Tuberculosis eradication in cattle and cervids
The AVMA encourages the USDA to continue to partner with state animal health officials, federal and state animal public health officials, the cattle…
As CWD spreads in cervids, states also monitor humans
As a fatal, infectious neurologic disease has spread in deer and elk, researchers want to make sure it can't affect humans.
Interim Rule, Approved Tests for Bovine Tuberculosis in Cervids
Formal Title - Docket Number (APHIS-2012-0087); Interim Rule, Approved Tests for Bovine Tuberculosis in Cervids Brief Description: With the…
Minnesota fighting a long battle against CWD
Four lecturers will talk Saturday about chronic wasting disease, the biology of the disease, its history in Minnesota, how it is detected, and how…
Finding the spreaders of chronic wasting disease
Research teams are working to improve tests used to find the prions that cause chronic wasting disease, track animal movements and interactions…
U.S. veterinarians 2020
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2020.
APHIS awards $2.8M to combat chronic wasting disease
APHIS gave priority to states and tribes in states that have detected CWD and have a CWD monitoring and control program or that propose to create a…
APHIS funds animal disease programs
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service awarded over $14 million to more than 70 projects aimed at protecting U.S.…
CWD spreading, sometimes long before discovery
About four in 10 wild cervids are infected with CWD in areas of Colorado, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The always-fatal prion disease also can simmer…
Genetic selection may reduce CWD among farmed deer
Researchers found genetic variations in deer may be associated with chronic wasting disease susceptibility.
CWD vaccine delays illness in mice
Several vaccine candidates could prolong lives of animals infected with chronic wasting disease and reduce spread of the disease.
U.S. Veterinarians 2017
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2017
USAHA wants more work on federal programs, rules
USAHA asks federal authorities to invest more to guard against livestock diseases and let veterinarians transport and use controlled
Market research statistics: US Veterinarians 2016
U.S. Veterinary Positions - December 31,2016
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose; Interim Final Rule (July 10, 2012)
Formal Title: Docket Number (00-108-8); Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk,…
Market Research Statistics: U.S. Veterinarians 2015
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2015.
Fire may help control chronic wasting disease
The prion proteins that cause chronic wasting disease survive for years in soil and are taken up by plants.
Market Research Statistics: U.S. Veterinarians 2014
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2014.
Market Research Statistics: U.S. Veterinarians 2013
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2013.
Welfare Implications of Deer Velvet
Velvet refers to the entire cartilaginous antler (prior to calcification) of a range of cervids including deer1 and elk.
U.S. veterinarians 2018
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2018.
Market Research Statistics: U.S. Veterinarians 2012
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2012.
Market Research Statistics: U.S. Veterinarians 2011
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2011.
Removal of antlers (velveting)
Policy on Removal of Antlers (Velveting)
Animal welfare, health policies updated
Animals used in pre-college education should not be subjected to uses that cause any pain, an updated AVMA policy states.