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…
Contest puts students’ animal welfare knowledge to the test
A survey of participants in the AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest shows the event increases their aptitude for animal welfare and helps them hone…
Animal welfare, advocacy among conference workshop topics
AVMA staff members explained why the profession needs representation in government and how animal welfare policy is formed.
Primate veterinarians promote animal welfare, biomedical research
When reports surfaced earlier this year that some primates at the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana had been mistreated, some people
Dr. Harry Werner named recipient of 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Dr. Harry Werner as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award.
Ensuring welfare of broilers poses challenge
Suzanne Millman, PhD, said veterinarians can serve as a bridge between animal producers and the public for dialogue on animal
Welfare group to push for science-based policy, practices
The University of California created a council of animal health experts intended to advise policymakers and animal agriculture
Welfare policies revised, partnership formed
The AVMA has updated its position statements addressing animal-based safety testing; the transport, sale yard practices, and humane
Animal abuse resources for veterinarians
It is important that veterinarians be familiar with the concepts of animal abuse and neglect, and how these are defined under any law or ordinance…
HOD adopts policies on cribbing, microchipping animals
In January, the AVMA House of Delegates overwhelmingly voted to adopt a new policy on humanely managing horse cribbing and a revised policy concerning…
Congratulate these AVMA award winners
Three accomplished veterinary and animal science professionals have been chosen to receive AVMA Excellence Awards for their support of the…
AVMA updates euthanasia guidance for the profession
The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals have been updated to reflect important research advances, including new techniques and equipment.
Mobini, Willis elected to AVMA Board
Two members of the AVMA House of Delegates were elected in February to the Association’s Board of Directors.
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…
AABP calls for pain control during horn removal
Cattle should receive pain control drugs during and after horn or horn bud removal, according to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Revision process begins for AVMA euthanasia guidelines
Efforts to update the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia are underway.
Swaying voters, influencing legislation
AVMA State Public Policy Symposium addresses legislative, court, public opinion battles posted December 18, 2009 Ralph Johnson,…
Euthanasia a rare but complicated issue in disasters
The pending discussions on euthanasia protocols will include how to shorten the time between when TAHC staff members recommend euthanasia
Director named for Unwanted Horse Coalition
The American Horse Council has announced Ericka Caslin as the third and newest director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.
Unwanted horse survey sheds light on issue's causes, extent
Results from a survey on unwanted horses identified the problem's magnitude as staggering and called for a unified