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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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Conn. lawmakers to demand veterinary exams for imported animals

September 1, 2011

Lawmakers are forcing groups who bring animals into Connecticut for adoption to have them examined by a veterinarian within 48 hours of importation.

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N.Y. shelters given OK to transfer unclaimed pets

September 1, 2011

Albany, N. Y. — Shelters with animals whose redemption periods have expired now have new options.

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Connecticut to cross-check animal abuse cases

September 1, 2011

Hartford, Conn. — Animal cruelty and child abuse have now been linked in new ways.

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Veterinarians shoot down pre-vaccination exam waiver

August 25, 2011

Portland, Ore. -- Overwhelming protest by the veterinary community quashed a proposed amendment to Oregon regulations that would have allowed some animals to be vaccinated without an examination by a veterinarian.

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Rhode Island changes rabies vaccine distribution rules

August 22, 2011

Providence, R. I. -- Rhode Island animal owners may now obtain rabies vaccination directly from the Department of Environmental Management--which has sole authority over animal vaccines--rather than through a veterinarian.

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FDA expands adverse drug reports

August 18, 2011

Rockville, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding a new component to adverse drug experience reports, now requiring the frequency of reactions to be added.

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Veterinarians can reuse donations for pets in need, new law says

August 1, 2011

Carson City, Nev. — Pet owners in Nevada may now donate some unused medications to a veterinarian or veterinary facility so that they can be redistributed to animals in need.

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