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The recent law passed in the state of Indiana regarding religious freedom has sparked an outcry and has raised concerns for us regarding our 2017 annual convention, scheduled July 21-25, 2017, in Indianapolis. We join the growing number of companies who encourage the state of Indiana to revisit this law and take additional measures to prevent its interpretation as enabling discrimination, and we’re encouraged by the recent announcement that the Indiana legislature intends to do so.
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We're ready for spring weather -- and we know our pets are probably looking forward to getting outside, too! The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has some good advice on keeping pets safe as the temperatures get warmer.
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Big news: A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas rule requiring a physical exam before veterinarians can treat animals. This is very similar to a provision in AVMA’s Model Veterinary Practice Act. It’s not known if the ruling will be appealed.
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A dachshund that was shot by a burglar last week in West Virginia is expected to make a full recovery. Get well soon, Scooter!
Scooter is patient with his owner while he shows visitors the gunshot wounds on the Dachshund's body. It was one shot, but it created several areas of injury. The bullet went through Scooter's right front leg, out his chest, into his lip and then out his nose. Scooter still hobbles a bit when he ...
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Parvovirus has been reported at a shelter in Virginia Beach, Va.: http://bit.ly/1CRCmue

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk. The best way to prevent parvovirus is through good hygiene and vaccination. Make sure to get your puppies vaccinated, and that your adult dogs are kept up to date on their parvovirus vaccination. Find out more about parvovirus at our resource, which is linked below.
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Our dogs and cats won’t stay puppies and kittens forever. In AVMA’s latest video, Dr. Tony Kremer discusses what happens to our pets as they age, and the unique health care needs of senior pets.
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Tomorrow begins National Heartworm Awareness Month. Heartworm is a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal, parasite that primarily infects dogs, cats and ferrets. Heartworm infection is almost 100 percent preventable in dogs and cats. Find out more about heartworm signs and prevention at our resource.
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Our thoughts and hearts are with the family and friends of Whitney Engler, a veterinary student at UC-Davis whose life was taken on Friday. Words cannot express the sorrow we all feel.

On a related note, we saw a later media report that indicated that her dog, Rosie, had been found. (In this report, Rosie was still missing.)
The parents of a UC Davis veterinary student struggled Saturday to understand how a platonic relationship and a short-term rental arrangement ended with their daughter being the victim in a murder-suicide.
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Anesthesia can be scary for you, whether it's you or your pet who has to be "put under," but anesthesia is safer now than it's ever been and it keeps getting better. If you have any questions about your pet's anesthesia, talk to your veterinarian.
Information for pet owners regarding general veterinary anesthesia, its management and its risks.
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If you celebrate Easter, things like chocolate, Easter grass, lilies and leftovers can be hazards for your pets. In this column, Dr. Felicia Burdick writes about keeping your pets safe as you celebrate.
With spring now here and Easter around the corner, there are so many exciting things in store for us, including cute spring decorations and much awaited Easter goodies. And though it is a happy time for many of us, we must not forget the potential dangers to our pets that may come with the season.
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Jake, a police #horse with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit, underwent two surgeries for skin cancer last month at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Earlier this week, he was able to go outside for a bit -- and as you can see in the video, that made him very happy. Jake should return to duty soon, and we wish him all the best in his recovery. 
A special four-legged officer had a chance to play outside and let loose for the first time in a month.
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A recent study suggests that monitoring wild animals' behavior could help predict earthquakes several weeks before they strike. Have any of you seen your pets or other animals change their behavior prior to an earthquake?
Wild animals can "predict" earthquakes several weeks before they strike, and motion-activated cameras that track their movements could be adopted i...
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The AVMA, established in 1863, is a non-profit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.