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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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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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