AVMA updates resources for antimicrobials stewardship | Learn more from the AVMA about antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance | Veterinary school collaborates on epilepsy and brain trauma study
The AVMA recently updated its antimicrobials resistance resources and added new information and tools to support veterinarians' antimicrobials stewardship efforts. A new AVMA policy clarifies the definitions of prevention, control and treatment, and a checklist for implementing antimicrobials stewardship programs is under development.
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy and the Department of Defense are funding a $2.6 million, three-year study on the association between brain injury and epilepsy. Researchers from Virginia Tech's School of Neuroscience, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine will collaborate on the study.
Deer and elk hunters should have carcasses tested for chronic wasting disease at an official testing station and avoid consuming meat from infected animals, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said. Officials are trying to prevent an outbreak of CWD, which would force them to mandate more stringent protocols.
Huge earwax plugs from dead whales are held in museum collections around the world, and scientists studying those plugs have pieced together a picture of how human activity has affected whales. The research, published in Nature Communications, showed that cortisol levels fell after hunting restrictions were imposed, rose during World War II, and have risen rapidly since 1990.
Some artiodactyls have horns, others have antlers, and still others have tusks. Researchers comparing the habitats and behavior of 63 artiodactyl species reported in the Journal of Mammalian Evolution that the type of weaponry sported by the different species is suited to their preferred habitat.
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation donated $20,000 to the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Foundation, $10,000 of which will go to care for large animals affected by Hurricane Michael and $10,000 of which will go to small-animal care.
You don't need to file a separate tax return for your business if you operate as a sole proprietor, but there are few key points to keep in mind, writes Louis DeNicola. DeNicola explains the forms and information you may need to file your taxes.
Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets. The AVMA has gathered pet safety tips to cover everything from poison risks to precautions for holiday parties to travel concerns. View AVMA's Thanksgiving pet safety resources.
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