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Veterinary Rules and Policy Changes Due to Coronavirus

Veterinarians are now feeling the effects of the global health crisis occasioned by the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. This was after it emerged that a dog in Hong Kong had been quarantined following a weak positive test result for covid-19. The result has sparked fears and raised concerns that …

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Supplemented Diets Can Boost Piglet Immunity

Image from FeedNavigator.com Swine diets supplemented with fish oil and spray-dried plasma may boost immunity in piglets and eliminate the use of growth-promoting antibiotics in piglets younger than 21 days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service reported today. Researchers at the ARS Livestock Issues Research Unit in Lubbock, Texas, …

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Some Library Recommendations

Reptiles and Amphibians  §         Feldman, BV, et. al. Schalm’s Veterinary Hematology. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2000.  §         Frye, FL.  Biomedical and Surgical Aspects of Captive Reptile Husbandry. Krieger Publishing, 1991.  §         Girling, Simon and Paul Raiti. BSAVA Manual of Reptiles. Blackwell Publishing, 2004.  §         Mader, Douglas and Geoff Stein.  Reptile Medicine and Surgery, Elsevier, 2005.  §         Pough, F.H., and Robin M. …

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Scary Horse Story: The Thoroughbred and The Psychic

I was recently told a story that actually gave me chills.  This is an amazing story! Because of some health issues I was having, my daughter, an equine veterinarian and acupuncturist, encouraged me to see an acupuncturist.  I had some friends that had told me about a young man in …