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Renewed FDA approval for an injectable anesthetic

The well-known injectable anesthetic “Alfaxan” has received new approval from the FDA after a slight modification to its formula to make it last longer. The new formula has added preservatives to make its shelf-life be 28 days after opening the container. This prolonged duration and improved formulation reduce the risks of contamination with microbes. This anesthetic is one of the …

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Possible parasite epidemic in the UK

The United Kingdom is facing the risk of “exotic parasite” epidemic due to the high number of imported domestic animals, more specific pets. A leading parasitologist, Dr. Ian Wright, from the ESCAAP (European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites) claims that the threat is very real and that the United Kingdom is risking being under the influx of parasitic and vector-borne …

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AVMA Annual Convention 2018

AVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Association, is hosting its annual convention in Denver, Colorado, starting today, July 13th till Tuesday, July 17th. The convention will be held at the Colorado Convention Center. The American Veterinary Medical Association is the leading advocate in the country for the veterinary profession and every aspect of it. By now, they have over 89 000 …

NDM bacteria transmission between dogs and humans

A recent study, published in the journal “Eurosurveillance”, was able to prove that a New Delhi-Metallo-beta-lactamase Escherichia coli can be transmitted between humans and canines. The bacteria were initially discovered in two dogs from Finland. The research study was a collaboration between the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, and the National Institute of Health and Welfare. …

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Rhino Poachers Were Eaten by Lions

An official statement from a South African game reserve says that they suspect 2, possibly 3 poachers have met the horrible death of being eaten by lions. The rangers from the game reserve discovered the remains of the suspected poachers in a lion enclosure at the Sibuya reserve, very near the town of Kenton-on-Sea. Near the bodies, they also discovered …

Silent Fireworks for Animal Welfare

We all know what effect fireworks have on our pets. Imagine being a dog peacefully napping in your yard and suddenly the sky explodes in infinite colors and loud noises. You’d be terrified.  Well, pets get terrified around fireworks more than you can think of. With 4th of July just behind us, have you stopped to think ho dogs celebrated …

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Veterinary Telemedicine

With the technology going forwards and with pet owners having to work long hours and not having so much time for veterinary visits, here comes veterinary telemedicine. An innovative app by Fuzzy Pet Health aims to help pet owners get a veterinary advice and care over the internet. They created an app that connects the pet owners and the veterinarians …

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“Walk-in” Veterinary Clinics

There are a new type of veterinary clinics opening in the United States and their aim is to help pet owners get more accessible and immediate veterinary care by making it “appointment free”. Easyvet, a veterinary franchise, is opening two new veterinary walk-in clinics in the states of Arizona and Georgia. These clinics will offer the pet owners veterinary care …