Canine devocalization should only be performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians as a final alternative to euthanasia after behavioral…
Chicago responds to canine influenza
Both dogs were among the victims of an outbreak of canine influenza ongoing as of late April in the Chicago area.
Position on Canine Hybrids
The AVMA recognizes that: a) wild canines crossbred with domestic animals (canine hybrids) are often maintained in captivity as companion animals, for…
Welfare Implications of Canine Devocalization
Devocalization (also termed debarking, devoicing or bark softening) is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to resect varying…
Canine Tail Docking FAQ
Questions/answers about tail docking in dogs, including: When/why did it begin? Why is it done on working dogs? Is it painful? Do dogs need tails?…
Board reaffirms existing policy on canine devocalization
The AVMA is keeping a policy that expresses opposition to canine devocalization, with exceptions,
AAHA releases new guidelines on canine vaccination
The American Animal Hospital Association announced Sept. 5 that it has released new guidelines on canine vaccination.
Canine cancer drug loses approval
The Food and Drug Administration canceled a temporary approval for a drug used to treat mast cell tumors in dogs.
AAHA updates guidelines on canine vaccination
The American Animal Hospital Association has updated its 2006 guidelines on canine vaccination to reflect available vaccines and
The Need for Effective Canine Influenza Virus Vaccine
Brief Description: Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a newly emerging pathogen which is highly contagious, reaching infection rates of over 90%…
Canine leishmaniasis confirmed in 21 states
Canine leishmaniasis confirmed in 21 states Cases of visceral canine leishmaniasis
USDA approves canine flu virus vaccine
The Department of Agriculture announced in June that it had issued a conditional license for the first canine influenza virus
Bequest to boost canine, equine research at Penn
A $9.8 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to support canine and equine research
Ear Cropping and Canine Otitis Externa FAQ
Are dogs with hanging ears more likely to get ear infections? What should be done for dogs at higher risk? What if ear cropping is not done for health…
Canine vaccination guidelines intended for individualized treatment
The AAHA has developed guidelines to aid practitioners making decisions about appropriate vaccination recommendations
FDA warns of eye injuries with use of canine ear medications
On Dec. 6, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration issued an alert about reports of eye injury and irritation in people and dogs following application…
H3N2 canine flu may require longer isolation
Dogs infected with the H3N2 canine influenza virus may need to be isolated for at least three weeks to prevent spread to naive dogs.
Including specific leptospiral serovar(s) on canine vaccine labels
Formal title: USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) Draft Notice No. D011: True Name Change for Canine Vaccines with Bacterins Containing…
Canine influenza spreads easily, often damages lungs
A recent study found that canine influenza virus spreads easily among dogs and can cause lung damage in many cases.
AVMA: removing, reducing teeth as treatment for canine aggression inappropriate
The AVMA has adopted a position against removing or reducing healthy canine teeth as a means of treating aggression in dogs.
Board approves letter to WVA opposing canine breed-specific initiatives
Executive Board coverage Board approves letter to WVA opposing canine breed-specific initiatives The…
Company takes canine cancer drug off market to study dosing
Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB has taken a canine cancer drug, Paccal Vet, or paclitaxel for injection, off the market to study lowering the
AKC foundation launches Epilepsy Research Initiative
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation has launched the Epilepsy Research Initiative
Behavior assessment tool may help shelter adoptions
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has incorporated a canine aggression assessment tool
Merial closer to restoring full supply of Immiticide
Merial has found an alternative source for the active ingredient in Immiticide, a treatment for canine heartworm disease