PIERRE, S.D. - 4/21/05 - Gov. Mike Rounds has signed legislation designating black-tailed prairie dogs a statewide pest based on the population's destruction of the state's grasslands, which are needed to sustain livestock.
NEW YORK - 04/19/05 - The nation's largest distributor of veterinary supplies will be called Butler Animal Health Supply LLC pending the early-summer approval of the merger between The Butler Co. and Burns Veterinary Supply.
DAVIS, CALIF. - 04/15/05 - Researchers have identified the mechanism that allows animals to recognize the amino-acid content in foods. Neurophysiologist Dorothy Gietzen and colleagues at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine say the discovery has implications for the betterment of human health, particularly in epileptics, some of whom are influenced by amino-acid deficiencies.
Auburn University will receive $1.5 million over the next six years from the Maddie’s Fund foundation to create and support a comprehensive shelter medicine program. The foundation has awarded Auburn a first-year, $250,000 grant to establish the program and will give $250,000 each year for the next five years.
Las Vegas-The Dr. James Nave 75th Diamond Jubilee Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), touted as the one of the largest assemblies of veterinarians worldwide, will offer more than 800 sessions here from Feb. 17-20.
Pullman, Wash.-Oregon State University (OSU) has officially terminated its decades-long partnership with Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), effective fall 2004, handing WSU a $2.4 million budget crisis.