FDA Relaxes Some Regulations To Assist Veterinarians During Pandemic

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing commitment to combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and providing flexibility across FDA-regulated industries, the agency announced today that it intends to temporarily not enforce certain requirements in order to allow veterinarians to better utilize telemedicine to address animal health needs during the pandemic. “The FDA […]

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Veterinarians Voice Concerns About Proposed FDA Compounding Guidelines

Veterinary practices and their ability to compound medications for animals could be significantly impacted by a proposed FDA guideline, reports Pharmacy Times. The draft guidance produced by the FDA, though not binding, would advise vets on times when the FDA doesn’t plan on taking action for violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which […]

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New Drug To Treat Fever In Horses Approved

Kindred Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved Zimeta™ (dipyrone injection) for the control of pyrexia (fever) in horses. Pyrexia, or fever, is associated with a number of underlying diseases and can result in significant […]

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Maine Regulators Suspend Pharmacy Accused Of Selling Compounded Drugs Wholesale

Pennsylvania-based Rapid Equine Pharmacy LLC saw its license suspended by regulators in Maine after they say the mail-order pharmacy acted as a wholesaler for compounded drugs and sold large quantities of compounds to a veterinarian who distributed them without prescriptions. The Maine Board of Pharmacy immediately suspended the company’s license for 30 days in a […]

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Biotech Startup May Change Veterinary Drug Approval Landscape

Big pharma generally works backward: Determine what a chemical compound does to a body, then see where it can be applied in medicine. To bring a drug to market, a four-stage trial has to take place; it then takes about 10 years and $100 million to navigate the FDA approval process. DVM 360 reports that […]

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British Lab Recalling 34 Lots Of Injectable Products Due To Sterility Concerns

Norbrook Laboratories Limited of Newry, United Kingdom is recalling 34 lots of veterinary injectable drug products to the veterinarian/consumer level as a precautionary measure as product sterility cannot be assured. There is a concern that if the sterility of these products has been compromised, use of these products could result in introduction of infectious agents […]

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Drug Maker Issues Statement Regarding Bisphosphonates: Unscrupulous Use ‘Morally Reprehensible’

Dechra Veterinary Products prides itself as a global leader in the ethical and responsible use of pharmaceuticals. The health of the horse is our first and foremost priority, and a driving force in our product development, commercialization and ongoing research efforts. We are passionate advocates of equine welfare and our people, science and products deliver […]

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Be Skeptical Of Equine Supplement Claims

There are literally tens of thousands of equine supplements on the market, but does each live up to its claim? Equine nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, recommends being open-minded, yet skeptical, when evaluating what a supplement can do for an equine, reports The Horse. Using a fictional supplement to look critically at what the product claims […]

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About DMSO

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is commonly used topically to treat inflammation in horses. A byproduct of paper production, DMSO was originally created as an industrial solvent; it is now approved for veterinary use by the Food and Drug Administration. Banned from some horse sports, DMSO use in horses has not been well studied. Equus recently compiled a […]

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