Apr
29
2019
After receiving adverse reports involving five animals, Australia-based Jurox Animal Health voluntarily recalled two lots of the widely used intravenous injectable anesthetic Alfaxan unpreserved last week, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reason for the recall: The presence of aluminum phosphate precipitate, which, when injected, presents a possible risk of blood vessel inflammation and formation of potentially life-threatening blood clots. ...more
Apr
25
2019
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has too much time on its hands. At least, that’s how it might seem to some veterinary professionals as the DEA shifts some of its focus from high-profile efforts to battle the opioid crisis to scrutinizing compliance at veterinary hospitals. ...more
Apr
18
2019
Recently, several hospitals in the West have been unsure about whether AAHA Controlled Substance Logs were in recordkeeping compliance with both DEA and state regulations. So AAHA put the question to the experts: Jack Teitelman, retired Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) supervisory agent and chief executive officer of DEA compliance experts Titan Group. Teitelman and his colleagues looked into the matter. Their answer: ...more
Mar
26
2019
Meet the 2019 National Stunt Dog Champions: Maggie Weston, DVM, and her 15-month-old Australian shepherd, Skye. Weston says she got involved in dog sports after she graduated from veterinary school “and discovered I had a little bit more free time. . .” ...more
Mar
21
2019
This press release just in from Hill's Pet Nutrition: It is with sincere regret that I write to inform you that Hill’s is expanding the voluntarily recall of canned dog food products relating to the January 31st recall. As a company, and as pet parents, we always put our pets’ health and wellness first and pride ourselves on developing the best nutrition to meet their needs....more
Feb
11
2019
It's official: Prozinc's not just for cats anymore. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it had approved ProZinc for the treatment of hyperglycemia and clinical signs associated with hyperglycemia in dogs with diabetes mellitus. ...more
Jan
31
2019
Pet health and safety are Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s first concern. That’s why Hill’s contacted AAHA and asked us to help spread word of their voluntary recall. Hill’s is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues. ...more
Jan
24
2019
You could have a say on the future of veterinary education. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee is seeking interested and qualified veterinarians to serve on the council. Per the AVMA, “This is one of the most important volunteer roles that AVMA members can fill.” ...more
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