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Veterinary eNews 5/28/20

  

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New York State Veterinary Medical Society

Issue Date: 5/28/20

Check out the NYS-VC virtual conference webpage

NYSVMS

NYSVMS and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are launching a brand new, fully-virtual conference, October 2-4, which you can easily access from the comfort and convenience of your home. You can find program information at .

Topics at this year’s conference will include: acute kidney injury and chronic renal disease, nutrition, spinal disease, professional wellness, and ways to maximize your practice's health with veterinary technicians.

In this issue...
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All veterinary services in NYS are now exempt from restrictions

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COVID-19: How have veterinary practices responded?

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USP to develop compounding standards with veterinary collaboration

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Students find optimism in virtual rounds

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Guidelines for re-engaging veterinary medical students in clinical rotations during COVID-19

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Dogs can detect differences in thermal energy

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Owners reluctant to change asthmatic horses’ environments

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NYSVMS Awards submission deadline extended to Aug. 3rd!

All veterinary services in NYS are now exempt from restrictions

NYSVMS

The latest update to the definition of "essential businesses" made on May 25th defines "veterinary and livestock medical services" as an essential business and exempt from executive order 202.6. This follows Governor Cuomo's announcement on May 24th that animal hospitals would be permitted to "reopen". (This translates to mean that will be permitted to offer all services including electives and wellness.) However, there is some small-print, that is critically important. As part of the NY Forward plan for reopening the NY economy NY State issued ". These do not just apply to regions that go through phase-one reopening. At the very top of the it says: "The guidelines below apply to both non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to re-open and essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open."

There is also that says the same thing:

If I am an essential business, am I subject to the new operating requirements detailed in the Guidance?

Answer: Yes. The increased measures detailed in the Guidance are in furtherance of public health and safety, and all businesses as well as units of State and local government are required to ensure this standard of safety.

That means that every animal hospital is required to

1. Read

2. Affirm online that they have read them (see page 10 of the guidelines)

3. Conspicuously post completed safety plans onsite

The safety plan should follow provided by NY State.

COVID-19: How have veterinary practices responded?

AVMA

There’s no question that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on veterinary practices and practitioners. The novel coronavirus has changed the way veterinary teams interact with clients and patients, the number and types of services we offer, and how and where we get needed supplies.

USP to develop compounding standards with veterinary collaboration

AVMA

At its 2020 convention earlier this month, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) voted to develop and revise compounding standards based on input from healthcare professionals, including veterinarians. The decision, to approve Resolution 9—Compounding, was made in response to requests from the AVMA and additional stakeholders.

Students find optimism in virtual rounds

Cornell CVM

Spring 2020 was a semester like no other. Over the course of a few weeks, thousands of classes – lectures and seminars, laboratory and performance courses, capstone projects and veterinary clinics – transitioned entirely online. Instructors navigated technical and logistical difficulties, as well as the shifting realities of a global pandemic. But amid the challenges, students and faculty found opportunities for innovation, connection and intellectual growth.

Guidelines for re-engaging veterinary medical students in clinical rotations during COVID-19

AAVMC

AAVMC member institutions have worked closely together throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to identify best practices, adapt and successfully deliver their academic programs during the crisis environment. One of the most challenging areas to address has been in the area of providing clinical educational experiences for upper level students conducting clerkships in university teaching hospitals, affiliated clinical sites and externships. A team of five AAVMC member institution representatives was created to analyze the issue and develop a series of recommendations that would assure the safety and wellbeing of students and others, as well as the efficacy of the educational programming. The AAVMC's "Guidelines and Considerations for Re-engaging Veterinary Medical Students in Clinical Rotations During the COVID-19 Pandemic" is intended to provide informed guidance to member institutions. Individual colleges and schools must act in accordance with university policies, as well as national, state and local regulations developed to contain and mitigate the public health crisis.

Dogs can detect differences in thermal energy

DVM360

Dogs’ super sniffers have the ability to help locate missing people, find narcotics and and even detect cancer. Now, researchers believe that dogs can add another skill to their list: the ability to detect changes in thermal radiation, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Owners reluctant to change asthmatic horses’ environments

The Horse

Veterinarians don’t treat equine asthma with medications alone. They also recommend lifestyle changes for the horse—from soaked hay and low-dust bedding to ventilated barns and lengthy turnout. Unless treatment plans include these environmental changes, horses will continue to experience the coughing, nasal discharge, and poor performance related to severe equine asthma (SEA).

NYSVMS 2020 awards submission deadline extended to August 3rd!

NYSVMS

We have extended the submission deadline for the 2020 NYSVMS Awards to August 3, 2020. The NYS-VC will be all virtual this year, therefore the awards ceremony will not be held on October 3 in Ithaca. The plan is to hold the awards ceremony as part of the NYSVMS holiday party on Thursday, December 3 in Westchester.

The 2020 NYSVMS Awards have 5 categories: Distinguished Life Service, Veterinarian of the Year, Outstanding Service, Merit Award and Rising Leader Award. To nominate someone for one of these awards, the must be completed and signed by a regional officer as well as a high res, full color headshot of the nominee saved as a JPG (letters of recommendation are optional, but strongly encouraged) sent to Stephanie Quirini at .

For the nomination form and additional information, go to the web page:

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