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Four flea, tick products linked to seizures, ataxia
Four flea and tick products may cause seizures, tremors, and lost coordination in some cats and dogs.
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Policy addresses therapeutic use of stem cells, regenerative medicine
The AVMA House of Delegates passed a new policy July 21 on Therapeutic Use of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
FDA approves Zoetis’ multiple-parasite preventive
Zoetis received approval in February from the Food and Drug Administration for its new Simparica Trio, the first combination drug that protects dogs…
Company issues warning about meloxicam in cats
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica is adding a boxed warning about use of Metacam in cats to the product's labeling. Metacam is the
Frustration mounts over opioid shortage
Drug shortages and discontinuations are nothing new to veterinary medicine.
DEA provides update on opioid shortage
The Drug Enforcement Administration released a statement April 10 on the ongoing opioid shortages affecting both human and veterinary medicine.
Recalled mirtazapine may have double the labeled strength
Mislabeled mirtazapine bottles could contain tablets with double the expected strength, according to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration.
AVMA working group helps navigate opioid abuse epidemic
An AVMA working group has taken up the task of providing needed information to help veterinary professionals contribute productively to the national…
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
AVMA presents Excellence Awards for 2019
During AVMA Convention 2019 this August in Washington, D.C., a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such…
More opioids available to veterinarians during ongoing shortage
The Food and Drug Administration announced Dec. 13 that the agency has worked with Pfizer Inc. to help alleviate a shortage of certain injectable…
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
Foundation announces recipients of new research grants
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation recently announced the recipients of new research grants in pharmacology and pain management in dogs.
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
Vaccine holds promise for treating osteosarcoma in dogs
Veterinarians in the audience wanted to know when they could get their hands on the new treatment.Dr. Sue Ettinger, a veterinary oncologist,
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…
Guidelines for use of autogenous biologics
Understanding regulations for autogenous biologics is important to avoid violating the Virus Serum Toxin Act (VSTA) enforced by the United States…
WHO seeks end to antibiotic use without disease
Global health authorities are discouraging use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the absence of disease.
Tramadol becomes controlled substance
The Drug Enforcement Administration has designated tramadol as a controlled substance
Supplement companies made changes after facing crackdown
The availability of glucosamine for animals seemed to be in question 15 years ago.
The continuing conundrum of feline injection-site sarcomas
Veterinarians would much rather talk with cat owners about all the advantages of vaccination for cats rather than the extremely rare occurrence of
Intended use of therapeutic diets as drugs dictates VCPR requirement
Therapeutic or "prescription" diets must be dispensed within a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
October 2014 Issue of The AVMA Advocate
Ebola and pets; AVMA urges Congress to help rural areas get needed vet care