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  • Dog's Family Files $1 Million Lawsuit Against Vet Who Kept Pet Secretly Alive

    05/09/2014 5:57:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies ^ | May 9, 2014 | Frank Heinz
    In their lawsuit, Jamie and Marian Harris allege their vet, Millard Lucien "Lou" Tierce III, DVM, said he had discovered in an X-ray that the dog had a birth defect that could not be fixed. The couple, after consulting with the vet at his Camp Bowie Animal Clinic, determined the best course of action for their 170-pound Leonberger was euthanasia. Six months later, the couple was tipped off by a vet tech at Tierce's clinic that Sid was being kept alive, caged in deplorable conditions and being used for blood donations. In the lawsuit, the family said they immediately took...
  • Hidden Tax In ObamaCare Hits Veterinarians

    03/11/2013 8:59:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/11/13 | cbs
    CBS Miami- Pet owners listen up: You may want to start saving more money for veterinarian care this year. The reason goes all the way back to Washington and an unintended consequence from medical reform.
  • I need dog advice..

    04/10/2011 8:21:56 PM PDT · by Hildy · 97 replies
    I'm hoping for some advice. I have a 12 year old dog. She's a maltese poodle mix, 17 pounds. About two months ago she had some sort of injury to her left hind leg. She couldn't walk on it. We took her to the vet and the X-ray showed nothing. I was sent home with an anti-inflammatory and instruction to keep her off of it. We did the best we could. Well, two months later she can walk on it but she still limps and it shakes. I don't quite know what to do. I'd say it was arthritis, but...
  • The Newest Obesity Epidemic

    02/25/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies (Americans for Limited Government) ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rebekah Rast
    America’s first lady is hell bent on fighting the obesity epidemic. For now it is focused on the nation’s children. She has interfered in school lunch and snack programs, and has even gotten one of the largest companies in the world, Wal-Mart, to comply with her plea to sell foods with less sugar and salt. In a Daily Caller op-ed, Orit Sklar, spokeswoman for My food. My Choice! wrote, “Now, one of the largest companies in the world is the vehicle through which all American food and health policy will flow. As Wal-Mart begins to institute the five-year plan, aimed...
  • Veterinarians join to save sick tiger cub

    03/30/2010 6:03:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 595+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Phillip Valentine, 366th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
    BAGHDAD – When the call came in, Capt. Curt Degeyter knew he had to act fast.  A seven-month-old male tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was acting sluggish and experiencing tremors; by all signs he was getting worse. No one at the zoo could determine the problem and if something wasn’t done soon, the tiger might die. Upon hearing of the animal’s plight March 24, Degeyter, a doctor of veterinary medicine assigned to 1st Armored Division, U.S. Division - Center, quickly made his own calls to other U.S. Army veterinarians to help formulate a plan of action. When Degeyter received the...
  • Veterinarians get crucial livestock medicine

    11/20/2009 3:36:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas, USA
    Iraqi veterinarians inspect recently-acquired medical supplies at the Kirkuk Agricultural Department, Nov. 17. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, distributed the medical supplies, including antibiotics and vaccinations, to Iraqi veterinarians from around Kirkuk province. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas, 1st Cavalry Division. KIRKUK — In an effort to improve veterinary services and increase agricultural production, U.S. Soldiers distributed medical supplies to Iraqi veterinarians here, Nov. 17. Agriculture, agribusiness and related industries comprise the majority of the economic activity in this province, according to the Kirkuk Provincial Reconstruction Team. Northern Iraq relies heavily on the success of its...
  • Marines Spread Good Will With Vet Care

    10/14/2009 4:36:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 457+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Scott Whittington, USMC
    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 14, 2009 – Marines here have brought new meaning to the expression “goat rope” by helping local farmers with free veterinary care for their goats, sheep and cows. A girl waits her turn to have her cow treated during a veterinary civil affairs project in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Oct. 9, 2009. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment and 4th Civil Affairs Group provided free medical care for more than 700 cows, goats and sheep. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Scott Whittington  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marines from 4th Civil Affairs Group, attached...
  • Man vs. Mutt

    08/09/2009 8:52:04 AM PDT · by dervish · 7 replies · 426+ views
    In the last few years, I have had the opportunity to compare the human and veterinary health services of Great Britain, and on the whole it is better to be a dog. 'snip' Of course, from the point of view of social justice as equality, it wouldn’t really matter whether the treatment meted out to dogs was good or bad, so long as it was equal. And, oddly enough, one of the things about the British National Health Service for human beings that has persuaded the British over its 60 years of existence that it is socially just is the...
  • ABC’s Stossel Slams Socialized Medicine ( human vs animal healthcare )

    08/29/2009 8:01:48 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies · 1,496+ views
    ABC via Newsbusters ^ | August 1st | Brad Wilmouth
    The 20/20 co-anchor summed up the importance of a profit motive for the health care industry to function adequately as he recounted that in Canada, private veterinary clinics provide health care for animals much more rapidly than the government-run system provides similar services for human patients: JOHN STOSSEL: You want innovation and fast treatment? That often comes from people pursuing profit. And you see that in Canada because, even here, there is one area where they do offer easy access to cutting edge technology- UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE VETERINARIAN: -CT Scan, endoscopy, thoracoscopy, laporoscopy- STOSSEL: -available all the time. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE VETERINARIAN:...
  • Veterinary Group Rethinks Fish Toss in Seattle (PETA Barf Alert)

    06/09/2009 8:43:19 PM PDT · by byrony · 17 replies · 592+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 6/9/09 | Doug Esser
    Veterinary group rethinks fish toss in Seattle By DOUG ESSER – 1 hour ago SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's famed fishmongers may be tossing rubber fish instead of real ones at a national veterinary association's convention next month following complaints from an animal-rights group. American Veterinary Medical Association chief executive Ron DeHaven said the Schaumburg, Ill.-based organization had thought inviting one of Seattle's top tourist attractions — the fish-throwers at the Pike Place Fish Market — to the event would be a great "team-building experience." But after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals raised concerns about the ethics of using...
  • Veterinarians Assist Fetoah Farmers

    07/18/2008 5:08:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 103+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Amber Emery, USA
    Major Freddie Zink, 445th Civil Affairs Battalion and Multi-National Division - Center veterinarian, prepares a dose of de-wormer with assistance from the son of Hadi Sloobi Muthawer, a local farmer, during a Veterinarian Civil Action Program conducted in the Fetoah area. Photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Emery. CAMP VICTORY — Iraqi Army Soldiers and Coalition forces conducted a veterinarian medical event in the Fetoah area, July 14.Iraqi Soldiers from 4th Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Brigade, 17th Iraqi Army Division assisted Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Division (attached), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during...
  • Program Supplies Iraqi Veterinarians

    12/15/2007 2:00:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 75+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Dec. 13, 2007 – Members of Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team Baghdad 5, attached to the 1st “Ironhorse” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, working alongside personnel from 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, are bringing supplies to Iraqi veterinarians throughout the brigade’s area of operations. Raad Al-Diwan (right), an Iraqi veterinarian, and Palmer, Alaska, native Army Maj. Kevin Wellington, a veterinarian for the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, show the contents of veterinarian supply kits to Iraqi veterinarians who received the kits through a veterinarian assistance program at the Taji Modular Governance Center, Dec. 10, 2007. Photo by Staff...
  • Company to Open Nursing Home for Pets

    06/17/2007 4:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 296+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 13, 2007
    TOKYO (June 13) - Japan will get its first nursing home for dogs with round-the-clock monitoring by doctors and a team of puppies to help aging pooches feel younger, a pet products company said Wednesday. Owners pay $800 a month to keep their dogs at the Soladi Care Home for pets, which opens Friday, according to a joint release by Soladi Co. and the Endo Veterinary clinic in Tochigi, eastern Japan. Veterinarians at the home will offer round-the-clock monitoring and residents will be fed specially fortified food, the release said. The home, which can accept 20 dogs at one time,...
  • Army Veterinarians Make a Field Call

    03/06/2004 10:54:43 PM PST · by Selene · 15 replies · 266+ views
    Washington Post Foreign Service ^ | March 7, 2004 | Pamela Constable
    Whirlwind Treatment of Afghan Herds Aims to Win Hearts of Rural People GOSHTA DISTRICT, Afghanistan -- The village square seemed deserted when the U.S. military convoy arrived, except for a dog or two snoozing in the sun. But as word started to spread, a lone boy approached on the back of a rickety donkey. Then a girl appeared pulling a balky heifer on a rope. By noon Monday the spot was swarming with herds of sheep and goats, the air was filled with panicked bleats and cowboy whoops, and mayhem reigned. American and Afghan veterinarians chased runaway oxen, wrestled recalcitrant...
  • Two-Legged Help Stands Up Baghdad Animal Welfare Facility

    02/04/2004 8:05:39 AM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 209+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 4, 2004 | By Spc. Chad D. Wilkerson, USA
    Much of the coalition forces' work in Iraq focuses on improving the lives of the country's citizens. In some cases, the benefits are not limited to humans. With the help of soldiers from the Army's 1st Armored Division and 5th Corps, and funding from the 22nd Signal Brigade, Iraqi veterinarians recently cut the grand-opening ribbon at the Iraqi Society for Animal Welfare in central Baghdad. The society, made up of military and civilian veterinarians and Iraqi ministry officials, was formed to address the growing need for animal control in Baghdad. "It is the first of its kind in the country"...