The federal government’s latest report on antibiotic resistance, released last week, shows encouraging progress in battling drug-resistant strains of bacteria but also points to more work that is needed in this arena. The 2012-2013 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) … read more
Over the weekend, we learned of the second case of Ebola in the U.S. – a Dallas nurse. While healthcare professionals tend to her care, Bentley, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is under the care of veterinary public health officials. … read more
The AVMA recently hosted a Veterinary Feed Directive Summit designed to ultimately help veterinarians better serve their clients in light of a new veterinary feed directive process proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. First, though, let’s provide some background. … read more
As a follow-up to our March 28, 2014, blog post about two people in England developing tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, we want to share with you a risk assessment report recently issued by Public Health England. The … read more
We want to give our members a heads-up to a story that was published in today’s AVMA Animal Health Smart Brief about two people in England developing tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat (you can sign up to receive … read more
Since the first report on chicken jerky products for dogs in 2007, veterinarians and pet owners alike have been concerned with the potential for some of these treats to cause illness in their beloved furry friends. While FDA continues to … read more
Many of your clients are getting ready to head out and enjoy the state and local fairs that take place every fall. And you can help them make sure that they don’t bring home more than they intended by making … read more
In today’s news, an FDA press release announces a revised Order of Prohibition on Extra Label Drug Use of Cephalosporins in the major food producing animal species – cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys. If you’re a veterinarian working with livestock, … read more
Some of the misinterpretations in the media may have resulted from results that were erroneously posted on October 28 by the FDA. The FDA issued corrected numbers on October 31, and my statements are based on the corrected and final information.
The latest culprit in a serious foodborne outbreak in Europe is an unusually virulent strain of E. coli that has been linked to vegetables. There are no ties to animal or meat products that we know of…but of course, if anything new develops, have no doubt that AVMA will be at the forefront, armed with information as it becomes available, and ready to tackle any issues that come our way!