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Setting boundaries means being honest about what you can and cannot handle right now…and often that is a daunting admission…an admission that we are indeed human, have our limitations and need to be constantly balancing and rebalancing work, life and play. Perhaps if we all learned how to set and respect boundaries, we could foster more mutual respect and compassion amongst each other, rather than resentment or anger. And we might just add another small but important facet towards improving the overall mental health of the veterinary profession. Below are a...

  Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine to Empower All Incoming Students with Butterfly iQ Vet EquiManagement Press Release, June 10, 2021 The collaboration represents the first university-wide deployment of Butterfly’s iQ Vet solution, equipping veterinary students with the world’s first and only whole-body ultrasound system for animals Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE: BFLY), a leader in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine have announced an exciting opportunity that will help place students at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. The school will be equipping incoming students with...

Tech Tip: Need to strain the mare’s milk prior to feeding the foal? No cheese cloth insight?  A few gauze pads rubber banded over the mouth of an empty, rinsed, 1L dump saline bottle will do the trick.  Simply place a funnel snuggly up against the gauze and poor slowly.  When complete, screw the cap back on and keep unused portion in the fridge for the next feeding. Done and Done. Thank you Kimmie Burton, LVT. ...

AAEP News Bulletin in Spur May 25, 2021, Issue 566 Pentobarbital back orders and potential alternatives The U.S. is currently experiencing a shortage of pentobarbital, the preferred drug for euthanasia of companion animals. While avenues of resolution are being explored, alternative drugs may need to be considered during short-term back orders. The updated AAEP Euthanasia Guidelines list several euthanasia technique alternatives to pentobarbital that are deemed acceptable by properly trained personnel.    View AAEP Euthanasia Guidelines   Related Resources: AVMA Blog: Pentobarbital back orders and potential alternatives ...

Join us June 18-19 for our first combined AAEVT and BSVTA CE Event! In person! Hosted by Montana Equine Medical & Surgical Center, this Basic to Intermediate Training event will feature a full day of anesthesia education. Featured instructors and speakers are: Peter Heidmann DVM, MPH Dipl ACVIM; Wendy Hirsch, LVT; and Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT. For more information and to register, download full brochure here....

Following the recent Equine Herpesvirus outbreaks in Europe and the U.S., the AAEP's Infectious Disease Committee convened a small task force to update the resources available for practitioners. Guidelines include revised diagnostic and testing recommendations, and the AAEP EHV Resources page has been updated to include historical and international references. View Updated EHV Guidelines  ...

A second anesthesia video, Equipment & Monitoring from Lori A. Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP,  is ready for viewing on Vimeo!  https://vimeo.com/546047443 -- you won't want to miss out on this valuable information.  Thank you to Dr. Bidwell and East West Equine Sports Medicine!...

The COVID-19-delayed Tokyo Olympics will take place in the heat and humidity of the Japanese Summer this year, in temperatures likely to reach more than 41°C (105°F). To help involved veterinarians keep equine athletes safe in such heat, the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is giving free access to a special collection of previously published articles covering the health and welfare of horses competing in hot and humid conditions. The Special Collection "Preparing for Tokyo Olympics" contains 11 highly relevant papers together with a comprehensive editorial forward from Christopher Elliott. “This is not the first time...

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