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What is the role of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in FDA and what does CVM regulate?

The Center for Veterinary Medicine protects public and animal health by ensuring that animal drugs and medicated feeds are safe and effective and that food from treated animals is safe to eat. The responsibilities of CVM have a direct effect on the safety of the human food supply and on the safety to animals that are treated with veterinary products.

CVM regulates drugs, devices, and food additives for over 100 million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. (Minor animal species include animals other than cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, horses, dogs, and cats)

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