April 15, 2009

Meat, poultry, and dairy producers have overall been cutting back the sizes of herds and flocks.

AVMA News

AVMA CEO W. Ron DeHaven has conferred a singular title of distinction on an esteemed staff member, Dr. Janis H. Audin, naming her editor-in-chief emeritus March 23. To celebrate her new stature, the Executive Board approved publication of a proclamation expressing their gratitude for Dr. Audin's service to the AVMA.

Government

AVMA CEO W. Ron DeHaven appeared before the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry to make a case for the National Animal Identification System, a program run by the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Wildlife

Efforts are under way to protect captive amphibians from a deadly fungus threatening numerous endangered species.