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The rescue: Curfews, red tape stall initial efforts; four VMAT teams deployed in major push to aid injured, displaced pets

Oct 1, 2005

New Orleans — Despite deployment of all four Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATS), strict curfews and restrictions delayed initial rescue efforts for thousands of animals stranded in abandoned dwellings and flood zones.

Colorado VMA opts for diplomacy to stop Denver's euthanasias

Oct 1, 2005

Denver — A breed ban and subsequent euthanasia of 341 Pit Bulls in Denver is garnering concern from the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

Colleges play role in diversity, experts say

Advocates for increasing the number of minorities in veterinary medicine look to accreditation to solve dilemmas
Sep 1, 2005

Minneapolis — Some veterinary leaders want a more diverse veterinary population, and they are willing to take their case tio the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to promulgate it.

Key to spinal cord injury repair could be in cells

Chemicals released by injured spinal cells could inhibit repair
Sep 1, 2005

West Lafayette, IND. — Researchers at Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine found that acrolein, a carcinogen, is present at high levels in spinal tissue several days after an injury.

AVMA mentoring program lacks members

Sep 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) mentoring program is running, but widespread participation proves tougher to achieve.

AVMA symposium attempts to tackle diversity

Panel members says they are not surprised at symposium attendance
Sep 1, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS — Critics of veterinary leadership want a more diverse veterinary population, and they are willing to take their case to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to promulgate it.

Study investigates birth, death rates for dogs and cats for the first time

Researchers explore factors related to pet overpopulation in national survey to determine the number of household animals
Sep 1, 2005

Overpopulation cannot be solved unless we understand the factors that lead to planned and unplanned births.

Researcher eyes vaccines to treat canine skin cancer

Ultimate goal to create a melanoma-preventive vaccine
Aug 1, 2005

New York — In effort to wipe out canine malignant melanoma (CMM), veterinarians and researchers are working together to target the disease with an emerging weapon in the form of a DNA-based vaccine.

AVMA mentoring program fights for participation

Aug 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — After a year in the planning stages, the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) mentoring program went live, but it's been a challenge to obtain widespread participation, officials report.

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