March 15, 2010
Agriculture officials are replacing the national program to trace animal origins during disease outbreaks with a state-administered system.
"State budgets and what (legislatures) can contribute are going through massive cuts, not just with veterinary schools, but all of higher education. All of the land-grant universities are undergoing major cuts from state legislatures," Dr. Pappaioanou said.
The World Veterinary Association established World Veterinary Day in 2000 as an annual celebration of the veterinary profession, falling on the last Saturday of April.