Animal welfare: Companion animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of companion animals.
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: Other species
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of wild or exotic terrestrial and…
Federal Regulations on Animal Health and Welfare Issues
This page list federal regulations AVMA is working on in animal health, animal welfare & aquatic veterinary medicine.
Welfare Implications of Electroimmobilization
Electroimmobilization is the use of electrical current to restrain conscious animals by causing paralysis.
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…
Standards taking shape for health, welfare of fish
The welfare of fish could soon be subject to regulations—or at least guidelines—similar to standards for the welfare of other animals.
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
Multi-institutional study dives deep into cetacean welfare
Some bottlenose dolphins are wearing superhero capes at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
AVMA advocates for veterinary licensing in U.S. waters outside state Jurisdiction
Why is the AVMA advocating for this? The AVMA with guidance by its Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee wants to bridge a critical gap in the…
AVMA opposes prohibitions on breeding/transportation of zoo/aquaria animals with negative consequences animals.
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…
1985 - 1995
The scientific section of JAVMA underwent a complete makeover toward the end of this decade,
Study details problems at wholesaler of exotic pets
A new study details problems in the wholesale industry.
Board takes on topics across breadth of profession
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting June 20-21 in Washington, D.C., took on topics across the breadth of the profession, including
Debate continues over whether fish feel pain
Do fish feel pain? Can they suffer?
Salmon: A Primer
The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), which is the most commonly farmed salmon, is a boned finfish that migrates between fresh and salt water.
National Policy for Oceans, Coasts & Great Lakes - (Part 1)
Formal title: Presidential Memorandum for Establishing a National Oceans Policy On June 12, 2009, President Obama issued a memorandum…
Friends for Life: National Pet Week 2000
Celebrate the year 2000 and the 20th anniversary of National Pet Week this May
Traveling with your pet FAQ
What to think about when deciding to travel with a pet? Can you take your pet out of the country? Specific needs for travel by plane, boat, car, train…
How big is Florida's python problem?
New restrictions on the constrictor-snake trade are meant to prevent a repeat of what has happened with the Burmese python in the Florida Everglades.