Pacific Northwest Coccidioides and Coccidioidomycosis Workshop May 27 – 28

  |   Medicine, Uncategorized

Public Health has been investigating the relatively recent occurrence of human Valley Fever cases in southeastern Washington Coccidioides immitis. Limited environmental sampling has detected it in the soils at two sites within the Benton-Franklin jurisdiction. As a result of this, the CDC, the WA, OR and ID Departments of Health, and Benton-Franklin County Health District have scheduled a workshop that includes physician and veterinary education, and a day of surveillance planning. During the surveillance session, human, animal, and environmental surveillance...

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How to attract job seekers to your practice

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

Are you trying to hire an associate and can’t find one? Have you posted your ad repeatedly without getting results? You’ve probably written several help wanted ads over the years and had fairly good response, but with veterinary unemployment reported to be approximately 3%[1], it’s a job seeker’s market. What can you do to attract qualified candidates to apply for your associate position? If you’re trying to hire, you’re no doubt looking for someone amazing who has the skills, ethics and...

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Equine Herpes virus detected in Oregon

  |   Medicine, Uncategorized

The Oregon Department of Agriculture reports that four horses have tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). One horse from Marion County has developed neurological symptoms. A second horse in Polk County residing at a stable with about forty other horses also developed symptoms and was taken to Oregon State University. The stable is under quarantine along with two Marion County farms. EHV-1 is a naturally occurring virus and widespread in the equine population and is not transmissible to people....

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AVMA resolution addresses veterinary pharmacology training for pharmacists

  |   Medicine, Uncategorized

At their upcoming meeting in July, the AVMA Board of Directors is recommending that the House of Delegates approve a resolution that calls for inclusion of veterinary pharmacology courses within professional pharmacy curricula and within continuing education programs for licensed pharmacists. The resolution is meant to improve communications between veterinarians and pharmacists and to reduce pet medication errors. Surveys conducted by the Washington State and Oregon VMAs revealed the numerous occurrences where pharmacists changed prescribed doses or substituted a different...

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