You know how important business skills are to running your practice, but did you receive any business training in veterinary school? Likely you answered “no” or “not enough,” but the good news is that this is changing and there are many topics covered in DVM programs now that were never considered even as recently as 10 years ago.
20 dogs have been quarantined following an outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza at an animal shelter in Willmar, Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has commended the shelter for its response, and is encouraging pet owners who suspect their dog may have been exposed to the canine influenza virus to contact their veterinarians immediately.
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed two cases of H3N2 canine influenza in Texas. The outbreak is the same strain of the virus found in Florida and Georgia earlier this year.
Tick encounters are increasingly hard to avoid. After all, these eight-legged blood suckers are spreading diseases throughout the United States. To protect our pets and ourselves, we need to stay alert to the risks right under our noses. That means regularly screening pets—including asymptomatic or seemingly healthy ones—to identify exposure to infected ticks.
The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed two cases of canine influenza in the Knoxville region. Dr. Melissa Kennedy, director of the virology laboratory at the veterinary college, underscored that a vaccine is available for both H3N2 and H3N8 influenza.