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Articles by Daniel R. Verdon

Ethics of euthanasia

Sep 1, 2006

Practicing in the only health profession sanctioned to end life, Dr. Mary Welle vividly recalls the case.

Sheltered: Pet relinquishment, adoption problem remains healthy in the United States

State of the Profession, 2006
Jul 1, 2006

National Report — While many veterinarians shun convenience euthanasia, problems associated with pet relinquishment live on.

The many faces of grief

Understand how clients mourn following euthanasia, death
Jul 1, 2006

Cheryl Weber, JD, a client counselor specialist at the University of Illinois' veterinary college, adds that client grief is real.

Cost of extending life: Stop-treatment points edge higher, DVM survey says

State of the Profession, 2006
Jul 1, 2006

National Report — $1,451: It's the price most clients will stop treatment of a sick or injured animal, veterinarians report.

A Right to Die

State of the Profession, 2006
Jul 1, 2006

Practicing in the only health profession sanctioned to end life, Dr. Mary Welle vividly recalls the case.

Going the distance

Jun 1, 2006

Las Vegas — He wants a unanimous decision.

The Molecule of Life

Apr 1, 2006

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a.k.a. the molecule of life, harbors an estimated 20,000 to 200,000 canine genes hidden in the DNA across from 38 pairs of chromosomes, all contributing to health and disease. Sleuthing out defects along genes nucleotides, or base pairs, seemingly turns into a numbers game that can add up into the billions.

Mild winter to unleash bigger parasite threat

Apr 1, 2006

Davis, Calif. — Ranking as the fifth-warmest winter on record for the United States, an expert entomologist warns it could signal a busy parasite season, thereby increasing the threat of vector-borne disease transmission.

AAFP eyes completion of 2006 feline vaccination report

Apr 1, 2006

Las Vegas — A comprehensive feline vaccination report from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is in the drafting stage from a multidisciplinary panel of experts.

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