The next discounted NYS-VC registration rate deadline is August 20th!
Register now for the 2023 New York State Veterinary Conference, a three-day interactive event October 6-8 at www.nysvc.org with high-quality continuing education, offering over 20 live and 80 on-demand NYS continuing education and RACE credit opportunities. It is a hybrid event offering: on-site, online, and on-demand sessions. Co-hosted by the Cornell University CVM and NYSVMS, the conference features a diversity of species and professional development tracks. The next discounted registration rate deadline is August 20th so register today and save!
August NYSVMS free CE online programs available!
Each month NYSVMS makes available new CE online programs for free from our partner VetBloom to our members and their LVTs. The August programs are: Canine and Feline Mast Cell Tumors, Caring for the Epileptic Patient: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Feeling Blue about Dyspneic Cats? Just Breathe! and Veterinary Neurology: Neuroanatomy with Clinical Correlations.
Fast and Furry-ous: Cheetah Conservation in Namibia
Cornell University CVM
Cheetahs have long been my favorite animal, so it is no surprise that in March of 2023, I embarked on a 49-hour journey to the country with the largest population of cheetahs. I have wanted to work with cheetahs since I was five years old, and with the help of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Expanding Horizons program, I was able to participate in a research and experiential learning project to further support my veterinary training in a way that would not have been possible in the United States.
Jenkins, Perry lauded for leading efforts on diversity, equity, inclusion
The AVMA honored two leaders for their contributions toward advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the veterinary profession during the President’s Reception July 14 at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.
USDA funds antimicrobial resistance dashboard research
Development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) dashboards are underway thanks to $3.2 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to nine partners, including several universities. These dashboards are intended to aid APHIS in tracking AMR patterns and detect emerging resistance profiles, according to a July 12 announcement. The initiative is expected to provide insights into the relationships between antibiotic use and animal health management practices related to antimicrobial resistance.
Canine case study provides insight into NSAID toxicity treatment
After receiving an appropriate 37.5 mg dose of carprofen for suspected osteoarthritis the night before, a 12-year-old female Pembroke Welsh corgi ingested the contents of the entire bottle. She consumed 4463 mg (223mg/kg), which is approximately 50 times the recommended dosing at 4.4mg/kg. This case study presented in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care demonstrates a successful treatment of carprofen toxicity combining recommended agents and the less proven strategy of manual therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE).
Orthobiologics for tendon and ligament injuries in horses
Tendon and ligament injuries can be especially challenging for horses to recover from because of the scar tissue that forms at the injury site. This scar tissue is less elastic than normal tendon or ligament tissue, which makes reinjury more likely in the areas where the tissue meets healthy tendon or ligament.