Maryland Governor Signs New Law Restricting Non-Competes for Healthcare and Veterinary Professionals: 5 Key Takeaways For Employers
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Source: JDSUPRA A new Maryland law, signed by Gov. Wes Moore on April 25, significantly limits non-compete agreements for healthcare and Veterinary professionals. Effective June 1, non-competes for licensed Veterinary practitioners and technicians will be void. Starting July 1, 2025, healthcare professionals earning $350,000 or less who provide direct patient care will also have non-compete and conflict-of-interest provisions voided. For those earning above $350,000, non-competes will be enforceable only if limited to one year and within 10 miles of their primary workplace. The law does not re ..read more
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Miniature Poodle Wins Best in Show at 148th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
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23h ago
Source: Pet Age  At the 148th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the Miniature Poodle “Sage” won the prestigious Best in Show title on May 14. Handled by Kaz Hosaka and owned by Cathy Gauche, Sage, officially known as GCHG CH Surrey Sage, triumphed over 2,500 dogs. This victory marked Hosaka’s retirement after 45 Westminster Dog Shows. Hosaka previously won Best in Show in 2002 with another Miniature Poodle, “Spice.” The German Shepherd “Mercedes,” officially GCHG CH Kaleef’s Mercedes, secured the Reserve Best in Show title w ..read more
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Hill’s Pet Nutrition Launches Shop.Hillspet.com and New Donation Program to Support Animal Shelters
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23h ago
Source: PR Newswire  Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a division of Colgate-Palmolive, has launched shop.hillspet.com and a new donations program to support animal shelters. For each purchase of Hill’s Science Diet through the new site, Hill’s will donate $1 to a participating shelter of the shopper’s choice, managed through ShoppingGives. Customers can also add their own donations. One hundred percent of donations go directly to shelters, aiding their efforts to help homeless pets. Since 2002, Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program has provided over $300 million in nutrition to more than 1,000 Nor ..read more
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Epiq Animal Health and KeraVet Bio Announce Partnership to Enhance the Product Offering for Distributors and Veterinarians
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2d ago
Source: Business Wire  Epiq Animal Health and KeraVet Bio have partnered to launch KeraVet Gel, an innovative wound care product for dogs and cats. KeraVet Gel, a reformulation of the FDA-cleared human product KeraStat Gel, includes a bitterant to reduce licking by over 85%. This gel promotes faster wound healing and reduces the need for E-collars, enhancing pet owner compliance and patient outcomes. Suitable for various wounds, KeraVet Gel simplifies wound care for both clinics and pet owners by eliminating the need for multiple products. The partnership streamlines supply chain solution ..read more
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Boehringer Ingelheim Unveils New R&D Laboratory in St. Joseph, Mo., Pioneering the Future of Animal Health Products
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2d ago
Source: PR Newswire  Boehringer Ingelheim, a leader in animal health, inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory at its St. Joseph, Mo. location on May 3, 2024. This innovative late-stage R&D lab, unique in the U.S., aims to streamline the transition of products from development to manufacturing, enhancing efficiency and removing operational hurdles. The lab’s flexible design and proprietary equipment will significantly boost the development of future biotherapeutics. Caroline Belmont, VP of U.S. Global Innovation at Boehringer, emphasized the facility’s pivotal role in driving R&D ..read more
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Dogs May Lose Hearing as They Age, But with Patience and TLC, They Can Still Have Full Lives
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3d ago
Source: Nola.com  As pets age, they often experience age-related hearing loss (ARHL), as seen with a 17-year-old dog, Stewie. ARHL initially affects middle- to high-frequency sounds but eventually impairs the entire sound range. To ease this transition, several steps can help: Veterinary Exam: Ensure the hearing loss is due to ARHL and not treatable conditions like ear infections. Hand Signals: Use hand gestures to communicate, as dogs naturally understand body language. Avoid Startling: Approach within the dog’s field of vision and use gentle, consistent touches to wake them. Safety Pre ..read more
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US to Spend $200M on Bird Flu Fight, Including Dairy Farm Compensation
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3d ago
Source: Agriculture Dive  The U.S. has unveiled a $200 million plan to enhance bird flu testing and biosecurity measures on dairy farms, aiming to prevent the virus from spreading to humans. The Agriculture Department will allocate $100 million to support biosecurity and virus containment measures on affected dairy farms, providing up to $28,000 per location over 120 days. The Department of Health and Human Services will also invest $100 million in contact tracing, wastewater surveillance, and vaccine research. Financial incentives will cover Veterinary fees, biosecurity costs, and person ..read more
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Equine Grass Sickness: A Global Concern?
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4d ago
Source: EquiManagement  Equine grass sickness (EGS) is a devastating disease with an 80% mortality rate, affecting both wild and domesticated equids worldwide. It damages the autonomic nervous system, leading to severe health issues like liver damage, heart damage, and total gastrointestinal stasis. Acute cases are fatal within two days, while chronic cases have a 50% survival rate but can result in long-term neurological damage. Despite being recognized for over a century, the cause remains unclear, and there is a misconception that EGS is limited to Scotland, despite cases globally. Ris ..read more
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Research Explores Nutrition Paradox Between Pet Parent Intentions, Realities
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5d ago
Source: PetFood Industry  Get Joy, a dog wellness company, released a research report titled “Chasing our Tails,” revealing a disconnect between dog owners’ intentions and actions regarding their pets’ health. Conducted by Torfac, the survey of 1,000 dog parents found that while 97% recognize the importance of diet for longevity, only 12% feed their dogs fresh food. Processed foods are prevalent despite their negative health impacts. Key findings include high confidence in understanding pet health but poor diet practices, with only 53% regularly feeding healthy food and 75% relying on pro ..read more
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Veterinary Medicine and Substance Use
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5d ago
Source: dvm 360  Veterinary medicine is inherently stressful, with long hours, high responsibility, and the emotional toll of life-and-death decisions. This stress often extends beyond work, affecting personal life and relationships. The profession’s demands can lead to substance use as a coping mechanism, which can quickly become problematic. Substance use, including alcohol, cannabis, illicit drugs, and prescription medications, provides temporary relief by altering mental states and providing a dopamine rush. However, chronic stress and a genetic predisposition can increase the risk of ..read more
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