We’re calling on the FDA to save animals by modernizing drug testing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In an era defined by scientific and technological innovation, testing drugs on dogs, rats, monkeys and other animals is not only becoming increasingly outdated but causes immense animal suffering. Despite publicly indicating a commitment to non-animal test methods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulations and guidance documents for […]

FDA Animal Drug Safety Communication: Micotil 300 Labeling Change

The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved revised labeling for Micotil 300 (tilmicosin injection), an injectable drug for use in certain cattle and sheep. These changes address risks to people […]

The animal research behind a new Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab

Earlier this year the drug lecanemab made headlines after positive result in a clinical trial with people diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Lecanemab reduces Alzheimer’s progression Lecanemab is a monoclonal antibody consisting of the humanised version of a mouse antibody. It was developed to recognise, target and remove toxic beta-amyloid proteins that build up in […]

Sri Lankan animal experts warn public against giving stray dogs anti-parasite drug for rashes

Sri Lankan animal experts have warned against giving stray dogs a type of anti-parasite medication for skin rashes, after social media users shared posts on Facebook that recommended the treatment. Improper use of the drug can lead to poor kidney function in dogs, which can be lethal, the experts said. The claim that the anti-parasite […]

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