Veterinary eNews - 3-21-2019

  

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New York State Veterinary Medical Society

Issue Date: 3/21/19

Power of 10 session held on OPD process

NYSVMS

The first 2019 Power of 10 session was held March 12th at Hotel Indigo in Albany. Matthew Hosford, Esq. and Benjamin Neidl, Esq. from Jackson Lewis led a program called When the Office of Professional Discipline Comes Knocking on Your Door explaining the process and the laws when complaints are filed against veterinarians. Power of 10 members then sat in on the Committee for Leadership Advancement meeting and the following day they were invited to observe the first Board meeting of the year.

This year’s Power of Ten is a full class of 10! The next session will be held in April discussing restructuring student debt and financial planning. The Power of 10 is a national initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in members who have graduated 15 years or less from veterinary school and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community and profession. There will be four programs held throughout this year on various topics.

Photo (left to right): Nicole LaMora, DVM, Maryse Osborn-Doser, DVM, Abigail Mulligan, DVM, Stephanie Wishko, DVM, Matt Hosford, Esq., Ben Neidl, Esq., Jackson Lewis, Megan Knoell, DVM, Roxanne Suarez, DVM, Rebecca Henderson, DVM, Lisette Lewis, DVM, Alayana Rust, DVM and Monica Sterk, DVM.

 

In this issue...

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NYS Agriculture & Markets issues advisory about a virus infecting some horses

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Theriogenology service successfully breeds three mares with frozen semen

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April the Giraffe gives birth to new baby — a healthy boy

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Association aims to increase racial diversity in vet medicine

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New tool helps you understand your local market

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Why do dogs sneeze when they’re excited?

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The gap between pet retailers and veterinarians: Zoonosis edition

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Storing toxic substances in horse stables

NYS Agriculture & Markets issues advisory about a virus infecting some horses

WSKG

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is advising owners, boarders and riders to watch their horses closely for signs of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) after several cases of the virus were confirmed in horses boarded in Canton, St. Lawrence County and Geneseo, Livingston County. The virus is not a threat to humans, but people can also spread the virus from infected horses to other horses.

Theriogenology service successfully breeds three mares with frozen semen

Cornell CVM

Blasland Sporthorses, in Manlius, N.Y., chose to breed three of their high-quality Warmblood mares to European stallions Uthopia, U-Genius and Vitalis, using frozen semen. “Sport horse breeders prefer European stallions because theirs is the most respected breeding model,” explains Sarah Ruby of the Department of Theriogenology, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. “Because the stallions don’t stand in this country, however, they have to use frozen semen and that poses some unique challenges.”

April the Giraffe gives birth to new baby — a healthy boy

USA Today

April, the world famous mother giraffe, gave birth to her fifth calf, a boy, Saturday. The calf was born at 12:43 p.m. April went into labor around 11 a.m. Saturday. The newborn giraffe was steady and on its feet by 1:27 p.m., and nursing by 1:51 p.m. April and her calf were promptly examined by Dr. Tim Slater, a NYSVMS member and the park’s veterinarian. Park owner Jordan Patch said both mom and baby are doing well.

Association aims to increase racial diversity in vet medicine

AVMA

Black Americans have been significantly underrepresented within the veterinary profession for decades. Records show that just 70 black students graduated from U.S. and Canadian veterinary schools between 1889 and 1948. That number increased with the addition of a veterinary school at Tuskegee University, a historically black college, in 1945. More than half a century later, however, black Americans remain chronically underrepresented in veterinary medicine, never comprising more than 3 percent of the profession at any time.

New tool helps you understand your local market

AVMA

How many potential clients and pets live in your local area? How many of those pets do you treat at your practice? If you’re not sure, then we have good news. AVMA members now have access to a tool that makes it easy to estimate the potential size of your local veterinary market and what share of that market you serve. Regardless what kind of companion animals you treat – dogs, cats, or companion birds or horses – the new AVMA Market Share Estimator tool gives you important insight you can use to support your business planning.

Why do dogs sneeze when they’re excited?

Dogster

Why do dogs sneeze when they’re excited? When dogs are in an excited state, they often sneeze more shallowly, emitting a snorting sound caused by a sudden force of breath from the nose.

“These are not sneezes the way we think of a sneeze in people: a respiratory response from deep down,” says Debra Eldredge, DVM, a NYSVMS member. “This is more like a child fooling around and pretending to sneeze.” Such sneezes are a form of canine communication, says the Vernon, New York, veterinarian and author. They happen frequently during play, when dogs naturally get excited.

The gap between pet retailers and veterinarians: Zoonosis edition

DVM 360

We asked exotic veterinary professionals why they think pet retailers don’t educate clients on the possible risks and diseases that come with owning exotic pets. Here’s what they said: Why don’t pet retailers tell clients about the risks that come with owning exotic pets?

Storing toxic substances in horse stables

The Horse

You head toward the barn one morning and, as you approach, a raccoon runs out the door. Inside you discover he’s been rummaging through items on your storage shelves, knocking over several pesticide and herbicide containers and spilling their contents onto the floor.

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