Department of Veterinary Medicine, National University of Salta, Salta, Argentina
Received: 30-Aug-2023, Manuscript No. JVS-23-112446; Editor assigned: 01-Sep-2023, Pre QC No. JVS-23-112446 (PQ); Reviewed: 15-Sep-2023, QC No. JVS-23-112446; Revised: 22-Sep-2023, Manuscript No. JVS-23-112446 (R); Published: 29-Sep-2023, DOI: 10.4172/2581-3897.7.3.004
Citation: Johnson D. Animal Health Care: Advancements in Veterinary Medicine. J Vet Sci. 2023;7:004.
Copyright: © 2023 Johnson D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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