Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
More animal health, welfare standards go global
Animal welfare, avian influenza, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy were key discussion topics at the 73rd Annual General Session of the…
Animal abuse and animal neglect
The AVMA recognizes that veterinarians may observe cases of animal abuse or neglect as defined by federal or state laws, or local ordinances.
Horse tripping a new welfare concern
The AVMA has come out against the practice of horse tripping, which involves roping the front or hind legs of a galloping horse while on foot or…
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
Cross-reporting of animal and child abuse
Researchers have studied and analyzed the link of animal abuse and domestic violence. Summary of state laws requiring cross reporting.
Animal Tethering Prohibitions
Several state laws and regulations address the issue of tethering companion animals, specifically dogs.
Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
Livestock shows a lesson in ethics, animal care
Livestock shows a lesson in ethics, animal care Jeff Goodwin, PhD, of Moscow, Idaho, presents "The…
Ohio restricting wild animal ownership
Starting in September, most Ohio residents will be unable to collect or sell wild animals that the state deems to be dangerous
AVMA to deliberate on assistance animals, stem cells
Service, emotional support, and therapy animals provide therapeutic interventions and assist individuals with disabilities but the growing
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
Euthanatized animals can poison wildlife: Veterinarians receive fines
In 1999, a veterinarian and a rancher in Colorado were dismayed to find that they had accidentally killed five golden eagles and two bald eagles.
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
Diseases, outreach top issues for AASV president
Dr. Michelle L. Sprague said two viral diseases deadly to pigs and animal welfare debates are the top challenges for swine veterinarians.
AVMA advocates for veterinary licensing in U.S. waters outside state Jurisdiction
Why is the AVMA advocating for this? The AVMA with guidance by its Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee wants to bridge a critical gap in the…
Study links skin allergies in dogs to problem behaviors
Research supports calls for treatment of dermatoses in dogs and other animals, including management of environmental stressors
Pet trusts: Caring for a pet that outlives its owner
Many state laws provide for owners to ensure that their animal will be provided for properly after the owner dies.
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
The AVMA supports research to discover and develop safe and efficacious drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and medical devices that benefit humans and…
Zoo veterinarians, behind the scenes and in the field
For zoo veterinarians, their day-to-day work can encompass thousands of individual animals and a multitude of species
Incoming AASV director has history fighting disease
The new executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians has fought animal disease since he started his career 30 years ago.
Midyear report summarizes state legislation
2008 already has been another busy year for state legislation relevant to veterinary and animal issues.
Devastating flu, ongoing harm
This past spring’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak was the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history