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CVM Publishes Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2003

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter May/June 2004 Volume XIX, No 3

The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has published an Annual Report for fiscal year 2003.

CVM has the dual role of protecting animal and human health. It has the responsibility for regulating animal feed, pet food, and drugs for all animals, including animals that produce food as well as pets and other companion animals.

This first-ever CVM annual report discusses in detail CVM’s accomplishments in reviewing veterinary drugs to increase the availability of products to treat animals (including drugs for fish and drugs for minor species). It also presents information about the Center’s activity in reducing risks from antimicrobial resistance and controlling BSE in the U.S. cattle herd.

In addition, the report describes the Center’s work to avoid unsafe drug residues in human food, ensure the safety of the feed supply, and protect the health of animals that are produced through biotechnology.

The report will be available on CVM’s website, and hard copies are available from the CVM’s Communications Staff; 7519 Standish Place, HFV-12, Rockville, MD 20855; 301-827-3800.