courtesy U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Sunshine Mills recalls dog foods for aflatoxin levels

by Tim Wall The potential for aflatoxin levels above the acceptable limit in these products was discovered by routine sampling performed by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.   Sunshine Mills, Inc. recalled of certain dog food products due to levels of aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Aflatoxin…

The Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America

The 2019 edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list reveals that the pet specialty channel’s premier chains continue to expand at an incredible pace. It has been a busy year for the pet industry’s chain retailers. With carefully curated product selections and a strong focus on service, these businesses continue to find themselves well…

Paragon Veterinary Referrals Invests £20,000 In State-of-the-art Surgical Neurology Microscope

  One of the UK’s top animal hospitals has significantly enhanced its neurosurgery capabilities by investing in a £20,000, state-of-the-art surgical microscope. The award-winning Paragon Veterinary Referrals, in Wakefield, has become the first practice in Yorkshire, and one of few in the UK, to introduce the technology. Paragon’s head of neurology, Massimo Mariscoli, said the…

AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTITIONERS RELEASE NEW FELINE VACCINATION GUIDELINES

[Lakewood, Colorado; Bridgewater, New Jersey; September 1, 2020] The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) convened a panel of experts to update the 2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report. The release of the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines provides updated recommendations and the most current information for…

Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens affecting animal health

Antimicrobial use in animals, people, and the environment may contribute to  antimicrobial resistance , which poses direct risks to animal health and welfare and can potentially impact human health. The AVMA worked with microbiologists, epidemiologists, and species experts to identify bacteria affecting multiple animal species for which there is evidence of resistance to available antimicrobials.…