Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lawmakers warn Trump's HHS budget cuts put lives at risk 
Patient lives could be at risk if President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the HHS become a reality, a bipartisan group of lawmakers told HHS Secretary Tom Price Wednesday.  READ MORE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Law of Veterinary Medicine: Cattle veterinarians asked to issue illegal VFDsAm...

The Law of Veterinary Medicine: Cattle veterinarians asked to issue illegal VFDsAm...: Cattle  veterinarians  asked to issue illegal VFDs American Veterinary Medical Association - 6 hours ago Veterinary  associations warn...

GAO Calls for More Antibiotic Data and Oversight

Bovine Veterinarian-Mar 22, 2017
The underlying diseases requiring these drugs for therapeutic purposes, and ... to increase veterinary oversight of medically important antibiotics administered in ..

Essential Read!! AVMA--Compounding: FAQ for Veterinarians with handout for clients

Compounding: FAQ for Veterinarians

Cattle veterinarians asked to issue illegal VFDs

American Veterinary Medical Association-6 hours ago
Veterinary associations warned in March that cattle veterinarians were being ... for VFDs for feed-delivered drugs and prescriptions for water-delivered ones.

6 hours ago - “Board” means the Iowa board of veterinary medicine. “Certificate” means a credential issued by the board to practice on an animal as a certified veterinary.

Comments invited on proposed veterinary botanical medicine specialty

Comments invited on proposed veterinary botanical medicine specialty

Vet School losing state funding matters for more than just dogs and ...

The Daily Pennsylvanian-Mar 23, 2017
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine's faculty and students say the food supply and economy of Pennsylvania will be at risk if the school loses the $30 million in ...

Swine Veterinarians' Annual Meeting Sets More Records

Pork Magazine-9 hours ago
His presentation, entitled “Swine medicine in the 21st century: Immovable object meets unstoppable force” explored the conundrum facing swine veterinarians ...

Maine veterinarians say new pain meds law puts animals, humans ...

Bangor Daily News-6 hours ago
Maine veterinarians say new pain meds law puts animals, humans at risk ... surgery or is living with cancer, the Bethel veterinarian prescribes pain medicine.

Veterinarian beefs up bovine technology for 30 years

Marshfield Mail (subscription)-Mar 28, 2017
MU College of Veterinary Medicine graduate Imogene Latimer uses research from MU Extension to improve cattle herds in northeastern Missouri.

Flavoured Veterinary Medications Market to Observe Strong ...

NewsMaker (press release)-11 hours ago
... Zoetis Inc., Elanco Inc., Novartis, Merck Animal Health, Merial, Virbac, Ceva, Vetoquinol, Wedgewood Pharmacy, Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy.

Monday, March 27, 2017

FDA Alerts Veterinarians and Pet Food Manufacturers about Potential Presence of Thyroid Hormones in Pet Foods and Treats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones. Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include excessive thirst and urination, weight loss, increased appetite, restlessness, hyperactivity, elevated heart rate, rapid and/or labored breathing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Continued exposure to excess thyroid hormones can cause damage to the heart and in some cases, death.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Veterinarian charged with plot to drug horses before races

dvm360-11 hours ago
The indictment charges him and an Omaha, Nebraska-based company, Kohll's Pharmacy & Healthcare Inc., with conspiracy, according to the release. Hebert is ...
An approved medicated feed mill license is required for facilities that manufacture feed using Category II, Type A medicated articles or manufacture certain liquid and free-choice feed, using Category I, Type A medicated articles that must follow proprietary formulas or specifications.
A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and such use of the VFD drug is permitted only under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Opening the FDA’s History Vault

Opening the FDA’s History Vault
Updated: On February 20, 2017, Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food notified the FDA that it planned to recall all “chunk beef” products under the Evanger’s and Against the Grain brands. On February 27, 2017, the FDA became aware that Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food was notifying its distributors and retailers of a new recall for lots of Evanger’s Braised Beef Chunks with Gravy as well as expanding the previous recall for additional lots of Evanger’s canned Hunk of Beef and Against the Grain’s Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy.