FDA Approves First Generic Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Oral Suspension for Use in Cats and Dogs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic form of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension for use in cats and dogs. Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Oral Suspension is approved to treat susceptible skin and soft tissue bacterial infections (e.g., wounds, abscesses, cellulitis, etc.) in both dogs and cats. It…

Cat deaths surge in U.K. amidst food recall

The Royal Veterinary College is aware of 528 cases of feline pancytopenia in recent months August 6, 2021   The sudden deaths of more than 330 cats in the U.K. might be linked to several batches of dry cat food, recalled earlier this year. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) says it has been notified of…

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Calls for bans on breeding short-nosed dogs gain momentum

Ross Kelly [Image: Dr. Rowena Packer] Norway soon could become the second country to ban the breeding of short-muzzled dogs, adding weight to calls — including a campaign backed by nearly 1,500 veterinarians — for rule changes worldwide. The Norwegian Society for the Protection of Animals (NSPA) is suing three kennel clubs in the country,…

UC Davis Finds Its Next Dean In Colorado

Dr. Mark Stetter spent nearly a decade running the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Tony McReynolds – 7/28/2021 Colorado State University’s veterinary college dean, Mark Stetter, DVM, DACZM, is headed west to take over the nation’s top-ranked veterinary medicine program. Dr. Stetter will step down in Fort Collins, Colorado, on…

Bioguard Acquires ISO 13485 Accreditation Certificate

The Bioguard Corporation has been accredited with ISO 13485:2016 after completing all the requirements and passing the evaluation and inspection of the SGS. The ISO 13485 certificate is an international recognition of fulfilling the requirements for a quality management system. The company demonstrated its ability to provide medical devices and related services to meet the…

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DNA may hold secret for feline HCM therapies

UC Davis researchers say nearly 20 percent of cats prescribed clopidogrel continue to form blood clots The effectiveness of a commonly prescribed treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats may vary depending on the animal’s genes. Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), have found a cat’s DNA alters how it responds to…

Veterinary Artificial Insemination Market Size, Share, Growth, Sales Revenue and Key Drivers Analysis Research Report by 2027

The latest report released by Reports and Data, titled ‘Global Veterinary Artificial Insemination Market,’ summarizes the Veterinary Artificial Insemination market and offers insightful information about its key segments and sub-segments. The critical market insights offered by the report are derived through extensive research, expert interviews, and surveys. The report highlights the key market dynamics including…

FDA gives full approval to new canine lymphoma drug

Tony McReynolds – 7/28/2021 “It’s a very exciting time to be an oncologist,” Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM told NEWStat.   Ettinger, a leading veterinary oncologist, said that’s partly because the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave their full approval to the drug Tanovea for treatment of lymphoma in dogs in mid-July. The agency conditionally approved Tanovea to treat canine lymphoma in 2016, making it the first conditionally approved new animal drug for dogs to achieve the FDA’s…

Raw dog food found to have multidrug-resistant pathogens

Ross Kelly Scientists have found drug-resistant superbugs harmful to humans in two raw dog-food brands, stirring fresh discussion on the safety of the increasingly popular diets. The research, conducted in Portugal and presented this month at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, raises pressure on governments to more tightly regulate the production…

Improved poultry influenza vaccine provides rapid protection

A vaccine developed by researchers at The Pirbright Institute triggers a rapid immune response which protects chickens against signs of disease and reduces virus shedding. The researchers say the vaccine would also be easier and less costly to produce than the traditional influenza vaccines made in chicken eggs. Many poultry influenza vaccines protect birds from…