Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Non-FDA Approved Drug Use And Veterinarian Liability

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Non-FDA Approved Drug Use And Veterinarian Liabili...: https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care-category/vet-topics/non-fda-approved-drug-use-veterinarian-liability/

Racing Medication and Testing Consortium to fund two drug-testing ...

Daily Racing Form-13 hours ago
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has approved funding for two projects designed to improve the detection of banned blood-doping drugs such as ...

Florida Veterinarian Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

TheHorse.com-16 hours ago
A Florida veterinarian and her husband are facing multiple animal cruelty charges after law enforcement authorities seized 30 horses from their Lakeland .

Bovine vets taking financial hit from other service providers

Bovine vets taking financial hit from other service providers

Beef Magazine-15 hours ago
What happens to a bovine veterinary practice when other services providers begin offering services in their market? A recent report produced jointly by the ...

Pet Points: Sterilizing cats earlier is new recommendation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-12 hours ago
A new recommendation from the American Veterinary Medical Association is to sterilize cats before they're 5 months old. The association task force's ...

TAMU Veterinary Emergency Response Team heads to the coast

KBTX-6 hours ago
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- Texas A&M's Veterinary Emergency Response Team sent an advance team to Robstown Friday morning to help with disaster ...

Hurricane Harvey tips: How to prepare livestock before the storm

CW39-8 hours ago
Keep livestock feed, hay, horse tack, animal medicine, and other livestock supplies stored in ... If animals are more severely injured, call your veterinarian. Youn

Shortage of vets is 'crisis for farmers'

Herald.ie-4 hours ago
Prof Michael Doherty, the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine in UCD, said the lack of vets was impacting on "small farmers" in counties such as Donegal ...

Pet Talk: Eye infections in horses

courierjournal-13 hours ago
Dr. Lucien Vallone, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, provided some insight on preservin

Should botanical medicine be a formal veterinary specialty?

VIN News Service-9 hours ago
Botanical medicine, the use of plants or plant-based extracts rather than synthetic drugs to treat medical conditions, is at the center of a debate spurred by a ...

Friday, August 25, 2017

"Colorado and Maine recently enacted laws that all

The Law of Veterinary Medicine: "Colorado and Maine recently enacted laws that all...: War on opioids moves to veterinarians' offices | SaukValley.com www.saukvalley.com/2017/08/24/war-on-opioids-moves...veterinarians....

"Colorado and Maine recently enacted laws that allow or require veterinarians to check the prescription histories of pet owners as well as their pets. And Alaska, Connecticut and Virginia have imposed new limits on the amount of opioids a vet can prescribe"

War on opioids moves to veterinarians' offices | SaukValley.com

12 hours ago - Veterinarians typically do not dispense such widely abused drugs as Vicodin, OxyContin or Percocet, but they do dispense the painkiller Tramadol, the ...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Indiana Animal Control Officer Pleads Guilty to Interstate Diversion of Veterinary Drugs

Investigation Snares Martin Jakubowski for Providing Assistance to Suspected Dog Fighter

The Acting Superintendent of Animal Control and Parks for the city of Whiting, Indiana, pleaded guilty today to diverting prescription veterinary antibiotics that were the property of the city’s animal shelter, to a resident of Chicago whom he knew to be involved in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Clifford D. Johnson, and USDA, OIG Special Agent-in-Charge Anthony V. Mohatt.

Martin Jakubowski, 48, of Whiting, Indiana, pleaded guilty today before Judge John E. Martin of the Northern District of Indiana to one count of violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by introducing a prescription veterinary drug into interstate commerce without the lawful written or oral order of a licensed veterinarian. Sentencing is set for November 17.

“This prosecution further demonstrates our commitment to end unlawful animal fighting and to bring to justice those who unlawfully participate in this criminality,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

“In partnership with the Department of Justice, animal fighting is an investigative priority for the USDA-OIG,” said OIG Special Agent-in-Charge Anthony V. Mohatt. “We will aggressively pursue and dedicate resources to assist in the criminal prosecution of those who participate in illegal fighting ventures, which often entail other forms of criminal activity involving drugs, firearms, and gambling.”

According to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea, Jakubowski oversaw the operation of the city of Whiting’s animal control program and animal shelter. While acting in that role, he gave prescription veterinary antibiotics to Pedro Cuellar to drug his dogs. Cuellar recently pleaded guilty to a federal dog fighting conspiracy charge in the District of New Jersey. The drugs had been purchased by the city animal shelter and were intended to treat two sick shelter cats.

Jakubowski also admitted that at various times between approximately 2011 and 2016, he housed dogs for Cuellar in buildings used by the animal shelter for periods of time extending from three days to more than a year. One of the dogs had scarring consistent with scars on dogs used in fights. Jakubowski also gave two pit bull-type dogs from the city’s animal shelter to Cuellar without standard adoption paperwork, knowing that Cuellar intended to transfer the dogs to other people. Jakubowski also admitted to his own prior involvement in a “roll” dog fight in 2004. A “roll” is a dog fight staged for the purpose of assessing the fighting characteristics of a dog or dogs, rather than for wagering purposes, and is generally stopped by the handlers before serious injuries result.
This case is part of Operation Grand Champion, a coordinated effort across numerous federal judicial districts to combat organized dog fighting. The phrase “Grand Champion” is used by dog fighters to refer to a dog with more than five dog-fighting “victories.” To date, 98 dogs have been rescued as part of Operation Grand Champion, and either surrendered or forfeited to the government.

This part of Operation Grand Champion was investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Anthony Mohatt. The government is represented by Trial Attorney Ethan Eddy of the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Toi Denise Houston.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Purdue Research Looks at 'Repurposing' Drugs

Inside INdiana Business-Aug 21, 2017
Seleem has used previous funding to buy about 4,000 out-of-patent drugs to see if ... of microbiology in Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine, says his work is ...

Record Medication Use During Equine Gestation

TheHorse.com-Aug 17, 2017
While genetics could play a part in the current case of malformation, veterinariansshould also consider pharmaceutical drugs' possible role, Agerholm said.

War on Opioids Moves to Veterinarians' Offices

Government Technology-7 hours ago
Veterinarians typically do not dispense such widely abused drugs as Vicodin, ... may check on pet owners before they prescribe for their animals, but they are ...

Petmed Accused Of Marketing Animal Painkillers To Human Drug ...

Benzinga-12 hours ago
Veterinary medical distributor Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) was accused Wednesday of conspiring to exploit the U.S. opioid epidemic in its sale of ...

Check out the Proposed Rule Amendments at the State of Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: "875-015-0020Minimum Requirements for Veterinary M...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: "875-015-0020Minimum Requirements for Veterinary M...: "875-015-0020 Minimum Requirements for Veterinary Medical Facilities and Veterinary Licensees Each veterinary medical facility an...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Calves should receive more pain relief during husbandry ...

Phys.Org-Aug 18, 2017
The study from the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, published in the Vet Record, found that despite being recognised as ...

Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calves

Feedstuffs-Aug 21, 2017
Peter D. Constable, dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, co-wrote the paper with colleagues Florian M. Trefz and Annette Lorch, both ...

Increased Regulatory Vet Presence Planned for Saratoga

BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)-Aug 21, 2017
Increased Regulatory Vet Presence Planned for Saratoga .... two additional faculty members from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, will cover:

Want to keep America safe? Train more veterinarians

Fox News-Aug 19, 2017
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and Nevis, where I teach public health, is doing just that. We're collaborating with Johns Hopkins ...

AVMA update: Didn't make it to Indianapolis? Here are the highlights

dvm360-Aug 21, 2017
Human medicine no longer requires an in-person visit to establish a doctor-patient relationship, and some veterinary groups in Canada may be relaxing this ...

AVMA: Pet Nutrition Alliance calculator "a great tool for veterinarians ...

American Veterinary Medical Association-Aug 17, 2017
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)​—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is applauding the launch of the Pet Nutrition Alliance's (PNA) revamped ...

Better veterinary medicines for healthier animals and people

EU News-Aug 21, 2017
The well-being of people and animals is closely interlinked. The European MedicinesAgency (EMA) ensures that medicines to treat and prevent diseases in

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We share a lot with the animal world, and that is a good thing. But, there are times when we and animals are better off if we don’t share.
Although it’s true that people and many animals are sometimes given the same antibiotic, they shouldn’t be shared or substituted between species.
Today, the FDA issued the final version of Guidance for Industry #237 - Oncology Drugs for Companion Animals. The agency did not receive comments on the draft guidance; therefore, the final guidance contains only minor editorial changes.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Whit Richardson @whit_richardson August 17, 2017 ...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Whit Richardson @whit_richardson August 17, 2017 ...: Vets First Choice Acquires Arizona-Based Pharmacies, Expands ... TechCo (blog) - 10 hours ago It is a specialty  compounding  pharmacy...

What You Should Know About Equine Medication Control in Competition

Jul 25, 2017 - The drugs that we commonly use in our horses may have effects on horse ... performance has been modified by administration of medication (“doping”), and ..

Gorajec: Horse Racing Integrity Act Would Promote 'Excellence And ...

Jul 17, 2017 - Gorajec: Horse Racing Integrity Act Would Promote 'Excellence And ... of a not-for-profit anti-doping authority to manage a such a program for horse racing.

Three Sam Houston Race Park Trainers Suspended For Allegedly ...

Aug 1, 2017 - After eight horses tested positive for doping, three experienced Sam Houston Race Park trainers, including Judd Kearl, the top trainer in the country in 2016, ..

Always Dreaming Owners Support Horseracing Integrity - BloodHorse

15 hours ago - ... national, uniform anti-doping and medication control program for horse racing. ... "To help ensure the saf

Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed ...

2 days ago - This might be an explanation for the recent doping cases involving two Swiss riders whosehorses tested positive for poppy-related substance

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Federal court ruling may affect veterinary compounding

14 hours ago - In July, a federal court in Louisiana ruled that compounded preparations for veterinary use are subject to the enforcement provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, ...