CDC conducting survey of large animal veterinarians

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In order to better understand the challenges and circumstances large animal veterinarians experience when working up an abortion event in livestock, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is conducting a national survey. Information they gather will assist with future interventions in veterinary education to decrease occupational exposures to zoonotic infectious disease, specifically those diseases associated with obstetric spread. The voluntary survey takes approximately 15 minutes and is open until October 31, 2019. Take the survey here.   Posted July 26, 2019...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Update: Deadly Rabbit Disease on Orcas Island now confirmed in feral rabbits - WSDA Compounded Unapproved Animal Drugs from Rapid Equine Solutions Linked to Three Horse Deaths – FDA alert ‘It’s not a chair or a TV.’ New state law bans the use of pets as collateral – KNKX House Passes Bill Expanding Horse Soring Rules, Enforcement – U.S News & World Report Woman warns pet owners after dog’s seizures linked to flea and tick medication – Q13 Fox Reasons to think twice before giving antibiotics...

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Deadly Rabbit Disease Confirmed on Orcas Island

  |   Animal Health

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed a case of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in a domestic rabbit on Orcas Island. RHD is a viral disease that causes sudden death in rabbits and can be spread through contact with infected rabbits, their meat or their fur, or materials coming in contact with them. On July 9, the Washington State Veterinarian's Office received a report of a dead domestic pet rabbit from a veterinarian clinic on Orcas Island....

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Maple Valley area veterinary hospital suffers break-in

  |   Practice Management

At three a.m. Saturday, July 13, a thief, wearing a stocking hat and scarf to cover his face, threw a large rock through the glass door of the Wilderness Animal Hospital in Maple Valley and entered the hospital. He walked into the treatment area, then disappeared from the camera view. Two and a half minutes later, he walked out with over $1,500 of controlled drugs and $1,500 of injections from the refrigerator. Fortunately, the pets that were hospitalized overnight weren’t...

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A New Graduate Playbook for Student Loans

  |   Professional News

On May 29, the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and VIN Foundation hosted “2019 Veterinary New Graduate Student Loan Playbook,” a live webinar for new veterinary graduates, which presented the benefits of repaying student loans as soon as possible. Student Debt Expert Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA, reviewed step-by-step processes for the most effective ways to handle veterinary school loans upon graduation (HINT: it is not through refinancing). Check out the webinar and its accompanying blog to get the scoop on loan consolidation,...

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