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Getting a college degree in veterinary science is a lifelong dream for many students who have always had a passion for working with and helping animals.
link : http://www.rncentral.com/nursing-library/careplans/50-Best-Blogs-for-Veterinary-StudentsGetting a college degree in veterinary science is a lifelong dream for many students... more
Equine Behavior: a video primer on the nature of horses
http://originals.farm.tv/post/106/equine_behavior.htmlEquine Behavior: a video primer on the nature of horses... more
As many already know, the obesity epidemic is growing in movement and in patients. However, what many don’t know is that is it also spreading to the pet population. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, there are 84 million overweight or obese cats and dogs in the United States and the number shows no signs of stopping or slowing.
link: http://veterinariancolleges.org/25-tips-and-tricks-to-help-your-pets-slim-down/As many already know, the obesity epidemic is growing in movement and in patients.... more
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have periodontal, or gum, disease by the age of three. Worse yet, these dental diseases can lead to far more serious health conditions. In fact, pets that have proper dental health can live two to five years longer.
link: http://www.vettech.org/25-diy-tips-and-products-to-improve-the-health-of-your-pets-teethAccording to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent... more
According to Colorado State University, as many as 50% of pets die of cancer, making it a leading cause of pet death. Many of these foods listed in the article have also been known to cause illness in humans and are also a good choice to stay away from in all pet and people foods.
link: http://www.vettech.org/10-dog-foods-that-may-lead-to-cancerAccording to Colorado State University, as many as 50% of pets die of cancer, making... more
It is no secret that Americans have grown increasingly heavier, with the average body mass index increasing from about 25 in the early 1960’s to around 28 in 2002, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC considers adults with BMIs between 25 and 29.9 to be overweight. All races, genders, and even age groups have become increasingly heavier.
link: http://veterinariantechnician.org/top-50-reads-for-understanding-the-animal-obesity-epidemic/It is no secret that Americans have grown increasingly heavier, with the average body... more
Oklahoma will argue in court next week that a drug used to euthanize animals can also be used to execute death row inmates amid a nationwide shortage of an anesthetic used in executions, reports the Wall Street Journal. It is one of a number of states scrambling to find the drugs needed to perform capital punishment because of to a shortage of thiopental sodium, the only anesthetic that states have so far used in lethal injections.
States tend to adopt the death-row methods used by other states, so the Oklahoma court decision could have an impact elsewhere. Hospira Inc., the sole U.S. maker of thiopental, has ceased production of the drug until 2011, citing a shortage in one of thiopental’s raw ingredients. Oklahoma, which is scheduled to execute John David Duty on Dec. 16, said that veterinarians regard pentobarbital, which it is proposing as a substitute anesthetic for death row inmates, “as an ideal anesthetic agent for humane euthanasia in animals,” that is “substantially” similar to thiopental. If approved, pentobarbital could be a new standard for lethal injections. Attorneys for Duty, who was sentenced to death for murdering a cellmate, have said they didn’t want their client to be a guinea pig for pentobarbital.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704146904575602784093885378.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThirdOklahoma will argue in court next week that a drug used to euthanize animals can also... more
I imagine that the future will be marked by an overemphasis on user-generated content. People won't need dictionaries, instead they'll just write blog posts with a subject line like this.
Hopefully informed people will respond with the correct definitions.
"Petulant is the capital of a country in Asia."
"Petulant has something to do with dogs and cats."
"Petulant is the name of a rapper."
We'll never know the true definition, but it'll be fun because we get to live in the postmodern uncertainty that earlier generations prescribed for us.
Ah don't mind me I'm just in a childishly sulky or bad tempered mood.I imagine that the future will be marked by an overemphasis on user-generated content.... more
Medical science benefits extensively from studying their physiology and temporary and chronic pains as well. Much of the research used today began its life as inquiries into canine functionality and behavior – and in experimental veterinary procedures.Medical science benefits extensively from studying their physiology and temporary and... more
Whether looking to impress your friends, family, or that cute girl at the dog park, these tricks mentioned in the post are the most impressive and humorous ways to
get your best friend to help.
Link: http://www.veterinarytechnicianschoolsonline.com/?page_id=37Whether looking to impress your friends, family, or that cute girl at the dog park,... more
These 25 common household foods can be lethal to your furry or feathered buddy. As a pet owner, your best bet is to stick with veterinary approved foods specifically
made for your pet.
Link: http://www.veterinarytechnicianschoolsonline.com/?page_id=33These 25 common household foods can be lethal to your furry or feathered buddy. As a... more
Here are the top ten pet myths that have plagued pet owners for decades as debunked by veterinarians, researchers, and other experts.Here are the top ten pet myths that have plagued pet owners for decades as debunked by... more
Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the nation's largest network of animal hospitals, has announced it will no longer do tail docking, ear cropping or devocalization on dogs.
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Banfield is the nation's largest general veterinary practice, with more than 730 hospitals and 2,000 veterinarians nationwide.
Good news!Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the nation's largest network of animal hospitals, has... more
Doctor Flavia DelMastro discusses her small-animal hospital and the art and science of veterinary medicine. Her practice is located in Fulton, Maryland. This is another in a series of photography and audio essays on people and the work they do.Doctor Flavia DelMastro discusses her small-animal hospital and the art and science of... more
Cassidy was three-legged when rescued from the shelter. Now Cassidy has four legs thanks to engineers and veterinarians at NC State University. For Cassidy, NC State really does mean go!Cassidy was three-legged when rescued from the shelter. Now Cassidy has four legs... more
A new $15 million veterinary hospital for four-legged military personnel opened Tuesday at Lackland Air Force Base, offering a long overdue facility that gives advanced medical treatment for combat-wounded dogs.
Dogs working for all branches of the military and the Transportation Safety Administration are trained at the base to find explosive devices, drugs and land mines. Some 2,500 dogs are working with military units.
Like soldiers and Marines in combat, military dogs suffer from war wounds and routine health issues that need to be treated to ensure they can continue working.
Dogs injured in Iraq or Afghanistan get emergency medical treatment on the battlefield and are flown to Germany for care. If necessary, they'll fly on to San Antonio for more advanced treatment — much like wounded human personnel.
The dogs can usually return to combat areas if they recover at the Military Working Dog Center, he said.
A new $15 million veterinary hospital for four-legged military personnel opened... more
What are you waiting for?
By Sharon L. Peters, Special for USA TODAY
A very rich, very impatient retired surgeon wants the pet overpopulation solved.
So Gary Michelson has put a hard-to-ignore enticement on the table: $75 million.
The person or group that comes up first with a safe, one-time non-surgical means to sterilize male and female cats and dogs gets $25 million, Michelson's non-profit Found Animals Foundation will announce today at the National Spay/Neuter Conference in Chicago. And up to $50 million more will be available to support the research of one or several individuals who come forward with plausible approaches.
"No one will stop what they're doing and turn their attention to this problem for $10 million. That's not enough," says Michelson, 59, a retired Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon who invented and patented hundreds of surgical instruments, won an infringement case in 2005 and landed at No. 317 on Forbes' 400 Richest Americans list last month.
Animal lover Michelson is convinced, like most animal-welfare experts, that if unwanted litters never materialized, U.S. shelters wouldn't be euthanizing 4 million to 6 million animals a year.
He "absolutely" believes that the $25 million carrot, coupled with the cash grants to spur research, will prompt sufficient activity that an affordable non-surgical sterilant will be on the market within 10 years.
The solution may originate from any of several arenas — from human or animal researchers who are endocrinologists, neuroscientists, reproductive biologists, molecular technology experts, or even pharmacology specialists.
"We're completely agnostic regarding the approach," says foundation executive director Aimee Gilbreath. "We'll consider anything. We really believe if cutting-edge technologies are applied we can solve this."
The foundation is partnering with the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, a non-profit that for eight years has pressed for non-surgical approaches to pet sterilization, believing that millions more pets would be sterilized if there were a non-surgical alternative. "This is huge for our cause," says alliance president Joyce Briggs.
Removing barriers to sterilization
It is estimated that nearly 73% of dog owners and 86% of cat owners now spay or neuter their pets. But the rest mostly seem inclined to keep things as they are. The very notion of surgery is off-putting or scary to some of them, many of whom worry about anesthesia, experts say. Sterilization can cost $150 or more per animal and requires a substantial time commitment as the owner must transport the animal to a vet and return hours later, a journey of many miles in rural areas.
....(click link for full story).What are you waiting for? ------------------ By Sharon L. Peters, Special for... more