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President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Nathan Rich

Dear Colleagues,

I certainly hope my first “President’s Message” finds you all well.  I know that you are all probably gearing up for what will likely be a very busy spring season, and because of that, I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to read this message.

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Indiana BOAH

BOAH Insights from 2017

Another busy year at the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) went by quickly as our staff traveled all corners of the state fulfilling our mission—safeguarding Indiana’s citizens, animals and food supply. Here are some highlights and a quick look at where program areas stand.


One Welfare

Implications of Flooding in Livestock and Horses

Late February brought with it heavy rain and storms that wreaked havoc across the state of Indiana resulting in Governor Holcomb declaring a disaster emergency in 31 counties. As flood recovery moves forward, veterinarians continue to play a critical role in preparing clients for such natural disasters and responding to animal victims.

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Practice Management

Averting Problems with a Social Media Policy

Stories about employees who get fired for their posts on social media have become common in the news. The backlash for companies can be costly when a staff member posts an inappropriate photograph or statement.