China lifts ban on certain pet food imports

Exported canned pet compound food (wet food), exported pet snacks and other commercially sterilized canned pet food of avian origin will not be affected by avian-related epidemics and will be allowed to be exported to China. That’s what General Administration of Customs, P.R. China, has announced last week. So far, globally there are 19 countries…

Protecting dogs from ticks infected with multiple diseases

Source: Veterinary Practice News Protecting dogs from the dangers of ticks is one of the most difficult challenges we face in modern veterinary medicine. While preventing fleas is a relatively straightforward process for both veterinarians and pet owners, ticks pose a series of threats all their own. Unlike fleas, which present primarily as one predictable…

AVMA Is Urged To Address Veterinarian Shortage

The profession is in dire need of more practitioners, a group letter states. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN JANUARY 2022 Twenty-four industry leaders have called on the American Veterinary Medical Association to support an increase in veterinary college class sizes and back other initiatives to alleviate that they called an “acute and growing” workforce crisis.  …

An update on the practical use of NT-proBNP in dogs and cats

There are several indications for the clinical use of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in aiding clinical decision making where access to echocardiography is limited by Melanie Hezzell and Will Davis 10 December 2021, at 9:00am N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a biomarker of myocardial stretch. Increased circulating concentrations are associated with increased filling pressures which occur…

Vets remove massive malignant mass

Joshua Silverwood Vets have saved the life of a Dalmatian by removing a 5kg mass from its abdomen that was displacing its kidney. Four-year-old Penny was rushed into Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield after a scan revealed the size of the malignant tumour that had been growing in her abdomen. Soft tissue surgeon at the…

Veterinary School Applications Rise 5.5%

The average student selected five schools for consideration. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN OCTOBER 2021   Veterinary medicine remains a popular field of study, according to the AAVMC, which reported a record 10,834 applicants seeking enrollment in 2022. The total was a 5.5% increase over the 10,273 applicants last year. The 2021-22 Veterinary Medical College Application…