December 15, 2008
The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when performed for cosmetic reasons and calls on breed organizations to remove mention of the procedures from their standards.
AVMA asked the federal agency to reconsider the Order of Prohibition By Greg Cima Posted Dec. 1, 2008 The Food and Drug Administration decided in late November against implementing a ban on extralabel cephalosporin antimicrobial use in food animals. "The agency received many substantive comments on the order of prohibition, and therefore, in order for FDA to fully consider the comments, the agency has decided to revoke the order," a Nov. 25 FDA announcement states. "As a result, the order of prohibition will not take effect on November 30, 2008." The AVMA spoke out against the final rule in late October through a letter to the FDA signed by Dr. Lyle P. Vogel, AVMA assistant executive vice president, for Dr. W. Ron DeHave ...
A number of lenders now cater to veterinarians and other medical professionals who want to buy a practice—or to start, build, equip, remodel, relocate, or add a practice. Lenders say veterinarians are particularly creditworthy and the demand for veterinary services remains strong, despite the economic downturn.