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March 8, 2013
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  Veterinary Medicine Update 
 
  • CDC warning: New coronavirus could reach the U.S.
    The CDC has put U.S. health care workers on alert for the new and potentially deadly SARS-related coronavirus because research indicates the virus is capable of passing between people. Eight of the 14 people known to have been infected with the virus have died, and officials note that doctors should consider the virus in anyone who develops an unexplained respiratory infection after visiting the Middle East. The CDC has set up a website with resources related to the virus. Reuters (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Toxin in bee venom kills HIV, researchers say
    Melittin, the toxic component of bee venom, penetrates HIV and other viruses, essentially killing the pathogens, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They hitched melittin to nanoparticles with molecular stopgaps that prevent damage to healthy cells. Used in a vaginal gel, the toxin could prevent HIV transmission, and researchers hope the findings could be used to treat other infections. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Animal News 
  • Veterinarian who launched Hill's Pet Nutrition honored
    The late veterinarian Mark Morris will be inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame later this year. Dr. Morris started practicing veterinary medicine in 1928 and later developed food designed to meet pets' specific needs. To help market his food, he collaborated with Hill Packing Co. in Topeka, Kan., forming the foundation of what's now known as Hill's Pet Nutrition. The Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.) (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Update: Lion escaped feeding cage to attack intern
    Dianna Hanson likely died quickly from a broken neck when she was attacked by a male lion as she cleaned his enclosure on Wednesday at Cat Haven, a big cat sanctuary in California. "The lion had been fed, the young woman was cleaning the large enclosure, and the lion was in the small cage. The gate of the cage was partially open, which allowed the lion called Cous Cous to lift it up with his paw," said Fresno County coroner David Hadden. Facility founder Dale Anderson said he could not discuss safety policies because of the ongoing investigation, but he said he is the only one permitted in an enclosure with lions there. St. Louis Post-Dispatch/The Associated Press (3/8), Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/L.A. Now blog (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Around the Office 
  • How to keep your small business' books in order
    Keeping track of the books can be a pain, but it'll be easier if you keep personal and business transactions separate, hire a professional and dedicate just a few minutes a week to organizing financial details, writes Kirk Simpson, CEO of Wave Accounting. "You'll have more insights into your business, be able to make more informed financial decisions and have everything organized when tax time approaches," he writes. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Using your mouse to find a veterinarian
    Pet owners looking for a veterinarian can now turn to the AVMA's MyVeterinarian.com to search by location, species cared for, and services provided. Veterinarians can also enter their clinic information and add themselves to the directory. Visit MyVeterinarian.com. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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