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FDA Releases Draft Guidance determining an acute reference dose

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance to help animal drug sponsors determine an acute reference dose (ARfD), which is the estimate of the amount of residues expressed on a body weight basis that can be ingested in a period of no more than 24 hours or less without adverse effects or harm to the health of the human consumer.


Zinpro announces veterinary scholarship winner

Zinpro Corporation recently awarded its 2015 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship to Katie Sielaff, a student at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the class of 2016 and hails from Greenleaf, Wisconsin.


OIE cuts six European countries' BSE risk level

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday it had lowered to the safest level the official risk of six countries for mad cow disease, a move expected to open international market access for their beef exports.


Pregnancy diagnosis options for beef cattle producers

Generally, beef herd pregnancy rates after a 60–120-day breeding season tend to range from 80 to 94 percent. Pregnancy diagnosis identifies the 6–20 percent of open cows in the herd so they can be culled after their calves at side are weaned, instead of waiting to the end of the subsequent calving season.


It’s all about judicious use

One must go back to 1996 to trace the history of government oversight on antibiotics. That’s when Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA), thereby establishing a new regulatory category for certain animal drugs used in animal feed. This new category became known as the veterinary feed directive drugs (VFD drugs).


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