This Week’s Helpful Links

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With a rise in chemotherapy for pets, veterinary staff is at increased risk for exposure – McClatchy DC Study: Veterinarians struggle as they balance the needs of pets and owners – Boston Globe Veterinary Nurse Versus Technician: the Pros and the Cons – Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc. Moving goats from one mountain range to another – Seattle Times Pets Are Like Family. But as Health Costs Rise, Few Are Insured That Way -- New York Times WSDA is recruiting for a poultry field veterinarian position...

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Veterinary Board of Governors will regulate client communications

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The Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) is in the process of drafting new regulations that will establish what types of information veterinarians must communicate to clients when treating animal patients. The rulemaking stems from a 2017 petition by a pet owner whose dog died after being given NSAIDs and who wanted to require that veterinarians provide "Client Information Sheets" and better communicate risks to pet owners. The Board agreed to open the rule, but after further deliberation, they decided to...

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Pièce de Résistance – WSVMA launches new monthly antimicrobial resistance messaging

  |   One Health

Now more than ever, veterinarians are challenged to improve their antimicrobial treatment strategies to maximize stewardship. At the same time, DVMs are faced with refractory responses to treatment, or infections with so many resistances that they are virtually untreatable. WA Veterinarian is launching a monthly piece with concise messages about antimicrobial resistance. These messages are provided by members of the WSVMA One Health workgroup and meant to be easy to read and understand, and carry important, current information that veterinarians...

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Pièce de Résistance – October

  |   One Health

Treating cattle effectively requires an accurate body weight. Without knowing the body weight, an animal may be under or over dosed. Visual weight assessment tends to result in under-dosing large sized cattle, while over-dosing the smaller animals (van Dijk et al., 2015).   Posted October 12, 2018...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Silver Star Brands recalls human and animal drug products Consumer Affairs Global cost of animal diseases weighed by researchers – WSU Insider Hundreds of live chickens missing in Skagit County – Q13 Fox Olympic Mountain Goats spotted atop Rattlesnake Ridge – Living Snoqualmie Hello 911? There’s a whale under my boat – Washington Post Nearly extinct Western Pond Turtles get boost from Woodland Park Zoo  Q13 FOX...

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