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.