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Hill’s expands voluntary recall of canned dog foods

Hill’s is expanding the voluntarily recall of canned dog food products relating to the January 31st recall. Please see the following: Hills’ Advisory about Expansion of Voluntary Recall – March 20 Form A- Hill’s Expanded Voluntary Recall – Diagnostic reimbursement Form B- Hill’s Expanded Voluntary Recall – Patient form for use by veterinary clinic Update on Canned Dog Food Recall – Feb 08. 2019 Hill’s is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Hill’s Canada plans to support veterinarians in their relationship with their clients and their pets. As an expression of

PED suspect samples will be tested free at PDS

In light of the announcement from Alberta Pork on another case of confirmed PED, we would like to remind veterinarians and producers that the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture provides free testing, at Prairie Diagnostic Services, for samples from pigs suspected of having PED. Clinical signs of PED in pigs include: Sows: watery diarrhea, loose feces, vomiting, off feed. Weaners and Growers: acute watery diarrhea with no blood or mucus, vomiting, off feed. Prewean Piglets: diarrhea, dehydration, vomiting, malnourishment, high mortality Reports coming from Alberta indicate that symptoms in the most recent case were VERY MILD – including mild diarrhea, some

New SVMA Registrar selected

We are happy to announce that Dr Marc Cattet (DVM, PhD) will be taking over for Dr Judy Currie in the role of SVMA Registrar. Dr Cattet will be working in the SVMA office starting March 1, 2019. Dr Currie will still be onsite until the end of March. Marc Cattet is a veterinarian and researcher with a varied background as it relates to animals. He received his B.Sc. (Guelph ‘82) and M.Sc. (Alberta ’88), and worked as a wildlife technician with the Government of the Northwest Territories, before completing his veterinary education (OVC ’93). He then worked as a

Applications close March 14 for 2019 CVMA Emerging Leaders Program

July 16 and 17, 2019 Toronto, Ontario The ELP offers experienced professionals, as well as recent graduates, an opportunity to explore their approach to personal and professional accomplishments and working relationship with colleagues. All participants, regardless of their area of practice or years of experience, will come away enriched from this highly interactive eight-hour workshop. There are two sponsored ELP spots available to Saskatchewan veterinarians. Practising veterinarians are eligible to apply for sponsorship anytime up to 10 years after graduating from veterinary school. Deadline for applications is March 14, 2019. 2019 Emerging Leaders Program information Downloadable application form

Advisory about RVT/AHT student registration in SK

VT or AHT students who have a practicum placement in Saskatchewan or who are working in a Saskatchewan veterinary clinic, or working in any capacity as a veterinary technologist must be registered with the SAVT and the SVMA, in order to practise veterinary medicine legally, even while under supervision. According to The Veterinarians Act (1987), 16(1) The council shall, in accordance with the bylaws, cause a register of all members and students to be kept. Therefore, a veterinary technologist without valid SAVT and SVMA certification (in the appropriate category) is not permitted to perform technologist’s duties. The SVMA has the

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