September 01, 2010

Yet implementation imperative to NAVMEC's success By Malinda Larkin Posted Aug. 18, 2010 Woodrow Wilson once said, "It is easier to change the location of a cemetery than to change the school curriculum." The fact that this quote came up no less than three times at the third and final North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium meeting reinforces the arduous task before the board and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. The July 14-16 meeting at the Oquendo Center for Clinical Education in Las Vegas had the most ambitious agenda of the meetings to date. Nearly 200 participants were asked to synthesize information from the first two meetings; discuss the current state of accreditation, testing, and li ...

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Regulators want to know what veterinarians are doing to avoid drug residues in the meat of dairy cows sent to slaughter.

Public Health

By Greg Cima Posted Aug. 18, 2010 About 98 percent of people who die of rabies contract the virus from dogs, and a coalition is working to give countries a plan to eliminate the canine rabies virus variant. The guide is intended to provide a single comprehensive source for practical, up-to-date rabies elimination information that can be used by individuals, organizations, and government agencies; it was published in June here . The site was developed by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, Partners for Rabies Prevention, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases in Bamako, Mali. Peter Costa, a spokesman for the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and the World Rabies Day ...

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