Monday, June 26, 2017

ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24, because the product contains elevated levels of monensin beyond the recommended dosage, which could be harmful to cattle. At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia, myoglobinuria, chronic cardiovascular issues, and possible death.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring labeling changes to three critical care medications that are approved for use in people and are also used in animals in the practice of veterinary medicine. Veterinarians who use these products in animals should be aware of these changes.

Monday, June 19, 2017

FDA Law Blog - FDA: Protecting the Integrity of Horse Racing Since 1906

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include our retail partners’ private label brands. The recall involves the brands and products described below.
Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling certain Sunseed Parrot Fruit & Vegetable diet and Sunseed SunSations Rabbit Food due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CVMA Update on Compounding - California Veterinary Medical ...

https://cvma.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/.../Update-on-Compounding-6-8-2017.pdf
22 hours ago - In January, new California Board of Pharmacy (BOP) compounding regulations went into effect. While the regulations were written for compounding pharmacies, they have impacted the veterinary profession and its ability to obtain certain compounded medications.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

In our continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is launching Phase 2 of the redesigned Animal Drugs @ FDA website.
As before, the new Animal Drugs @ FDA website provides a searchable database for veterinarians, pet owners, animal producers and others to get information about approved animal drugs by application number, sponsor name, proprietary name, ingredient, application status, dosage form, route of administration, indication and species.