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: 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.
Welfare Implications of Electroimmobilization
Electroimmobilization is the use of electrical current to restrain conscious animals by causing paralysis.
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.
Livestock identification and animal traceability
The AVMA believes that permanent, unique identification of animals and premises is essential for tracing origin and destination of all livestock,
AHA certification covers nearly 1 billion farm animals
The number of animals living on farms certified by the American Humane Association Certified program quintupled
FSMA Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Animals
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for…
Depopulation refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency situation.
AVMA issues guidance on humane slaughter
The AVMA will soon release the second in a three-part series of recommendations for killing animals humanely.
Board acts to remove hurdles to AVMA membership
The AVMA Executive Board met Aug. 27-28 to take up an agenda dealing with such issues as AVMA membership requirements