Veterinary Practice News Canada
 
August 15, 2019
 
Top Stories
 
Tapeworm found in Alberta wildlife linked to human disease
 
Tapeworm found in Alberta wildlife linked to human disease
 
Researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine say echinococcus multilocularis has been found in Alberta’s coyotes, foxes, and rodents. Since 2016, six people have been diagnosed in the province with the potentially fatal disease.
 
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New K9 unit headed to Toronto’s Union Station
 
New K9 unit headed to Toronto’s Union Station
 
Following a 12-week training course, three dedicated detection dogs will be stationed at Toronto’s busiest transportation hub to sniff out and identify suspicious packages. They will be paired with a transit officer and taught to identify odours associated with dangerous materials.
 
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K-Laser USA rebrands as Summus Medical Laser
 
K-Laser USA rebrands as Summus Medical Laser
 
K-Laser USA will now be known as Summus Medical Laser. The renaming accompanies the Nashville-based company’s growing interest in the laser therapy market, reflecting its updated technology offerings and refined user interfaces.
 
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Mental illness a common struggle for veterinary professionals worldwide
 
Mental illness a common struggle for veterinary professionals worldwide
 
According to a survey conducted by WSAVA’s professional wellness group, veterinary professionals around the world are experiencing shared feelings of stress and diminished well-being in the workplace.
 
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New: Just one dose to treat otitis externa
 
New: Just one dose to treat otitis externa
 
Introducing Claro®: a new first-line treatment for canine otitis externa that lasts 30 days and is indicated for treatment of otitis externa in dogs associated with susceptible strains of yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis) and bacteria (Staphylococcus pseudintermedius). Claro® is available for purchase as two packs or 10 packs.
 
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Today's Feature
 
Keeping pain at bay
 
Pre-surgical pain management begins not in the operating room, but in the home. Providing appropriate pain medications and keeping animals warm and comfortable during and after surgery are important, but ensuring they come into the clinic relaxed is a new and critical component of pre-surgical prep. Even for minor procedures, it’s vital to survival and normal healing and recovery. “That’s actually a new concept, and I think that’s why maybe not everyone has adopted it yet,” says Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
 
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Events
 
Calgary International Equine Symposium
September 5-6
 
Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association Conference
September 6-8
 
Basic Fractures-Moncton, NB
September 14-15
 
New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association Conference
September 20-22
 
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