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LEADER FOR VETERINARY
PRACTICE AND BUSINESS
Volume 26/Number 9 September 2014 VeterinaryPracticeNews.com
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By Ken Niedziela, Veterinary Practice News
care fails to
They ate WHAT?
Animals will eat
proof is in the
debate FDA oversight
By Ken Niedziela
Veterinary Practice News
The Animal Health Institute, a trade group representing pharma- ceutical manufacturers, is demanding that the Food and Drug
Administration crack down on the illegal compounding of veterinary drugs, saying the practice puts animals at risk and jeopardizes the development of new medications.
Healthy Pets, Page 24
Compounding, Page 51
Partners for Healthy Pets, a coalition that launched in 2011 with the goal of emphasizing preventive care through
regular checkups, had no trouble winning over veterinary
The problem is that pet owners haven’t embraced preventive care.
DVM, of Paws
won our annual
his X-ray of an
exotic frog that ate
the rock substrate in its
cage. For other winners and
honorable mentions, see Pages 2 and 4.