The agency recently approved Elanco's Zorbium, first transdermal buprenorphine animal drug intended to control postoperative pain in cats.
VMA Fights State Attempt to Require Veterinarians to Inform Clients of All Treatment Options
A California appeals court recently sided with pet owners in two cases where the owners were attempting to sue for damages beyond the animals’ market value.
A June 18 vote within the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association that could have paved the way for the banning of cat declawing in that region failed to gain enough support. According to CBC News, Nova Scotia would have become the first jurisdiction in North America to outlaw the procedure if the ban had been instituted.
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.
State Board Prosecutes Clinics in Pennsylvania over Ads
California Veterinary Medical Board Approves RVT-Exclusive Job Tasks, Contemplates Others
Given the popularity of tramadol among opioid addicts and how often pet owners doctor shop for veterinarians willing to prescribe it, sending home oral opioids such as tramadol may not be the best option for managing canine pain at home. Especially if it doesn’t even work all that well.
Proposed Ear Cropping Ban in Vermont Raises National Legal Questions About Veterinary Medical Proced
Legalities of Animal Dentistry Debated in California, Canada