Pig transplants prompt cautionary advances
Boston- The successful pig-to-human transplant of a genetically altered heart is within the foreseeable future, but that doesn't necessarily appease all scientists, according to experts.
A horse's world is colorful, too
Madison, Wis.- Two out of three isn't bad.
Purdue aims for bigger pigs
West Lafayette, Ind.- Purdue University researchers are determined to better understand how ractopamine, a feed additive, speeds growth in hogs and makes them leaner.
Scientists discover new ovulation assessment
Tokyo- A mare's blood plasma sample can apparently just as accurately confirm when ovulation occurs as can a veterinarian's rectal palpation assessment, new research, reported by The Horse.com, shows.
AVMA posts jobs online
Schaumburg, Ill.- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers a new Web-based job posting and search service, called the Veterinary Career Center (VCC).
UC Davis adds public health master's degree
The University of California, Davis, schools of medicine and veterinary medicine are jointly offering a master's degree program in public health in the wake of the events of Sept. 11.
Michigan passes controlled substances bill
A new bill that eliminates the need for a special prescription form for controlled substances has been passed by the Michigan state legislature.
CSU latest equine acupuncture provider
Colorado State University (CSU)'s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is now among three U.S. veterinary teaching hospitals to offer acupuncture and chiropractic services for equine.
Reproductive disease turns up new answers
The bacteria to blame for nocardioform placentitis, a reproductive disease of thoroughbred racehorses that leads to weakened or stillborn foals, can no longer hide, according to new research.
West Nile virus en route to 'Golden State'
The West Coast appears to be the next victim of the West Nile.
Mad cow not spread by embryos
Evidence that embryos sampled from cattle infected with mad cow disease neither develop nor spread the illness to healthy animals will be released in an upcoming study, reports Reuters.
U.S. veterinarians answer Asian turtle crisis
A U.S.-based organization arranged for the seizure of a shipment of about 10,000 critically endangered aquatic turtles en route to China destined for food consumption in mid-December.
More lawsuits over cat study
A physicians' group is suing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for allegedly concealing information about a controversial veterinary experiment on cats to study effects of methamphetamine drug abuse in people.
New consultant group formed
A group of veterinary consultants and advisors have formed the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors (AVPMCA).
FDA OK's dose inhaler for horses
Horses with recurrent airway obstruction may no longer have to suffer following Food and Drug Administration approval of a specially designed equine inhaler with medication.
AAEP doles out student scholarships
Eight veterinary students were selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Livestock Insurance Co.
HSUS targets wildlife control practices
Washington-Model legislation for states to improve regulation and oversight of the urban wildlife control industry has been introduced by the Humane Society of the United States.
USDA orders repairs on animal labs
Washington-Federal animal health laboratories - the places where strains of anthrax, botulism and plague reside in the U.S. - are in dire need of repair, says a U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
NAHMS study releases "Final Four"
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the remaining four fact sheets based on the National Animal Health Monitoring System Equine '98 study.
U.S. FTC sanctions Purina/Nestle merger
Washington-Nestle SA received the definitive OK from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Dec. 11 to purchase Ralston Purina.
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