We face an unbelievable scenario in the United States with the treatment of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) , where our only option is to suggest clients meet up with strangers in parking lots to buy an unapproved medication to inject into their dying cats .
A new study offers hope for treating hemangiosarcoma, the “silent killer” that often isn’t diagnosed until a seemingly healthy dog suffers from acute collapse due to a ruptured, bleeding tumor, usually on the spleen.
As 2019 draws to a close and we look back over the year that was, NEWStat put together a list of the most popular news stories we published over the last 12 months.
The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect.