Some insight into pet food recalls
Dr. Karyn Bischoff, a diagnostic toxicologist, isn't sure how it happened, but she has been at the center of several pet food recalls in the past few…
In March, Hill's expands canned dog food recall
Hill's Pet Nutrition has expanded the scope of its recall of a variety of canned dog foods
Public health veterinarian sees challenges in infection trends
Food safety is not improving as quickly as hoped, and recent outbreaks of illness involved produce contaminated with pathogens
FSIS privatizing some pig slaughter duties
Starting in December, workers at swine slaughter plants will be taking over some food safety duties now performed by federal inspectors.
Residues rare in meat, FSIS official says
Federal food inspectors seldom find residue problems in animal products, despite intensive sampling, according to a Department of Agriculture…
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Basics
The FDA's Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requires a veterinarian’s involvement when any medically important antibiotic is fed to a food animal…
Veterinarians and public health
In addition to caring for animals, veterinarians are critical to public health. We contribute to medical discovery, protect people and animals from…
Hill's products recalled for excess vitamin D
Hill's Pet Nutrition has recalled certain dog foods because they potentially contain excess vitamin D resulting from a supplier error.
FDA searching for possible links between canine diets, heart disease
Federal investigators continue studying whether dogs eating diets that are high in legumes or free from grain have an increased risk of heart disease.…
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
Canine influenza virus is caused by a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza A virus. The causative strains have been classified as H3N8…
AVMA weighs in at cannabis hearing
The hearing is part of an FDA plan resulting from growing interest in FDA-regulated products derived from Cannabis sativa L and its components.
Ports of entry, feed ingredients key in fight against deadly swine virus
Imported animal feed can carry African swine fever virus and other pathogens devastating to swine herds.
Customs, APHIS inspectors needed at ports to meet growing demand
Members of Congress are calling for hundreds more agriculture inspections at ports of entry.
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Annual meeting, March 9-12, Orlando, Florida
World Veterinary Day 2019 promotes value of vaccination
Vaccination is an essential tool for preventive veterinary medicine, according to the World Veterinary Association.
Public health careers on display for veterinary students at CDC event
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the 2019 Veterinary Student Day seminar Jan. 13-14 at its headquarters in Atlanta.
Newcastle reaches poultry barns in California, home in Utah
About 500,000 birds have died or been depopulated in a virulent Newcastle outbreak in Southern California.
Updated backgrounder: therapy dogs can acquire MRSA
Updates to a backgrounder on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus incorporate recent research on colonization of therapy
Client education can prevent residue violator label
The Department of Agriculture is publishing the names of packing plants and farms responsible for repeat drug and contaminant residue
FDA adds regulations to reduce Salmonella illness from eggs
ew federal regulations require most egg producers to take steps to prevent the spread of Salmonella enteritidis.
New facility to advance study of foreign animal disease
Investigators spent an average of 199 days tracing the sources of animals infected with bovine tuberculosis between October 2005 and