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.
The warning letter is only the latest step in a story that’s been unfolding since late last year when the company issued a voluntary pet food recall due to reports of possible aflatoxin contamination.
What does the human health crisis around xylazine mean for the future availability of this drug for veterinary use? Emily Singler, VMD, offers a snapshot of where we are currently in the race to regulate xylazine—and the potential impacts on vet med.
In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food. The FDA last week released an update on their investigation. And this time, they named names.
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a $100 billion relief package—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—to address the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Key components of the package include free testing for COVID-19 and emergency paid leave for workers who are employed at companies with fewer than 500 employees or who work for the government.
It’s that one darn dog. The one in Hong Kong who tested “weak positive” for SARS-CoV-2 on February 28 . And again on February 29. And again on March 2 and yet again on March 5. He’s got people worried.
On March 27, Congress passed the CARES Act, a sweeping, $2 trillion bill aimed at providing relief to millions of Americans as the US economy is seemingly grinding to a halt. How will this affect veterinary practices and their employees? NEWStat has compiled information below on the impact this complex legislation will have on veterinary staff and employees.
The situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving as the virus is spreading in countries around the globe, including in the United States. This can make it challenging for your veterinary practice to know how to respond, and it’s important to revisit policies and procedures daily.
The CARES Act, passed March 27, is an attempt to provide relief to not only individual Americans and large corporations, but also to small businesses that are struggling from coronavirus-related economic woes. NEWStat breaks it down for you.
While telemedicine is proving a lifeline for many hospitals during the current crisis, it doesn’t allow for routine heartworm testing and the administration of certain medications. To address these issues, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) issued new recommendations