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FDA launches online Safety Reporting Portal for foods and animal drugs
The Food and Drug Administration has developed the new Safety Reporting Portal at www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov to allow online
Companies to pay $7M for pet food fraud
Two companies will pay $7 million after admitting that they omitted poultry meal from pet foods or replaced it with feather and bone meals.
FDA warns of multiple contaminated pet foods
Pet foods sold by multiple companies have been contaminated with bacteria and thyroid hormones, leading to recalls in March.
Veterinarians have a role in global food security, Association says
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 5-6, approved the new "AVMA Policy on Global Food Security."
Some dry dog foods may have harmful excess vitamin D
At least six dogs have been sickened with vitamin D toxicosis, although Food and Drug Administration officials have received no reports of deaths,
Salmon could show path for transgenic animals
James D. Murray, PhD, thinks it is clear that genetic engineering of food animals could improve human and animal health and help to
World Veterinary Day promotes sustainable development
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2018, which falls on April 28, is “The role of the veterinary
FDA warns of risk from hormone products
FDA may reduce animal deaths in drug testing
In a statement published this fall, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said the FDA is trying to reduce, replace, or refine the use of animals in…
Options available to protect against longhorned tick
The invasive longhorned (bush) tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, has been a growing concern for the veterinary community following the appearance of…
AVMA presents Excellence Awards
During AVMA Convention 2018 this July in Denver, a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such as
AVMA opposes reduced liability for bird deaths, favors drug fees
The AVMA opposes a legislative amendment that would remove liability for energy companies that unintentionally kill migratory birds.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
New law supports FDA approval of more animal drugs
A new federal law includes language to expand conditional approval of animal drugs beyond minor uses and minor species,
NOAA, NGOs debate effects of ocean farms on wildlife
Federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico have been open to fish farming for two years, but no farms yet exist.
Pets to live in apartments at new domestic violence shelter
When a pet is part of a family shattered by domestic violence, the pet's life is in peril and the family faces yet another obstacle to survival.
FDA considering approval of genetically engineered salmon
Some veterinarians & consumer advocates want more data before genetically engineered salmon are sold in the U.S