Animals to Be Included in Federal, Local Emergency Plans
North Carolina's lost pets now have a better chance of finding their way home due to a new law requiring that all animals picked up by animal control be scanned for microchips.
Broward County, the second most-populated county in Florida, added new bite to its laws aimed at protecting animals from abuse. Two major changes to the laws include the banning of cat hoarding and dog tethering.
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.
A new bill signed into law in Massachusetts will prohibit anyone convicted of cruelty to animals from working with any animal, including in veterinary hospitals.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it is seeking input on ways to address unapproved animal drugs.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) issued a statement In response to the passage of a new puppy mill law in Missouri.
State Board Prosecutes Clinics in Pennsylvania over Ads
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?
Comments have started to come in on a request from the FDA for ways to address unapproved animal drugs.