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
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
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."
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment of Risk of Activity/Animal Food Combinations
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1043 Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment of Risk of Activity/Animal Food
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,
Update: FDA says Hill’s failed to follow own procedures
Dog food recall in 2019 caused by high levels of vitamin D in premix
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…
FDA’s Dunham delves into drug issues
Dr. Bernadette Dunham, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, recently fielded questions
Pig ears still a Salmonella risk despite interventions
Pig ear treats remain a source of Salmonella after decades of illnesses.
Campylobacter outbreak linked with pet store dogs
A Campylobacter outbreak linked with puppies and pet stores sickened at least dozens of people and hospitalized four in 2019.
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.
Proposals push for more veterinarians for slaughter inspection, disease response
The National Association of Federal Veterinarians has proposed resolutions to the AVMA House of Delegates
World Veterinary Day promotes sustainable development
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2018, which falls on April 28, is “The role of the veterinary
World Veterinary Day 2019 promotes value of vaccination
Vaccination is an essential tool for preventive veterinary medicine, according to the World Veterinary Association.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Brief Description On February 28, 2003, President Bush signed HPSD-5, which directed the Department of Homeland Security to develop the National…
11th edition of Merck manual to be published in July
Merck & Co. will publish the 11th edition of The Merck Veterinary Manual in July.
AVMA, pediatrics academy collaborate toward one health
The AVMA and American Academy of Pediatrics adopted a joint statement, “The Value of Professional Collaboration in Protecting the
Assessing pet supplements
A third of all U.S. households with dogs use supplements, as do about a fifth of households with cats, according to a report on pet
Supplement companies made changes after facing crackdown
The availability of glucosamine for animals seemed to be in question 15 years ago.
World Veterinary Day promotes continuing education in one health
On April 30, World Veterinary Day 2016 will promote continuing education for veterinarians in one health.
Rumors of the demise of the extension veterinarian
No one knows exactly how many extension veterinarians there are, although they always have been few in number.
1945 - 1955
With the end of World War II, “Thousands of people, particularly those in the medical profession, are returning to civil life