August 01, 2009
The One Health Initiative has promoted this one-health concept for several years. Now the One Health Commission has been launched to help address, more directly, interdisciplinary health issues in the United States and throughout the global village.
The AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia seek to ensure that animal lives are ended humanely
and with science as a guide.
And Dr. Loneragan, an epidemiologist and professor at West Texas A&M University, said the tendency to brush aside unusual findings in studies combined with the complexity of resistance can lead to "black-and-white" arguments over whether all antimicrobial use is good or bad.
posted July 18, 2009 The Department of Agriculture announced in June that it had issued a conditional license for the first canine influenza virus vaccine. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health developed the vaccine, which is made from killed virus and is intended to aid in controlling disease associated with infection with canine influenza virus type A, subtype H3N8. Canine influenza was first identified in U.S. dogs in 2004 after an outbreak of respiratory disease in racing Greyhounds in Florida. Since then, it has continued to spread and has been detected in dogs in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Recognizing the need for treatment options, the AVMA in 2006 adopted a policy stating the Association "believes there is urgent ...