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Congratulations to the following CVMA members for their new positions on the CVMA Board of Directors for 2021-2022! The nominees were put forth by the CVMA Nominating Committee in early August; no other candidates were put forth by CVMA members during the petition period, and the candidates are now declared winners of the election. The nominees will officially transition into their new roles at the CVMA Board of Directors meeting on September 23, and will be formally installed at the annual member meeting on December 5, 2021.   Steve Dick, DVM | President-elect  Dr....

An African swine fever outbreak in hogs just off the U.S. coast in the Dominican Republic has U.S. officials escalating efforts to make sure the virus does not reach the U.S. pork industry. ASF has been circulating in Asia and parts of Europe for the past several years. This detection of ASF in the Dominican Republic marks the first detection in the Western hemisphere in nearly 40 years. ASF is not a threat to human health, cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans, and it is not a food safety issue. The...

The CVMA Nominating Committee has nominated the candidates below for roles on the CVMA Board of Directors for 2021-2022. In accordance with the CVMA Bylaws, the CVMA membership may put forth a candidate by petition with the signature of 2.5% of the voting DVM membership (or 44 members) within 14 days of this notice. If no alternative candidates are advanced by the petition process, CVMA Bylaws call for the CVMA secretary/treasurer to declare as winners the candidates identified by the Nominating Committee, and no election will be held. To put forth...

This report was contributed by CVMA AVMA Delegate Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie. CVMA thanks Dr. Ruch-Gallie for her years of service in the role of AVMA delegate! _________________________________________________________________________________ My final report as your AVMA delegate, Greetings from Chicago (well, virtually)! AVMA has completed the first hybrid (in-person and remote) House of Delegates (HOD) meeting. Your Colorado representation was also hybrid with Drs. Curtis Crawford and Melanie Marsden in Chicago and myself in Colorado via Zoom. The HOD elected Dr. Lori Teller as president-elect. This was a historic election as it was the first with two...

The following information was distributed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture on July 30, 2021. _________________________________________________________________________________________ A horse residing in Weld County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV), marking Colorado’s first confirmed equine WNV case in 2021. The horse, which had not been vaccinated against WNV, developed acute neurological signs on July 24, 2021 and is currently recovering. “Vaccines have shown to be an effective prevention tool for West Nile Virus in horses and Horse owners should work with their veterinarian to determine the appropriate vaccination schedule for their horses,” said...

This is a paid sponsored content article from Epicur Pharma®. The process of sourcing veterinary pharmaceuticals can be challenging. Veterinarians and their purchasing managers must find a balance between drug quality, cost, availability, and patient needs. Thankfully, more sourcing options are available today than ever before. Traditional drug manufacturers and compounding pharmacies Up until the last few years, veterinary hospitals and clinics were limited to two main options when purchasing medications: Mass-market drugs – At one end of the spectrum, some traditional manufacturers produce mass-market drugs which are often readily available and have been...

Two new professional DVM members (including a CVMA member) and 1 new public member joined the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine on July 1, 2021. The new members were appointed by Governor Polis. The new professional members are: Lisa Jacobson, DVM of Berthoud, Colorado Desiree English, DVM of Aurora, Colorado (current CVMA member) The new public member is: Tatum Perez of Denver, Colorado The new members will serve a four year term on the state board. All of the new members' terms expire June 30, 2025. The State Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates and...

This article was contributed by the State Public Health Veterinarian's Office. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So far in 2021, Yersinia pestis (the causative agent of plague) has been identified in the counties of Adams, Boulder, Huerfano, El Paso, La Plata, and San Miguel. The bacterium has been confirmed in fleas from prairie dog die-off areas, tree squirrels, domestic cats, and a mountain lion. There has also been a human plague death in La Plata County. Clinical presentations of the four infected cats: ● Cat One: Fever (104°F), initial presentation with a superficial axillary wound (unknown if truly...

CVMA member Ann Brandenburg-Schroeder, DVM, passed away from ALS on June 28, 2021. Dr. Brandenburg-Schroeder was president of CVMA from 1993-1994 -- she was the association's first female president. Obituary Dr. Brandenburg-Schroeder, known to her friends as Anna, passed away at her home in Lakewood on her 73rd birthday, June 28, 2021. Ann was born at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, IA to Irma Catherine (Neppl) and Clements James Brandenburg. She was the second of nine children in the family. Dr. Brandenburg-Schroeder attended public school in Armstrong, IA, and high school at St....

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