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This week on dvm360.com: Quebec bans cosmetic pet surgeries, and other veterinary news


Here is a sneak peek of this week’s headlines



Good morning and happy Monday dvm360 readers! Congratulations to all our Kansas City Chief’s fans out there on another Super Bowl win! We hope that everyone who watched the game was able to still get some rest and prepare for another full week ahead. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we hope veterinary teams are spreading the love at their clinics by educating clients on the not so lovely dangers that pets can face on Valentine’s Day.

Here is what you can find this week on dvm360.com:

  • Over the weekend, a ban went into effect in Quebec, Canada, that banned cosmetic surgeries on animals such as declawing, tail cutting, ear trimming, and devocalization. The Regulation respecting the well-being and safety of domestic companion animals and equines will also define the requirements to best meet both behavioral and physical needs for companion animals.
  • The Association of American feed Control Officials received a unanimous vote of from the heads of departments of agriculture for its revised Model Regulations for Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food during the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, and guest Michael Natale, LVT, to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an episode dedicated to the wellbeing of the entire veterinary team.
  • The United States Department of Agriculture is continuing to monitor the spread of African swine fever (ASF) as it affects swine herds across the world, with the disease entering 5 new European countries in 2023. Currently, ASF has not entered the United States.
  • During a video interview at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo, dvm360 sat down with Casey Locklear, DVM, US medical led for feline strategy and parasiticides for Zoetis, talks more about the FDA label approval extension for Zoetis’ Revolution Plus, and what it means for feline patients.
  • And more!
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