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Gov. issues exotic animal ownership regulation

Columbus, OH — Jan. 6, 2011 — Gov. Ted Strickland today issued an executive order that completes the governor’s responsibilities brokered in the agreement between Ohio’s agricultural leaders and the Humane Society to enhance animal care standards while maintaining a vibrant livestock industry in Ohio.

The emergency executive order allows for the immediate adoption of a new Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife rule that bans the private ownership of dangerous wild animals.

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ASV releases animal shelter care guidelines

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) has just released “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.” According to ASV, this document is intended to be a positive tool for shelters and communities to review animal care, identify areas that need improvement, allocate resources and implement solutions so welfare is optimized, euthanasia is minimized, and suffering is prevented.

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Virulent Newcastle Disease in Ohio birds

Late in August, a male double-crested cormorant was submitted to the Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) by a veterinarian from Northeast Ohio. The bird was presented with weakness, anorexia, depression, neurologic signs and subsequently died. The veterinarian indicated it was the fourth double-crested cormorant from the same area (Geauga County) to die with similar clinical signs and presentation.

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OVMA joins AVMA, AABP in opposing routine tail docking of cattle

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose the routine tail docking of cattle at its Oct. 27 meeting. The decision followed a thoughtful review and discussion of information from the American Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the policy statement of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

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OSU to host second Animal Welfare Symposium Nov. 30

This year’s event, set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30, will focus on two emerging issues for the livestock industries, which coincidentally have been the focus of debate in Ohio – handling of disabled or non-ambulatory animals, and euthanasia.

The featured presenter of the Symposium will be Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and well-known animal handling expert.

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OVMA selects Scipioni as recipient of leadership award

Catherine Scipioni has been selected as the recipient of the 2010-11 OVMA Leadership in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.

The scholarship was established to honor Immediate Past President Dr. John Weale and his contributions to the organization. It recognizes one OVMA Student Member who exhibits strong leadership skills and a passion for veterinary medicine.

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National awareness week recognizes contributions of veterinary technicians

National Veterinary Technician Week has been an annual National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) tradition beginning in 1993. The annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare, as well as veterinarians, assistants, practice managers and others involved in this care. This year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is sponsoring the week-long celebration.

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Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board passes vote on euthanasia standards

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 5, 2010) – The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board today unanimously voted to create new euthanasia livestock care standards—the first such set of standards created in the state’s history. Proposed euthanasia rules will be filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to begin the rule making process.

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Pfizer and AVMF invites second- and third-year vet students to apply for 2011 scholarship

Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation invite veterinary students to apply for the second annual Student Scholarship Program. Approximately 250 scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to assist students in paying for their professional education, addressing rising school debt and its impact on the veterinary profession.

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USDA extends deadline for National Veterinary Accreditation Program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has extended the deadline for accredited veterinarians to elect to participate in the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) until further notice. Currently, accredited veterinarians must elect to continue their participation in the NVAP in order to maintain accredited status.

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