October 15, 2015

From its beginning, JAVMA has focused on publishing reports that reflect the latest scientific advances in the profession while still providing information of interest to practicing veterinarians. The Journal has done this, for example, through establishing sections devoted to particular segments of the profession and creating features such as “What Is Your Diagnosis?” And with this same focus, JAVMA intends to guide and educate veterinarians for another 100 years.


This year’s Merial–National Institutes of Health National Veterinary Scholars Symposium took place July 30-Aug. 2 at the University of California-Davis. More than 400 student scholars from across the U.S. attended the conference to present their research and listen to noted scientists lecture on topics such as use of big data in biomedical research and strategic priorities for environmental health science.


The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management announced July 7 that it is overseeing 21 research projects for its Wild Horse and Burro Program designed to identify ways to maintain populations at manageable levels, decreasing the need to remove herds from publicly owned land. Overpopulation of wild horses and burros has been a major focus of the federal agency in recent years.


A court order prohibits Nevada-based Bio Health Services from selling its supplement RenAvast in the U.S. on the basis of accusations the company marketed it as a kidney disease treatment. But it still can be made in the U.S. if it is sold overseas, and the same product can be made and sold in the U.S. under a different name and with different marketing.


First- and fourth-year students at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are featured in Nat Geo WILD’s new reality television show “Vet School” as they learn the ins and outs of the profession. The show premiered Sept. 19.