January 15, 2004

Equine

Posted Jan. 1, 2004 Five new representatives to the AAEP board of directors began their terms at the end of the AAEP Annual Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 22-25. Dr. Thomas D. Brokken of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the president of a nine-veterinarian practice devoted to the care of Thoroughbreds, will serve as 2004 AAEP vice president. Dr. Kenneth Jackson "Jack" Easley, a owner of an ambulatory practice in Shelbyville, Ky., will represent District IV. Dr. Justin B. Janssen, the owner of a five-veterinarian practice in Sheridan, Ind., will represent District V. Dr. Eric S. Peterson, an equine practitioner who owns a mixed practice in Delta, Colo., will represent District VI. Dr. Jeffrey Berk, a partner at an equine hospital in Ocala, ...

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Research

By Kate O'Rourke Posted Jan. 1, 2004 Research into porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus has researchers concerned that airborne virus may play a role in the spread of the disease. For the first time, scientists have shown that PRRSV can be transmitted through the air, at distances of at least 150 meters, and infect pigs. Dr. Scott Dee, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota's Swine Disease Eradication Center, presented this research finding at the recent Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases meeting in Chicago. "Aerosol transmission of PRRS virus is a bit of a wild card, and probably one of the last routes of transmission that we haven't truly addressed in field conditions," Dr. Dee said. ...

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Posted Jan. 1, 2004 Papers are invited for a joint conference of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Wildlife Disease Association, and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2004, in San Diego. A joint plenary session will focus on emerging diseases; pathology; wildlife law, ethics, and policy, including rehabilitation issues; management of introduced exotics, invasive species, and pests; health issues of captive propagation and translocation projects; new technology and conservation applications; conservation efforts of marine species; animal health and applied conservation for the California ecoregion; disease ecology and epidemiology; and anesthesia and immobilization. The AAZV sessions will include r ...

Washington Veterinary News

Posted Jan. 1, 2004 During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., AVMA President Jack O. Walther and President-Elect Bonnie V. Beaver convened a meeting of top government and military veterinarians working on homeland security and defense-related issues. During the dinner meeting at the historic Jefferson Hotel on Nov.11, 2003, Dr. Walther put into motion his pledge to study the role of veterinarians in homeland security. "The AVMA is in a position to influence our profession by working with people who are movers and shakers in (homeland security and defense)," Dr. Walther told the seven veterinarians, five of whom are in the U.S. military. There were candid discussions about how the AVMA can provide leadership in crises involving an ...