Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-resistant bacteria cause about 2 million illnesses and more than 23,000 deaths in the United States every year.
We just passed April 15-the annual tax filing deadline in America. While most were scrambling to submit their taxes, the AVMA joined other organizations in asking Congress to support provisions that are highly important for veterinarians and veterinary practices all across the country.
The AVMA, through its membership in two key international organizations, was able to add its voice to those opposing strict international regulation of ketamine-an important anesthetic drug used in both veterinary and human medicine-ahead of a recent United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs hearing.
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- Several senators and the AVMA are calling on the White House to look into how to better integrate the agencies responsible for One Health initiatives within the domestic and international arena. More»
- A federal court upheld a Texas rule that veterinarians must conduct a physical exam of an animal before treatment. More»