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Check Out the Top 25 Veterinary News Stories of 2012veterinary news, recall, dog food recall, pet recall, veterinaryThese were the most-read stories on VeterinaryPracticeNews.com in 2012.

Here are the 25 stories VeterinaryPracticeNews.com visitors found to be the most interesting in 2012.

 

Why People Don't Own Pets

25. American Humane Survey Determines Why Some Don’t Own Pets
The cost of pet ownership, a lack of time to care for a cat or dog, and grief over an animal’s death are...Read more >> 

 

AAHA Denounces Raw Pet Food

24. AAHA Denounces Raw Food Diets for Pets
The American Animal Hospital Association has joined the American Veterinary Medical Association in taking a stand against raw food diets for pets...Read more >>

 

AVMA Issues Vet Spending Stats, Policy on Raw Diets

23. AVMA Frowns Upon Raw Diets, Says Vet Spending Up
The American Veterinary Medical Association hosted its annual convention in San Diego over the weekend and kept the 8,675 registered attendees busy...Read more >> 

 

Nature’s Variety Recalls Dog Food Due to Odor

22. Nature’s Variety Recalls Dog Food Due to Odor
Nature’s Variety recalled several bags of Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs due to an off-odor smell that may develop over time...Read more >> 

 

Heartworm

21. FidoPharm Rolls Out Generic Heartworm Preventive
PetArmor manufacturer FidoPharm launched a generic prescription heartworm preventive...Read more >>

 

 

Solid Gold Recalls Two Batches of Dog Food

20. Solid Gold Recalls Two Batches of Dog Food
In another salmonella-related action, Solid Gold Health Products for Pets Inc. of El Cajon, Calif., recalled two batches of dry dog food...Read more >>

  

 

Golden Retriever Study

19. Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Study Opens for Enrollment
Enrollment has begun for the expansive Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, according to Morris Animal Foundation, which is hosting the research...Read more >>


 

 

Recalled Petco bowl

18. Petco Recalls Radiation-Tainted Pet Food Bowls
Petco has recalled three pet food bowls because an overseas manufacturer used stainless steel containing small quantities of radioactive cobalt-60...Read more >>

 

 

Merck Unveils Topical Parasite Meds for Pets

17. Merck Unveils Topical Parasite Meds for Pets
Merck Animal Health launched a pair of veterinary-exclusive, topical, ectoparasite treatment and prevention products for pets...
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Elevated Heartworm Prevalence Expected this Spring

16. Elevated Heartworm Prevalence Expected this Spring
The United States will experience high populations of heartworm due to anticipated above-normal temperatures and precipitation levels...Read more >>

 

 

Purina Recalls Vet Diet on Thiamine Deficiency

15. Purina Recalls Vet Diet on Thiamine Deficiency
Nestlé Purina PetCare voluntarily recalled one lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets OM (Overweight Management) Feline Formula canned cat food today due to a possible subnormal level of...
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Tony Basher Died

14. Veterinary Ophthalmologist Found Dead Near Tucson
Anthony “Tony” Basher, a British-born board-certified veterinarian specializing in ophthalmology, was found dead in a burning car Nov. 9, 2012, near Tucson, Arizona...Read more >>

 

 

Cerenia Vomiting Med Approved for Use in Cats, Younger Dogs

13. Cerenia Vomiting Med Approved for Use in Cats, Younger Dogs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a label update for Cerenia (maropitant citrate) Injectable Solution, a veterinary antiemetic drug, to include the treatment of vomiting in cats older than 16 weeks...Read more >>

 

 

Diamond Expands Recall

12. Diamond Expands Recall, Resumes Production in Gaston
Diamond Pet Foods expanded its recall of pet food produced at its Gaston, S.C., manufacturing facility to include six additional brands and resumed production at the facility...Read more >>

 

 

Wlamart's Pure Balance

11. Walmart Launches Store-Brand Premium Dog Food
Walmart, the Bentonville, Ark.-based discount giant, jumped into the premium pet food market today with its own brand, Pure Balance...Read more >>

 

AVMA Drops Medical Insurance Plans

10. Law Changes Force AVMA to Drop Medical Insurance Plans
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Group Health and Life Insurance Trust will no longer provide medical insurance to its members after 2013, the trust announced...Read more >>

 

Feds Propose Protecting Four Macaw Species as Endangered

9. Feds Propose Protecting Four Macaw Species as Endangered
In a proposal that could curtail interstate trade of four species of macaws, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service today proposed listing the great green macaw, hyacinth macaw and military macaw as endangered...Read more >>

 

Recalled Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky

8. Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky for Dogs Recalled
For the second time in eight days, Kasel Associated Industries recalled a dog treat because of possible salmonella contamination...
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Merck Unveils Topical Parasite Meds for Pets

7. Merck Unveils Topical Parasite Meds for Pets
Merck Animal Health launched a pair of veterinary-exclusive, topical, ectoparasite treatment and prevention products for pets called Activyl and Activyl Tick Plus...Read more >>


 

Salmonella

6. Diamond Plant Inspection Reveals Unsanitary Practices
An inspection of Diamond Pet Foods' Gaston, S.C., plant where an outbreak of salmonella illnesses may have originated revealed conditions and practices that could have led to contamination...Read more >>

 

FDA Approves Trio of New Canine Drugs

5. FDA Approves Trio of New Canine Drugs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved three new animal drugs for dogs, including a formulation of Novartis Animal Health’s Interceptor heartworm preventive, a transdermal fentanyl solution for control of postoperative pain and an antibiotic...Read more >>

 

Diamond Halts Pet Food Production at S.C. Plant

4. Diamond Halts Pet Food Production at S.C. Plant
Diamond Pet Foods of Meta, Mo., suspended all production at its Gaston, S.C., plant, following a dog food recall last week due to salmonella concerns...Read more >>

 

Iverhart Max Lot Recalled on Efficacy Concern

3. Iverhart Max Lot Recalled on Efficacy Concern
Virbac Animal Health voluntarily recalled one lot of its canine heartworm and internal parasite preventive Iverhart Max Chewable Tablets (ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate, praziquantel) because the ivermectin failed to...Read more >>

 

Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Food Recalled

2. Salmonella Prompts Diamond Dog Food Recall
Diamond Pet Foods of Meta, Mo., voluntarily recalled certain bags of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dog food on suspicion of salmonella contamination... Read more >>

 

Diamond Expands Recall Again

1. Diamond Expands Recall Again
Diamond Pet Foods of Meta, Mo., added another brand to its expansive salmonella-related pet food recall, and a pair of cats in a Canadian shelter reportedly died...Read more >>

 

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Student Group at Virginia Tech Holds ‘Impostors Panel’

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Texas Man Poses As Veterinarian

A veterinary technician is arrested for posing as a veterinarian.

Oregon Veterinarians To Undergo Background Checks

A March state audit results in background checks for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

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