March 21, 2011

Qualitest Phenobarbitol Recall: Adverse Events in Dogs Reported

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has become aware of a human drug recall for Phenobarbital tablets. Phenobarbital is prescribed by veterinarians as an extralabel use for treating seizures in animals.

March 21, 2011

Povidine Prep Pads Recalled Due to Possible Contamination with Elizabethkingia meningoseptica

H&P industries, Inc., a manufacturer of over-the-counter products has initiated a voluntary product recall of all lots of Povidine Prep Pads manufactured by H&P Industries, Inc. but which are private labeled for many accounts.

March 17, 2011

American Regent Recalls Specific Lots of Concentrated Sodium Chloride Injection Due to Particulates

This recall was initiated because some of the vials of these lots may contain visible particulates. Potential adverse events after intravenous administration of solutions containing particulates may include disruption of blood flow within small blood vessels in the lung, localized inflammation (swelling and redness due to accumulation of inflammatory cells), and granuloma formation.

March 17, 2011

American Regent Recalls Specific Lots of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection Due to Particulates

American Regent is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of specific Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injections.

March 9, 2011

Jones Natural Chews Recalls Pig Ears Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

March 9, 2011

OVMEB Votes to Rescind Proposed Changes to Rules Regarding Exams, Vaccines & VCPRs

At its July 23rd meeting, the OVMEB voted to rescind the proposed rule changes regarding exams and vaccines. The current rules remain in effect.

March 1, 2011

Recall of Wellness® Canned Cat Food: Possible Thiamine Deficiency

WellPet LLC has voluntarily recalled certain lots of Wellness® canned cat food due to the possibility that they contain less than adequate levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

February 7, 2011

American Regent Recalls One Lot of Potassium Phosphates Injection Due to Particulate Contamination

American Regent is recalling one lot of Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP, 15 mM/5 mL Phosphorus; 22 mEq/5 mL Potassium, 5 mL Single Dose Vial.

February 4, 2011

American Regent Recalls One Lot of Sodium Thiosulfate Injection Due to Particulates

American Regent is recalling One Lot of Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP, 10% (100 mg/mL), 10 mL Single Dose Vial due to particulate contamination.

February 4, 2011

FDA Announces Upcoming Shortage of Vetsulin for Dogs and Cats in the Critical Need Program

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today an anticipated shortage of Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension), a product used to treat diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Vetsulin is manufactured by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and is only available to animals currently enrolled in the Vetsulin Critical Need Program.