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Veterinary eNews 8/26/21

  

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New York State Veterinary Medical Society

Issue Date: 8/26/21

New this year at NYS-VC is the neurology track

NYSVMS

When you register for the NYS Veterinary Conference at being held October 1-3 virtually, be sure to check out the cutting edge continuing education classes including the neurology track. Classes include: The Neurological Exam – Virtual Workshop; Neurolocalization Lecture and Case examples; Differentials: The ranking conundrum; Neuromuscular localization and disease and Is it a seizure?

In this issue...
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Alexander deLahunta, DVM, has passed away

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Dr. Avery August elected to leadership role in American Association of Immunologists

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Veterinary first responder certification moves apace

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Alert issued for pesky Spotted Lanternfly

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Nutritional management of urolithiasis in dogs and cats

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University of Illinois survey on zoonotic diseases

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The ins and outs of severe equine asthma

Alexander deLahunta, DVM, has passed away

Seacoastonline

Dr. Alexander deLahunta, 88, of Rye, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, surrounded by loving family. He was born in Concord, NH on December 3, 1932, the son of the late Mary Louise (Alexander) deLahunta. Raised in Concord, he graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Class of 1951. He went on to graduate from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1958. After two years as a practicing veterinarian at a mixed animal practice in Concord, he returned to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1960 for graduate study, where he was awarded a PhD in 1963. Dr. deLahunta had a highly successful career as a professor and as a pioneer in veterinary neurology at Cornell University.

Dr. Avery August elected to leadership role in American Association of Immunologists

Cornell University CVM

Dr. Avery August, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, faculty within the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Cornell University vice provost for academic affairs, was elected as councilor for the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) by the AAI membership via the AAI 2021 election. His tenure as councilor will go from 2021-2025 and he will later serve as president of the association.

Veterinary first responder certification moves apace

AVMA

The AVMA has identified nearly three dozen competencies necessary for certification in what would be the nation’s first standardized training program for veterinary disaster and emergency planning and response. The 35 competencies address a broad range of logistical and health issues that a certified veterinary first responder must be ready to address during a disaster or animal health emergency, from resource procurement to recognizing the circumstances when mass animal depopulation is the humane solution.

Alert issued for pesky Spotted Lanternfly

News10 ABC

There’s a new visitor to the city and the region and it’s already causing some trouble. A pesky insect has been moving in and threatening agriculture and trees. The spotted lanternfly should be squished when spotted, according to the New York City Parks Department. Native to Asia, they hitched a ride a few years ago to Pennsylvania and have been heading east — and eating trees and plants, damaging crops in their path.

Nutritional management of urolithiasis in dogs and cats

DVM360

"But doc, he was on that diet you prescribed. How did he get stones again?” Does that sound familiar? Like many of you, I have heard this question countless times from owners of dogs and cats prone to stone formation. It’s frustrating for owners who have already put their pet through surgery and think that the prescribed diet will prevent future urolithiasis to discover that those pesky rocks have returned. It is equally frustrating for us to see dogs that have had 3 or more cystotomies for recurrent calcium oxalate stones or to have to manage a male bulldog with a scrotal urethrostomy. This situation highlights the importance of understanding the role of diet in a variety of urolith types, what it can and cannot do, and managing client expectations.

University of Illinois survey on zoonotic diseases

University of Illinois

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine seeks information through a survey on how often veterinarians engage in recommended practices for preventing zoonotic diseases, including but not limited to consistent and correct PPE usage, frequent client and staff education, and self reported knowledge on diagnosis, prevention, and identification of common zoonotic diseases.

The ins and outs of severe equine asthma

The Horse

Imagine trying to breathe through a straw while walking at a brisk pace or even running. Desperately trying to suck enough oxygen into your lungs to get a good, deep breath, then blowing what air you’ve managed to inhale out through that same tiny tube. This is precisely how asthmatic people describe their attacks and how horses appear during asthma flare-ups—the panicked look in their eyes as they stand quietly, focusing all their energy on trying to fill those lungs with clean, fresh air, and the massive, concentrated effort needed to take each breath. When they do finally get air into the lungs, it is often expelled in coughs and sputters that wrack their entire body. And until they receive some form of relief, the process repeats mercilessly.

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