Wrap up: University veterinary team saves German warmblood foal, and other veterinary news

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Good morning dvm360 readers, and happy Friday! For those of our readers who are attending our very first Fetch dvm360 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, we are excited to have you here and experience this with us! For those unable to attend, you can check out our coverage of the conference on the dedicated Fetch Nashville section of dvm360.com and follow along on our social media channels!

As we hit the ground running in The Music City, here is what was popular this week on dvm360.com:

  • Veterinarians at the Texas A&M Large Animal Teaching Hospital utilized intensive care, special techniques, and surgery to save Vicky, a newborn German warmblood foal after arrived at the hospital extremely weak, not nursing well, and showing an abnormally lethargic demeanor.
  • The US Center of Disease Control and Prevention announced earlier this week that it has updated dog and cat importation regulations to help keep the US free from canine rabies.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, and listeners learned how veterinary teams can learn from honeybees on effective communication and teamwork within their clinics.
  • Conditional approval was issued by the FDA on the first torsemide drug for dogs (UpCard-CA1; Vetoquinol) to be used alongside concurrent medications to manage pulmonary edema in dogs with congestive heart failure caused by myxomatous mitral valve disease.
  • The North American Veterinary Community Institute will take place next week in Orlando, Florida, and will give attendees a week of learning about ophthalmology from world-renowned professionals.
  • And more!
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