AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
Animal welfare: Food & fiber animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of food and fiber animals.
Penn Vet offers certificate in animal welfare
The program launched last October. It combines self-directed online activities and in-person sessions to educate participants on animal welfare and…
Temple Grandin headlines animal welfare event
Application deadline extended for AVMA members AVMA members interested in learning more about animal welfare have a unique opportunity to learn from…
Animal welfare competition: Test your skills
Attention AVMA members, veterinary students, undergraduates, and graduate students: You’re invited to take part in a unique and interactive learning…
Plans underway for 2019 animal welfare competition
Dates have been set for the 19th annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest, which will be held this fall in Colorado. The competition, known as AWJAC,…
AVMA programs bring animal welfare to the forefront
The AVMA’s 17th annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest (AWJAC) takes place next weekend, Nov. 18-19, at Iowa State…
Welfare of animals integral part of professional rodeos
Welfare of animals integral part of professional rodeos Rodeos are an opportunity for cowboys to showcase their…
Animal welfare positions on cattle branding, veal calf welfare refined
The Executive Board approved a revised version of the position statement on "Branding of Mexican Cattle
New syllabus tool supports animal welfare education
Ensuring animals’ good welfare is a critical part of the work we all do as veterinarians, and that makes it an important focus for veterinary…
Contest raises student awareness of animal welfare issues
Katelyn Sheppard and her University of Florida teammates earned some bragging rights among classmates and colleagues when their team took fourth place…
New AVMA guidelines reflect ongoing animal welfare commitment
The Veterinarian’s Oath includes a commitment to the protection of animal health and welfare as well as the prevention and relief of animal…
Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act
This bill will remove the exemption for farm animals used in agricultural research at federal facilities under the Animal Welfare Act
Welfare Implications of Electroimmobilization
Electroimmobilization is the use of electrical current to restrain conscious animals by causing paralysis.
Welfare policies revised and adopted
The AVMA has revised several of its food animal welfare policies and adopted a policy concerning the use of electromuscular
Evolution in cattle welfare
Veterinarians and cattle owners indicated gradual changes in agriculture are improving cattle welfare, despite resistance to change among some…
Welfare Implications of Ovariectomy in Cattle
Peer-reviewed summary for veterinarians of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of ovariectomy in cattle.
Welfare Implications of Castration of Cattle
Castration of male cattle is common practice throughout the world.
National Organic Standards Board, Livestock Committee, Animal Welfare Recommendations
Formal title: Docket Number [AMS-TM-09-0060] Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board Summary: The National Organic Standards…
USDA cancels organic welfare rules
Federal agriculture authorities canceled pending rules that would have expanded animal welfare rules in organic production.
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
Welfare Implications of Hot-Iron Branding and Its Alternatives
Peer-reviewed summary of the scientific literature related to the welfare implications of hot iron branding and its alternatives.
Bovine welfare spotlighted at annual forum
Dr. Suzanne Millman of the Humane Society of the United States poses a question to Dr. Thomas Fuhrmann
Welfare Implications of Veal Calf Husbandry
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of veal calf husbandry.
Welfare Implications of Dehorning and Disbudding Cattle
A peer-reviewed summary of the scientific literature related to the welfare implications of dehorning and disbudding cattle.