Veterinary Board of Governors seeks final input on draft client communication regulations

  |   State Regulatory

The Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) has filed a CR-102 for WAC 246-933-310 Definitions and WAC 246-933-345 (New) Client Communication. This is the final phase of rulemaking before the Board votes to approve it. VBOG is proposing to add a definition related to facilities and practice management standards and to create a new section to establish requirements for veterinarians when communicating with clients regarding evaluation and treatment. The new rule is intended to ensure the care provided promotes the health and...

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Comments needed on new Draft FDA guidance for Industry #256, Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Substances

  |   Federal Regulatory

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new draft Guidance for Industry (GFI), titled #256 “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Substances.” In May 2015, the FDA CVM introduced draft guidance for animal drug compounding that did not meet the needs of veterinarians. Following significant feedback from the AVMA, other veterinary organizations, and individual veterinarians, the agency formally withdrew that guidance in November 2017. The FDA intends for its new guidance to balance its concerns regarding safety, effectiveness, and...

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Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West

  |   Continuing Education

Newer and proposed guidance and regulations from the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) have focused attention on the role of the veterinarian to provide complete oversight of antimicrobial use in food animal production. The Veterinary Feed Directive addressed in-feed antimicrobials and severely restricted uses of these products. In September of 2019, the FDA announced proposed guidance on the use of over-the-counter drugs (OTC), eventually eliminating their use and requiring veterinary prescriptions for any antimicrobial. The state of California passed...

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Are anti-vaccination attitudes growing?

  |   Animal Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to global health and not without good reason. The WSVMA seeks your assistance in helping ensure U.S. veterinarians have the opportunity to provide input on a global survey. The purpose of the survey is to better understand animal owner attitudes towards vaccination and is being conducted by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). In November 2019, the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group launched, with the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

A terminally ill rescue dog in eastern Washington became a police K-9 for a day – Q13 Fox Many Washington dairies are struggling after years of trade wars and low milk prices – Seattle Times Questions and answers about a novel coronavirus in Washington –  Seattle-King County Public Health Insider Merck Reports on Veterinary Wellbeing Study – PR Newswire The Myth of Work Life Balance – The Veterinary Idealist Department of Transportation proposes ban on emotional support animals on planes...

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