Washington - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the Michigan Pork Producers Association (MPPA) are asking a federal district judge to determine the constitutionality of the pork checkoff, and to rule on the legality of the settlement agreement between NPPC and the USDA.
Shawnee Mission, Kan.- Bayer announces it has received approval from the Center of Veterinary Medicine of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Marquis (15 percent w/w ponazuril) Antiprotozoal Oral Paste for the treatment of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Marquis offers equine veterinarians and their clients the first FDA-approved treatment for EPM, combining safety, efficacy and convenience, the company says.
Washington-The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) applauds the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee for securing $40 million in funds to modernize the National Animal Health Facility in Ames, Iowa.
The Food and Drug Administration has developed an action plan addressing the agency's steps in dealing with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) among other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.
Washington-If Congress approves it, President George Bush's supplemental appropriations request would call for an additional $35 million for the United States Department of Agriculture to step up preventative measures against foreign animal disease threats.
Helena, Mont.-Montana Supreme Court justices have turned down a claim that Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (CSU-VTH) should be open to long-arm jurisdiction for an equine malpractice lawsuit because it operated a Web site.
Washington- Government officials are considering adding a definition for distress to animal welfare regulations and changing the way laboratory animal use is recorded in research, experiments and teaching.
Washington, D.C.-At presstime, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new animal thresholds for antibiotic approvals, while a new Purdue University pilot program was just launched to monitor antibiotic resistance in companion and food animals.