In its continuing commitment to increase transparency, the FDA’ Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced this week the availability of data from over 30 years of adverse event reports related to animal drugs and devices used in animals.
Pregnant heifers are one cohort on dairies that don’t need nutrient-rich diets. In fact, over-feeding mature heifers can lead to excess fat deposition, which may cause calving difficulties and challenging lactation transitions.
While businesses are the vehicle for delivering veterinary services and developing new lifesaving products, veterinary academia has largely ignored the business of veterinary medicine as a subject for teaching and research.
The FDA this week announced a funding opportunity and Request for Applications (RFA) for studies that can help target and define durs of use for certain medically important antimicrobial drugs approved for use in the feed of food-producing animals.
Grass tetany might be easily defined as a deficiency of magnesium, but for Dick Kurtz of Oregon, Mo., it just means trouble. He lost three cows in March to the disorder and is carefully watching a few more.