Important WSVMA surveys – don’t forget to give us your feedback!

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

Please take a few moments to complete the survey on antibiotic use and resistance and the survey on compounding. Each survey is brief and only takes a few minutes to complete. The information you submit will help us as we study both issues. Thank you. Antibiotic Usage and Resistance Survey WSVMA Compounding Survey

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FDA Issues Revised Guidance on Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued revised Guidance for Industry (GFI) #120, “Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers.” The FDA also announced that veterinarians in states that do not require a VFD to be issued within the context of a VCPR that includes federally-defined key elements will be required to follow the federal VCPR requirements. Until the Veterinary Board of Governors completes the VCPR rulemaking process sometime in 2016, Washington veterinarians must follow federal requirements. Revised GFI...

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Antibiotic use and resistance study among Washington veterinarians

  |   One Health, Uncategorized

The University of Washington School of Public Health’s Center for One Health Research (COHR) is requesting licensed clinical veterinarians participate in a brief survey that aims to assess antimicrobial prescribing practices and resistance concerns among Washington State veterinarians. This study is a joint effort between University of Washington, WSVMA, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Washington State Department of Agriculture, who are all participants in the One Health Steering Committee in conjunction with the Washington State Department of...

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Bluetongue virus found in Washington and Idaho deer and livestock

  |   Animal Health, Uncategorized

Bluetongue virus (BTV) has been confirmed by the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) in 42 animals from Washington and Idaho. This is an increase over previous years. Most of the samples were from white-tailed deer but other species were affected including domestic sheep, bighorn sheep, mule deer, cows and a yak. BTV is caused by a virus which is transmitted by midges or gnats and is not transferred between animals or to humans. Warmer, drier weather this year is suspected...

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WSVMA compounding survey

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized, WSVMA News

While we wish to keep member surveys to a minimum, we need your input on compounding practices within your hospital. The WSVMA has been working closely with the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission  (PQAC) as they amend and update state compounding regulations which could affect your ability to treat patients with compounded medications. Through this survey, we can gain important insight into how often you use compounded drugs, how current compounding laws are affecting your practice, and which compounded drugs are most...

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