Breed-related disease: Dalmatians

John K. Rosembert Dalmatians are one of the oldest dog breeds known to man, although their exact origins are somewhat shrouded. The earliest recorded history of the breed places them in regions of Asia and Europe, particularly in Dalmatia, and it’s from here that the breed takes its name. Historically, Dalmatians have been known as…

Vet Expert Dr. Lo Partakes the NTCVMA Seminar

The New Taipei City Veterinary Medicine Association invites one of the veterinary experts of the Bioguard Corporation, Yung- Tsun Lo, PhD. DVM, as its lecturers on December 17, 2020 in New Taipei City. The NTCVMA conducts regular seminars to the local veterinarians. Following the protocols and guidelines for safety amidst pandemic, Dr. Lo presented “Introduction…

Antimicrobial drug sales for food animals tick up

December 17, 2020 (published) By Ross Kelly Regulators, fighting drug resistance, say broad trend remains downward. Quantities of key antimicrobial drugs sold for use in food animals rose in the United States in 2019 but authorities maintain that efforts to curb their overuse are still working. Sales for production animals of “medically important” antimicrobials, which…

Breed-related disease: Burmilla

The Burmilla started out as an accident. In 1981, a Chinchilla Persian male and a Lilac Burmese bred, and the female delivered four kittens. These kittens had an unusual black-tipped coloring. The look of these cats was so attractive that a breeding program was inaugurated to produce a cat that would have the short hair…

Breed-related disease: Basset Hound

Basset Hounds were originally bred in France and Belgium (“basset” is French for “low”). It is thought that the friars of the Abbey of St. Hubert were responsible for crossing strains of older French breeds to create a low-built scenting hound that could plod over rough terrain while followed on foot by a human hunting…

AAHA Updates Guide To Veterinary Fees

More Than 950 Practices Contributed Data On What They Charge For Hundreds Of Services. The American Animal Hospital Association has released the latest edition of The Veterinary Fee Reference, a price benchmarking guide. The 464-page paperback breaks down fee  pricing  data from more than 950 veterinary practices, AAHA Press reported. Over 500 services are presented…

Vets Welcome Government Steps To Ban Primates As Pets

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the launch of an eight week public consultation on the government’s manifesto commitment to ban keeping primates such as capuchins, lemurs and squirrel monkeys as pets. Under the proposed plans, it would be an offence to keep a primate as a pet in England. Only those kept to zoo level…