Cleveland-Just months after the release of the new canine vaccine
guidelines, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has agreed to
make two minor revisions and continues to stand behind its recommendations
despite some criticism from practitioners and industry.
Schaumburg, Ill.-The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) wants to stress
it does not endorse, recommend or approve the use of wood chippers for the euthanasia
of poultry as was recently reported in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
St. Paul, Minn.-The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) is lobbying
against an item in the state's budget bill that would roll the Minnesota Board
of Animal Health (MBAH) into the state's Department of Agriculture.
While clients offer untold excuses as to why they fail to comply with heartworm recommendations and senior screenings, the blame sometimes belongs to the one giving - or not giving - the recommendation.
Schaumburg, Ill.-A task force formed in 1996 to address vaccine-associated soft tissue sarcomas is nearing an end as leaders debate the group's relevancy. At the same time, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is declining requests for $75,000 in financial support.
Sacramento, Calif.-As the California State Board of Pharmacy argues a legal loophole freeing the agency from controlling the dispensing of veterinary drugs, state veterinary leaders say pending legislation should tie the knot.