We already knew that Xylitol is poisonous to dogs; researchers figured that out back in the 1960s. But it turns out there’s way more of it out there than we realized—so many that the FDA recently issued a xylitol update.
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.
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.”
When it’s all about quality of care, everyone’s on board. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) on Thursday released a joint statement of support for
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave veterinarians the green light to use cannabis in the treatment of pets—in a manner of speaking. Put it this way: It didn’t say they couldn’t. Here’s what happened.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting a shortage of three pain relief drugs: fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone. The shortage is due to upgrades being made at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Kansas, and is unrelated to any federal policies on opioids or manufacturing quotas, according to FDA officials.
In the wake of the Tropical Depression Harvey disaster, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made it easier for Texas veterinarians to treat animals affected by the storm.
The World Health Organization (WHO) may be considering another proposed change to the international scheduling of ketamine, and the AVMA is seeking the profession’s help in asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect veterinarians’ access to this critical drug. The AVMA is drafting a letter to the FDA that will outline how critical ketamine use is in veterinary medicine and how important it is that it remain available to U.S. veterinarians, and is requesting your help during this urgent time to reinforce the message.
This week: The man who created the Labradoodle rues the day, new dog treats made from swamp rodents, and the FDA warns of raw pet food that tested positive for Salmonella.
This week: Former musher hopes sled dogs can help slow aging in humans, a canine lieutenant commander in the Navy, and the Dallas Cowboys add a cat to the roster.