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New York outlines CE requirements for DVMs, technicians

January 1, 2012

Albany, N.Y. — Veterinarians in New York may soon be required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education (CE) every three years, according to a proposed amendment to the state's education regulations.

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Misuse of spot-on flea/tick products fuels EPA mandate fo label changes

January 1, 2012

Washington — Manufacturers of spot-on flea-and-tick products have six months to make labeling changes, according to a new directive from the Environmental Protection Agency, to address increasing adverse events associated with the misapplication of these products by pet owners.

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Repeal extended on controlled substance law

December 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — The repeal date on rules that allow registered veterinary technicians or unregistered assistants to administer controlled drugs under wither direct or indirect supervision of a veterinarian have been extended following the passage of Senate Bill 943.

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Canine licensing, reporting legislation vetoed in California

December 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Oct. 7 that would have created new licensing protocols and reporting requirements for institutions that offer dogs for adoption or sale.

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FDA unveils strategic plan through 2016

December 1, 2011

Rockville, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a 2012-2016 strategic plan for the Center for Veterinary Medicine and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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Finding compromise

December 1, 2011

Practice negotiates settlement with state's environmental agency over medical-waste disposal.

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HSUS leaders host briefing in support of California's downer livestock law

December 1, 2011

Washington — The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and a number of other animal welfare groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit filed by the National Meat Association that seeks to overturn a California law banning the killing and processing of "downer" livestock."

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Florida may add animal injuries to domestic violence definition

December 1, 2011

Tallahassee, Fla. — The definition of domestic violence in Florida may be expanded to include animals, according to new legislation.

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Oregon surveys veterinarians about scope of illegal practice

December 1, 2011

Salem, Ore. — Chiropractic treatment by non-veterinarians is believed to be the most common form of "illegal practice" in Oregon, according to a new survey of veterinarians by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).

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