Thursday, December 22, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published its annual report summarizing sales and distribution data for all antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. The report shows that sales and distribution of all antimicrobials increased 1 percent from 2014 through 2015, tying for the lowest annual increase since 2009. The percentage of those antimicrobials that are considered medically important in human medicine increased by 2 percent from 2014 through 2015.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the selection of Steven M. Solomon, DVM, as the new leader of the agency’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) . Dr. Solomon will assume the directorship in January 2017 from Tracey Forfa, J.D., who is currently serving as the Acting Director.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Faster Information from FDA Means Improved Drug Safety for Patients

Faster Information from FDA Means Improved Drug Safety for Patients

Texas Tech plans for new veterinary school now 'on pause' - High ... › News / Opinion
4 days ago - “I think it's clear to everyone that the veterinary school at Texas A&M; has already .... 4 resign from Oklahoma VA facility after veteran with maggots in wound dies.

Former Brenham veterinarian appeals ruling to suspend her license ...
2 days ago - Kristen Lindsey, a former Brenham veterinarian who gained national attention ... vowed to resign following a report from the Texas Sunset Commission, the San ...

The Texas Veterinary Board Was Scolded for Mismanagement ... - KUT
3 days ago - Three of nine Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners officials resigned Thursday after Texas' review board of state agencies issued a scathing report detailing ...

Friday, December 9, 2016

Texas Sunset Commission Review Documents for

Sunset Review Documents for 2016-2017 Review Cycle, 85th Legislative Session

State's Top Veterinary Officials Resign Amid 'Harsh' Criticism | 106.1 ...

46 mins ago - (Austin, TX) -- Three top members of a Texas veterinary board are apparently tired of all the barking from state officials and are stepping down. The president ...

3 leave troubled state vet board - PressReader
1 hour ago - AUSTIN — Three top board members overseeing the troubled Texas veterinary agency said Thursday they're resigning after a scathing review prompted ...

3 ways to help clients comply with the new VFD rule

3 ways to help clients comply with the new VFD rule: The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) takes effect in just a few weeks, and it’s time for you to help your clients prepare for the transition if you haven’t already done so.  The good news is tha...

VFD Plan for Veterinarians

Bovine Veterinarian-Dec 5, 2016
We're now counting the days until the FDA's new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules take full effect on January 1. Many producers, and even veterinarians, ...

My veterinary practice's data was held for ransom

dvm360-Dec 7, 2016
Your veterinary practice data is only as safe as the weakest link in the chain of on-site and off-site storage. Can you learn something from Dr. Phillip Raclyn's ...

It's a good time to be a veterinarian, report reveals

Horsetalk-Dec 5, 2016
It may be a good time to become a vet, particularly in the US, where the national market for the veterinarians remained robust, according to a report from a lead ...

FDA Veterinary Feed Directive, Are You Ready?

Dairy Herd Management-2 hours ago
Feed-grade antibiotics that have an over-the-counter label will transition to a veterinary feed directive form. So unless you have a VFD from your veterinarian, ...

Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for 4-H youth livestock producers ...

Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net-Dec 7, 2016
A VFD is a written (nonverbal) statement issued by a licensed veterinarian that authorizes the use of an approved VFD drug or combination VFD drug in or on an ...

Veterinary Feed Directive's effect on livestock industry

Victoria Advocate-Dec 3, 2016
The Animal Drug Availability Act created a new category of products called veterinaryfeed directive drugs. These drugs were intended for use in or on animal ...
View allnary Feed Directive goes into effect Jan. 1, ready or not
Midwest Producer-Dec 6, 2016

One-third of state veterinary board resigns hours ago
AUSTIN — Three top board members overseeing the troubled Texas veterinaryagency said Thursday they're resigning after a scathing review prompted ...

Veterinarian explains feed directive

High Plains Journal-Dec 5, 2016
A.J. Tarpoff, DVM, MS, beef Extension veterinarian at Kansas State University, explains the new Veterinary Feed Directive established by the U.S. Food and ...

Veterinary Feed Directive's effect on livestock industry

Veterinary Feed Directive's effect on livestock industry

Victoria Advocate-Dec 3, 2016
The veterinary feed directive drug category was created to avoid state pharmacylaws for prescription drugs, which were not applicable to medicated feed.

Important Read!

Pet meds

Houston Chronicle-Dec 3, 2016
The Legislature should act to give the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical ... to dispense medications directly to clients, without going through a pharmacy.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an open period for applications for grants to support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor species or minor uses in major species (major species are horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens).
Secondhand (and Third-hand) Smoke May Be Making Your Pet Sick
If you’re a smoker, you probably realize the dangers smoking may pose to your health. But have you ever thought about how the habit affects your pet?
According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) veterinarian Carmela Stamper, the news is not good.
“Smoking’s not only harmful to people, it’s harmful to pets, too,” Stamper says. If 58 million non-smoking adults and children are exposed to tobacco smoke, imagine how many pets are exposed at the same time.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The FDA is confirming the effective date of December 1, 2016, for the direct final rule amending the animal drug regulations by revising the definitions of the two categories of new animal drugs used in medicated feeds to base category assignment only on approved uses in major animal species.
The FDA is extending the comment period to continue seeking public input on establishing appropriately targeted durations of therapeutic use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. The FDA is taking this action in response to requests for additional time to submit comments. The comment period will now close on March 13, 2017.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Trump’s brief medicines update sends tongues wagging at ‘FDA reform’ promise

Trump’s brief medicines update sends tongues wagging at ‘FDA reform’ promise

November 11, 2016 | By Ben Adams
As the Trump bump for biotech continues to reverberate after he became president-elect on Wednesday, biotech may now have more to celebrate as a new, but lightly detailed, healthcare update is being seen by some as a positive read-through for the industry.
A working group at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has finalized its report on proposed changes to improve the efficiency of approvals for the use of multiple new animals drugs in combination drug medicated feeds, while still protecting public health. These proposed changes are consistent with a performance goal in the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013 (ADUFA III) goals letter and are based on public comment. This report will be used in discussions concerning the reauthorization of the animal drug user fee program for five additional years through fiscal year 2023 (ADUFA IV).

Thursday, November 17, 2016

1 day ago - 2016 California Veterinary Medical Association. CompoundingResources · Pharmaceutical Information · Go Back ...

Monday, November 14, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Itrafungol (itraconazole oral solution), a new animal drug for treating dermatophytosis caused by Microsporum canis in cats. Commonly called ringworm, dermatophytosis is a fungal infection of the skin. Itrafungol works by selectively binding to certain fungal proteins, causing irreversible structural degeneration of the fungi.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft revision of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #170: Animal Drug User Fees and Fee Waivers and Reductions. This guidance describes the fees the agency is authorized to collect under the Animal Drug User Fee Act of 2003 (ADUFA), as amended, the information the FDA recommends sponsors submit in support of a request for a fee waiver or reduction, how to submit such a request, and the FDA’s process for reviewing these requests. This draft revision of the guidance clarifies the criteria for Barrier to Innovation waivers, clarifies the procedures for Small Business waivers, and makes additional clarifying changes.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal today to amend its 2012 proposed rule for New Animal Drugs; Updating Tolerances for Residues of New Animal Drugs in Food.
The 2012 proposed rule included revisions to the animal drug regulations regarding tolerances for residues of approved and conditionally-approved new animal drugs in food. In addition to proposing to standardize, simplify, and clarify the standards of determination and codification style for tolerances, FDA proposed a new definition section. In direct response to comments received, the document issued today revises or removes some of the previously proposed definitions.