Oxford University Press CEO Responds With Apparent Acquiescence to Journal’s Non-Disclosure Disclosure
On Monday morning, Oxford University Press chief executive officer Nigel Portwood declined to answer questions about how OUP supervises its journals and oversees its policies with regard to conflicts of interest and disclosure. His answer was limited to an apparent acquiescence to the Journal of Animal Science’s limited addendum ‘for clarity,’ which did not concede or specify the authors’ direct conflict of interest in a controversial article about canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) – a progressive heart disease that can eventually lead to congestive heart failure – and possible links to certain types of diets.
Responding to Conflict of Interest Questions, Journal of Animal Science Publishers Say They Will Add Statement ‘For Clarity’ to Controversial DCM Article. Statement Will Acknowledge Authors’ Ties to Industry.
Wulster-Radcliffe, who is the chief executive officer of the American Society of Animal Science, which publishes the Journal – emailed the statement following a week of controversy in veterinary circles stirred up by the article and the ties that its authors have to the pet food manufacturers that sell diets often referred to by veterinarians as BEG diets…..
CONTROVERSY SWIRLS AROUND JOURNAL’S NON-DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS IN DCM ARTICLE. Journal CEO says inquiry is underway.
Controversy is swirling around a prominent science journal’s article that defends the pet food industry against charges that one of its products endangers canines. Last week, the Journal of Animal Science — which describes itself on its website as “one of the most frequently cited peer-reviewed, agriculturally oriented research journals in the world” — and whose publisher is Oxford University Press — published an article that seeks to debunk the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s reports about its investigations into cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) – a progressive heart disease that can eventually lead to congestive heart failure – and possible links to certain types of diets.
On June 22, following the publication of our report on an article in the Journal of Animal Science, we received a letter from the Journal. It is reprinted below, along with our reply. Story to follow this evening.
PET FOOD INDUSTRY FUNDS CONSULTANCY THAT FUNDS ‘STUDY’ ASSERTING NO LINK BETWEEN DIET AND CANINE HEART DISEASE – – AND NO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Buzz is building in veterinary circles over a study published in a prestigious academic journal. This week a group of veterinary academics published an article under the auspices of Oxford University Press’ Journal of Animal Science declaring no link between grain-free diet and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
News Media Run False COVID-19 Dog Story, Refuse To Correct It Last month, a North Carolina family and their dog, Winston, became overnight celebrities when some of the country’s major news outlets unleashed a false and misleading story about the dog being the first in the United States to become infected with COVID-19 after Duke […]
Exclusive: USDA Says Its Testing Does Not Verify SARS-CoV-2 in North Carolina Family Dog, Contrary to Deluge of National Media Reports
USDA Says Its Testing Does NOT Verify SARS-CoV-2 in North Carolina Family Dog, Contrary to Deluge of National Media Reports Four weeks ago today, a family’s dog in North Carolina named Winston became an overnight celebrity when the news media declared that Winston was positive for Coronavirus. Chapel Hill pug tests positive for coronavirus; first […]
It has been two weeks since a family dog in North Carolina named Winston became an overnight celebrity when the media declared that Winston was positive for Coronavirus. However, Winston’s test results remain unconfirmed by U.S. officials. “BREAKING NEWS: FIRST DOG IN U.S. TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS,” NBC Nightly News reported in one of the opening […]