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AVMA looks to food animal group to investigate manpower shortage

Jan 1, 2004

Cleveland-The American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board voted to put a food animal practitioner manpower study on hold.

Congress clears legislation to boost veterinary medicine in underserved areas

Jan 1, 2004

Washington-The government might start paying off veterinary student loans to entice new graduates to work in underserved areas.

Bush clears FDA user fees for veterinary market

Jan 1, 2004

User fees to hasten drug approvals for the veterinary market just became a reality.

FDA draft risk assessment says clones likely safe, but cites animal health concerns

Dec 1, 2003

Rockville, Md.-In the wake of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft risk assessment on the safety of animal cloning, the FDA's Veterinary Medical Advisory Committee (VMAC) agreed that products generated from clones would likely be safe to eat but some panel members expressed concern on the risks to animal welfare.

FDA releases industry guidance on antibiotics

Dec 1, 2003

Cleveland-The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its long-anticipated risk-assessment guidance for food animals to help safeguard against the emergence of antibiotic resistance in people.

Congress clears FDA user fees to rally drug approvals

Nov 1, 2003

Washington-The U.S. House of Representatives OK'd legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an infusion of new monies to spur approvals of new animal drugs.

NYC power outage an 'inconvenience,' animal health officials say

Oct 1, 2003

New York-The nation's worst power blackout could have been much worse, according to animal health officials.

Western University to build primary careteaching hospital courtesy of Banfield

Sep 1, 2003

Pomona, Calif.-Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (Western U) is getting a new primary care teaching hospital, complements of Banfield.

Spire to take AABP presidency; alternative CE programs needed

Sep 1, 2003

Manhattan, Kan.-Dr. Mark Spire the incoming president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), says food animal veterinary medicine will be rife with challenges this next year.

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