American College of Animal Welfare
he American College of Animal Welfare welcomed four new diplomates following the board certification examination
Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
Take advantage of a unique animal welfare experience
The Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Assessment Contest, also known as AWJAC, will be held November 16-18, 2018, at Colorado State University. Offering…
Animal Welfare Assessments: Test your Knowledge
Interactive quizzes test your skill at animal welfare assessment - based on scenarios from the AVMA’s animal welfare judging contest (AWJAC).
Group of awards spotlights commitment to animal welfare
Three AVMA Excellence Awards recognizing achievements in animal welfare and human-animal interaction have been joined under a new umbrella to help…
Students tested on animal welfare knowledge
More than a hundred students from over a dozen universities participated in the 17th annual
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
Welfare Implications of Swine Castration
Peer-reviewed summary for veterinarians of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of swine castration.
USDA cancels organic welfare rules
Federal agriculture authorities canceled pending rules that would have expanded animal welfare rules in organic production.
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,…
AVMA welfare director joins OIE panel on slaughter, depopulation
An AVMA staff member is representing North America on a panel that is drafting revisions to international standards on slaughter and
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…
AVMA emphasizes responsible stewardship of laboratory animals
The AVMA has revised the policy "Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education" to balance the emphasis placed on
Applications invited for grants in laboratory animal science
Feb. 1 is the deadline to apply for a Grant for Laboratory Animal Science from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
Animal research helps pets, too
This past October, the Foundation for Biomedical Research launched its “Love Animals?
Animal Care inspectors to call veterinarians more often
Veterinarians who work with animal exhibitors, sellers, researchers, and transporters may soon get some more attention from Department of Agriculture
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
AHA certification covers nearly 1 billion farm animals
The number of animals living on farms certified by the American Humane Association Certified program quintupled
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
Meet the winners!
Three veterinary awards announced during National Pet Week® There’s no better time than National Pet Week® to recognize accomplishments in the fields…
Observe Biomedical Research Awareness Day on April 19
Veterinarians play a key role in ensuring the health and welfare of all animals – including those used in research settings. On Thursday, April 19,…