Administration

Administration

Do you think administration is boring? The drugs that you and your pet take have specific terms in their labeling. They have specific types of studies to be passed. What are those? What can or can't you infer? Learn about the agencies that protect you and your animals.

FIFRA For You!

Author: Kayla Wells, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works hard to prevent toxins from entering the American food and water supplies.  We have seen this with CERCLA, radon, and the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act of 1947 (FIFRA) is no different.

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Understanding the Alphabet Soup of US Government Agencies

Author: Kayla Wells, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Despite the importance, understanding the US government agencies related to public health challenges all that attempt it. It turns into alphabet soup rather quickly. Hopefully, we can shed some light on the topic, and clear up any confusion. 

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Duration of Immunity

Author: Christopher Lee DVM, DACVPM

The USDA has recently made a change in the labeling of animal vaccines which not only affects all newly-licensed vaccines but acts retroactively. Learn more about how this impacts you as well as pets. 

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Food, Drug, and Cosemetics Act

Author: Kayla Wells, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Many people take for granted the safety and wholesomeness of the foods we eat and the drugs we depend on. It hasn’t always been this way. Before 1938, there was no way you could be certain that what was advertised on the label was actually in the container.

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Water Treatment Facilities

Author: Kayla Wells, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Clean water is the key to maintaining any civilization.  John Snow is credited with linking a cholera epidemic to contaminated drinking water in 1855.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diarrheal diseases (such as cholera) kill more children.......

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Hierarchy of Control

Author: Kayla Wells, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Workplace injuries cost industry billions of dollars every year in lost production and medical expenses. To help combat this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed the Hierarchy of Control to provide a framework for implementing control measures. We will cover each control method, starting with the most effective and protective.

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