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Indiana mulls reimbursement program for veterinarians who sterilize pets of Medicaid recipients

February 2, 2012

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Indiana lawmakers proposed a new animal sterilization program that would reimburse veterinarians who spay or neuter dogs or cats owned by Medicaid recipients.

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Oregon pharmacy board outlines rules for sodium pentobarbital use

February 1, 2012

Salem, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Pharmacy amended its controlled substances rules as they apply to certain euthanasia drugs

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Nebraska regulators crack down on wildlife ownership

February 1, 2012

Lincoln, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission want annual permits for wildlife kept in captivity.

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USDA chief says a return to horse slaughter doubtful

February 1, 2012

Washington — When it comes to reopening horse slaughter operations in the United States, government officials say they doubt horse slaughter for meat will resume any time soon.

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Florida may allow pharmacies to fill out-of-state veterinary prescriptions

February 1, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. — Pharmacists in Florida will be able to fill veterinary prescriptions for out-of-state pharmacists is new state legislation passes.

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Virginia veterinary board revises rules for drug destruction procedures

February 1, 2012

Richmond, Va. —The Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine finalized new drug destruction procedures for veterinarians.

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FDA to prohibit certain uses of cephalosporin antibiotics in food animals

January 4, 2012

National Report -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order Jan. 4 prohibiting certain uses of cephalosporin antibiotics in food animals after April 5.

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Emotional damages debate heads to high court

January 1, 2012

The Texas Supreme Court will be asked to decide if non-economic damages should be awarded in a mistaken euthanasia case.

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FDA scraps 12-year-old petition to pull antibiotic approvals for food animals

January 1, 2012

Rockville, Md. — Twelve years after filing a petition calling for the phase-out of non-medical uses of antibiotics in food animals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently denied these petitions by saying withdrawing approvals for certain antimicrobail uses in food animals would consume too much of the agency's time and resources.

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