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Legislation to update veterinary practice in Kentucky is moving to the House floor, but not before a robust debate about over-the-counter products.  The bill language prohibits store clerks from recommending certain veterinary products.  Mayfield Representative Richard Heath worked for years at a Southern States retailer.

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Consideration of a bill to exempt the Kentucky equine industry from sales tax on veterinary drugs led to a much bigger committee discussion this week, including talk about tax reform.

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(*Correction: We previously reported that this facility will be the only Biosafety Level 3 lab in Kentucky, but it will be the second. The Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM) Reaesarch Facility at the University of Louisville also has Level 3 capabilities)   

Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville was built in 1968, with a substantial addition in 1982. A facility to replace it has been a talking point with the Council on Post Secondary Education and the Kentucky General Assembly for years. This year, the Kentucky legislature provided funding for the new 53,000 square foot facility. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wade Northington about its construction on Sounds Good

Track Tech Equine Health

May 11, 2012
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We’re in Triple Crown season with the Preakness next Saturday. Some of the finest equine health care in the world is centered in the Kentucky Bluegrass, and advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track. Kentucky Public Radio’s Leslie Guttman reports on how advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track.