The FDA announced a recall of a sedative commonly used in the treatment of human COVID patients—and by some veterinarians as an anxiolytic.
This week: A cat in the UK tests positive for COVID, a vet loses his license to practice medicine, and the pandemic inspires more people to adopt pet chickens.
Pentobarbital solution—the go-to drug for companion-animal euthanasia—has been in short supply for months. But Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP, says there’s no reason you would have known that “unless you do a lot of euthanasias.”
If you suspect your hospital has inadvertently purchased used disposable surgeon and patient examination gloves that are being passed off as new, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to know.
Most people know that the Veterinarian’s Oath focuses on caring for animals and protecting animal welfare. But there is also a very important line in the Oath: a newly minted veterinarian must also swear to benefit society through “the promotion of public health.”
Last week, pets held Congress hostage for three days, and all they did was be their adorable, dependable selves.
This week: Some medical students get out of school early to join the fray, human medical workers told to keep mum on COVID-19, and good news on the testing-pets-for-coronavirus front.