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Oklahoma mandates veterinary exams in commercial breeding operations

September 19, 2011

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- New regulations on commercial pet breeding require treatment of sick animals and annual veterinary wellness exams. The action follows new rules approved the Oklahoma?s Board of Commercial Pet Breeders on July 15.

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Court rules in favor of veterinary compounding pharmacy; judge says FDA overstepped its authority

September 15, 2011

Ocala, Fla. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lost its first attempt at shutting down a veterinary compounding operation Sept. 12, when a U.S. District Court denied its motion for a permanent injunction against Franck?s Pharmacy of Ocala, Fla.

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Michigan lawmaker proposes 'warranty' for puppies and kittens; possible reimbursement for veterinary fees

September 14, 2011

Lansing, Mich. -- Pet owners in Michigan may soon have the opportunity to "return" sick or diseased animals to their place of purchase if a proposed new law passes.

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Maryland veterinary board changes licensure rules

September 7, 2011

Annapolis, Md. -- Veterinary candidates who did not earn a degree from a veterinary program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE), but who have passed the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE), will now be considered for state licensure in Maryland.

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FDA issues warning over device used for feline leukemia injections

September 6, 2011

Rockville, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning veterinarians about a possible risk of fractures associated with a device used to deliver the feline leukemia vaccine through the skin of cats.

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Identifying scope of illegal practice

September 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — Ther American Veterinary Medical Association developed a new data collection tool to help in the fight against non-DVMs performing veterinary prcedures

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Texas practitioners snared by state's controlled-substance permit backlog

September 1, 2011

Ponder, Texas — Dr. Phillip Henderson of Ponder Veterinary Hospital spent more than an hour-and-a-half on hold with Texas' Department of Public Safety. He was waiting to hear about the status of his controlled-substance certificate that he tried to renew months before.

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Missouri lawmakers give state's pharmacy board authority over veterinary legend drugs

September 1, 2011

Jefferson City, Mo. — A new bill in Missouri will give the state pharmacy board authority over retail veterinary legend drugs, but also adds a licensed veterinarian to the board's advisory committee.

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HSUS, United Egg producers to propose national egg standards to Congress

September 1, 2011

National Report — Ballot initatives, backed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to change egg-production standards, were dropped in Oregon and Washington after HSUS and the United Egg Producers announced a deal to work together on new federal legislation that would apply to all egg-laying hens in the United States.

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