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The Care Of Small Ruminants In The Absence Of FDA-Approved Medications

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The Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) recently provided guidance to small ruminant producers and their veterinarians in an article titled “Extralabel drug use (ELDU) in small ruminants” in JAVMA, Vol 253, No. 8,...more

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Help For Animal Owners And Businesses Affected By Recent Hurricanes

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State Departments of Emergency Management prepare and respond to natural disasters by implementing the orchestrated emergency response plans, which state, federal and non-profit partners help develop over the years. These...more

Dentons

New powers for Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade

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The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Minpromtorg) has put forward for public consultation a draft Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation On the Powers of the Ministry of Industry and Trade...more

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Regulatory changes for specialists in veterinary medicine

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On September 5, 2018, the RF Government issued Executive Order No. 1851-r, which put before the State Duma a bill of amendments1 to RF Law No. 4979-1 of May 14, 1993 On Veterinary Medicine (the "Veterinary Medicine Law")....more

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Procedure for veterinary medicines quality control sampling comes into force

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The Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitation Service ("Rosselkhoznadzor") has issued Order No. 605 of June 13, 2018 (registered with the Ministry of Justice on July 20, 2018), entitled Approval of the Procedure for Veterinary...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)—A Devastating, Infectious Neurological Disease Affecting Horses—Continues To Threaten...

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Equine herpes virus-1, a sometimes deadly virus that can cause myeloencephalopathy in some infected horses (Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy or EHM), has surfaced at one horse farm in Union County, NJ, as reported by...more

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Rescuing Pets From Locked Cars.

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It looks like sister bills in New Jersey that would provide “immunity from civil and criminal liability for rescue of [an] animal from motor vehicle under inhumane conditions” are moving through the lame duck session of the...more

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Why Pet Owners Are Understandably Confused About Pet Medications.

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FDA’s recent announcement that it is “withdrawing draft Guidance for Industry (GFI) #230, ‘Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances’” reminded me that pet owners can become confused about what type of medications...more

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Raising a Paw to Recent Animal Law Efforts in Maryland

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Whoever said that a diamond is a girl’s best friend never had a dog. Within the first few minutes of every conversation, professional or personal, the person I am speaking with always casually, or sometimes intentionally,...more

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On The Critical Issue Of Veterinary Telemedicine In New Jersey And The United States

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A proposed bill “authorizing the provision of health care services through telemedicine and telehealth” (S291) is now on the desk of the Governor of New Jersey for action. The bill, which authorizes “the provision of...more

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Bills Would Extend Existing Immunity From Veterinarians To All Emergency Responders Who Aid Animals During Emergencies.

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A “Good Samaritan” bill, S 3134, introduced in the New Jersey Senate on May 8, 2017 would “provide immunity from civil liability for veterinarians or emergency responders who assist animals at accident scene or emergency.” ...more

Field Law

How Not to Regulate the Profession: Findings of Discrimination at B.C. Veterinary Body Offers Cautionary Tale

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Brar v B.C. Veterinary Medical Association, 2015 BCHRT 151 (CanLII) (B.C. Human Rights Tribunal) The case of Brar out of British Columbia is remarkable, not only for its epic length (a titanic 1,601 paragraphs over...more

Baker Donelson

5th Circuit Affirms the Dismissal of Federal Antitrust Claims Against Insurance Broker on McCarran-Ferguson Act Grounds While...

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On September 23, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Sanger Insurance Agency v. HUB International, affirming the dismissal of plaintiff's federal antitrust claims based upon the McCarran-Ferguson Act (15...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

EPA'S Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rules May Impose Significant Burdens on Health Care Facilities - Comment Period Runs Until...

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated its proposed regulation of “hazardous waste pharmaceuticals,” i.e., pharmaceutical residues discarded from health care facilities which also meet EPA’s long-standing...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

FDA promotes safety, control by veterinarians in new Rule: Veterinary Feed Directive

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to publish new Rules as part of its implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). In addition to new animal feed and food safety rules, the FDA recently...more

Dentons

Limiting Antibiotic Use in Animals: How States are Taking Charge

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After decades of discussion by the US Food and Drug Administration about how and when to best manage the use of antibiotics in animals, recent legislation in California demonstrates that some states have decided to move...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Fireworks for Animal Compounding and More at ACI’s Inaugural Animal Health and Veterinary Drugs and Therapeutics Conference-Part...

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On September 10-11, the American Conference Institute (ACI) held its inaugural Animal Health and Veterinary Drugs and Therapeutics Conference in New York City. The Conference featured two workshops: a pre-conference overview...more

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Recent Legislative Developments Affecting Florida Pharmacies

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Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session ushered in two new laws affecting pharmacies: One addressing pharmacist immunizations (HB 279) and the second clarifies that veterinarians are authorized to dispense compounded drugs and...more

BakerHostetler

“Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”* — Doctors, Vets, and Lawyers in the Antitrust Crosshairs

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Supreme Court Decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission Prompts Legal Challenges to State Professional Boards - Earlier this month a Texas federal district court judge granted a...more

BakerHostetler

“Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”* — Doctors, Vets, and Lawyers in the Antitrust Crosshairs

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Supreme Court Decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission Prompts Legal Challenges to State Professional Boards - Earlier this month a Texas federal district court judge granted a...more

Epstein Becker & Green

FDA Signals Restrictive Regulatory Approach in Draft Guidance on Animal Drug Compounding

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On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) withdrew its 2003 Compliance Policy Guide – Section 608.400, Compounding of Drugs for Use in Animals and signaled new plans to constrain animal drug compounding...more

Varnum LLP

New Rule Ahead for Farm Animal Antibiotics

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A new rule concerning the use of antibiotics on farm animals is nearly finalized. The rule will require producers and distributors of antibiotic products to work more closely with veterinarians to determine whether...more

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