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Nebraska lawmakers mandate veterinary care for breeding dogs

May 1, 2012

Pet breeders in Nebraska will soon be required to have a written veterinary care plan for every dog under their care.

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Nebraska lawmakers declare pets to be personal property

May 1, 2012

Nebraska has passed a law that will preempt efforts to award non-economic damages in cases of pet loss.

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States seek limitations on nontherapeutic antibiotic uses in food animals

May 1, 2012

Some lawmakers in Minnestota and West Virginia are working on limiting nonmedicacl uses of antimicrobials in food animals.

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Groups urge USDA to crack down on equine soring

May 1, 2012

The Humane Society of the United States has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand the Horse Protection Act to make the use of numbing or masking drugs to hide underlying soring a felony offense.

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Louisiana board mandates direct supervision for laypersons performing alternative therapies

May 1, 2012

The Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine is permitting laypersons to provide alternative therapies on animals under the supervision of a veterinarian.

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Iowa legislation hopes to redefine veterinary technicians, assistants

May 1, 2012

The Iowa Senate is considering a bill that would define the occupation of veterinary assistant and create two other classes of veterinary employees.

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Federal judge orders FDA to start proceedings over subtherapeutic antibiotic uses

May 1, 2012

Animal Health Institute says order diverts resources from current stakeholder activity.

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FDA issues new guidelines to limit antimicrobial overuse in food animals

April 17, 2012

Veterinary oversight is key to phasing out nontherapeutic use, agency says.

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AVMA lends its support to hen-housing legislation

April 6, 2012

Bill intended to improve housing conditions for egg-laying hens.

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