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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COVID-19: Minnesota Veterinarians Ordered To Halt Elective Procedures

While several states have issued orders to halt elective surgical procedures on humans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz has clarified a similar order in his state refers to elective veterinary surgeries too. According to a report from KMSP Fox 9, the governor’s office received questions about whether veterinarians had to halt non-essential […]

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John Peters, Longtime Delaware State Veterinarian, Dies

Dr. John Thomas Peters, a leading equine veterinarian and an Air Force ‎veteran, died on Feb. 11, 2020. Born in Howard County, Indiana in 1932, Peters was the son of Ralph and Thelma Peters. He graduated from Greentown High School and was on the high school basketball team that beat Kokomo High School in the […]

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Veterinary Futures Commission Charts Course For Future Success In The Profession

A joint commission created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has released a report identifying emerging trends that will affect the veterinary profession during the next generation, providing insights that may be used to adapt to the profession’s changing environment. “The Future of Veterinary Medicine,” produced […]

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California Racetrack Veterinarian To Colleagues: Don’t Fear Medication Reform

When The Stronach Group announced a slate of reforms aimed at improving equine safety and welfare last spring, there wasn’t much debate that new policies were needed, but not everyone in horse racing agreed with the list of changes. Dr. Ryan Carpenter, longtime Southern California racetrack surgeon, says that he was one of the skeptics.  […]

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Breeders’ Cup Safety: ‘Everything That Can Be Done, Is Being Done’

The racing industry is approaching this year’s Breeders’ Cup with more anticipation than ever – not all of it positive. In the wake of a spike in equine fatalities during Santa Anita’s spring meet, safety is the top concern to those inside and outside the racing industry. Officials with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), […]

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Hagyard Settles Lawsuit With Veterinarians Over Contract Dispute

More than two years after it began, the civil suit between Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., and three of its former veterinarians has been settled. Terms of the settlement were confidential. “Hagyard is pleased to move on and looks forward to continuing to provide quality service to its clients and their horses,” said […]

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The Whats And Whys Behind Santa Anita’s Nightmare Spring Season

Santa Anita is preparing to launch its fall meet under more scrutiny than ever before. As racing ticks down the weeks to this year’s Breeders’ Cup, some racing fans are still wondering – what happened to cause the much-publicized spike in equine fatalities last spring, and what’s the thinking behind the policies the track put […]

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National HBPA: More Than 600 Industry Stakeholders Show Support For Race-Day Lasix

A unified industry group believes banning Lasix will adversely impact the health and welfare of racehorses, as well as the strength of our industry. Today, a letter was released with more than 600 signatures in support of protecting Lasix as a choice for horsemen and veterinarians to administer on race day for the well-being of equine […]

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