New report on harmful algal blooms and illnesses, resources for pet owners

  |   Animal Health

Blooms of harmful algae or cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) can harm people, animals, and the environment. A new CDC report shows that during 2019, 14 states reported 242 harmful algal blooms, 63 human illnesses, and 367 animal illnesses linked to harmful algal blooms. Over half of the animals (56%)—including pets, livestock, and wildlife—died after coming in contact with harmful algal blooms. Order FREE posters and reference cards. Get posters for animal owners and reference cards for animal owners, physicians,...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Tuffy’s Pet Foods; Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall – FDA Take the national Survey of Licensed Clinical Veterinarians on Current Zoonotic Disease Practice and Prevention – Univ. of Illinois Is veterinary medicine ready for a midlevel practitioner? – VIN News Service Lost your COVID-19 vaccination card? Here’s what to do – Seattle Times   Posted October 15, 2021...

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Curbside care and telehealth: New resources for AVMA members

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Many veterinary practices adopted curbside care during the pandemic to keep teams and clients safe. It’s worked so well for some that they’re planning to continue offering it as a regular service even after COVID-19. How have they done it? A new AVMA resource – Making curbside care efficient – was developed in collaboration with Anipanion and compiles tips from these practices that you can implement to optimize curbside care, making it more efficient and beneficial for your practice, team, clients, and patients. Examples include: Sending...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Diarrhea, Metabolic Acidosis, and Fluid Therapy in Dairy Calves

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at 12pm for our webinar Diarrhea, Metabolic Acidosis, and Fluid Therapy in Dairy Calves, Updates with Dr. Francisco Leal-Yepes, sponsored by WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems are the more significant cause of morbidity and mortality in dairy calves. Prevention has been the most successful practice to reduce mortality associated with diarrhea in neonate dairy calves. However, a better understanding of the metabolic unbalance in diarrheic dairy calves will facilitate...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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WSU to lead $125 million project to detect emerging viruses – WSU Insider Washington Medical Commission can now discipline doctors who spread COVID-19 misinformation – KNKX Bacteria break-up may block bubonic plague – WSU Insider Point Defiance's only polar bear diagnosed with cancer – KNKX Expert tips for diagnosing algal bloom exposure – JAVMA ‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics – The Guardian Beluga whale sighted far from home – Crosscut   Posted October 8, 2021...

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