Withdrawal of FDA Approval for Animal Drug Products
Loss of an animal drug product can have adverse effects on animal health, animal welfare and food safety. Before withdrawing approval of an animal…
Livestock shows a lesson in ethics, animal care
Livestock shows a lesson in ethics, animal care Jeff Goodwin, PhD, of Moscow, Idaho, presents "The…
Extralabel Use of Cephalosporins in Food-Producing Animals
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2008-N-0326] New Animal Drugs; Cephalosporin Drugs; Extralabel Animal Drug Use; Order of Prohibition In the July…
Approval and availability of antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals
The AVMA recognizes that importance of the availability and effectiveness of antimicrobials including medically important antimicrobials
Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act FAQ
The MUMS Bill, similar to the 1983 human Orphan Drug Act, aims to provide safe, effective drugs to treat uncommon animal disease conditions and minor…
Approved animal drugs to increase under new law
President Bush signed into law Aug. 2 legislation that will increase the number of approved animal drugs
AVMA celebrates farm bill’s signing, inclusion of animal health programs
The AVMA released a statement in response to President Trump signing the farm bill into law.
APHIS finalizes restrictions on dog importation
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 included an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act to restrict importation of certain live dogs
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on responsible and judicious use of antimicrobials
Responsible and judicious use of antimicrobials is in the best interests of both animal health and human health.
The AVMA supports research to discover and develop safe and efficacious drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and medical devices that benefit humans and…
Limited Prohibition on Extralabel Drug Use
Any regulatory prohibition of extralabel drug use in animals should be science-based and should be as limited in scope as possible, consistent
Europe bans antimicrobials, legislation proposed in U.S
The European Union has banned the use of four additional antimicrobials as growth promoters in animal feed.
It doesn’t have to hurt
The ethics of animal treatment and veterinary care have changed dramatically over the past several decades.
Senators unanimously approve MUMS bill
The Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act came a step closer to enactment when the Senate approved the legislation
Lawmakers mull over minor use/minor species bill
The House is considering a bill that would increase the number of drugs available to treat minor animal species
Study models FMD vaccine strategies
Findings of a recent study indicate that, in a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, vaccinating susceptible animals living in a broad
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
FDA wants label warnings about antiparasitic resistance
Food and Drug Administration officials want labels for anthelmintics used to deworm horses and livestock to include a warning that these drugs can…
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
Drugs, biologics, procedures topics of new or adjusted policies
The AVMA changed policies related to prescriptions, biologics, reproductive technologies, aquaculture beyond state waters,
Extralabel Use of Medicated Feeds, Including Veterinary Feed Directive Drugs, for Minor Species
The AVMA recommends that FDA CVM amend the Compliance Policy Guide 615.115 to accommodate extra label use of medicated feeds
Shortage of pain drugs results from manufacturing issue
In mid-December 2017, the Food and Drug Administration was reporting a shortage of the pain relief drugs fentanyl, morphine, and hydromorphone.
FDA Draft Guidance #209 – Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2010-D-0094] Draft Guidance #209: the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Producing
Antimicrobial stewardship definition and core principles
The following principles can be used to develop antimicrobial stewardship plans in any veterinary practice setting.
Board acts on research, grievance resolution, residues
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting Nov. 20-22, 2014, approved a few new policies, rescinded some that were no longer