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2014-04-25 12:29:48

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of World Veterinary Day, April 26, 2014, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) debuts a comprehensive online/mobile animal welfare hub and provides the AVMA's voice to a Global Webinar on Animal Welfare, April 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/78655 "The welfare of animals is of primary concern to veterinarians," said Dr. Gail Golab, director of the AVMA Animal Welfare Division....

2014-02-07 20:20:59

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama today signed the long-awaited Farm Bill at the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The Farm Bill is only the second time that President Obama has signed legislation in a location other than the White House. This vital legislation has a far-reaching impact on the work veterinarians do every day to protect the health and welfare of both people...

2014-01-16 12:31:43

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At their January 11(th) meeting, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) voted to admit the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) into the HOD as a constituent allied veterinary organization. The AVMA-HOD is comprised of AVMA members from 70 state, territorial and allied veterinary medical groups. Association policies that affect the practice of veterinary medicine are set by HOD...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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