This Week’s Helpful Links

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How the new COVID surge could affect veterinary hospitals – AAHA NewStat Thinking About a Holiday Gathering? Look at This Troubling Map First – Wired More economic worries mean less caution about COVID‑19 – WSU Insider C. veterinarians blame COVID-19 pandemic for rise in kennel cough cases in dogs – Global News Pigeon Fever in Stevens County, Washington – EDCC Bovine Facial Identification Will Soon Be Available – KMAland Radio ‘MeowTalk,’ an app that translates cat sounds, developed by Seattle tech...

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WSVMA advocates for veterinary professionals to be included in early distribution of eventual coronavirus vaccine

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Although there’s no approved Covid-19 vaccine at this time, Washington state now has a draft plan for a fast and effective distribution of a vaccine once it’s available. The plan calls for the first, likely limited phase of distribution to go to high-risk healthcare workers, first responders, other essential workers, people with health issues that put them at higher risk, and adults in long-term care. The second phase would go out more broadly to pharmacies, doctors’ offices and clinics. The WSVMA...

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One simple change can have profound results

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In January 2016 a task force, the Veterinary Task Force on Feline Sterilization for Age of Spay and Neuter Surgery, was convened to review issues surrounding the standard recommendation that ovariohysterectomy and castration of cats be delayed until cats are 6 months old or older. Resulting from the work of that task force was a document that recommended cats be sterilized before 5 months of age.1 The principal basis for this simple change from 6 months of age or older...

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WSVMA COVID-19 Webinar – Managing Stress and Anxiety During A Pandemic

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Join us Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 12pm for an important COVID-19 webinar Managing Stress and Anxiety During A Pandemic. Julie Squires, CCFS, CFC will be our guest speaker. Did you know our brains don’t know the difference between actual and perceived threats? 2020 has certainly given us some of both. Pandemic veterinary practice has alone created so much stress and anxiety not to mention the current state of the world around us. It’s a lot to handle. Learning how to self-regulate...

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Participants needed for Washington study to examine COVID-19 transmission between humans and their companion animals.

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The COVID-19 and Pets Study (CAPS) is recruiting participants for a study to sample companion animals of positive COVID-19 patients to learn more about the role animals play in the coronavirus outbreak. The University of Washington Center for One Health Research and Washington State University is conducting the pilot study of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their pets, in collaboration with the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Washington State University. What does the study involve? A one-time...

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