Author: cdesjardins

Bovine Veterinarian: Get Ready for the Next Cold Snap

Get Ready for the Next Cold Snap by Paul Beck, November 21, 2023 Cows tend to lose their acclimation to cold weather when we have a series of nice thermoneutral days. Condition of cows and their hair coat can play a large part in their tolerance to colder conditions. Cows in good body condition, those […]

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Draft Guidance on Defining Durations of Use for Certain Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs for Food Animals

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Defining Durations of Use for Certain Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs for Food Animals September 25, 2023 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft guidance for industry (GFI) to provide recommendations on how animal drug sponsors may voluntarily establish a defined duration of use for certain approved medically important antimicrobial […]

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From the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): The Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) – why it needs to be established in person

The Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) – why it needs to be established in person September 21, 2023 As telemedicine appointments become more common in veterinary medicine, some states are moving toward allowing the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) to be established  virtually, without a previous in-person examination of the animal or visit to the premises where the animals are […]

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From News Center Maine: Eastern equine encephalitis detected in non-commercial farm animal in Piscataquis County

Eastern equine encephalitis detected in non-commercial farm animal in Piscataquis County Meaghan Bellavance, September 22, 2023 MAINE, USA — A non-commercial farm animal in Piscataquis County has tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus, and three others are presumed to be positive, state animal health officials announced Friday. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and […]

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CBC News Report: Nationwide tracking sought for rare disease that is spread by canines, fatal if untreated

Nationwide tracking sought for rare disease that is spread by canines, fatal if untreated Madeleine Cummings, September 19, 2023 As cases creep upward of a rare disease that spreads to humans from wild canines and dogs, medical experts say it’s important to get a better understanding of its incidence across the country. Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is an infection caused […]

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