April 15, 2011

Animal Welfare

posted April 1, 2011 Dr. Patricia N. Olson In February the American Humane Association announced that Dr. Patricia N. Olson had been named chief veterinary adviser for the AHA and head of the organization's new Animal Welfare and Research Institute. The institute's work will be directed at improving the lives of animals as well as those of the people who interact with them daily, according to AHA President and Chief Executive Officer Robin R. Ganzert, PhD. "Dr. Olson's exceptional background in veterinary science, research, education, animal welfare, and human-animal interaction, along with her strategic insight, make her an ideal leader for our Animal Welfare and Research Institute," Dr. Ganzert said. The former president and chi ...

Take Notice

posted April 1, 2011 Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of generic drugs, issued a recall in February of several lots of phenobarbital tablets and several lots of hydrocodone bitartrate–acetaminophen tablets because of a label mix-up between the two products. Some tablets containing 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 500 mg of acetaminophen were incorrectly labeled as 32.4 mg phenobarbital tablets. The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine issued a notice in March stating that it had received three reports of serious adverse events involving dogs that received Qualitest tablets labeled as phenobarbital. One report cited two of the lot numbers that Qualitest recalled. The remaining two reports did not provide ...

Veterinary Community

posted April 1, 2011 Practice The Animal Medical Center in New York City announced Feb. 28 the appointment of Dr. Roger Avery Bennett Jr. to the position of chief of surgery. Dr. Bennett previously held positions as a professor of small animal surgery at the University of Illinois, an associate professor of zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Florida, and a clinical associate professor of small animal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as chief veterinarian at the San Francisco Zoo. ...