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United Egg Producers & Humane Society of the United States Agreement on Commercial Egg Laying Hens: Q&A

A Q&A by United Egg Producers regarding their agreement with HSUS on commercial egg laying hens, posted by OVMA as a courtesy and point of information for our members.

Q Fever Study Shows Veterinarians at Risk

Reported cases of Q fever in the United States have increased by 6.5 fold from 26 cases in 2001 to 169 cases in 2006.

DVMs: Submit Samples of Possible WNV Cases to OSU VDL for Testing

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Department of Human Services are interested in obtaining serum samples from equine cases that may have an encephalitis-like-illness to test for West Nile virus. Serum samples should be collected and sent to Oregon State University VDL for testing. There is no charge for this testing.

Non-Veterinary Practice Ownership: An Overview

Historically, state law in the United States prevented non-veterinarian ownership of veterinary practices. The purpose of this piece is to examine the original justifications and whether or not these justifications continue to apply. We will examine current trends in changes to state laws and veterinary practice acts in the United States relating to non-veterinary ownership of veterinary practices.

H1N1 & Animals: New York Dog Confirmed First US H1N1 Canine Case

Get the facts about the H1N1 virus, your pets and other animals.

Flea, Tick, Heartworm and Parasite Prevention Products: Making the Best Choice for Your Pet

Veterinarians understand your concerns both about your pet’s health and saving money. Before buying the over-the-counter product, such as a generic flea and tick control product, consult with your veterinarian to make sure it is the best fit for you, your pet and your wallet.

British Study Finds Veterinarians At Greater Risk for Suicide

A study indicates that veterinarians in Britain appear to be four times as likely as the general public to commit suicide. Factors include stress, comfort with euthanasia, and access to lethal means.

AAHA Launches Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool

AAHA has created the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, a free, internet-based resource that assists with microchip identification; helping reunite pets and owners by checking participating pet recovery services’ registries to determine which registry should be contacted. The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool can be accessed online at www.petmicrochiplookup.org.