Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic (via ChicagoNow)

Many Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of their pets. According to the Banfield Pet Hospital 2012 State of Pet Health Report, there’s been a 90 percent rise in overweight and obese cats since 2007. Many owners do not recognize that their animals are overweight. Read more at ChicagoNow.com.

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FDA Annual Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Food-Producing Animals in 2011 (via FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) released its third annual report summarizing 2011 sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. While overall domestic sales increased by 2.27%, sales excluding ionophores slightly declined. Ionophores are not used in human medicine. FDA cautions that several […]

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FDA Announces Reorganization for the Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program (via FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in the Federal Register a reorganization for the Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) program that was implemented on October 1, 2012. Under the reorganization, the Office of Foods is now the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, led by Michael Taylor, the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary […]

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