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…
A veterinary conversation about animal welfare
An intraprofessional summit on animal welfare titled “Can You Hear Me Now? The Conversation” is set for Nov. 14-15 at the Westin
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…
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.
Welfare Implications of Swine Castration
Peer-reviewed summary for veterinarians of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of swine castration.
New welfare specialty certifies diplomates
The American College of Animal Welfare certified three diplomates following the college’s first certification examination held this July in Raleigh,…
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…
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…
AHA certification covers nearly 1 billion farm animals
The number of animals living on farms certified by the American Humane Association Certified program quintupled
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…
Soring, antimicrobials, and layer hens
The AVMA Executive Board this June acted on a slate of federal legislation concerning veterinarians or animal health and welfare in a
Pressure from above
Animal welfare is improving as buyers pressure suppliers to meet standards and to participate in audit and education programs.
Problem of homeless cats the focus of first Research Day
This fall, the National Council on Pet Population and the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators will host Research Day, a
Relocation of pets for adoption
Careful planning is needed to ensure animal welfare, animal/human safety, and avoid disease spread when dogs and cats are transported for purposes of…
Researchers, dealers, exhibitors need disaster plans
Animal dealers, researchers, exhibitors, and others licensed and registered under the Animal Welfare Act will need to have plans
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…
Exhibitors need to give USDA more travel details
Animal exhibitors licensed and registered with the Department of Agriculture need to give federal authorities itineraries for
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.
Providing a humane death
The 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals expands on information provided by the AVMA on the process of, and…
USDA rule expands regulation of breeders who sell online
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a final rule that revises the definition
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
Meet your new neighbors
More and more, veterinarians are being called to treat chickens kept in urban and suburban neighborhoods where no food animal