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. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the current knowledge and prevention practices of licensed US clinical veterinarians on zoonotic diseases to determine whether appropriate measures are taken to leverage their unique position in the fight against

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should be evaluated. Most cats and dogs have visited a veterinarian ≤ 1 year prior to relinquishment to a shelter for a behavior problem, placing veterinarians on the front lines of prevention 7 and making knowledge in animal behavior a necessary

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approximately half delivered in lecture format. 6 In 1990, Miller 7 published a framework for assessing clinical skill competency in developmental stages: knowledge (knows), competence (knows how), performance (shows how), and action (does). Best practices in

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the checklist were complete 89.8% of the time, the entire checklist was only complete in 8.4%. 23 Currently, there is no information on knowledge or overall usage of SSCs in veterinary medicine. The goals of this study were to determine the knowledge

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veterinarians’ knowledge of these disposal risks or the degree to which these risks are communicated to clients. 17 To address this knowledge gap, the AVMA surveyed its members on euthanasia and animal disposal knowledge and practices. This manuscript reports

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more robust in areas where rabies virus is enzootic, compared with those in place in veterinary facilities in nonenzootic areas. The purpose of the study reported here was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of West Virginia veterinary

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be sufficient for prevention of dog bites. 5,7 Further compounding the problem is the finding in a survey 8 of parents, nearly all of whom were mothers, that parental knowledge of dog-associated risks to children may be lacking. For example, more

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sometimes feel pressured to prescribe antimicrobials in circumstances when their use is unnecessary, and this situation can also occur in human medicine 11 (particularly pediatrics 12 ). To the authors’ knowledge, only 1 other study 8 has been conducted to

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were less likely to be vaccinated against rabies. 5 That study 5 also found an increase in vaccination prevalence after the state implemented a 3-year rabies vaccine policy. Community knowledge about rabies exposure has varied in previous studies. An

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to evaluate knowledge of the veterinary profession ( Table 1 ). On both the first and sixth days of camp, the percentages of campers who correctly answered each of these 4 questions did not differ significantly between males and females. For all 4

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