Jun
27
2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring labeling changes to three critical care medications used for people and animals. On June 20, the FDA announced the labeling changes that affect epinephrine injection, isoproterenol hydrochloride injection, and neostigmine methylsulfate injection. ...more
May
4
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a New York bill proposes banning declawing, the FDA sends warning letters about unproven cancer treatment claims, the University of Arizona faces new hurdle in creating veterinary school, and the world welcomes a litter of endangered red wolf pups. ...more
Apr
20
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Congress introduces animal welfare bills, April the giraffe gives birth, researchers look at veterinarians' mental health, and the University of Missouri seeks dogs for clinical trials. ...more
Apr
6
2017
The VFD, enacted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, regulates antibiotics used for food-producing animals. This includes backyard chickens, who have been growing in popularity that past several years. ...more
Dec
15
2016
On Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts all passed the legalization of recreational marijuana and another four states passed the medical use of marijuana. When legalization passes, veterinarians know that cases of marijuana intoxication also increase. But what else can you expect? ...more
Dec
8
2016
Starting January 1, 2017, all animals that fall under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) have to be prescribed VFD antibiotics through a veterinarian. Bees are food-producing animals, which means they fall under these regulations, whether it is a hobby hive or large commercial operation. ...more
Feb
1
2016
Animal abuse, like any form of abuse, is unacceptable and this year, such crime statistics will be collected by at least one state, and at the federal level. In Tennessee, the first Animal Abuse Registry in the country launched Jan. 1. On a federal level, In 2016, the FBI will begin to collect statistics of animal cruelty crimes through its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the data will be available to the public in 2017. ...more
Nov
30
2015
In this era of digital everything, dispensing veterinary advice online may be considered the wave of the future, but not any time soon according to a recent ruling. Today, in a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Ronald Hines, DVM, a Texas veterinarian who had been dispensing online veterinary advice until he was stopped by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (TBVME), according to the Los Angeles Times. ...more
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