Schaumburg, Ill.-The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board approved, at presstime, granting funds for a Food Animal Summit Taskforce research project designed to maintain the availability of veterinarians for careers in agriculture-related fields.
Impaction of the ileum is an uncommon cause of colic in horses in most parts of the country, but is becoming increasingly recognized as an important cause of intestinal obstruction in the southeastern United States.
Washington-The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH) is collaborating with six states on development of an electronic Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) project.
Pending passage of a congressional bill to ban horse slaughter (H.R. 857), the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is lending horse rescue and retirement facilities an official head start on caregiving.