Open Meeting On Supplement Safety Scheduled For April

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The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences recently formed a committee to collect and examine data related to the safety of three dietary supplements offered for dogs, cats and horses, whether in feed or separately.

The committee will hold its first meeting on April 25, which will include an open session from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for veterinarians and other interested individuals and organizations.

The committee will issue a report at the end of the project, which is being sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, highlighting the committee’s findings and conclusions about the safety of the supplements and provide recommendations for future analyses. The project is expected to last about one year.

The committee members include Jim Riviere, DVM, Ph.D., director of the Center of Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine; Dawn Boothe, DVM, Ph.D., professor and director of the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine; Gail Czarnecki-Maulden, Ph.D., senior research nutritionist at Nestle Purina PetCare; David Dzanis, DVM, Ph.D., owner of Dzanis Consulting and Collaborations, which provides post-product development consulting services on matters related to veterinary nutrition and regulation; Patricia Harris, MRCVS, Ph.D., senior equine nutritionist at Waltham Center for Pet Nutrition, director of equine science at Effem Equine Ltd. and adjunct professor of equine studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Wouter Hendriks, Ph.D., head and chair of the animal nutrition group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands; Claudia Kirk, DVM, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee; and Lori Warren, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida.

The meeting will take place at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington D.C.

For more information, call (202) 334-3062 or email rarieti@nas.edu.

The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences recently formed a committee to collect and examine data related to the safety of three dietary supplements offered for dogs, cats and horses, whether in feed or separately.The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences recently formed a committee to collect and examine data related to the safety of three dietary supplements offered for dogs, cats and horses, whether in feed or separately.04-18-2007

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