National Pet Week®
National Pet Week® honors the pets in our lives and promotes responsible pet ownership. Join us to celebrate pets and help give them the best lives…
Morris awards grants for wildlife, equine research
Morris Animal Foundation announced in late September that it has awarded $850,000 in support of wildlife research through grants to
The veterinarian’s role in supporting appropriate selection and use of service, assistance and therapy animals
Service, assistance and therapy animals provide help, support, and comfort for people. Veterinarians have a role in assisting in selecting the right…
Study details problems at wholesaler of exotic pets
A new study details problems in the wholesale industry.
Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
Animal welfare: Other species
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of wild or exotic terrestrial and…
Animal welfare: Companion animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of companion animals.
The AVMA Advocate - January 2014
AVMA's monthly e-newsletter on federal legislation of importance to the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare.
AVMA supports bills on horse trailers, research
The AVMA will push Congress to pass legislation that would forbid transporting horses across state lines in double-deck trailers.
APHIS Seeks Comments Regarding Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates (August 5, 2013)
AVMA comments to APHIS regarding the Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman…
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
Wildlife policies stress education, captivity requirements
In June, the AVMA began more strongly encouraging education for those who would privately own potentially dangerous wildlife as
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
Welfare Implications of Electroimmobilization
Electroimmobilization is the use of electrical current to restrain conscious animals by causing paralysis.