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Jose Antonio Vargas
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Q&A with Dr. Deb Greco
Q: Can my cat get mad cow disease from PZI insulin?
A: There are no documented cases of mad cow disease in cats. The food supply for humans and animals is tightly regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cattle that go through the inspection process are used for both cat food and PZI insulin. Therefore, your cat is not likely to contract mad cow disease from either beef cat food or beef insulin.
(from Ask Dr. Greco: FAQS About Feline Diabetes; Becton, Dickinson and Company; BD Diabetes)
Deborah S. Greco
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
After receiving her DVM from the University of California, Davis and a PhD in Veterinary Pharmacology from Texas A&M University, Dr. Greco joined the faculty of Colorado State University where she taught veterinary internal medicine for twelve years; in 2002 she was promoted to full professor. Dr. Greco then moved to NYC and practiced at the Animal Medical Center in a largely feline practice before joining Nestlé PURINA in the Global Nutrition and Scientific Communications team. She provides scientific support to global markets and has expertise in the communication of veterinary internal medicine and nutritional information to technical audiences such as veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has been the Editor-In-Chief of a veterinary journal for more than ten years and has authored over 200 scientific articles and book chapters. Dr. Greco is considered an authority in the area of small animal endocrinology and feline medicine; in fact, she was awarded the 1996 Pfizer award for research excellence and the 1998 American Association of Feline Practitioners research award for her work on dietary treatment of feline diabetes mellitus.