Veterinarians, get the latest scoop on the jerky pet treats investigation

The AVMA  was the first to publicly sound the alarm back in 2007 regarding potential health problems associated with the consumption of jerky treats. It’s been almost seven years since then, and what have we learned? The cause of the problem remains elusive despite extensive investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, progress has been made and veterinarians play a critical role in the ongoing investigation.

During a webinar on August 13, AVMA member veterinarians will be updated by FDA investigators on the current status of the investigation and why veterinarians are critical to the successful resolution of the problem. The webinar begins at 11am (Central) and will go until approximately 1pm (Central). There is no cost to attend the webinar, but the number of attendees is limited to the first 1,000 to sign on to the webinar. You do not need to pre-register for this webinar, but it’s advisable to make sure your computer is compatible with the webinar platform (Adobe Connect™) prior to the start of the webinar. There is a link at the bottom of the webinar landing page that allows you to test your system for compatibility.

If the timing doesn’t work for you, or if you turn out to be unlucky #1001 or higher, have no fear – the webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at your convenience.

If you have specific questions you’d like to see answered during the webinar, there are instructions for emailing the questions before and during the webinar.

And in case you missed the earlier announcement, there’s also a free FDA webinar on antiparasitic resistance in grazing livestock (cattle, small ruminants, and horses) on October 14 at 10am (Central). Unlike the jerky treats webinar, registration is required. Reserve your space now, because attendance is limited.

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