Alabama is the last state in the union with a state law requiring annual rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats, but that is most likely about to change. The existing law requires owners of dogs and cats to vaccinate their pets against rabies “when said animal reaches three months of age and annually thereafter.” Under the proposed rule, known as SB 469, revaccinations would be required “when the animal reaches three months of age and subsequently in accordance with the intervals specified in the vaccines license.” The new rule would also require ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies. Gov. Bob Riley is expected to sign SB 469 into law, since the measure was approved by the Alabama Legislature, 101-0, on May 14.
As of June 29, 40 states have reported a total of 181 people who have been infected with strains of salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak is from chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry. As a result, on July 1, the CDC issued guidelines for backyard flock owners.
When OSHA adopted the Globally Harmonized System in 2012, it wasn't immediately apparent how changes to labeling rules would affect veterinarians in the workplace. The latest guidance from OSHA reveals that when it comes to secondary container labeling, veterinarians and other employers can proceed as usual as long as they are adequately informing employees about hazardous chemicals.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has changed its labeling requirements for hazardous materials, revising guidelines that have been around since 1994.
The USDA is attempting to simplify unnecessarily complicated animal vaccine labels that the AVMA says have caused confusion for veterinarians and monopolized the time of USDA and industry resources.
Vaccine Legislation Rejected in Maine and Nevada, Will Other States Follow Suit?
A dog in a deli. A cat in a coffee shop. A bird on an airplane. Companion animals who serve double duty as emotional support animals (ESAs) are showing up more and more in places you wouldn’t normally expect them to be.
The Texas Senate recently unanimously passed legislation proposed by Sen. Kirk Watson to ban gas euthanasia for shelter pets. The legislation - Senate Bill 360 - is now under consideration by the Texas House of Representatives.
Clinics Must Truncate Credit Cards
Things are a long way from being anywhere near back to normal , but with many states starting to relax stay-at-home orders and allowing businesses to gradually begin reopening, employers and staff alike are wondering what that ’ s going to look like. Animal h ospitals are no exception.