technology

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Why should we use technology to communicate? For many practices, routine communication with clients can be much more efficient with the use of technology. The days of your front office calling clients and confirming appointments for hours should be long gone. Although not every client will want email/text updates or reminders, the majority of clients will. Automated reminders free up staff time, reduce no shows and increase compliance of care. By freeing up staff time it will allow your staff the...

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WSU’s The Allen School Partnering with the Pacific Science Center on global health series

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The Allen School is partnering with the Pacific Science Center to feature several of our faculty members in 2019 as part of the Global Health and Development Series. The series is part of the Science in the City program, which highlights scientists working on innovative and ambitious solutions to address global health problems. All of the talks are free and held on the second Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm at the Pacific Science Center. Why People in Washington Should Care...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Columbia River Natural Pet Foods raw dog food recalled – Pet Food Industry FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods - fda.gov Lawsuit: Family dog died from pharmacy error – Seattle Times Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely in U.S. - CDC Public Health Fall Newsletter (contains general information and statewide data) – Seattle-King County Public Health Help Maintain a Healthy Veterinary Hospital With This Year-End Checklist – Katz, Sapper & Miller   Posted December 7, 2018...

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