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: People
Veterinarians have responsibilty and opportunity to positively affect the complex interactions between people and animals, including the human-animal…
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.
Important animal welfare bill approved by Congress
Following years of advocacy by the AVMA, lawmakers and animal welfare advocates, the U.S. House and Senate have unanimously approved landmark animal…
Advocates for animal welfare, human-animal bond honored
The AVMA recently honored three individuals for their continuing efforts to advance animal health and welfare and protect the human-animal
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 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
AVMA guidelines for veterinarians working with animal control and animal welfare organizations
Statement of Position - Veterinarians, animal control agencies, and animal welfare organizations have a common bond in the
Welfare Implications of Electroimmobilization
Electroimmobilization is the use of electrical current to restrain conscious animals by causing paralysis.
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 policies revised and adopted
The AVMA has revised several of its food animal welfare policies and adopted a policy concerning the use of electromuscular
Advocating for horse welfare
The AVMA advocates on a variety of horse welfare issues. Learn about our top priorities and find out how you can help protect horses.
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.
From brown polo ponies to green iguanas, animal welfare anything but black and white
Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia has seen show cats in a new light thanks to the AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest.
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.
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.
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.