Dogs' social lives and disease risks - Tips for canine and human safety
Whether it's the dog park, doggie day care, boarding, competitions or training classes, mingling dogs with varied or unknown health histories can…
Veterinary professionals face challenges surrounding vaccinations
Tiny ticks, big threat
Ticks responsible for most U.S. vector-borne diseases
Parvovirus history, Boehringer Ingelheim expansion, dog flu sources
What to expect after vaccination
Pet ownership stable, veterinary care variable
Americans still love their pets, with more than half of U.S. households owning a pet at year-end 2016, but
A vaccine used to prevent dogs from contracting leishmaniasis, a deadly parasitic disease, also can be used to treat infected dogs.
AAHA releases new guidelines on canine vaccination
The American Animal Hospital Association announced Sept. 5 that it has released new guidelines on canine vaccination.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the benefits of animal vaccination programs in advancing animal and human health
Historically, immunization practices and vaccination protocols have contributed to significantly reduce the incidence of many life-threatening…
Training video helps veterinarians treat opioid overdoses in dogs
Overdoses from extremely potent illegal opioids are on the rise across America – but not just for humans. These drugs are now endangering working dogs…
Volunteer projects impact seven communities
Hundreds of volunteers displayed the important work of the profession during the 2016 Our Oath in Action projects this past fall.
To titer or to revaccinate
It remains confusing and even controversial whether antibody titers are a good measure of immunity when making decisions about
Exploring a role for titers in rabies vaccination
Most states and many municipalities have laws requiring rabies vaccination for dogs and often cats, and these laws do not allow titer testing
Getting fit with your pet: It’s time to ‘Step It Up!’
[caption id="attachment_14357" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Individuals from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration,…
Surgeon general’s prescription: walk your dog!
We veterinarians have been fighting the growing obesity problem in America’s pets, but we’ve got a new champion in our corner. Surgeon General Vivek…
Volunteer for Our Oath in Action projects
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is seeking volunteers this fall for Our Oath in Action, a veterinary outreach program with
AVMA produces multitude of videos, podcasts
The AVMA produces a multitude of videos for veterinarians and the public as well as the Animal Tracks series of podcasts for pet owners.
Idexx develops test for new dog flu, USDA shares isolate toward vaccine
Idexx Laboratories Inc. announced May 7 that the company had developed a PCR assay for the detection of H3N2 canine influenza virus.
Study to assess veterinarians’ exposure to toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis has been linked epidemiologically with schizophrenia and has been associated with the risk of suicide, and the suicide rate
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
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies.
Out of the classroom and into the community
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation Our Oath in Action program took place in eight communities this fall.
Questions/answers about vaccination: What are vaccines? Why are they important? Are there risks associated with vaccinations?