March 01, 2011

Some pet owners think that routine checkups are unnecessary for dogs and cats.

Companion Animals

Cities banning retail sale of dogs, cats

Public Health

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 Two companies in the U.S. and Canada have developed cattle-use vaccines that could reduce human illnesses from Escherichia coli O157. But officials with those companies will not be allowed to make label claims related to human health or food safety or use evidence of such benefits toward gaining approval of the biologics, even though beef producers are considering using the vaccines because of the potential food safety improvement. The Department of Agriculture's Center for Veterinary Biologics has, since 2005, allowed manufacturers to seek USDA approval of products intended to reduce the colonization or shedding of organisms that cause a carrier state but not disease in the animals receiving the products. In February 2 ...