(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) March 28, 2012 - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reaffirmed its support of the responsible use of antibiotics in food animals after a federal court ruling demanded that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) start proceedings to withdraw approval of certain uses of antibiotics used in food production. . . .
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of veterinary medicine, Governor Markell and Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn issued a tribute . . .
Dr. Mark Cofone, DVMA President-Elect
and Dr. Heather Hirst, State Veterinarian
Dr. William Wade of Seaford Animal Hospital in Seaford, Delaware recently received the 2011 H. Wesley Towers Veterinarian of the Year Award.
Dr. Bill Wade and Dr. Jeff Bowersox
Veterinarian Michael Watts writes that in the U.S. every year about 20,000 people are treated for possible rabies exposure, three dozen die from the disease every decade, and more than 7,000 animal rabies cases occur each year. Dr. Watts provides some guidelines for decreasing transmission of rabies including reporting bites to health officials immediately and keeping pets' rabies vaccination current.
Rabies (Star-Exponent, Culpeper, Va)
DVMA MEMBER DR. JEFF BOWERSOX PARTICIPATES IN ANNUAL ACVO/MERIAL NATIONAL SERVICE DOG EYE EXAM EVENT
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) announced record breaking results from the 4th Annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event. With the help of more than 200 volunteer board certified veterinary ophthalmologists throughout the U.S. and Canada, 4,000 service animals were examined during the event, an increase of 25% from last year. Guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, search and rescue dogs and other service animals including horses and even a service donkey received free sight saving exams.
Dr Jeffrey Bowersox from The Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware has participated in this event since its inception. He looked at many animals this year from throughout the state including several Sussex County Corrections dogs, many dogs from Canine Partners for Life, and the Kent County fire accelerant detection dog.
2011 is just around the corner and veterinarians around the globe will begin celebrating World Veterinary Year. Here are some suggestions on how you can celebrate: Put a link on your website to Vet2011.org; if you publish a practice newsletter, include an article; put the Vet2011 logo on your correspondence; sponsor a poster contest for staff; include it on your practice answering machine; put it in your message section of your invoices.