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Check Out VPN.com's 10 Most-read Stories Of 2011

Posted: Jan. 16, 2012, 6:25 p.m. EST



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Here are the stories VeterinaryPracticeNews.com visitors found to be the most interesting in 2011.

 

FDA Approves Atopica for Cats
10. FDA Approves Atopica for Cats

Atopica for cats (cyclosporine oral solution, USP) modified, a treatment for chronic allergic dermatitis, has been approved by the FDA as the first OK'd for treating allergic dermatitis in cats...Read more >>

 

New Novartis Flea and Tick Products to Hit Market
9. New Novartis Flea and Tick Products to Hit Market

Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. today launched new EPA-approved flea and tick control products for dogs and cats to be available through U.S. veterinarians this summer...Read more >>

 

Low Thiamine Levels Prompts Canned Cat Food Recall
8. Low Thiamine Levels Prompts Canned Cat Food Recall

WellPet LLC is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Wellness canned cat food due to low thiamine levels...Read more >>

 

Target Sells Pet-Specific Medications in Pilot Program
7. Target Sells Pet-Specific Medications in Pilot Program

A Target stores trial program filling veterinary prescriptions for animal-specific medications is being well received by customers, the Minneapolis-based retailer reported...Read more >>

 

Elanco Launches Flea Control Product Just for Cats
6. Elanco Launches Flea Control Product Just for Cats

Elanco Companion Animal Health has launched Assurity, a topical flea treatment developed specifically for cats...Read more >>

 

New Mexico Dog Tests Positive for Plague
5. New Mexico Dog Tests Positive for Plague

Laboratory tests today confirmed Bubonic plague in a Rio Rancho, N.M. dog. State health officials are alerting residents to protect themselves and pets against the zoonotic disease most commonly transmitted by flea bites...Read more >>

 

Aflatoxin Prompts Third Dog Food Recall in One Week
4. Aflatoxin Prompts Third Dog Food Recall in One Week

Advanced Animal Nutrition recalled several lots of its dry Dog Power Dog Food due to aflatoxin levels above the acceptable limit...Read more >>

 

How to Test, Interpret Thyroid Function
3. How to Test, Interpret Thyroid Function

Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of dogs. More than 80 percent of cases result from autoimmune thyroiditis, the heritable autoimmune disease that progressively destroys the thyroid gland...Read more >>

 

Study Links ProMeris to Pemphigus Foliaceus; Pfizer Stopping Its Production
2. Study Links ProMeris to Pemphigus Foliaceus; Pfizer Stopping Its Production

A recent groundbreaking study of clinical, histological and immunological data of 22 cases of  Pemphigus foliaceus, or PF, shows evidence that it can occur as an adverse drug reaction to the canine flea and tick preventive ProMeris...Read more >>

 

They Ate What? 2011 X-ray Contest Winners
1. They Ate What? 2011 X-ray Contest Winners

Check out this year’s best radiographs...Read more >>

 

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Kansas State Gets FDA OK for Pilot Project on Antibiotic Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a $1.5 million grant for Kansas State University veterinary researchers to monitor antibiotic use in beef feedlots and dairies.

NC Vet College Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with Turtle Rescue Group

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center recently held a special release of five rehabilitated turtles to mark a 20-year partnership to preserve and protect sea turtle populations.

10th Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey Held October 12

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is asking veterinarians to send in information about their patients so they can get a better understanding of pet obesity in the United States.

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