Menu Foods, maker of house-brand dog and cat food for stores such as WalMart, PetsMart, and Safeway is recalling 60 million containers of wet food after reports of vomiting, kidney failure, and death in dogs and cats fed the food. According to the Menu Foods Web site (which at the time I checked was extremely slow to load), a complete list of affected foods will be available tomorrow morning. The AP reports that

The recall covers the company’s “cuts and gravy” style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between Dec. 3 and March 6.

(Thanks to the good folks at the Veterinary Technicians’ Journal blog for posting the story!)

Poultry on farms that do not use antibiotics have been found to harbor high numbers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, suggesting that simply eliminating the use of antibiotics in poultry production will not lead to a reduction those bacteria or lessen the risk they pose to human health.

New issues of the following journals are now available online:

A new television drama, ABC’s October Road features a character who is a veterinary assistant. The New York Times reviews the TV show here.