Farms in two of the nation’s leading pork producing states have tested positive for the potentially fatal porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), U.S. pork industry veterinarian official said Monday. Three farms in Iowa and one Indiana operation have confirmed cases of the virus, said Dr Lisa Becton, director of swine health information and research for [...]
Kansas State University’s Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry. The Master of Agribusiness combines an M.B.A. and an M.S. in agricultural economics with a focus on professionals working in the animal health and agribusiness industries. Applications are now being accepted [...]
Bayer introduced seven dermatology products to the market as the company continues the integration process following the recent acquisition of Teva Animal Health Inc. ChlorhexiDerm 4% Shampoo, Free Form Liquid, Malaseb Flush, OtiRinse, Relief Creme Rinse, and Relief Spray were re-introduced and are now available. In addition, Preva Medicated Wipes were launched to veterinarians. Source: [...]
Zoetis, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved (oclacitinib tablet) for the control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and the control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age. Apoquel is the first Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor approved for veterinary use that targets the itch and inflammation pathway. The FDA is [...]
CE modules provided by Vetacademy in the Online Learning Center at this year’s NAVC Conference have received accreditation from the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE). This means that each module will count towards the continuing education (CE) targets for veterinarians until March 2015.
ACVIMF in partnership with VPRF invite new proposals for animal health studies with pharmacologic focus
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation (ACVIMF), in partnership with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF), have called new proposals for animal health studies with a pharmacologic focus. Investigators are invited to submit proposals that focus on research to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of therapies for veterinary species, explore new drug therapies [...]
The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is celebrating a new $58.5 million research facility, dedicated to making discoveries in basic science as well as human, animal and environmental health. The new building will house part of the veterinary school’s $63.7 million research wing, which is the largest in the nation among veterinary [...]
Since dogs have become family members, rather than animals on chains to scare away intruders, and cats lounge on our beds rather than sleeping in a barn and providing rodent control, they and other beloved pets that run, crawl, perch or slither have gained many of the benefits of humans, including huge advances in their [...]
Ratio of income to debt for new vets ‘ominous’
A report by the NY Times has revealed stark increases in student debt in the last decade, with median borrowing of $63 000 per year according to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
This figure has not been met by increasing wages. Starting salaries have in fact fallen by 13% to an average of $45,575, with a lower total population of pets and rising medical costs resulting in too many vets and not enough jobs.
Unfortunately there are no simple solutions: vet schools need to make it obvious that new vets will face higher debt.
Vets agree that the current situation is simply unsustainable, thousands of students paying for more expensive training to do worse paid jobs just simply doesn’t add up.
For the full story visit the NY Times.
Vetstream and NAVC will present Vetacademy at NAVC 2013
Vetstream is proud to announce its partnership with the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) and will be presenting over 120 Vetacademy CE videos free of charge to all delegates.
Find us at NAVC in Florida Online Learning Center in the Capitva room at the Gaylord Hotel from Sunday-Tuesday 09:00-19:00 and Wednesday 09:00-17:00.
Visit NAVC for more information.