This Week’s Helpful Links

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With cattle in Washington’s wolf country, ranchers work and worry – Seattle Times Equine West Nile Virus Threat Remains – The Horse Blue-green algae bloom kills 32 cattle in S. Oregon – Capital Press Medical Team pitches in to save Woodland Park gorilla – KOMO News Study links at-risk orcas' failed pregnancies to scarce food – Q13 FOX – Dr. Gaydos USDA Detects a Case of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Alabama – APHIS USDA...

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Tramadol seeker hits up 17 WA veterinary hospitals over extensive period

  |   Animal Health, Practice Management

The owner of a female Blue Heeler has a history of drug seeking at Kitsap County veterinary hospitals. The woman, whose name is withheld, has brought her dog to almost every hospital in the area over the last five years attempting to secure Tramadol. Comparing notes among the practices eventually alerted veterinarians to stop dispensing or scripting out controlled drugs to the dog’s owner. The abuse of prescription drugs is a serious social and health problem and telling the difference between...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2010-2017 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in October, 2017 and culminate in September, 2018. Power of Ten is...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Two Recent Disease Outbreaks Among Pigs Has Producers on the Lookout –Washington Ag Network Outbreak of hantavirus infections kills three in Washington state - Reuters WSU Elk Hoof Disease Committee has first meeting – WSU News House panel lifts ban on slaughtering horses for meat – Seattle Times More shelter animals arrive in Washington – King5...

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Veterinary Board of Governors seeking veterinarian and technician applicants

  |   State Regulatory

The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance Division (HSQA), is accepting applications to fill two veterinary positions and one veterinary technician position on the Veterinary Board of Governors. They are looking for public-spirited people willing to study the issues and to make decisions in the public’s best interest. The Veterinary Board of Governors operates under legislative mandate to: Protect the health and safety of the public. Promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care...

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