News wrap-up: This week's veterinary headlines, plus why we need more veterinary colleges at HBCUs
August 16, 2020
Check out this week's top headlines.
We know you're busy, that's why we are dedicated to getting you the latest veterinary news right at your fingertips. Here's a look at this week's top headlines:
- The FDA recently approved India-based Cronus Pharma Specialties’ Carprofen Chewable Tablets, a generic version of Rimadyl for dogs. Carprofen safely and effectively relieves pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and also helps control postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
- A new study debunks the age-old credo that we can calculate the human equivalent of a dog’s age simply by multiplying by 7. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine recently created a formula that offers a more accurate comparison of age in humans and dogs.
- Third-semester veterinary student Jonathan Dumas says that in order to address the lack of diversity within the veterinary profession, we first must address systematic racism and oppression within higher education. One key way to do that, he says, is to create more colleges of veterinary medicine at historically black colleges and universities.