The 2023 NYS-VC will feature the cardiology track
Registration is open 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 once again hybrid 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, with something for everyone. One of the topics that will be featured is cardiology.
Bats carry killer viruses. Scientists suggest ways to cope.
If the world is to reduce the risk of global pandemics, scientists say, we must better manage how we interact with bats, carriers of viruses responsible for some of the worst health crises of recent decades.
Call for nominations for the 2023 NYSVMS awards
NYSVMS confers five awards every year and nominees for the awards are selected by the Awards Committee from among nominees from regional boards, regional award recipients, as well as those nominated by the NYSVMS executive board. These nominations are then reviewed by the committee. The committee chair then presents its recommendations to the executive board which gives final approval. Nominations for the 2023 awards are being accepted now through July 31, 2023. For the nomination form, go to: https://nysvms.org/awards/ under nomination process. The awards will be presented at the annual holiday party in Tarrytown on November 30, 2023.
Canine osteoarthritis drug, Lyme disease bacteria vaccine receive approvals
Two recent drug approvals mean a novel treatment for the control of canine osteoarthritis (OA) pain and an oral vaccine against the wildlife spread of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium responsible for Lyme disease, will soon hit the market.
Ditching the blame game: Effectively responding to medical errors
Medical errors can mean the difference between life and death, but at the same time, are very much a reality of veterinary practice. If humans are involved in a process, there will always be mistakes, said Lauren Forsythe, PharmD, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy and the pharmacy service head at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Understanding nutrition for mules
I have a 24-year-old mule. He gets grass hay, crimped oats, and an apple every day. What else should I be giving him as far as vitamins or other nutrients to keep him healthy? Mules often live well into their 30s and 40s, so it is good you are evaluating his feeding program to help make sure he stays healthy into his golden years. Giving specific diet recommendations is difficult without knowing his current activity level, how much hay and oats he is eating, and his body condition.