News and Updates
A Low Stress Animal Handling course being offered at the North American Veterinary Conference - Details available through link above 26NOV2013
AVMA video on compounding
AVMA Policy on Docking of Lamb's Tails
Watch this video of AVMA & Dr. Joe Snyder regarding the AVMA's policy on tail docking of lambs
Important information about National Provider Identifiers:
We have recently learned from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that veterinarians are definitively not eligible to procure National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers. This guidance is timely, because pharmacy stakeholders have previously underscored the value of veterinarians using NPI numbers as identifiers when calling a prescription in to a pharmacy. Likewise, at least one veterinarian has recently contacted the AVMA and shared that a pharmacy had barred her from calling in a prescription for client, simply because she does not have an NPI number. DHHS advises prescribers to deactivate their NPI number if they erroneously obtained one previously.
(per AVMA correspondence, 17AUG2013)
New scrapie sample submission information page on the USDA APHIS Scrapie Website
(link placed 31JUL2013)
FDA/CVM recently launched a Web page on antiparasitic resistance and our Antiparasitic Resistance Management Strategy, or ARMS. The page includes a link to an overview of the public meeting that FDA held in March 2012 on antiparasitic resistance in ruminants and equines. It also includes a link to our new online brochure for veterinarians on antiparasitic resistance in cattle and small ruminants.
RFID implants in registered goats
Cargill’s animal nutrition business conducts voluntary recall of select mineral product used in ruminant feed
ADM Alliance Nutrition Recalling MoorMan’s® ShowTec® 18 Elite Lamb Feed
AASRP implements new Veterinary Student Representative Program for 2013.
Contact your local Faculty Liaison or visit the Student Representative Program
page for the details & application process.
Current Student Representatives
Student Externship Locations Needed!
If you are interested in registering your location
as a potential site to host an AASRP Small Ruminant student extern, submit your online or paper application for review!
The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners offers a members only
Listserv to better serve the needs of our members. If you are not a member currently,
sign up today! The listserv is a great tool to discuss and seek advice from your fellow
AASRP veterinarians. Click here for details on how to join the listserv. You must be
an AASRP member to join.
Wish to make a donation to the Samuel B. Guss Memorial Fund?
The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) recognizes the importance of providing support to veterinary students. AASRP awards grants each year to help student members of AASRP to undertake extern opportunities. Through donations by AASRP members, friends and other industry supports to the SAMUEL B. GUSS MEMORIAL FUND, AASRP is able to assist students in both research and clinical opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford. Your contribution does make a difference.
Now you may contribute to this worthwhile fund at any time of the year, and you don't have to be a member.
Important numbers for Veterinarians from the AVMA
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