ccording to its statement last fall, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) supports the judicious use of vaccines in pets in order to protect both animals and humans from disease and death. The positive position from PIJAC can help retail animal health pros deal with pet owner concerns about over-vaccinating or side effects.
And if you’ve been gnawing on them (they’re a human delicacy in some countries), you might want to spit ‘em out. The FDA and the CDC are investigating an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella across 13 states—an outbreak linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.
If you’ve had a craving for pig ears (you may be a fan of nose-to-tail eating), you’ll be delighted to know that pig ear treats recently received the all-clear from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Ultimately, the FDA's new finalized guidance for industry (GFI #263) is all about antimicrobial stewardship. But it’s not limited to livestock.
On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it’s temporarily easing restrictions on veterinarians’ use of telemedicine so they can more easily treat pets during the coronavirus pandemic. That means a lot of practice owners and their staff are breathing a little more easily today.
This week: A woman quits her job to find her dog, and veterinary students want to know where their money’s going. Also: should human surgeons operate on homeless dogs?
This week: A dog’s lick turns deadly, cruelty to animals is now a federal crime, and mixed news from the AVMA Economic Summit.
This week: A proposed law would require veterinarians in Florida to report suspected animal abuse, beleaguered dog-walking app Wag under fire again, and the sad passing of a popular pet influencer.
“It’s a very exciting time to be an oncologist,” says cancer specialist Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM. The FDA's recent full approval of a drug to treat canine lymphoma is just one reason.
This week: Military veterans with PTSD could get free service dogs, trekking to Idaho to find out if dogs can detect bird flu, and Santa’s reindeer are cleared for flight.