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(May 7, 2012)

AVMA announces Fellows for 2012-2013

The AVMA is pleased to announce Dr. Tristan Colonius, Dr. Donald Hoenig and Dr. Kaylee Myhre as the 2012-2013 AVMA Fellows. [more]

(April 26, 2012)

AVMA hails Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill

The AVMA is pleased the Senate Agriculture Committee has included veterinary-related provisions in the 2012 Farm Bill that will improve the nation's food safety, provide for valuable agriculture research, and improve animal health and welfare. [more]

(April 11, 2012)

AVMA Statement on FDA News Release of April 11, 2012

While it is premature for the AVMA to issue formal comments on the guidance documents released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the association underscores its appreciation for the collaboration between the FDA and the veterinary community on these issues. [more]

(April 11, 2012)

Start of gaited horse show season heightens commitment by AVMA, AAEP and USDA to end abusive practice of soring

Soring, illegal for more than 40 years, is the abusive act of intentionally inflicting pain on gaited horses through the use of chemical irritants, broken glass wedged in between a horse's shoe pads and sole, or overly tightened metal hoof bands. [more]

(March 28, 2012)

AVMA responds to court ruling on use of antibiotics in food production

The AVMA reaffirmed its support of the responsible use of antibiotics in food animals after a federal court ruling demanded that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) start proceedings to withdraw approval of certain uses of antibiotics used in food production. [more]

(March 21, 2012)

AVMA Council on Education retains recognized status; Veterinary medical education is in good hands

Oversight of veterinary medical education in this country is in good hands, according to a review by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). [more]

(March 16, 2012)

Don't give your pet a deadly dose; medicines top the list of household poisons for pets

On the 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24, the AVMA is reminding pet owners that accidental poisonings are a common problem. [more]

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