December 01, 2008

Also known as Standards for Confining Farm Animals, Proposition 2 requires California producers to make major alterations to livestock housing systems by 2015. Specifically, egg-laying hens, veal calves, and pregnant sows must have enough room to lie down, stand, turn around, and fully extend their limbs. For instance, a hen must be able to fully spread both wings without touching the side of an enclosure or other hen.

AVMA News

AVMA online CE makes grand debut Lifelong learning Web site tailored to busy professionals AVMA members have been clamoring for it, and now it has arrived. The Association is unveiling its long-awaited, comprehensive online continuing education program Dec. 1, putting a profusion of presentations and articles by the profession's top speakers and authors at people's fingertips. AVMA Ed, "Lifelong learning for the veterinary profession," available at www.avmaed.org, is the Association's most important new member service. The online program effectively allows anyone to learn about the latest developments in veterinary medicine from the convenience of their home or workplace, on their time. AVMA Executive Vice President W. Ron DeHaven ...

Veterinary Community

Regional college lends expertise for upcoming cable series Billy the Kid just shot two deputies, has escaped from prison, and is making his getaway on horseback. How far can he expect his horse to go—and at what speed? To provide a realistic answer, a production crew from The History Channel visited the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine this fall. They filmed a horse going through her paces on a high-speed treadmill. The film footage will be used in "Real Cowboys," a six-part television series which is slated to air in early 2009. ...